Hi! I’ve read that the body cannot absorb more than roughly 3mcg of Vit B12 through active absorption and that if you only take it once per day doses should be way higher in order to achieve the recommended 5mcg for pregnant or breastfeeding people. So I’m afraid that your product does not contain sufficient amounts of one of the most essential vitamins to supplement for vegans.
Hi, we've included 5mcg into PregnaVie in order to give the body a little more than the 2.5mg recommended daily intake. The PregnaVie formula and tablet structure was designed following consultation with Midwives and several nutritional experts. In this particular formula it was important for the sake of other nutrients not to go overboard with the B vitamins.
For individuals requiring additional Vitamin B12, we do offer the standalone sustained release B12 tablet, which offers a super-high dose and releases it over several hours. Our advice is to check your Vitamin B12 status and if you do need an additional boost, our B12 tablets offer a very good way of achieving this.
Con este suplemento se cubre la cantidad necesaria de B12 o es mejor complementarlo con las pastillas de B12? Me da la sensación que 5mcg diarios es poco, yo ahora tomo una e vuestras pastillas que lleva 1000mcg diarios. Estoy embarazada u me gustaría saber qué recomiendan.
Hola, incluimos 5 mcg (200% del VRN europeo) de vitamina B12 en PregnaVie. Este es un buen nivel. A menos que su médico le indique lo contrario, no debería necesitar tomar B12 adicional.
Hi, we include 5mcg (200% of the European NRV) Vitamin B12 in PregnaVie. This is a good level. Unless advised otherwise by your Doctor, you should not need to take additional B12.
I just want to check the breastfeeding multivitamins do NOT contain soya, nuts or wheat of any form?
Hi, we can confirm PregnaVie doesn't contain soya, nuts or wheat of any form.
In what form you have your folic acid in these capsules? Is it bio-active?
Hi, it is currently Folic Acid but we are moving to Folate in the new PregnaVie, which is launching in October 2020.
Can this product help woman get pregnant fast
Hi, data shows that supplementing with key nutrients can have a beneficial effect during conception.
Please this product help woman to be pregnant such as twins or normal pregnancy
Hi, yes PregnaVie is suitable from conception, throughout pregnancy, and during breast feeding.
Can you please tell me if a 70-year-old woman (with moments of hypertension) can use this product?
Hi, we always recommend seeking advice from your Doctor as they can make recommendations based on your specific medical history. PregnaVie is a good multivitamin supplement (not just for Pregnancy), so as long as your Doctor doesn't have any issues with specific nutrients it contains, there is no reason it can't be beneficial for you.
How is this different from Vegvit, which I have been using during previous pregnancies and breastfeeding. Isn’t Vegvit good enough including sufficient amount on folic acid etc?
Hi, PregnaVie is designed specifically for use throughout Pregnancy and Breast feeding. There are some differences in the levels of nutrients, in-line with advice from Health Experts and guidelines from various organisations. VegVit is more of a 'catch all' multivitamin and mineral. Both are suitable for use during Pregnancy, with PregnaVie being more targeted in terms of specific levels.
I’ve been trying to get pregnant for many years and I just turned 40. I’m thinking of taking PregnaVie with fertilaid or ova boost to increase my chances. Is that a good idea?
Hi, we don't recommend combining multivitamins as you can inadvertently double up on nutrients where it isn't desirable to do so. We recommend PregnaVie + Opti3 as a really good supplement combination (or you could try Fertilaid / Ova Boost together with Opti3). The reason being, Omega-3 EPA & DHA are really important as well as the nutrients in PregnaVie. Very best wishes to you.
PregnaVie has an appealing combination of vitamins and minerals! I would be very interested in taking the supplement but I am neither pregnant nor a woman. Is there any reason why as a man I shouldn't be taking PregnaVie?
Hi, its absolutely fine for men to take. It's funny you say that, because when we were designing it, we looked at the needs of Men's supplements and this would pretty much be the formula!
The need to supplement with PregnaVie when pregnant
When you are pregnant, baby is totally reliant on you and your diet, as it is their only source of nourishment. PregnaVie has been specially developed to provide specific nutrients at carefully selected and balanced levels to support Mum during pregnancy.
When do I take PregnaVie?
We have designed the PregnaVie formula to support from the moment you start trying to conceive, throughout pregnancy and during breast-feeding. PregnaVie is suitable for use for as long as is required and you can start to take PregnaVie at any stage of your pregnancy.
How many tablets do I take per day?
PregnaVie is dosed at 1 tablet per day. Each bottle of PregnaVie contains 60 tablets, so will last for 60 days.
Is PregnaVie suitable for Vegans?
Yes, as with all of our products, PregnaVie is suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians. We have carefully selected each nutrient to ensure they are suitable.
What is the best time in the day to take PregnaVie?
1 tablet per day should be taken with a meal, or immediately after a meal with a glass of water. The time of day is not important, but we recommend being consistent, so taking at the same time each day. As with all supplements, taking PregnaVie at meal times helps to maximise absorption of the nutrients.
Can PregnaVie be used alongside medicines?
We always recommend consulting your Doctor when considering using supplements alongside medicines. PregnaVie only contains moderate levels of the stated nutrients, so will generally be considered ok to use alongside medicines.Please note that as PregnaVie contains Vitamin K2, it should not be used without consulting your Doctor if you are taking blood thinning medication.
Some of the nutrients in PregnaVie are above 100% of the recommended levels (NRV), why is that and is it safe?
The Nutritional Reference Values (NRV - previously known as recommended daily amounts (RDA) are set to consider basic vitamin and mineral deficiencies in the general population. We have considered the levels of nutrients that are specific to normal requirements in pregnancy. As such, some of the nutrients (specifically Vitamin 12, Folic Acid and Vitamin D3) are twice the level of the European NRV. Importantly, vitamins and minerals have established upper safe levels and the levels we use are well within/below these guidelines.
Does PregnaVie contain Vitamin A? I’ve read I need to be careful with Vitamin A during pregnancy.
No, we have not included Vitamin A in PregnaVie. There are concerns surrounding excess Vitamin A (Retinol) during pregnancy, and when considering average dietary intake, we decided to leave it out of the formula.
I’ve read that I should take 400mcg of Folic Acid per day for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Is it ok to continue taking PregnaVie after this time?
Yes, it is safe to take 400mcg of Folic Acid per day throughout the whole time from trying to conceive through to breast-feeding. Folic Acid plays an important role in the process of cell division and growth, hence the advice during the critical phase of conception to 12th week, however Folic Acid is beneficial throughout.
Is it a problem if I forget to take PregnaVie for a day or 2?
We recommend a consistent intake, but it isn't a problem if you forget to take PregnaVie. If that happens, just continue with PregnaVie the following day as normal. Please do not double-up to try and account for any missed days. It is vital to never exceed the daily dose.
I have difficulty swallowing tablets. Will I be ok with PregaVie?
PregnaVie tablets are 2.3cm long but can easily be snapped in half if you need to. As general advice, it is always helpful to take tablets after chewing some food (fruit for example) and swallow together, followed by a gulp of water. The reason being, the throat opens up automatically a little wider to swallow the chewed food and the table should transit more easily. Some of our customers tell us they take tablets together with yoghurts or smoothies/shakes.
Can I take opti3 together with Pregavie?
Yes, and it is an amazing combination! If we could have done, we would've included Omega-3 EPA & DHA in PregnaVie but the tablet would've been way too big.Opti3 is very beneficial during pregnancy, so we do recommend considering using both together from trying to conceive, during pregnancy and throughout breast-feeding.That will result in a daily intake of 600iu Vitamin D3, which is 300% of the Nuritional Reference Value (NRV) however is well within/below the upper safe guidelines. Vitamin D3 is a very important nutrient during pregnancy. Due to the elevated level of Vitamin D3 in Opti3 and PregnaVie when used together, we do not recommend taking an additional Vitamin D3 supplement as well unless specifically recommended by your Doctor.
Should I only take PregnaVie if I am a Vegan or Vegetarian?
No, PregnaVie is designed for everyone, and this includes Vegans and Vegetarians. We have carefully selected the nutrients and avoided animal or dairy-origin ingredients to ensure PregnaVie is suitable for everyone.