Elevit with Iodine is a vitamin and mineral supplement that has been designed specifically for couples making babies and for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Elevit with Iodine contains the multivitamins and minerals mums and mums to-be need to meet their increased recommended daily intake.
Medical professionals suggest you take supplements like Elevit, for at least a month before you first start planning to make a baby and then throughout the pregnancy. Elevit with Iodine contains the multivitamins and minerals needed to increase your chances of making a baby and to get your body baby-fit.
To give your mini-me the very best start in life, take Elevit with Iodine when you get pregnant. The unique formulation of Elevit with Iodine contains 800mcg of folic acid, plus ten other vitamins and eight trace elements including iron and iodine. The high iron content can help prevent dietary iron deficiency (all too common when you're pregnant).
After a baby is born, continue to take Elevit with Iodine. It will help replace any nutrients lost in childbirth and will help fight fatigue and baby brain, (intellectual impairment). If you are breastfeeding, you could be making between 700-900mL of milk a day.3 Chances are that you might be struggling to meet the increased recommended daily intake of vitamins you need. (Your recommended daily intake of nutrients increases by up to 188% when you're breastfeeding.4)
Elevit with Iodine is the only supplement clinically proven to reduce the risk of neural tube defects like spina bifida by 92%.2
Elevit with Iodine assists in meeting essential iodine needs:
Iodine deficiency is the most common preventable cause of intellectual impairment or 'baby brain'.
50% of children and pregnant or breastfeeding women living in Australia have been shown to be iodine deficient or at risk of developing thyroid disease.
Iodine supplementation from the first trimester improves children's psychomotor development.
Elevit with Iodine also contains:
Vitamin C, which aids absorption of iron.
800mcg of Folic Acid to help prevent neural tube defects (the amount the Ministry of Health recommends all pregnant woman take).
Ministry of Health recommends 800mcg folic acid, 220mcg iodine and 27mg iron daily during pregnancy.
Only Elevit with Iodine contains a range of essential nutrients, as recommended by the Ministry of Health and is clinically proven to reduce neural tube defects by 92%
Each Elevit with Iodine Tablet contains:
Folic Acid - 800mcg
Vitamin B1 - 1.55mg
Vitamin B3 - 19mg
Vitamin B5 - 10mg
Vitamin B6 - 2.6mg
Vitamin B12 - 4.0mcg
Vitamin C - 100mg
Vitamin D3 500IU - 12.5mcg
Vitamin E - 15mg
Vitamin H - 200mcg
8 Minerals and Trace Elements:
Iron - 60mg
Iodine - 250mcg
Calcium - 125mg
Magnesium - 100mg
phosphorus - 125mg
Copper - 1mg
Zinc - 7.5mg
How to take Elevit with Iodine:
Take one tablet daily, or as directed by your Healthcare Professional. Take Elevit with Iodine if possible for at least one month before pregnancy, throughout pregnancy and the breast-feeding period.
Please read the enclosed leaflet.
Do not take Elevit with Iodine if:
1. you have had an allergic reaction to Elevit with Iodine, or any of the Ingredients in Elevit with Iodine.
Symptoms of an allergic reaction include swelling, itching, rash or breathing difficulties.
2. you have kidney disease
3. you have excessive amounts of vitamin D, calcium or iron in your blood
4. your body cannot process copper or large amounts of iron
5. the package is torn or shows signs of tampering
6. the expiry date printed on the pack has passed.
If you take this medicine after the expiry date has passed, it may not work as well. If you are not sure if you should be taking ELEVIT with IODINE, talk to your pharmacist, midwife or doctor.
Do not give Elevit with Iodine to children.
Elevit with Iodine is only for women who are trying to become pregnant, and those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Please talk to your healthcare professional if you have any concerns prior to use.
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Elevit with Iodine Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Elevit with Iodine?
Elevit with Iodine is a vitamin and mineral supplement for pregnancy that has been specially formulated to meet the needs of women who are trying to conceive, or who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Why would Elevit with Iodine be recommended above other supplements?
Elevit with Iodine contains key vitamins and minerals that are required before, during and after pregnancy, and Elevit is clinically proven to reduce the risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida by 92%
How is Elevit with Iodine different to other pregnancy multivitamins?
Many of the pregnancy supplements available in New Zealand are basic multivitamins that have been slightly adjusted for pregnancy.
In contrast Elevit with Iodine has been scientifically proven to reduce neural tube defects in a large, statistically significant clinical trial2. Elevit with Iodine has the highest combination of certain key vitamins and minerals, like iron, folic acid and iodine, which is why it's only available from pharmacies.
It is also only one tablet daily compared to many supplements which require 2 or more capsules/tablets daily.
Elevit with Iodine contains 800mcg of folic acid why is this higher than others?
800mcg was the amount of folic acid used in the Czeizel study, which in combination with the other vitamins and minerals in the formulation showed a significant reduction in neural tube defects, including spina bifida. It is also the amount the Ministry of Health recommends pregnant woman take.
Are there any benefits in taking Elevit with Iodine right through pregnancy?
Elevit with Iodine, in conjunction with a healthy diet, helps meet the increased nutritional requirements that occur throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding.
There is an increased requirement for iron during pregnancy, and Elevit with Iodine can help prevent dietary iron deficiency. Likewise, there is an increased need for folic acid throughout pregnancy. Other vitamins and minerals that are required at higher levels throughout pregnancy include zinc, calcium, vitamin C, B6 and B12.
How do I take Elevit with Iodine?
Elevit with Iodine is a once-daily tablet that can be taken at anytime of the day. It is also easy to halve or crush the tablet to make it easier to swallow.
Is Elevit with Iodine gluten free?
Is Elevit with Iodine lactose free?
No. Elevit with Iodine contains a small amount of lactose.
Is Elevit with Iodine yeast free?
Does Elevit with Iodine contain sucrose?
Yes. Elevit with Iodine contains a small amount of sucrose.
Does Elevit with Iodine contain egg products?
Does Elevit with Iodine contain peanuts?
Does Elevit with Iodine contain any preservatives?
Does Elevit with Iodine contain sulphur?
Yes. Elevit with Iodine contains sulphur in the ingredients copper, manganese and zinc.
Is Elevit with Iodine Halal certified?
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