Folic acid helps the body to make new cells. Folic acid is important because it can help to prevent birth defects of a baby’s brain and spine, such as spina bifida. Spina bifida can cause walking, bladder and bowel problems.
Iodine helps the body to grow and develop, especially the brain. Because babies get iodine from their mothers, pregnancy and breastfeeding women need more iodine.
During pregnancy and while breastfeeding, choose foods that are high in iodine and take an iodine tablet every day. Foods that are high in iodine are well cooked seafood, milk, eggs, some cereals, seameal custard (which has seaweed in it) and bread.
Take one 0.150 milligram (mg)/150 micrograms (mcg or μg) iodine-only tablet every day when pregnant and breastfeeding.
Vitamin B12 is essential for the production of red blood cells, the synthesis of genetic materials and the proper functioning of the nervous system. For it to have its full effect, it must work together with folic acid.
A vitamin B12 deficiency during pregnancy will prevent folic acid from being activated. As a result, a vitamin B12 deficiency can increase the risk of neural tube defects occurring in the first 28 days of pregnancy, even if folic acid levels are adequate. A vitamin B12 deficiency can also contribute to premature birth.
Vitamin D is needed for strong bones and joints as well as healthy muscle and nerve activity. If you don’t have enough vitamin D during pregnancy, your baby may be born with low vitamin D levels. This can affect how your baby develops.
The sun is the main source of vitamin D. Small amounts of vitamin D can also be found in foods such as oily fish (tuna, sardines and salmon), eggs and some margarines, milks and yoghurts.
- Femix Alpha specially formulated to help meet the increased nutritional needs of women who are trying to conceive, are pregnant or breastfeedingy.
- The first 6–8 weeks after conception are critical for baby’s development including growth of its vital organs. Femix Alpha helps build up the essential nutrients to support your baby’s healthy development from the day you concieve.
|Zusammensetzung||Pro Tagesportion||% BRD|
|Folic Acid (glucosamine salt of (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate||800 µg||400 %|
|Vitamin B12||10 µg||400 %|
|Vitamin D||20 µg||400 %|
|Iodine||150 µg||100 %|
Take 1 tablet a day whole with a little water at mealtimes.
Food supplements do not substitute an equilibrated and varied diet nor a healthy form of living. Food supplements must not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Store below 25°C in a dry place, out of sight and reach of children.