What is Babystart FertilCare Vitamin Supplement for Women?
Babystart FertilCare Vitamin Supplement for Women is packed full of a unique blend of vitamins, minerals and amino acids that have been carefully selected to aid fertility, reproduction, hormonal activity and cell division in early pregnancy. It’s important that both the mother and father try to be at optimum health before conception in order to provide the best possible start to the foetus. This high quality supplement contains only pure ingredients that benefit fertility, conception and pregnancy.
How to use this product
Always take Babystart FertilCare Vitamin Supplement for Women exactly as described in the patient information leaflet or as your doctor / Chemist4U pharmacist has told you. Take one tablet per day after a meal. Swallow with a glass of water. You can take this vitamin supplement at any time while trying to conceive, but for optimal use, take at least 3 months prior to trying to conceive.
What vitamins & minerals are included in Babystart FertilCare Vitamin Supplement for Women?
Babystart FertilCare Vitamin Supplement for Women contains a wide range of vitamins and minerals to support women on their fertility journey. It contains vitamin D3 to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, which are needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. Vitamin E works with the long chain fatty acids that make up all cellular membranes to protect them from cellular oxidation, keeping them healthy and functioning normally.
Vitamin K1 is needed by the body for blood clotting, bone building, and other important processes, while vitamin C is vital for the formation of collagen. The key role of thiamine (vitamin B1) in the nervous system is through nerve conduction which is seen in brain signalling and the control of regular heart contractions. Riboflavin (vitamin B2) is an essential component of coenzymes which play major roles in energy production, cellular function, growth, development, and the metabolism of fats, drugs, and steroids. Interestingly, vitamin B2 helps activate vitamin B6 in the body. Pregnant or lactating women who rarely consume meat or dairy products are at risk of riboflavin deficiency.
After ingestion, niacin is converted into either of the two active forms, NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) and NADP (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate). Similarly to riboflavin, these factors are involved in the generation of energy from food. NAD is involved in ATP (the body’s cellular fuel) production. NADP is involved in the breakdown of carbohydrate and fatty acids also supporting energy levels.
Vitamin B6 has a variety of metabolic functions especially in amino acid metabolism and in the central nervous system. It’s also involved in the formation of several ‘amines’ vital for cell-to-cell communication (neurotransmitters) such as histamine, dopamine and serotonin. Vitamin B6 is also required in the production of prostaglandins as well as in haemoglobin synthesis. Biotin is involved in the formation of fatty acids and energy production. It is also essential for the maintenance of healthy skin, hair, nerves, and glands producing sex hormones.
Calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5) helps metabolise fats, proteins, and carbohydrates, aiding in the release of stress-relieving hormones. 98% of the body’s calcium is used to help form bones and teeth, but the remaining 2% is equally vital in its support of muscle function, blood balance (e.g. helping blood clot in cases of injury), nerve transmission and the removal of toxic metals from the body.
Magnesium deficiency is prevalent in women of childbearing age in both developing and developed countries. The need for magnesium increases during pregnancy, and many pregnant women likely do not meet this increased need. Folic acid supplementation during the periconceptional period (about one month before conception until the end of the first trimester) dramatically reduces the incidence of neural tube defects. Thus, folic acid supplementation (at least 400 μg/day) is recommended for all women capable of becoming pregnant.
Together with folic acid, vitamin B12 works to produce DNA synthesis and red blood cells. It also aids the development and functioning of brain, nerves and blood cells as well as helping to maintain the normal central nervous system and neurological functions. During pregnancy, your body produces more blood to support the growth of your baby. If you’re not getting enough iron or certain other nutrients, your body might not be able to produce the amount of red blood cells it needs to make this additional blood. Iron-deficiency anaemia occurs when the body doesn’t have enough iron to produce adequate amounts of the haemoglobin protein found in red blood cells which carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.
Zinc is involved in cell replication, tissue and bone growth and immunity. Zinc is essential for the production, storage, secretion and utilisation of insulin. Zinc also contributes to normal cognitive function, DNA synthesis and normal fertility and reproduction. Adequate copper supplies are essential for normal foetal development. Like vitamin E, selenium is an antioxidant. It is a vital part of the important glutathione based enzyme that helps the immune system.
Iodine aids normal thyroid function which is essential for metabolism. Iodine is the key component of the thyroid hormones, e.g. thyroxine which is necessary for growth, mental and physical development and the maintenance of health. Arginine is an amino acid known to be involved in vascular dilation and therefore normal circulation. Sufficient levels of arginine allow the body to appropriately manage arterial wall flexibility.
Store in a cool, dry place out of sight and reach of children. Do not use after the expiry date, referring to the last day of the month stated on the packaging.
This product is a supplement; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this supplement is right for you.
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