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.
It is clinically proven to reduce the risk of neural tube defects like spina bifida by 92%.
Elevit with Iodine contains essential nutrients – folic acid, iodine, and iron. Iodine helps avoid baby brain (intellectual impairment) after pregnancy and encourages healthy growth and development of your child. Iron combats fatigue and helps prevent dietary iron deficiency. Elevit with Iodine also includes zinc, vitamin C, calcium, B6, B12, and other vital minerals – all in a once-daily tablet.
Speak to your doctor about taking Elevit with Iodine if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.
Benefits of Elevit with Iodine
The benefits of these tablets are extensive. Elevit includes a high level of folic acid and is different from other pregnancy supplements because it’s the only supplement clinically proven to reduce the risk of neural tube defects like spina bifida by 92%.
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. It 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 these. 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. The 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.
It has been clinically tested that this is the only supplement clinically proven to reduce the risk of neural tube defects like spina bifida by 92%. 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 are iodine-deficient or at risk of developing thyroid disease. Iodine supplementation from the first trimester improves children’s psychomotor development. It also contains 183mg of ferrous fumarate which corresponds to 60mg of elemental iron helping to prevent dietary iodine deficiency (all too common in mums and mums to be). Vitamin C, which aids the 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
- Manganese 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:
- 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.
- you have kidney disease
- you have excessive amounts of vitamin D, calcium or iron in your blood
- your body cannot process copper or large amounts of iron
- the package is torn or shows signs of tampering
- the expiry date printed on the pack has passed. If you take this medicine after the expiry date has given, it may not work as well. If you are not sure if you should be taking this medicine, talk to your pharmacist, midwife or doctor. Do not give Elevit with Iodine to children. This 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 before use.
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 this supplement be recommended above other supplements?
It contains vital 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 primary multivitamins that have been slightly adjusted for pregnancy.
In contrast, it has been scientifically proven to reduce neural tube defects in a large, statistically significant clinical trial2. It has the highest combination of specific vital 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.