Prenatal nutritional supplement with Lycopene & DHA.
Lycopene - 2000mcg, DHA - 50mg, Vit C 50mg, Vit D3 100 I.u., Vit E - 20mg, Vit B1 3mg, Vit B2-2mg, Vit B3-20mg, Vit B6-5mg, Folic acid 250 mcg, Vit B12- 6 mcg, Pantothenic acid - 10mg, Di-Calcium phosphate- 100mg, Ferrous fumerate (coated) -10mg, Sodium selenite - 30 mcg, Magnesium sulphate 50mg, Zinc sulphate monohydrate(Coated) 25 mg, iodine 30mcg, Copper sulphate - 500 mcg
A formulation of 19 vital nutrients like vitamins, minerals, lycopene and DHA. MOMVITA is scientifically formulated to meet a woman’s nutritional needs during pregnancy and lactation. Folic acid, calcium and iron are required for normal fetal development and maternal health. The Omega-3 fatty acid DHA is required to support fetal visual acuity, neurological and brain development. A study demonstrated that supplementation with lycopene can prevent preeclampsia and intrauterine growth retardation in primigravida women. Methyl B12 is preferred to other forms of B12 due to its higher bioavailability and longer tissue retention. It is an excellent source of choline, which is important for neurological development of the fetus.
Lycopene – Studies have suggested that lycopene reduces the development of pre-eclampsia and intrauterine growth retardation in primigravida women, the mean fetal weight was significantly higher in the lycopene group. Momvita provides adequate level of natural Lycopene for healthy placenta growth.
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) is a polyunsaturated fatty acid, and is an essential building block of brain and nerve tissue. DHA can not be synthesized by the body, and therefore must be obtained from supplements
DHA, which constitutes approximately 40% of the brain, supports brain development during the last trimester of pregnancy when the unborn child's demand for neurological growth increases greatly. If added to the mother's diet, it can help prevent the depletion of the mother's store of DHA, and support the developing baby's essential fatty acid needs.
DHA is the predominant fatty acid in the central nervous system, found in the structural walls of brain cells. Amazingly, the foetal brain is made up of 60% fats of which 40% is DHA. There is a large increase in DHA uptake by the foetus and a corresponding increase in cerebal DHA content during the last trimester of pregnancy and the first post natal months.1,2 At birth the baby's brain weight is about 70% of an adult's brain weight; 15% of brain growth occurs during infancy and the pre-school years.
DHA is important throughout this period of development. DHA is found in even greater concentrations in the retina, where it contributes up to 60% of the fatty acid content. Research has shown that when the growing baby receives DHA from the 3rd trimester onwards and during breastfeeding, circulating levels of DHA are higher, which can help to maintain healthy eye development and visual acuity (clarity of vision).
Birth weight and oxygen delivery - DHA and EPA are known to help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system and can therefore contribute to the maintenance of a healthy placental blood supply to the growing foetus, providing the oxygen and nutrients required.
Natural Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheryl succinate) - found to be superior in absorption to the synthetic forms (dl type) and its respective acetates.
Hypersensitivity to any of the above ingredients.
Generally, Momvita is well tolerated. No toxicity reactions have been reported.
1 capsule daily till delivery
Momvita is available in a strip of 10X10 capsules.