Elevit DHA & Choline Pregnancy is a scientific formulation designed to support placenta health during pregnancy and your growing baby’s healthy brain and nervous system development.
Elevit DHA & Choline Pregnancy is designed to be taken alongside your Elevit Preconception & Pregnancy Multivitamin. It is not a replacement.
The first 1000 days of a baby's life, from conception to their 2nd birthday, is a critical period for brain and nervous system development. While DHA & Choline plays a key role in this, most pregnant and breastfeeding women do not get enough of these important nutrients through diet alone as they can be cautious about eating fish during this time or may have diet restrictions.
During pre-conception, pregnancy, and breastfeeding, it is recommended to supplement to reach adequate levels of DHA & choline and in turn support your growing baby.
How much DHA and Choline do I need ?
While there is no recommended daily intake (RDI) for DHA (alone) in pregnancy, local and international guidelines recognise that it is an important nutrient during pre-conception, pregnancy, and breastfeeding, and that many women may not obtain enough from food sources. The National Health and Medical Research Council recommends that pregnant women get around 110 -115mg/day of total fats (DHA+EPA+DPA)1. The European Food Safety Authority recommends that pregnant and breastfeeding women take 100-200mg DHA per day, in addition to recommendations for healthy adults (200mg is roughly equivalent to one tin of tuna (95g))6.
The recommended daily intake (RDI) levels for choline are 415 mg / 440 mg in pregnancy (women 14-18 / 19-50) to 550mg in lactating women.11,12
During pre-conception, pregnancy and breastfeeding eating a balanced diet of vegetables, red meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, and dairy products is a great start to getting the nutrients you need to support your baby and Elevit DHA & Choline Pregnancy is a convenient way to top up your nutrition to give your baby the best start.