Zita West Vitafem – 90 capsules (1 month’s supply)
Vitafem and Nutrition
Many factors influence your chances of conception, including age, general health and stress levels, as well as sperm and egg quality. The more you are in balance in mind, body and spirit, the greater your chance of conception and the healthier your baby is likely to be.
In an ideal world this balance happens naturally. However, inadequate diet, intensive food production and processing and the demands of job, travel and family, can mean that our nutritional needs are not met adequately.
We recommend that all our clients increase their intake of important nutrients during the pre-conception phase, if only as an insurance policy.
New Vitafem is a premium multi-vitamin and multi-mineral supplement specially developed to help support fertility, redress nutritional imbalances and prepare the body for conception. Vitafem’s new formulation contains 400ug of Folic Acid, an increased level of Co Q10 (to help maintain cellular energy and provide support for healthy cell division) plus B vitamins (to help maintain hormonal balance) and a much wider range of valuable anti-oxidants, including seven new fruit extracts.
Take one capsule three times a day with food. Suitable for vegetarians. Vitafem is free from artificial colours, preservatives and gluten and is certified non-GM. Contains yeast.
Three capsules a day typically provide:
Vitamin D 1000iu 25ug 500
Vitamin E 9iu 6mg TE 60
Vitamin C 180mg 300
Thiamin (Vitamin B1) 60mg 4285
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 40mg 2500
Niacin (Vitamin B3) 45mg NE 250
Vitamin B6 10mg 500
Folic Acid 400ug 200
Vitamin B12 50ug 5000
Biotin 200ug 133
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) 60mg 1000
Vitamin K 100ug
Calcium 160mg 20
Iron 15mg 107
Magnesium 150mg 50
Zinc 15mg 100
Iodine 150ug 100
Alpha Lipoic Acid 50mg
N-Acetyl Cysteine 75mg
Beta Carotene 3mg
Coenzyme Q10 40mg
Pomegranate extract 50mg
Grapeskin extract 25mg
Prune juice extract 10mg
Vitafem – Ingredients and Their Benefits:
B Vitamins – assist with the regulation of hormonal activity and support female hormonal health generally. Easily depleted through stress, alcohol or smoking.
Biotin – important for the maintenance of cellular energy and the normal function of the nervous system. The concentration of biotin in breast milk is 15 times higher than in the mother’s blood, which may suggest a link between Biotin and a baby’s growth and development.
Vitamin C – an important antioxidant which assists in protecting the mother’s DNA from oxidative damage. Also critical for the normal function of a mother’s immune system. Helps with absorption of Iron.
Calcium – helps to maintain normal muscle function and neurotransmission. Also assists in maintaining a healthy digestion.
CoEnzymeQ10 – associated with energy levels in cells and promotes blood flow. Now increased to 40mg per day.
Vitamin D – critical for normal cell division and the proper absorption and utilisation of Calcium and Phosphorus
Vitamin E – another important antioxidant.
Folic Acid – known to help prevent spina bifida. Works together with Vitamin B12 to ensure healthy cell-division and normal tissue growth during pregnancy.
Iron – important for the normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin, normal oxygen transport and the propoer functioning of the immune system. Also contributes to cognitive function and healthy cell division.
Lycopene and Lutein – Bio-flavanoids. Important for normal cell growth.
Magnesium – Important for the synthesis of proteins and maintenance of a healthy maternal matabolism.
Vitamin K – essential for normal blood coagulation.
Selenium – Antioxidant that helps to protect maternal DNA, as well as proteins and lipids from oxidative damage. Also important for the the normal functioning of the immune and thyroid systems.
Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose, Magnesium Oxide, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid), N-Acetyl Cysteine, Thiamin (as Hydrochloride), Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate), Modified Tapioca Starch, Ferrous Fumerate, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Pomegranate Extract, Zinc Citrate, Niacin (as Nicotinamide), Coenzyme Q10, Riboflavin, Potato Maltodextrin, Grapeskin Extract, Anticaking Agent: Silicon Dioxide, Olive Oil, Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Sunflower Oil, Magnesium Stearate, Vegetable Oil, Prune Juice Extract, Vitamin D (as Ergocalciferol), Manganese Gluconate, Colour: Titanium Dioxide, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate) 1, Blackcurrant Powder, Blackberry Powder, Bilberry Powder, Blueberry Powder, Beta Carotene, Copper Citrate, Inositol, Stabiliser: Acacia Gum, Lycopene, Lutein, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Antioxidants: Ascorbyl Palmitate, Natural Mixed Tocopherols 1, Sucrose, Vitamin K (as Phylloquinone), Chromium Chloride, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin)
Allergen Information – 1 From Soya
Derived from Soya: Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate); Natural Mixed Tocopherols Contains Yeast.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to take extra Folic Acid if I am taking Vitafem?
No, not unless your doctor specifically recommends it. New Vitafem delivers 400ug of Folic Acid daily, which is widely believed to be the optimal amount for supplementation.
Is there a risk of taking too much Folic Acid?
Vitafem contains 400 ug of Folic Acid, which is well within what is considered safe as a level for daily supplementation.
I’ve noticed my urine has turned yellow since taking Vitafem. Is this normal?Yes, the high levels of B vitamins in Vitafem can cause some people’s urine to turn yellow. If this happens to you, don’t worry, it’s perfectly natural!
Can I carry on taking Vitafem if I am pregnant?
YES, however, it is better to move on to to the Vital Essence range which has been especially formulated for your body’s changing needs during each trimester of pregnancy.
What is "RDA" and why are so many of the ingredients in Vitafem higher than 100%?
"RDA" is an abbreviation of "Recommended Daily Allowance." The RDA was devised by the Dept of Health in the UK in 1979 to provide guidance on the intake of a limited number of specific vitamins and minerals that an average adult should have daily in order to avoid a deficiency that may lead to disease or general ill-health. Whereas this was, and remains, a useful benchmark for judging the contribution that any supplement may make to reaching those minimum requirements, it wasn’t intended to represent an indication of optimum intake. You will probably have noticed that many supplements, particularly premium priced ones such as our own, contain daily levels that are frequently many times higher than the RDA, sometimes substantially so. This is because the vitamins and minerals concerned have been set at therapeutic levels in an attempt to boost the body’s store of the nutrients concerned, often for a particular and limited period of time, the need for which can of course vary depending on factors such as general health, age etc. It is universally recognised that pregnancy, and preparing for pregnancy, for example, benefit from special attention to nutrition on the part of both partners. All of the formulations within the Zita West range are well within the Government’s guidelines for what represents the upper safe limit (USL) for long term daily supplementation of any given nutrient.