Zita West Vital Essence 1 (90 tabs)

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The First Trimester (0 -12 weeks) The first three months of pregnancy are in many ways the most crucial stage of a baby’s development - the time when all of his or her organs and systems are forming, as well as hands, feet, and limbs. It is now recognised that a mother’s diet immediately before conception and in the first weeks of pregnancy can influence the way that the embryo develops.


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Zita West Vital Essence 1 overview

The first three months of pregnancy are in many ways the most crucial stage of a baby’s development - the time when all of his or her organs and systems are forming, as well as hands, feet, and limbs. It is now recognised that a mother’s diet immediately before conception and in the first weeks of pregnancy can influence the way that the embryo develops. Investing at this stage in the best nutrition may not only help support your baby's start to life, but also give you a better chance of a healthy pregnancy.
The new formulation of Vital Essence 1 supplies all the micro-nutrients that are most important to meet the demands of early pregnancy, including 400ug of Folic Acid (useful for a whole range of cellular activities, not just for helping to minimise the risk of spina bifida) plus lots of protective ingredients such as Beta Carotene (a safe way to help support your intake of Vitamin A), Copper, Magnesium, Manganese and Zinc, all of which  support normal cell division and help to protect DNA. Take one tablet, three times a day (with food), alongside a good quality diet, to help support the changing demands of your body during the first three months of your pregnancy.

We recommend that it should be taken in conjunction with Vital DHA for maximum benefit to your overall nutrition.

All Zita West products are developed in response to the very latest research and are regularly reviewed and reformulated to remain at the cutting-edge of clinical and nutritional thinking for optimum reproductive health.

Vital Essence 1

Zita West Vital Essence 1 ingredients

Three tablets a day typically provide:
 Vitamin D3  1000iu
 Vitamin E
 18iu  12mg TE
 Vitamin K
 Thiamin (Vitamin B1)
 Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
 Niacin (Vitamin B3)
36mg NE
 Pantothenic Acid (Vit B5)
 Vitamin B6
 Folic Acid
 Vitamin B12
 Vitamin C
 Beta Carotene
 Coenzyme Q10
 Choline Bitartrate
 Alpha Lipoic Acid
 N-Acetyl Cysteine
 Pomegranate extract
 Grapeskin extract

Vital Essence 1 - Ingredients and their Benefits

  • Beta Carotene – helps protect, safely, against Vitamin A deficiency. Supports normal cell differentiation, normal function of the immune system as well as the normal metabolism of Iron
  • Biotin – essential for metabolising most macronutrients as well as for the normal functioning of the nervous system. The concentration of Biotin in breast milk is 15 times higher than in the mother’s blood, which suggests that Biotin may be very important for a baby’s growth and development.
  • Calcium – needed initially for the development of the nervous system and strong healthy bones and teeth. The foetus accumulates Calcium rapidly in the first trimester so it is important to have a good maternal store. Vegetarian and vegan mothers and those under 18 need to be especially careful to maintain healthy levels.
  • Choline - an essential nutrient required by the body to make important compounds necessary for healthy cell membranes. Demand for choline during pregnancy is very high due to its transfer from the mother to the foetus.
  • Coenzyme Q10 - helps deliver extra cellular energy.
  • Folic Acid - essential during the rapid growth and cell division of the first trimester (the neural tube closes on days 26-27 in the life of the embryo). Neural tube defects such as spina bifida are related to Folic Acid deficiency. Supplementation may be helpful as good supplies can be hard to supply from food alone. Also important for the normal functioning of the immune system and normal maternal tissue growth throughout pregnancy. The Department of Health recommends that all pregnant women supplement their diets with Folic Acid during the first trimester of pregnancy.
  • Fruit extracts - (pomegranate and grapeskin). Added, along with Alpha-Lipoic Acid and N-Acetyl Cysteine, to provide a broader spectrum of anti-oxidants.
  • Iodine - an essential micro-nutrient in the human diet, most particularly as a component of thyroid hormones, which play a vital role in the regulation of metabolic processes such as growth and energy expenditure.
  • Iron - makes haemoglobin, the substance which carries oxygen in the blood. Women can have low Iron status entering pregnancy because of menstrual blood loss. A common symptom of deficiency is pica, a craving for strange foods. Iron is not absorbed well without Vitamin C and taking it on its own can lead to the loss of other essential minerals. Also important for normal function of the immune system, normal cognitive function and normal cell division. Vital Essence 1 will help to build the maternal store from the beginning of pregnancy.
  • Magnesium - essential for energy production, for normal neuro-transmission and for many major metabolic reactions. Few enzymes (the protein molecules which carry out the DNA’s instructions in the body) can work without it. Also important for normal synthesis of proteins as well as healthy bones and teeth.
  • Phosphorus - plays an important role in maintaining the normal function of cell membranes and contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism. Along with Calcium, it is one of the main constituents of bone.
  • Selenium - a powerful antioxidant, especially important to help protect maternal DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage. Also important for the the normal functioning of the mother's immune and thyroid systems.
  • Vitamin C  - added to help with the absorption of non-haem iron. Also helps to protect maternal DNA and supports the normal function of the nervous system and immune system.
  • Vitamin D  - important to help maintain a healthy inflammatory response and the normal functioning of the immune system. The Department of Health now recommends that all women should consider supplementing with Vitamin D during pregnancy. Recent research from our Clinic suggests that over half of all women who have their Vitamin D status tested are deficient.
  • Vitamin E  - essential for metabolism and the development of the nervous system.
  • Vitamin K  - essential for making blood clotting factors in the liver.
  • Zinc - Vitally important for male and female reproductive health. Essential for many of the body’s functions, including normal cell division. Also supports normal cognitive function and the normal metabolism of Fatty Acids. Zinc deficiency is often found in women with fertility problems and in long-term users of the contraceptive pill.

Source Ingredients:

Dicalcium Phosphate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Citrate, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Citrate, Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid), Magnesium Oxide, Anti-caking agent: Silica, Crosslinked Cellulose Gum, Magnesium Stearate, Stablisers: Acacia Gum, Hydroxpropyl Methyl Cellulose; Pomegranate Extract, N-Acetyl Cysteine, Ferrous Fumerate, Zinc Citrate, Choline Bitartrate, Niacin (as Nicotinamide), Alpha Lipoic Acid, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate), Colour: Titanium Dioxide; Modified Tapioca Starch, Grapeskin Extract, Olive Oil, Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Thiamine (as Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1)), Inositol, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate) 1, Coenzyme Q10, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Manganese Gluconate, Soya Oil 1, Glycerin, Beta Carotene, Copper Citrate, Lycopene, Lutein, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide, Biotin, Antioxidants: Natural Mixed Tocopherols 1, Ascorbyl Palmitate; Sunflower Oil, Chromium Chloride, Sucrose, Vitamin K (as Phylloquinone), Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol), Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin). Allergen Information: 1 - From Soya

Vital Essence 1 does not contain:

  • Gluten
  • Vegetarian

How to use Zita West Vital Essence 1

Take one tablet three times a day with food. Should only be taken on a full stomach. Suitable for vegetarians. Free from artificial colours, preservatives gluten and yeast. Non-GM.

If under medical supervision, seek guidance from your medical practitioner before using this product.

Zita West Vital Essence 1 warnings

Keep out of reach of children.

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