Especially designed for:
Pregnant, Breastfeeding, & Women Trying to Conceive
What is Vidofe®?
Vidofe® is a women’s health supplement specifically chosen based on proven and recognized deficiencies in order to supplement the mother as well as the baby and reduce any deficiency related risks. Vidofe® takes into account the nutritional needs and deficits of pregnant women or nursing mothers, and provides the necessary nutrients without the additional unneeded components of Multi-Vitamins.
Vidofe® Principles of Nutrition:
- The protective role of folic acid on neural tube defects.
- Vitamin D3 and iodine as necessary micronutrients to pregnant and lactating women.
- The key role of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the maturation of the brain and retina of the fetus.
- Vidofe® combines personalized supplementation on prescription (Iron, Calcium, Magnesium) in pharmacological doses.
Nutritional composition per day:
1 softgel in bovine gelatin
Folic acid (Vitamin B9) 400 mcg
5 micrograms vitamin D3
Iodine 150 mcg
Fish oil rich in fatty acids of the -3 series Ω 275 mg including DHA 124 mg
Natural Vitamin E 10 mg
In boxes of 30 capsules (one month of use)
– One capsule daily before a meal, early in pregnancy, and for the duration of breastfeeding.
– For women seeking to conceive, one capsule daily one month before the presumed date of conception.
“In fact, you have to eat a little more: the energy cost of pregnancy is 100 kcal per day during the second quarter, and 200 to 250 kcal per day the third. But we must balance its energy intake: 20% protein, 25% to 30% fat, 50% to 55% carbohydrates.” (NIH Pregnancy Brochure)
“The need for trace elements and vitamins are increased during pregnancy, both because the physiological and metabolic changes induced in the mother increase the micronutrient needs, but also because the fetus draws from maternal stores. A balanced diet can, in principle, lead to a normal pregnancy. There are exceptions: folic acid (vitamin B9), vitamin D3 and iodine, which require adaptation of the diet or supplementation. Same as for the long-chain fatty acids of the omega-3 series.” (What should I eat during pregnancy, USDA)
“The recommendations for calcium intake during pregnancy are, by country, between 700 and 1200 mg / day. It is therefore unnecessary to recommend to women to increase their dietary calcium, especially if their intake of milk and dairy products daily.” (Dietary Supplements Fact Sheet during pregnancy and breastfeeding, USDA)
â€œThe most common malformation is characterized by a defect in neural tube closure (which is formed in the brain and spinal cord during the first four weeks). However, prescription of folic acid periconceptional period reduces the risk of recurrence of this defect (in women who have had a baby with this malformation). Therefore, we assume that this protective effect extends to all pregnant women, to prevent the occurrence of such malformations. It is important to take folic acid as soon as this pregnancy is contemplated.” (Folic Acid and the Prevention of Neural-Tube Defects)
“Goiter is the manifestation of iodine deficiency. Supplementation of about 150 ug / day can prevent or greatly reduce any abnormalities of the nervous system.” (Prenatal Multivitamin Supplementation and Rates of Congenital Anomalies)
“The main source of vitamin D3 is the skin, which manufactures under the influence of the sun. Because the supply is poor, all women are deficient in vitamin D3 in late pregnancy, especially when it is in winter or early spring. Vitamin D3 participates in the formation of the skeleton of a baby and prevents decalssification of the mother and her long-term consequences (osteoporosis and fractures).”
VIDOFE® meets the latest recommendations in terms of nutrition, which highlight the need for specific supplementation routine.
This must take into account the needs and deficits of real intake in pregnant women or nursing mothers, to be rational and safe by providing the useful without the frills.
The temptation is to give the maximum amount of nutrients to a pregnant woman. VIDOFE® has chosen a formula based on proven and recognized deficiencies in order to protect as much the mother and baby.
Why there is no iron in VIDOFE®?
Because it is preferable to check, through a blood test, the low iron level before taking a “wild” often poorly tolerated iron supplement (stomach aches, nausea, constipation, etc)
There are specific profiles of pregnant women identified “at risk”, in which iron supplementation is generally needed: the very young women, people who have had close pregnancies or multiple, followers of a vegetarian diet, people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Nutrients and foods to choose:
- Slightly more protein than usual, in the form of lean meats and fish.
- One or two tablespoons of vegetable oil.
- 5 g of raw butter or just melted (cooking destroys vitamin A).
- A carbohydrate dish per day.
All women who could become pregnant and those who are pregnant or breastfeeding need a multivitamin containing Folic Acid every day.