Preconception and Preparation of Pregnancy
An internationally referencepharmaceutical product, developed specifically for women who wish to become pregnant and improve their fertility.
The pre-conception consultation aims to assess the health status of the future mother and take appropriate measures to prepare the pregnancy. Although pre-conceptional care varies according to the specificities of each woman, they are important for all mothers.
Pregnancy planning is a key factor for the success of the design. An unplanned pregnancy, with a late onset or even absence of prenatal surveillance and with risky behaviors in the first weeks of pregnancy can result in serious consequences for the foetus.
Health promotion in the preconception period is a way to contribute to the entire pregnancy process, because many of the factors that negatively affect the future of a pregnancy can be detected, modified or eliminated before the woman becomes pregnant.
See below the GestaCare Preconceptivo, an international reference, developed for pre-conception supplementation according to national and international clinical standards and guidelines.
GestaCare Preconceptivo - What is it?
It was developed for women who want to become pregnant.
Its composition optimized with Zinc that contributes to the fertility and normal reproductive health of women.
It contributes, in addition to a normal and balanced diet, to ensure the intake of fundamental micronutrients in this preconception phase, namely Quatrefolic – Biologically Active Folate (Folic Acid), Vitamin D and Iodo, and an adequate nutritional status for the beginning of pregnancy and fetal development.
It is the only preconception supplement with Quatrefolic (Biologically Active Folate) in the composition (see more information).
It plays a key role in reproductive health with repercussions both on fertility and in the early stage of pregnancy.
GestaCare Preconceptivo – See in store
Nutritional needs during pregnancy
Pregnancy is a time of great happiness and personal fulfillment, it is important that it is monitored by specialized health care providers, because for both the woman and the developing fetus, there are risks that have to be observed and mitigated.
Scientific evidence has shown us that health is largely programmed during intrauterine life, so a pregnancy with healthy life habits that will meet all the needs of the pregnant woman will result in a great advantage for the mother herself and for the your child’s future health.
The pace of contemporary life, the current nutritional quality of food and the external agents to which the pregnant woman is exposed, make this ambitious goal difficult.
The more current scientific evidence supports the use of dietary supplements developed specifically for the needs of pregnant women that include micronutrients such as Folic Acid (Biologically Active Folate, Quatrefolic®), Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, Omega 3 (DHA) and other minerals, trace elements and extracts, indispensable, such as Iron, Magnesium, Iodo and Ginger.
The use of more complete supplementation is a more topical and preferable option to the isolated use of folic acid alone and, of course, concordant with the main study and international reference bodies.
GestaCare Preconceptivo was developed in accordance with the latest international recommendations.
The importance of Folic Acid present in GestaCare - Quatrefolic®
Perfect bioavailability and security
Quatrefolic®, also known as fourth generation folate, has better solubility in water and an ideal bioavailability compared to other forms of folic acid, as it is immediately available for cellular use, without the need for any metabolic transformation. It is also a completely safe way, which does not result in any rise in unmetabolised folic acid levels.
The importance of vitamin B9 is perfectly recognized and has been widely studied in young women and pregnant women to ensure a harmonious development of the fetus, limiting neural tube malformations. Deficiency is recognized in this element as one of the most frequent, and it is imperative to ensure an adequate and regular contribution in women of childbearing age.
Associated with vitamin B12, folates ensure the conversion of homocysteine into methionine. Taking a supplement with Quatrefolic® is therefore preferable to taking a folic acid supplement, as it is immediately available to react with homocysteine and thus prevent hyperhomocysteine.
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One capsule per day
Quatrefolic (Vitamin B9, Folic Acid) is a patented biologically active folic acid that differs from
Synthetic folic acid is usually found in other supplements because it is a final form of folate that the body can immediately use without any need for metabolization, thus ensuring the recommended daily dose and preventing a potential accumulation of unmetabolized folic acid in the blood.
This new folate contributes to the normal metabolism of homocysteine, process of cell division and growth of fetal and maternal tissues during pregnancy.
Zinc is an important antioxidant that intervenes in numerous physiological functions, being implicated in normal processes of fertility and reproduction and is still necessary for differentiation and cell division and proper functioning of the immune system.
Vitamin D ensures, during pregnancy, the calcium needs of the fetus and later the newborn. Vitamin D exists in the preconceptive supplements in order to ensure an adequate embryonic implantation.
Iode contributes to normal energy-producing metabolism and to normal cognitive and central nervous system function.
Dietary supplements should not be used as substitutes for a varied diet. It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Read the leaflet included in the packaging carefully. If in doubt, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Keep out of the sight and reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place. All food supplements marketed by LifeWell have been manufactured according to the best international production practices and properly examined, validated and authorized by their health authorities in Portugal.