Bio Kult Pregnea
This scientifically developed, advanced multi-action formula contains a number of live bacteria, Vitamins & Minerals that support women during Pregnancy, from pre-conception to beyond birth.
- 60 Capsules.
- Gluten free.
- Made in the UK.
- Made specifically for women.
- Vegetarian Society approved.
- Total bacteria count viable until the end of shelf life.
- Can be stored at room temperature without the need for refrigeration.
What is Bio-Kult good for?
Pregnea contains Zinc for its contribution to normal fertility and reproduction, while folate contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy. Magnesium contributes to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Zinc, vitamins C + D, and folate all contribute to the normal function of the immune system.
Is folate better than folic acid for pregnancy?
This supplement contains 5-MTHF folate. All women planning a pregnancy are advised to take a daily supplement of folic acid/ folate (400 µg) prior to conception and until at least the twelveth week of pregnancy. Dietary folate and folic acid are metabolised to 5-MTHF in the body, however some individuals have a reduced enzyme capacity to make this conversion, therefore 5-MTHF may be a more bioavailable form of folate. This form of folate may also be less likely to mask haematological symptoms of severe vitamin B12 deficiency. Additionally, folic acid above certain threshold doses results in unmetabolised folic acid in serum (UMFA). Using 5-MTHF opposed to folic acid prevents the potential adverse effects of UMFA syndrome, which is suspected of causing adverse pathological effects & immune dysfunction.
How many bacteria strains are there?
It is a six strain formulation that includes:
- Lactobacillus plantarum PXN 47.
- Bifidobacterium longum PXN 30.
- Bifidobacterium bifidum PXN 23.
- Lactobacillus acidophilus PXN 35.
- Lactobacillus rhamnosus PXN 54.
- Lactobacillus delbrueckii ssp. Bulgaricus PXN 39.
These live bacteria complement the existing gut flora naturally present in a healthy mother’s digestive system.
Can I take other prenatal supplements with Pregnea?
The levels of most nutrients in this supplement are well below any established safe tolerable upper limits. A two capsule daily dose of Pregnea contains 400 μg of folate per day. Both the EU and USA have set the upper limit (UL) for folic acid/folate supplements as 1 mg (1000 μg) per day. Therefore, an additional 600 μg of folate/folic acid could be taken before reaching the upper limit when taking this particular product. Pregnancy supplements containing the typical amount of 400 μg of folic acid/folate per daily dose would be suitable to take alongside two capsules of Pregnea.