Vitafem

£24.50

Vitafem is a premium multivitamin and multi-mineral supplement specially developed to help support female fertility, redress nutritional imbalances and prepare the body for conception. It’s a simple and effective way for women to ensure they are getting the essential nutrients they need while preparing for pregnancy.

What is it?

  • Premium multivitamin and mineral with 400mcg folic acid in the active form, folate 5-MTHF, ready for the body to use right away.
  • More potent than Pregnancy Plan, providing extra support for women with nutritional imbalances, or insufficient intake of nutrients from food, or with increased demands for nutrients.
  • 3 capsules daily

Who is it for?

  • For use during preconception for women over 35, or for younger women who don’t always eat as well as they might, are very active, stressed, or have some digestive issues which could affect how well nutrients are absorbed
  • Providing supplemental intake of Folic Acid and Vitamin D as recommended by the Department of Health
  • Combine with Vital DHA to boost your Omega 3 intake and Vitamin D Spray to help boost your important Vitamin D levels. Vitafem Boost will provide extra anti-oxidant support. Inositol & Folate may help with egg quality.

Special Offers: Buy 3 or More Vitafem and save 10%. £5 OFF Vitafem Boost (for antioxidant support) when bought with Vitafem

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Description

What’s in it?

  • Includes all important micro-nutrients – vitamins and minerals with some antioxidants
  • 3-a-day
  • 400mcg folic acid in the active form, folate 5-MTHF, ready for the body to use right away.
  • B vitamins to help regulate hormonal activity
  • Antioxidants to help protect maternal DNA
  • Iron for normal cell division
  • Selenium and for the normal functioning of the immune and thyroid systems

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.
Vitamin D – critical for normal cell division and the proper absorption and utilisation of Calcium and Phosphorus.
Vitamin E – another important antioxidant.
Folate – 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.
Magnesium – Important for the synthesis of proteins and maintenance of a healthy maternal metabolism.
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.

Contents – 90 capsules (1 month’s supply)

DOES NOT CONTAIN VITAMIN A

You may also like to download Zita’s FREE Guide to Boosting Fertility

Optional Automatic Re-ordering Service

We recommend that supplements should ideally be taken for 3 months or more to optimise their benefits and to bring your body back into nutritional balance.

Most of our products provide a 1 month supply so if you prefer we can send you a bottle of whatever you initially ordered to reach you before your existing supply runs out. We will only charge your credit card for the new delivery once we have despatched it and you can amend or cancel your order at any time.

To set up automatic reordering simply tick the box at checkout or call us on +44 (0)1280 707400.

Ingredients
3 capsules per day provide:    NRV%
 Vitamin D 3  1000iu 25ug  500
 Vitamin E  9iu  6mg TE  50
 Vitamin C  180mg  225
 Thiamin (Vitamin B1)  50mg  4545
 Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)  40mg  2857
 Niacin (Vitamin B3)  20mg NE  125
 Vitamin B6  10mg  714
 Folate (as 5-MTHF)  400ug  200
 Vitamin B12  20ug  800
 Biotin  200ug  400
 Pantothenic Acid (Vit B5)  50mg  833
 Calcium  80mg  10
 Magnesium  150mg  40
 Iron  15mg  107
 Zinc  15mg  150
 Iodine  150ug  100
 Manganese  1mg  50
 Copper  1000ug  100
 Selenium  150ug  273
 Chromium  20ug  50
 Alpha Lipoic Acid  50mg  
 N-Acetyl Cysteine  75mg  
 Inositol  2mg  
 Beta Carotene  5mg  
 Lycopene  2mg  
 Lutein  2mg  
 Coenzyme Q10  40mg  
 Bilberry  12.5mg  
 Blackberry  12.5mg  
 Blackcurrant  12.5mg  
 Blueberry  12.5mg  
 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.
Vitamin D – critical for normal cell division and the proper absorption and utilisation of Calcium and Phosphorus.
Vitamin E – another important antioxidant.
Folate – 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.
Magnesium – Important for the synthesis of proteins and maintenance of a healthy maternal metabolism.
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.

Source Ingredients:

Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose, Colour: Titanium Dioxide; Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Oxide, Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid), N-Acetyl Cysteine, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate), Alpha Lipoic Acid, Ferrous Fumarate, Modified Tapioca Starch, Pomegranate Extract, Zinc Citrate, CoEnzyme Q10, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Corn Maltodextrin, Dicalcium Phosphate, Anti-caking agents: Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate; Potato Maltodextrin, Grape Skin Extract, Niacin (as Nicotinamide), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Olive Oil, Soya Oil, Prune Juice Extract, Manganese Gluconate, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate), Beta Carotene, Bilberry Fruit Extract, Blackberry Fruit Extract, Blackcurrant Fruit Extract, Blueberry Fruit Extract, Modified Corn Starch, Copper Citrate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Inositol, Lycopene, Lutein, Sunflower Oil, Antioxidants: Sodium Ascorbate, DL-Alpha Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Natural Mixed Tocopherols; Quatrefolic (TM) 5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid Glucosamine Salt, Sucrose, Acacia Gum, Sodium Selenite, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Chromium Chloride, Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol), Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin).

FAQ

Do I need to take extra Folic Acid if I am taking Vitafem?

No, not unless your doctor specifically recommends it. Vitafem delivers 400ug of Folate 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 Folate, which is well within what is considered safe as a level for daily supplementation. It is perfectly fine to combine Vitafem with our Inositol & Folate formulation (which provides and additional 200ug of Folate per day).

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.

Can I take Vitafem Boost instead of Vitafem?

NO. We usually recommend that all our clients who are trying to get pregnant consider taking, as a first nutritional step, a good quality multivitamin and mineral supplement, like Vitafem, to help support their everyday diet. Vitafem has been specifically developed to help protect a woman’s daily intake of those micro-nutrients that we believe are the most important for all- round pre-conceptual health. Vitafem Boost has been developed as a companion product to Vitafem for those of our clients who might also benefit from boosting their intake of antioxidants to help further protect their maternal DNA from oxidative stress. Research suggests that oxidative stress may be associated with an increased incidence of sub-fertility, recurrent miscarriage and IVF failure. Which is why we recommend the product specifically for women who are finding it difficult to conceive rather than those who are just about to try. Because it has been designed as a companion product to Vitafem, it does not duplicate many of the important vitamins and minerals that can be found in Vitafem and it isn’t suitable, therefore, as a substitute for it.

You may also like to download Zita’s FREE Guide to Boosting Fertility

Shipping & Delivery
We offer a standard delivery service for UK deliveries which usually takes 2 to 3 working days for your goods to arrive, from the day of despatch. All orders received before 12 noon on a working day (Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays) will usually be despatched that day so long as the product(s) ordered is/are in stock. Deliveries within the UK sent by Special Delivery will usually arrive the day after despatch. Allow 3 to 5 working days from day of despatch for delivery to mainland Europe and 10-14 days to the rest of the world. We make every effort to deliver Goods within the estimated timescales, however delays are occasionally inevitable due to unforeseen factors. Zita West Products Limited shall be under no liability for any delay or failure to deliver the Goods within the estimated timescales.
Additional information

Additional information

What stage are you?

Just decided to try, Finding it difficult, Thinking of IVF

Free from

Capsules, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Yeast Free

Description

Description

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

  • For women under 35 trying naturally
  • Contains folate – superior to folic acid
  • 3 a day multivitamin
  • Take alongside Vital DHA and Vitamin D

Contents – 90 capsules (1 month’s supply) DOES NOT CONTAIN VITAMIN A

Suitable for vegetarians. If under medical supervision, seek guidance from your medical practitioner before using this product. You may also like to download Zita’s FREE Guide to Boosting Fertility Optional Automatic Re-ordering Service We would recommend that supplements should be taken over a 3 to 4 month period in order to optimise their absorption into the body and bring your body back into nutritional balance. Most of our products provide a 1 month supply so if you prefer we can send you a bottle of whatever you initially ordered to reach you before your existing supply runs out. We will only charge your credit card for the new delivery once we have despatched it and you can amend or cancel your order at any time. To set up automatic reordering simply tick the box at checkout or call us on +44 (0)1280 707400.