Puria® Brain and Vision Support Capsules are specifically designed for women who are planning to become pregnant and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

They contain a unique blend of nutrients to support your baby’s healthy brain and eye development as they grow before birth and as you are breastfeeding.

Prior to getting pregnant, and throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding it is important that your body receives adequate nutrition to fully support your own needs and that of your child.

If for any reason you may not get adequate nutrients through your diet, and given that your baby will receive all their nutrients from breastmilk if you are breastfeeding then Puria® Brain and Vision Support Capsules may just be for you.

Each capsule contains Highly Refined Fish Oil Omega-3, Lutein, Vitamin D and Vitamin A. They are an easy to swallow one a day addition to a balanced diet.

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Why are these nutrients important for you and your baby?

Highly Refined Fish Oil

Essential Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Each capsule contains 300mg of DHA and 90mg of EPA.

Highly Refined Fish Oil

(DHA - docosahexaenoic acid and EPA – eicosapantaenoic acid) - are essential Omega 3 fatty acids that cannot be produced by the body, which contribute to cardiovascular health, and DHA is important in the nervous system and retina of the eye.

Lutein

Each capsule contains 10mg lutein

Lutein

Is the major component of the retina, and is important for vision. Naturally sourced from marigold flower petals, other yellow flowers and leafy green vegetables. High levels of lutein in the eye are associated with healthy vision, and it is thought to play a role in preventing oxidation damage.

Vitamin D

Each capsule contains 600IU of Vitamin D derived from a natural source (lanolin).

Vitamin D

Contributes to normal growth and development in children, is necessary for normal bone structure, maintenance of normal teeth and the immune system.

Vitamin A

Each capsule contains 800mcg Vitamin A.

Vitamin A

Necessary for normal vision and contributes to normal growth and development in children. Vitamin A also contributes to the absorption of iron from the diet, and to normal immune function.

Puria® Brain and Vision Support Capsules are manufactured and packed in New Zealand following GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) procedures.  The product’s quality is protected by using a unique oxygen absorbing packaging system.  Capsules are stability tested to assure quality.

Puria® Brain and Vision Support Capsules contain no added gluten, dairy or yeast.

Is it safe for me to take 320% of the recommended intake of DHA, and 300% of the recommended Vitamin D when I am pregnant?

Yes it is.  According to the Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand1 published by the New Zealand Ministry of Health and The Australian Department of Health and Ageing they define the following upper limits during pregnancy:

  • Upper Limit for DHA of 3,000mg daily.  Puria® Brain and Vision Support Capsules are just 10% of this upper limit for DHA.
  • Upper Limit for Vitamin D of 3,200IU daily. Puria® Brain and Vision Support Capsules are just 19% of this upper limit for Vitamin D.

If you are unsure if this is this supplement is right for you, contact your health professional for further advice.

 Amount per capsule% Daily Intake* (per capsule)
pregnant**breastfeeding***
Omega-3 (DHA - triglyceride)300mg320%254%
EPA (triglyceride)90mg
Avocado Oil120mg
Lutein10mg
Vitamin D600iu300%300%
Vitamin A (as RE)800mcg100%73%
Vitamin E (as α-TE)2mg29%18%
*Percentage Daily Intake calculated according to the Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand, NZ Ministry of Health, 2006.

** For pregnant women 19 – 50yrs

*** For breastfeeding women 19 – 50yrs

Seek professional advice before using in conjunction with other supplements.

It has been established that fish oil products are safe for use in pregnancy, when the fish oil has been sourced from fish with low levels of mercury and other heavy metals. The highly refined fish oil used to produce Puria® Brain and Vision capsules meets the regulatory limits for heavy metals.

There has been a lot of talk in the media about Omega-3 and fish oil supplements, what about the fish oil in Puria® Brain and Vision Support Capsules?

Light, heat and Oxygen are the enemy for fish oil and some vitamins, like Vitamins A & D.  If fish oil is exposed to light, heat and oxygen, then the oil will become rancid, and become less effective.

Puria® Brain and Vision Support Capsules contain an oxygen absorber sachet inside the bottle. This is the same technology that is used to keep fresh pasta, flatbread and tortillas fresh and tasty.  As well as this they are packed in an opaque container, inside a carton to limit the amount of light exposure that they may experience.

Puria® Brain and Vision Support Capsules have also been tested after being stored at various temperatures & humidity conditions for extended periods, and analysed to ensure that it meets all of the specifications.

By ensuring that Puria® Brain and Vision Support Capsules are stored below 25°C and away from light and moisture then you will also ensure that they will provide optimal support to you and your baby.

If you are unsure if this is this supplement is right for you, contact your health professional for further advice.

Allergen present:  Fish oil triglyceride, Natural lutein esters in soya oil

¹Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand – Including Recommended Dietary Intakes, 2006

*Always read the label and use as directed. Supplementary to a balanced diet.

Highly refined fish oil triglyceride, New Zealand refined avocado oil, Natural lutein esters in soya oil, d-alpha tocopherol (Vitamin E), cholecalciferol in medium chain triglyceride (Vitamin D3), Retinyl palmitate (Vitamin A). Also contains encapsulation aids (bovine gelatin, glycerol, water), titanium dioxide, annatto natural colourant.

Allergen present: Fish oil triglyceride, Natural lutein esters in soya oil

Puria® Brain and Vision capsules do not contain sweeteners, flavours or preservatives, and have no added gluten, dairy or yeast.