Frequently asked questions - Brain & Vision Support

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Puria® Brain and Vision Support softgel capsules contain a unique blend of nutrients to support your baby’s healthy brain and eye development during pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you are unsure if this is this supplement is right for you, contact your health professional for further advice.

As a dietary supplement you only need to take 1 capsule daily. For alternate dosage rates based on your individual needs, please consult your health professional.

Puria® Brain and Vision Support contain:

DHA (docosohexaenoic acid) – an essential Omega 3 fatty acid that cannot be produced by the body.
Lutein – the major component of retina of the eye, and is important for vision.  Lutein is naturally sourced from marigold flower petals.
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 – necessary for healthy vision.
Each softgel capsule contains:

 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

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

Based on the Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand1, they have published the following upper limits during pregnancy:

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

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

 

1Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand – Including Recommended Dietary Intakes, 2005

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.

Puria® Brain and Vision capsules contain 800mcg of Vitamin A per capsule

This is equivalent to:

  • 100% Recommended Dietary Intake for pregnant women 19-50yrs
  • 73% Recommended Dietary Intake for breastfeeding women 19-50yrs

¹Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand – Including Recommended Dietary Intakes, 2005

If you require additional information about Vitamin A during pregnancy and breastfeeding, please contact your health professional.

NZ Avocado is a great natural source of monounsaturated oil that has been refined and purified. It also has a neutral taste to act as a natural carrier, and contains high level of monounsaturated fatty acids, such as oleic acid (Omega 9).

The product should be stored below 25°C, away from light and moisture.

There is a best before date on the base of the bottles, and it is not recommended that Puria® Brain and Vision capsules be taken after this time.

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

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 fish oil used to produce Puria® Brain and Vision capsules meets the regulatory limits for heavy metals.

Puria® Brain and Vision Capsules contain an oxygen absorbing sachet that helps maintain the freshness of the capsules.  It contains iron powder and absorbs oxygen to ensure that the bottle contents remain at the optimal conditions.  This is the same technology used to maintain freshness in foods like fresh pasta and flatbreads.

We recommend leaving the packet inside the bottle until finished, and discarding it with the empty bottle.

Yes, a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) storage protocol was undertaken to ensure that Puria® Brain and Vision capsules are stable and that the active ingredients are present at the stated levels over the shelf life of this product.

Puria® Brain and Vision capsules are manufactured at a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) Pharmaceutical Facility in New Zealand.