Exclusively breastfed babies and young children in New Zealand should be on a Vitamin D supplement, say health experts.
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.
So just why are these nutrients important for you and your baby at this time in your life, and how do they help?
- Highly Refined Fish Oil (DHA – docosahexaenoic acid and EPA – eicosapantaenoic acid) – are essential Omega 3 fatty acids that cannot be produced by the body. Both DHA and EPA contribute to cardiovascular health, and DHA plays an important role in the nervous system and retina of the eye. Each capsule contains 300mg of DHA and 90mg of EPA.
- Lutein – is the major component of the retina of the eye, and is important for vision. Lutein is 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. Using a supplement source of lutein can be of use when there is insufficient lutein in the diet. Each capsule contains 10mg lutein
- Vitamin D – contributes to normal growth and development in children, is necessary for normal bone structure, maintenance of normal teeth and the immune system. Puria Brain and Vision Support capsules contain 600IU of Vitamin D derived from a natural source (lanolin).
- 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. Each capsule contains 2mg Vitamin A.
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.
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.
Precautions and Contraindications:
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 Support Capsules meets the regulatory limits for heavy metals.
If you are unsure if this is this supplement is right for you, contact your health professional for further advice.
*Always read the label and use as directed. Supplementary to a balanced diet.