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What does folic acid do?
Folic acid, one of the B vitamins, is required for normal cell division, protein metabolism, and formation of DNA and neurotransmitters.* In addition, folic acid plays a role in healthy birth outcomes.
What are the benefits of Ginseng and B vitamins?
B-vitamins (such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, B12, biotin and pantothenic acid) play an important role in converting proteins, fats and carbohydrates to energy. For thousands of years, ginseng root has been used in China, Korea, and Japan because of its reported benefit of feelings of vitality and wellbeing.*
How do Centrum Specialist® Prenatal multivitamins support my health during pregnancy?
Your daily nutrition requirements of certain nutrients increase (particularly for folic acid, calcium and iron) during pregnancy to support development of the baby as well as the increased demands on your body. Centrum Specialist® Prenatal is a complete multivitamin paired with a DHA softgel designed to meet your nutritional needs before, during, and after pregnancy while breastfeeding.
How does Centrum Specialist® Prenatal support the healthy growth and development of my baby?
Centrum Specialist® Prenatal provides essential micronutrients for the growth and development of your baby. Adequate levels of folic acid along with other nutrients may help to reduce the risk of neural tube defects and ultimately improve birth outcomes. What’s more, the Centrum Specialist® Prenatal DHA softgel supports the baby’s healthy eye and brain development.*
Why should I take Centrum Specialist® Prenatal if I’m thinking of becoming pregnant?
The nutrients in Centrum Specialist® Prenatal may help increase the chances of creating a healthy and nutritious environment for a baby to develop. Birth defects and anomalies can form early in pregnancy, before a woman realizes she is pregnant. By taking a prenatal multivitamin with folic acid, you are helping to ensure that your developing baby gets a good start with the necessary nutrients.
Why should I take Centrum Specialist® Prenatal after pregnancy?
Centrum Specialist® Prenatal may be taken after pregnancy, while you are breastfeeding. A mother’s nutritional needs remain increased during breastfeeding. Centrum Specialist® Prenatal has a customized ratio of DHA and EPA to help optimize DHA levels of the mother’s breastmilk for the infant’s growth and development.*
What are DHA and EPA?
DHA and EPa are omega 3 essential fatty acids that play important roles in the development of our bodies. DHA is an essential component of the brain and eyes and is important for healthy visual and mental development in utero and through infancy. Studies show that EPA may help with the transport of DHA across the placenta.
What do we mean by the DHA to EPA ratio? And why is that important?
Centrum Specialist® Prenatal provides approximately 40mg of EPA and 200mg of DHA. This is a ratio of approximately 1:5mg EPA. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests women take 200 to 300mg of DHA per day during pregnancy and breastfeeding. While there is currently no recommended daily allowance of EPA, the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL) advises that supplemental levels of EPA do not exceed DHA.
How are Centrum Specialist® Energy multivitamins different from Centrum Performance® multivitamins?
Centrum Specialist® Energy multivitamins are the same formula as Centrum Performance® -- in a new package design.
How is Centrum Specialist® Energy specially formulated to support my energy needs?
Centrum Specialist® Energy is an enhanced complete multivitamin. It is specially formulated with Ginseng and higher levels*1 of B vitamins such as niacin, thiamin, riboflavin as well as vitamins B6 and B12.
How are Centrum Specialist® Heart multivitamins different from Centrum Cardio® multivitamins?
Centrum Specialist® Heart multivitamins are the same formula as Centrum Cardio® -- in a new package design.
How is Centrum Specialist® Heart specially formulated to support my heart health‡‡?
Centrum Specialist® Heart is an enhanced complete multivitamin. It is specially formulated with heart-healthy nutrients, such as vitamins B6, B12, and E as well as folic acid.
◊ Statistical information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
+ Not a replacement for cholesterol-lowering drugs.
++ Based on number of nutrients compared to prior formulation.
†† Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
† Applies to all Centrum products except Flavor Burst and Centrum Liquid.
** Refers to Vitamins C, E, and Beta-Carotene.
ϵ Antioxidants including Beta-Carotene, Vitamins C & E, Selenium, Zinc and Manganese help fight free radicals*
2 Based upon doctor recommendations and sales.
§ B-Vitamins help support heart health.*
° Zinc and B-Vitamins help support normal brain function.*
‡ Vitamins A, C, and E, and Lutein help support healthy eyes. This product is not intended to provide daily intake of Lutein. Take with a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.
¥ B-Vitamins support daily energy needs.*
^ Vitamins C and E support normal immune function.*
v Vitamin C, Zinc, Selenium and Copper
± B-vitamins aid in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins.*
µ Based on number of nutrients; Among leading Women / Men 50+ multivitamin brands.
» Among leading gummy multivitamins.
∇∆ Refers to Copper, Manganese and Zinc.
> Biotin, Vitamins A, C, and E help maintain healthy appearance.*
< Vitamins D and B6 help support muscle function.*
♦ A combination of Vitamin D and calcium helps maintain strong bones*
• B-Vitamins help support heart health, brain health, energy and metabolism. Vitamins A, C, E and zinc help support normal immune function and healthy eyes. Calcium and vitamin D help support bone health.* Adequate calcium and vitamin D are necessary for bone health. Centrum® MultiGummies® [Men/Adult] and Centrum® VitaMints® do not contain calcium. Take with a calcium-rich diet.
~ Non-GMO applies to Centrum® and Centrum® Silver® tablets only. To learn more about our non-GMO standard, click here.
∞ Includes 11 nutrients to support whole body health including B-vitamins to support heart health, zinc and B-vitamins to support normal brain function, and Vitamins A, C, and E to support healthy eyes.* Not a replacement for cholesterol-lowering drugs.
∆ A combination of 12 nutrients helps support whole body health including Biotin, Vitamins A, C and E to help maintain healthy appearance.*
0 Based on women 50 years of age and older and/or based on men 50 years of age and older.
τ BB-12® is a trademark of Chr. Hansen A/S
ϒ If you have chronic digestive issues or other medical conditions please consult with your doctor to determine the best regimen for you
3Food and Drug Administration. Nutrition Education. Dietary Fiber. Accessed on 9/20/19: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/InteractiveNutritionFactsLabel/di...
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