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PregnancyCare™

with folate, which contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy

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PregnancyCare™ is a unique combination of multivitamin and mineral complex, plant extract, and omega-3 food supplement including folate, which contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy.

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Key benefits

Contributes to tissue growth during pregnancy
Contains the natural source of folate, 5-methyltetrahydrofolate. Folate contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy.
Helps to maintain normal bones
Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal bones. Vitamin D, vitamin K and zinc contribute to the maintenance of normal bones.
Contributes to a normal iron metabolism and increases iron absorption
Vitamin A contributes to normal iron metabolism. Vitamin C increases iron absorption and copper contributes to normal iron transport in the body.
Supports the formation of red blood cells
Iron contributes to the normal formation of red blood cells and hemoglobin. Vitamins B6 and B12 both contribute to normal red blood cell formation.
Protects the cells from oxidative stress
Vitamin C contributes to the regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E. Vitamin C, vitamin E, riboflavin, zinc, and selenium contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
Plays a role in the cell specialization process
Vitamin A has a role in the process of cell specialization and calcium has a role in the process of cell division and specialization.
Easy and practical
At La Roar we strive to make supplementation easy. That is why we develop complete solutions packed in practical daily sachets making it easier to take the daily dosage.
Methodical selected sources
We have searched the globe for nutrient sources and have hand-picked our raw materials. This includes among others, the Antarctic Omega-Krill™ and the natural source of vitamin C from Brazilian acerola berries.

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THE CREATION

Why we created this product

Pregnancy is a period in a woman’s life in which she needs to take care of herself and her body more than ever. During pregnancy there is an increased need for certain vitamins and minerals. Everything you consume as a pregnant woman is shared with your unborn baby and this is a very special time in which an unbreakable bond starts to form.

Some vitamins and minerals can be difficult to get in the recommended amounts solely through a healthy and varied diet. Therefore, the Danish National Board of Health recommends increasing the intake through food supplements, depending on the stage of pregnancy you find yourself into. 

We have therefore created PregnancyCare™ with folate, which contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy. Vitamin D, iron, and calcium which are recommended in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters are also included in the formulation. We want to make it easy, effective and safe for pregnant women to choose their food supplement during this special time. 

Daily dose contains

1 x Multivitamin-mineral tablet.
2 x Vitamin C with iron tablet.
1 x Calcium tablet.
2 x Omega-Krill™.

Ingredients in PregnancyCare™

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  • Vitamin A

    400 μg.

    Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes, has a role in the process of cell specialization, and contributes to the normal function of the immune system. 

    Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin, which dissolves in fat during digestion, and the excess is stored in the body’s fat stores and most organs. 

    Vitamin A is found in the plant world in the form of precursor compounds such as beta-carotene, which has vitamin A activity. Our preferred source of vitamin A before and during pregnancy is beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is a carotenoid, a pigment that gives the orange color to carrots. 

  • Vitamin D(3)

    10 μg.

    The Danish Health and Medicines Authority recommends 10 µg of vitamin D throughout the entire pregnancy. Vitamin D has a role in the process of cell division, contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function and to the normal function of the immune system. In addition, vitamin D contributes to normal absorption of calcium and phosphorus, to normal blood calcium levels and to the maintenance of normal bones. 

    At La Roar we have chosen to use vitamin D3, also called cholecalciferol. Vitamin D is a pro-hormone and a steroid-like molecule that can be synthesized in the skin with the help of sunlight (UV rays). Therefore, vitamin D is also known as the "sunshine vitamin". 

    It is difficult to obtain enough vitamin D through food, as only a few foods such as fish and eggs contain sufficient amounts of vitamin D. Therefore, UVB rays are the main source. If you are in doubt whether you are getting enough vitamin D, you can have your levels measured by your doctor. 

  • Vitamin E

    10 mg.

    Vitamin E is an antioxidant that contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. 

    We use the natural source of vitamin E called D-alpha-tocopheryl acetate. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, which dissolves in fat during digestion, and the excess is stored in the body’s fat stores and most organs. 

    Vitamin C contributes to the regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E. You will find natural vitamin C, extracted from acerola berries, in all our products. 

    Good sources of vitamin E are vegetable oils, vegetable oil-based spreads, nuts, seeds and egg yolks. 

  • Vitamin K2

    60 μg.

    Vitamin K activates several bone-building proteins. The most common protein is osteocalcin, which helps to build the bones by binding calcium and other minerals to the skeleton. Together with vitamin D and magnesium, vitamin K contributes to the maintenance of normal bones. 

    In addition, vitamin K contributes to normal blood clotting, through its involvement in the normal functioning of the coagulation cascade. 

    The body receives vitamin K through diet but we can also synthesize it. Vitamin K1 is made by plants and is found in highest amounts in green leafy vegetables. Vitamin K2 is synthesized by bacteria in the normal intestinal flora. 

  • Thiamin (Vitamin B1)

    1.5 mg.

    Thiamin contributes to the normal function of the heart, energy-yielding metabolism, and normal functioning of the nervous system. Thiamin, also known as vitamin B1, belongs to the vitamin B complex. 

    All B vitamins are water-soluble vitamins that we need to intake daily, as they can be stored in the body to a limited extent. There is a very reduced risk of getting an overdose of B vitamins, because the excess is excreted through urine. 

    Major food sources of thiamin in the Nordic diet are cereal products, meat and meat products, and milk and dairy products. 

  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

    1.6 mg.

    Riboflavin contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress and to normal energy-yielding metabolism. In addition, it contributes to the maintenance of normal red blood cells and to the normal functioning of the nervous system. 

    Riboflavin, also called vitamin B2, is an essential component of two major coenzymes. Riboflavin is, like the other B vitamins, a water-soluble vitamin and is absorbed in the proximal small intestine. There is a very reduced risk of getting an overdose of B vitamins, because the excess is excreted through urine.

    The main sources of riboflavin in the Nordic diet are milk, dairy products, meat and meat products. 

  • Niacin (Vitamin B3)

    17 mg.

    Niacin, also called nicotinic acid, contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system, to the maintenance of normal skin and to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. 

    Niacin is part of two important coenzymes nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP). 

    Niacin, also called vitamin B3, belongs to the vitamin B complex. All B vitamins are water-soluble vitamins we need to intake daily, as they can be stored in the body to a limited extent. There is a very reduced risk of getting an overdose of B vitamins, because the excess is excreted through urine. 

    Niacin is mainly found in protein-rich animal foods such as meat, fish, and eggs as well as in peanuts, sunflower seeds, mushrooms, peas and avocados. 

  • Vitamin B6

    1.4 mg.

    Vitamin B6 contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity and to normal homocysteine, protein and glycogen metabolism. In addition, it contributes to the normal function of the immune system by being directly involved in the synthesis of antibodies and other cells that are essential for a normal immune system. 

    Vitamin B6 also contributes to the reduction of fatigue and exhaustion due to its role in the maintenance of normal red blood cells. Vitamin B6 is, like the other B vitamins, a water-soluble vitamin. There is a very reduced risk of getting an overdose of B vitamins, because the excess is excreted through urine.

    Some of the major sources of vitamin B6 are seafood, fish, meat and potatoes. 

  • Folate

    400 μg.

    Folate contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy. 

    We use the natural folate form, 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF). This is the active form of folate, which unlike folic acid, the synthetic form does not need to undergo enzymatic conversion. Therefore, it can be directly absorbed by the body. 

    Folate belongs to the vitamin B complex and is absorbed in the small intestine. All B vitamins are water-soluble vitamins we need to intake daily, as they can be stored in the body to a limited extent. There is a very reduced risk of getting an overdose of B vitamins, because the excess is excreted through urine.

    Folate is found in most foods and high concentrations are found in green leafy vegetables and legumes. 

  • Vitamin B12

    2 μg.

    Vitamin B12 contributes to normal red blood cell formation and has a role in the process of cell division. Together with vitamin B6 and folate, it contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism. Furthermore, vitamin B12 contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, as well as to the normal function of the immune system. 

    Vitamin B12 is involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body as a cofactor in DNA synthesis and in both fatty acid and amino acid metabolism. Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is absorbed in the last part of the small intestine. There is a very reduced risk of getting an overdose of B12 because the excess is excreted through urine.

    Meat, dairy products and seafood are particularly good sources of vitamin B12. Vegetarian diets, especially vegan diets, tend to contain low or minimal amounts of vitamin B12. 

  • Biotin

    30 μg.

    Biotin is also known for being the "beauty vitamin", as it contributes to the maintenance of normal hair and normal skin. 

    Biotin, also called vitamin B7, contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes, to normal energy-yielding metabolism, and to the normal functioning of the nervous system. 

    Biotin is, like the other B vitamins, a water-soluble vitamin. There is a very reduced risk of getting an overdose of B vitamins because the excess is excreted through urine.

    Biotin is found in small amounts in most foods. Oats, bread and wheat bran are good sources of biotin. 

  • Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5)

    6 mg.

    Vitamin B5 contributes to the normal synthesis and metabolism of steroid hormones, vitamin D and some neurotransmitters. 

    Pantothenic acid, also called vitamin B5, is required to synthesize coenzyme A and to synthesize and metabolize fats, proteins and carbohydrates. This is why pantothenic acid contributes to the reduction of fatigue and exhaustion and to a normal energy-yielding metabolism. 

    Pantothenic acid belongs to the vitamin B complex. All B vitamins are water-soluble vitamins we need to intake daily, as they can be stored in the body to a limited extent. There is a very reduced risk of getting an overdose of B vitamins, because the excess is excreted through urine. 

  • Zinc

    9 mg.

    Zinc contributes to the normal function of the immune system and to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.  Zinc is a mineral that acts as a trace element in the body which has a role in the process of cell division and contributes to normal DNA synthesis. 

    We are proud of our bioavailable zinc source, zinc bisglycenate chelate. 

    Zinc is found primarily concentrated in bones, skin, muscles, red blood cells, brain, the reproductive system, hair, nails and eyes. 

    Meat, dairy products and whole grain products are good sources of zinc. 

  • Copper

    0.9 mg.

    Copper is a mineral that is a part of many different functions in the body. 

    Copper is incorporated into a variety of metalloenzymes that serve to protect cells from oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is caused by free radicals that form in response to cigarette smoke, pollution or the sun’s rays for example. 

    By contributing to a normal energy-yielding metabolism and protecting cells from oxidative stress, copper also contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system, which is one of the important functions copper has in the body. 

  • Manganese

    2 mg.

    Manganese contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress and to a normal energy-yielding metabolism. 

    Manganese is a catalytic cofactor for several enzymes such as arginase, pyruvate carboxylase, and superoxide dismutase (SOD). It also acts as an activator for a large number of other enzymes, some of which participate in the synthesis of proteins and cholesterol. 

    Whole grains, nuts and leafy vegetables have a high manganese content. 

  • Selenium

    60 μg.

    Selenium contributes to the normal function of the immune system. Selenium is found in all body tissues and acts primarily as a cofactor for the enzymes involved in antioxidant activities and thyroid hormone metabolism. Therefore, selenium contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress and to normal thyroid function. 

    We use a natural source of selenium extracted from yeast. 

    Selenium is found in meat, milk, dairy products and in certain nuts, especially Brazilian nuts. Selenium is also found in cereals and vegetables, but the content varies greatly based on the amount of selenium found in soil. 

  • Chromium

    30 μg.

    Chromium is involved in the absorption of macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Therefore, chromium contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism. 

    Chromium also contributes to the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels. Although the exact mechanism has not been identified yet, chromium seems to be involved in the promotion of insulin action, thus helping in the maintenance of normal blood sugar levels. 

    Chromium is found in whole grains, fish and processed meats. 

  • Iodine

    175 μg.

    Iodine contributes to the normal production of thyroid hormones and normal thyroid function. Furthermore, iodine contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system and normal cognitive function. 

    A normal thyroid gland is only the size of the tip of your thumb, but it controls your metabolism throughout the body. Thyroid hormones and iodine contribute to a normal energy-yielding metabolism. 

    In 2000, the addition of iodine to bread and table salt became mandatory in Denmark, in response to studies showing low iodine status and goiter in certain population groups. 

    Fish, especially sea fish, shellfish and seaweed generally contain a high iodine content. 

  • Cranberry

    75 mg.

    Vaccinium macrocarpon, also called large cranberry or American cranberry, is a North American cranberry species. It is native to central and eastern Canada and the northeastern and north-central United States. 

    Vaccinium macrocarpon is a low-growing evergreen shrub. In late spring and early summer, it produces white or pink flowers followed by tart-flavored pink berries in early to mid-autumn. 

  • Vitamin C

    100 mg.

    Vitamin C contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress and to the normal function of the immune system. In addition, vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of bones, cartilage, gums, skin, teeth and blood vessels. 

    Our vitamin C is natural and comes from acerola berries, also known as Barbados or Antillean cherries. The acerola fruit is considered to be one of the richest natural sources of vitamin C. If a normal orange has a vitamin C content of approximately 0.05%, acerola may contain up to 4.5%. Our bodies cannot synthesize vitamin C therefore, we need to obtain it through our diet. 

  • Iron

    40 mg.

    We have carefully selected the organic and gentle source of iron called ferrous bisglycinate chelate. 

    From the 20th week of pregnancy, the amount of blood in a pregnant woman’s body increases and is diluted. This means that there might be a decrease in the amount of red blood cells (blood percentage). The red blood cells transport oxygen throughout the body, and if the blood percentage is low, you might experience fatigue, headaches or dizziness. Therefore, the body needs extra iron during pregnancy. Iron contributes to normal formation of red blood cells and hemoglobin and to normal oxygen transport in the body. Iron also has a role in the process of cell division and contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. 

    Iron is found in our diet but many women have, according to the Danish National Board of Health, small iron stores when they become pregnant and do not get sufficient amounts of iron from the diet to cover for the increased needs during pregnancy. Therefore, it might be a good idea to take an iron food supplement. 

  • Calcium

    200 mg.

    Calcium has a role in the process of cell division and specialization, is needed for the maintenance of normal bones and contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism. 

    We have carefully selected a natural marine source of calcium that comes from the red algae in the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic seaweed naturally absorbs minerals from the ocean during its growth phase. At maturity, these minerals calcify and form a skeletal structure that separates from the young material and are then harvested sustainably. This natural marine calcium source is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. 

    Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. The amount of calcium in the body at maturity is approximately 1,200 g in adult women, and over 99% of it is found in teeth and bones. In the Nordic countries, milk and dairy products are the most important sources of calcium. 

  • DHA

    82 mg.

    Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a long chain omega-3 fatty acid. DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function and of normal vision. The beneficial effect is achieved with a daily intake of 250 mg DHA. 

    Together with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), DHA contributes to the normal function of the heart. The beneficial effect is achieved by a daily intake of 250 grams of EPA and DHA, equivalent to two Omega-Krill™ capsules. 

    The omega-3 fatty acid DHA is the most common fatty acid in the human brain and makes up approximately 20% of all fatty acids found in the brain. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids that the body cannot produce itself. We must therefore get it through the diet we eat. Fish and fish products are good DHA sources. 

  • EPA

    178 mg.

    Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is a long chain omega-3 fatty acid. Together with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), EPA contributes to the normal function of the heart. The beneficial effect is achieved by a daily intake of 250 grams of EPA and DHA, equivalent to two Omega-Krill™ capsules. 

    Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids that the body cannot produce itself. We must therefore get it through the diet we eat.

    Krill and fish, especially semi-fat and fatty fish types, are the main sources of the long-chain fatty acids DHA and EPA. 

  • Choline

    82.6 mg.

    Choline contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism and normal lipid metabolism. In addition, choline contributes to the maintenance of normal liver function. 

    Choline is a vitamin-like nutrient that is closely related to B vitamins. It is an organic compound that the body can also synthesize from the amino acids serine and methionine. 

    Krill, fish, beef, poultry, eggs and some types of beans and nuts are rich sources of choline. Many vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and dairy products are also good choline sources. 

  • Astaxanthin

    100 μg.

    Astaxanthin is a carotenoid pigment that gives the krill oil its beautiful deep red color. Being a carotenoid, astaxanthin comes from the same family as beta-carotene, a carotenoid that has vitamin A activity. In nature, astaxanthin is found in a wide variety of living organisms. 

    Our bodies cannot synthesize astaxanthin, and like many other carotenoids, it must be added to the diet or in the form of a food supplement. 

    Krill, algae, trout, salmon, shrimp, crayfish and yeast are good sources of astaxanthin. 
FAQ

You probably have a lot of questions

When should I start with PregnancyCare™?
We recommend that you start with PregnancyCare™ in the second trimester of pregnancy and consume it until you give birth. PregnancyCare™ contains folate, which contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy and iron, which contributes to the normal formation of red blood cells. In addition, PregnancyCare™ contains 10 µg of vitamin D3, which follows the Danish Health and Medicines Authority’s recommendation of vitamin D throughout pregnancy, as well as calcium and the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA. 
Why do I need extra iron supplementation from the 2nd trimester of pregnancy?
As pregnancy progresses, the pregnant woman´s need for iron increases due to the development and growth of the fetus and uterus. In total the need for iron is at least double compared to before pregnancy. Therefore, PregnancyCare™ contains twice as much iron as FertilityCare™.

During pregnancy the amount of red blood cells increases by approximately 20%, but the amount of fluid in the blood vessels increases by approximately 50%. The result is that the blood becomes diluted even though the number of red blood cells increases. This is explained by the fact that the blood percentage during pregnancy is lower than normal.
Why do we use folate (5-methytetrahydrofolate) as a source of folic acid instead of folic acid?
Folic acid is a synthetic compound that has no biological activity unless it is enzymatically converted to 5-methyltetrahydrofolate. Unfortunately, the conversion may be incomplete in some people. 

At La Roar, we use the natural folic acid form, 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF). This is the active form of folic acid which is highly bioavailable (how it gets absorbed and used by the body) because, unlike folic acid, 5-MTHF does not need to undergo enzymatic conversion. This means that it can be directly absorbed by the body. 
Why do we use krill oil instead of fish oil?
At La Roar, we are especially proud of our Omega-Krill™ fatty acids capsules. The omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA contribute to the normal function of the heart. The beneficial effect is achieved by a daily intake of 250 grams of EPA and DHA together, equivalent to two Omega-Krill™ capsules. 

Krill are shrimp-like crustaceans and a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Krill live in dense swarms primarily in the Antarctic seas. Like fish oil, krill oil contains active EPA and DHA, which do not require further transformation in the body, like plant omega does for example. However, unlike omega-3 from fish oil, krill are omega-3 bound in a phospholipid form which helps them integrate into the cell membranes and may be a better delivery form to the body’s organs. In addition, krill oil is also a good source of choline and astaxanthin, which gives the oil its beautiful dark red color.

The Omega-Krill™ fatty acids capsule is made with a new encapsulation technology that contains ethyl vanillin, which gives it a light and pleasant scent of vanilla. The water-soluble form of the capsule allows the oil to quickly dissolve in the stomach, so the well-known "fish breath" is avoided.
How do I take PregnancyCare™?
We recommend you to take the daily dose with a glass of water, preferably in the evening and in connection with a protein-rich meal. If you feel like it, you can enjoy a cup of decaffeinated tea afterwards. Avoid coffee and sugar with your daily dose. 

We have carefully selected a gentle chelated source of iron called ferrous bisglycinate. When it reaches the stomach, the chelated iron is neutral, meaning that it carries no electrical charge. This neutrality ensures that iron does not react with other nutrients such as calcium and does not block their absorption. 
Why do you recommend taking the daily dose in the evening?
We recommend you to take the tablets in the evening because of the magnesium content of the daily dose. Magnesium can have a relaxing effect on your muscles that can help you before going to sleep. 

Furthermore, vitamins A, D, E and K are fat-soluble vitamins. They are found primarily in fatty foods and are absorbed into the body through the fat from the diet. Therefore, we recommend that you do not take the tablets on an empty stomach. During the day, most of us get a relatively good intake of nutrients through our diet including fat and this is what we would like to build on. 

You can of course take your daily dose in the morning, after your breakfast, if it fits better in your daily routine. Try to avoid taking it on an empty stomach. 
For how long should I take PregnancyCare™?
We recommend you to take PregnancyCare™ until birth. For the postpartum period, we have carefully developed MaternityCare™. 
Should I supplement with something else?
No, it is not necessary. PregnancyCare™ is a complete multivitamin-mineral, plant extract, and omega-3 food supplement with folate, which contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy. Unless you have special needs that go beyond the purpose of the product, you are fully covered by this food supplement in connection with a healthy and varied diet.

If you have specific questions, you are always welcome to send us an email at info@la-roar.com
Do you have any other good tips during pregnancy?
Yes, of course we do. In our blog section RoarBlog, you will find a lot of wonderful articles about fertility, pregnancy, diet, fish oil vs. krill oil, fertility tests, pregnancy tests, sex, stories from women who are planning a pregnancy, pregnancy nausea, recipes and of course about food supplements. 

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