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    Does Blackmores have Iodine in it?? Iodine is extremely important in the development of bubs brain. Also Elevit Pregnancy vitamin (not the supermarket one) contains a higher dose of Folic Acid at the internationally recognised dose for pregnancy. I work in pharmacy and will only take Elevit.

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    Yep it definitely has iodine in it.

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    Blackmores does have iodine but not as much as Elevit does. For that reason, I had to take Blackmores as I have Graves' disease, and my endocrinologist was concerned that the higher iodine levels in Elevit might disrupt my now-stable thyroid.

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    I take Swisse "Pregnancy + Ultivite", it contains Iodine and the dose is one a day. i started off using Elevit but swapped as the Swisse are half the price with the same ingredients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Von Zipper View Post
    I used Blackmores because I found Elevit made me constipated due to the amount of iron in it. I know I'm not the only one who has had that issue!

    TBH I don't see why Elevit is so popular... It is very expensive!
    I second this! Blackmore user here.

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    Elevit is popular because of branding and marketing. Yes, it's a great pregnancy vitamin, but so are many others. And doctors are given incentives/kick backs or whatever to promote certain brands; I was given Elevit as a sample when I found I was pregnant, from my doctor. So if this is the case, most women will think, "my doctor recommended it, it must be the best". But I compared labels and couldn't justify spending double on Elevit when I could get the same for less cost in a different brand.
    This was just my personal experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mum2b09 View Post
    Yep it definitely has iodine in it.
    In that case, take whatever you can stomach. I find it hard enough to remember to take it once a day. I also have to take extra iron for anaemia (sp?) so I take fibre to prevent constipation.

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    Elevit does have more folic acid than Blackmores (800 vs 500 micrograms) but the recommended dose is 400-500 micrograms so blackmores still provides sufficient folic acid. But u can't just decide based on the folic acid, u need to look at all the ingredients. I also compared labels and felt blackmores was the better option for me.

    Also, my fertility specialist and my OB both recommended blackmores over elevit, so that sealed the deal for me

    Either way, u can't go wrong - they both provide all the extra nutrition you need for growing bub! Try them both if u can and see which one agrees with you

    Congrats on ur BFP and good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!!
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    I took blackmores last pregnancy and found my morning "nausea" sickness was far worse when I took the tablets. The chemist this time suggested elevit to see if it made a difference, I certainly don't have the metallic taste like I did last time and although I'm still very very early days I feel better.

    Thanks to pp's for the tip about Swiss, I'll grab them next time but the chemist didn't have that brand

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    I was recommended Blackmores because of the iodine I think - but I see elevit is advertising with iodine now! I still think Blackmores is a superior multi!


 

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