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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05-05-2012 14:26 #11
05-05-2012 14:30 #12Senior Member
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Yep it definitely has iodine in it.
05-05-2012 15:08 #13
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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05-05-2012 15:13 #14
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.
05-05-2012 15:19 #15
05-05-2012 15:33 #16
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.
05-05-2012 16:29 #17
05-05-2012 17:18 #18
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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05-05-2012 17:23 #19Member
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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
05-05-2012 17:24 #20Senior Member
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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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