Natalis is a generic version of the Elevit brand Women’s pregnancy vitamin supplement. Natalis is made by the drug maker Apotex Pty Ltd in Australia. Apotex makes a wide variety of other generic drugs. Elevit is made in Germany by Bayer AG and sold across the world. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia references for Elevit are R213113 and R327012 and for Natalis is R308184.
Elevit contains small amounts of sucrose and Natalis contains small amounts of sugars and soya bean products.
Pregnancy Multi-Vitamins Comparison
Elevit Vs Natalis Ingredients
Please see the table below showing the ingredients of Elevit and Natalis side by side. Elevit and Natalis are virtually identical apart from the name. The difference is Natalis has 1 mg more B1 and 1 microgram more Cyanocobalamin than Elevit.
The key ingredient of both Elevit and Natalis is 800mg of Folic Acid. A typical women’s multi-vitamin contains about 300mg of Folic Acid. Folic Acid is found in leafy green vegetables like broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, spinach and peas. If you are not getting enough grees then the Folic Acid boost could help.
What is Folic Acid?
Folic acid is the water-soluble man-made form of the B vitamin folate also called vitamin B9. Folic acid helps your body make red blood cells and red blood cells carry oxygen to all parts of your body.
What is the recommended dose of Folic Acid for Pregnant Women
Most health authorities (for example QLD Health) recommend a Folic Acid supplement of at least 400 micrograms (μg) per day 12 weeks before pregnancy and during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Both Elevit and Natalis contain double this recommended amount at 800 micrograms (or almost 1 milligram).
1 microgram (μg) is one one-thousandth of a milligram (mg). Or put another way 1 milligram (mg) is 1,000 micrograms (μg).
Where to buy Elevit, Natalis and Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold
Natalis is available at Amcal, but is not currently available at Chemist Warehouse. Chemist Warehouse and Amazon also stock Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold. Elevit is available through Amazon, click here to see prices.
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