Frequently asked questions

There are lots of common questions about Elevit with Iodine so we've put together a list that will give you the answers you are looking for.

What is Elevit with Iodine?

Elevit with Iodine is a vitamin and mineral supplement for pregnancy that has been specially formulated to meet the needs of women who are trying to conceive, or who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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Why would Elevit with Iodine be recommended above other supplements?

Elevit with Iodine contains key vitamins and minerals that are required before, during and after pregnancy, and Elevit is clinically proven to reduce the risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida by 92%.1

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How is Elevit with Iodine different to other pregnancy multivitamins?

Many of the pregnancy supplements available in New Zealand are basic multivitamins that have been slightly adjusted for pregnancy. In contrast Elevit with Iodine has been scientifically proven to reduce neural tube defects in a large, statistically significant clinical trial1. Elevit with Iodine has the highest combination of certain key vitamins and minerals, like iron, folic acid and iodine, which is why it's only available from pharmacies. It is also only one tablet daily compared to many supplements which require 2 or more capsules/tablets daily.

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Elevit with Iodine contains 800mcg of folic acid why is this higher than others?

800mcg was the amount of folic acid used in the Czeizel study, which in combination with the other vitamins and minerals in the formulation showed a significant reduction in neural tube defects, including spina bifida.1 It is also the amount the Ministry of Health recommends pregnant woman take.

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Are there any benefits in taking Elevit with Iodine right through pregnancy?

Elevit with Iodine, in conjunction with a healthy diet, helps meet the increased nutritional requirements that occur throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding. There is an increased requirement for iron during pregnancy, and Elevit with Iodine can help prevent dietary iron deficiency. Likewise, there is an increased need for folic acid throughout pregnancy. Other vitamins and minerals that are required at higher levels throughout pregnancy include zinc, calcium, vitamin C, B6 and B12.

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How do I take Elevit with Iodine?

Elevit with Iodine is a once-daily tablet that can be taken at anytime of the day. It is also easy to halve or crush the tablet to make it easier to swallow.

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Where do I get Elevit with Iodine?

Elevit with Iodine is only available through pharmacies. If your local pharmacy does not yet stock Elevit with Iodine, ask the staff for help or call 0800 847 874 to find out where it is available.

Is Elevit with Iodine gluten free?

Yes

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Is Elevit with Iodine lactose free?

No. Elevit with Iodine contains a small amount of lactose.

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Is Elevit with Iodine yeast free?

No.

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Does Elevit with Iodine contain sucrose?

Yes. Elevit with Iodine contains a small amount of sucrose.

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Does Elevit with Iodine contain
egg products?

No.

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Does Elevit with Iodine contain peanuts?

No.

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Does Elevit with Iodine contain any preservatives?

No.

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Does Elevit with Iodine contain sulphur?

Yes. Elevit with Iodine contains sulphur in the ingredients copper, manganese and zinc.

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Is Elevit with Iodine Halal certified?

No.

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Why are the first 4 weeks of pregnancy critical?

Why are the first 4 weeks of pregnancy critical?