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We require 1000 mg of calcium every day, and the best sources are dairy foods such as milk, yoghurt and cheese, bony fish and calcium-fortified tofu.
Many women are moving away from dairy foods in favour of non- dairy alternatives that are not calcium-fortified. Some women simply are not getting enough from this food group and that leaves a significant gap in calcium intake.
The calcium content of your pregnancy multi-vitamin varies. And most pregnancy multi-vitamins contain little or no calcium.
Calcium is a tricky mineral: it can impact the absorption of other critical minerals like iron and zinc which are also commonly found in pregnancy multi-vitamins.
So, to get the most out of your pregnancy multi-vitamin and your calcium supplement, it is best to take them as separate products for maximum absorption!
Plus, if your health care provider has advised you need calcium to fill in a dietary gap that you have, you want to be getting enough!
Yes! Perdays Pregnancy Calcium & Vitamin D mini-capsules are small and easy to swallow. Compared to a regular calcium supplement, our pregnancy calcium tablets are designed be more compact, making it easier for anyone that has difficulty swallowing large pills.
Please note: We do not recommend crushing or cutting the tablets.
Always consult with your healthcare professional. Perdays Pregnancy Calcium & Vitamin D is formulated to help support your healthy pregnancy. You may take it in conjunction with our other products.
Perdays Calcium and Vitamin D is water soluble, meaning it easily breaks down in the body and can be taken on an empty stomach. Studies also show calcium is best absorbed in small doses throughout the day rather than in 1 large amount. This is why we recommend taking 2 tablets up to three times a day, as advised by your health care professional, and ensure you take it away from your Perdays Pregnancy Iron & Vitamin C at night, to avoid iron and calcium interacting negatively for absorption!
It is best to start a calcium supplement when your health care professional advises you need calcium to support your current diet or you have additional requirements, this may be whilst trying to conceive, during pregnancy (in any trimester), or after you deliver your baby!
About 70% of women of reproductive age are not getting enough calcium through diet alone, and this is harder for those who avoid dairy foods, or bony fish (for example those who follow vegan or vegetarian diet).
This is completely dependent on your unique situation and diet! Perdays Pregnancy Calcium & Vitamin D dosage can be tailored so you are only taking what you need, plus features our more absorbable calcium citrate which is 27% better absorbed compared to calcium carbonate!
2 tablets (1 serve) provides 333 mg calcium + 133.2 IU vitamin D
4 tablets (2 serves) provides 666 mg calcium + 266.4 IU vitamin D
6 tablets (3 serves) provides 999 mg calcium + 399.6 IU vitamin D
Discuss your requirements and dosage recommendations with your healthcare practitioner.
Most prenatal vitamins are made from calcium carbonate and calcium citrate. Calcium carbonate needs extra stomach acid to dissolve and so it is best taken with a meal. In contrast, your body quickly absorbs calcium citrate because this from doesn’t need to be dissolved to be absorbed. Our calcium prenatal is made from Calcium citrate so you can take it throughout the day – with or with out food.