Are you pregnant, breastfeeding or a new mum?

Good nutrition is vital throughout your pregnancy, not just in the first 12 weeks. Taken alongside a healthy diet Optipreg Pregnancy Plus will help you to feel your very best throughout your pregnancy and beyond.  Optipreg Pregnancy Plus – Contains 21 Vitamins & Minerals

Let’s take a closer look at what each vitamin/mineral actually does:

Vitamin C

Contributes to the normal function of the immune system and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.  It is crucial for the formation of collagen, which is essential for normal blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin, and teeth.  It protects cells from oxidative damage and increases iron absorption.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an antioxidant.  One of vitamin E’s basic function is to protect cell membranes.  It also helps the body to use selenium and vitamin K.

Vitamin B3

Also called Niacin, it is needed to release energy from carbohydrate foods.  It is also involved in controlling blood sugar, keeping skin healthy and maintaining the proper function of the nervous and digestive systems.

Vitamin D3

Supports the normal function of the immune system, helps maintain strong bones and teeth and supports muscle function.

Vitamin B6

Another name for Vitamin B6 is Pyridoxine. Vitamin B6 is essential for forming red blood cells, helping cells to make proteins, manufacturing brain chemicals such as serotonin and releasing stored forms of energy.

Vitamin B1

Also known as Thiamin.  Vitamin B1 is essential for converting the carbohydrates in foods into energy.  It also promotes healthy nerves and may be useful in treating certain types of heart disease.

Vitamin B5

Also known as Pantothenic Acid.  Vitamin B5 is involved in the production of various enzymes and in the breaking down of carbohydrates, fats, and protein from foods so that they can be used by the body.  The body needs vitamin B5 to maintain proper communication between the brain and the nervous system and to produce certain stress hormones.

Vitamin B2

Also known as Riboflavin.  Vitamin B2 plays a vital role in the production of thyroid hormone, which speeds up metabolism and helps to ensure a steady supply of energy.  It also helps the body in producing infection-fighting immune cells. Helps keep skin, eyes, and the nervous system healthy.

Folic Acid

The UK Department for Health recommends that if you are trying for a baby or are pregnant you should take 400mcg folic acid supplement daily until you’re 12 weeks pregnant.  This is to help prevent neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, in your baby.  Folic acid also has a role in the process of cell division and contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy.


Like vitamin B5, Biotin is involved in the production of various enzymes and in the breaking down of carbohydrates, fats, and protein from foods so that they can be used by the body.  Biotin plays a special role in helping the body to use glucose, its basic fuel, as well as promoting healthy hair, skin, and nails.

Vitamin B12

Also known as Cobalamin, it is essential for cell replication and is particularly important for red blood-cell production.  It maintains the protective sheath around nerves, assists in converting food to energy and plays a critical role in the production of DNA and RNA, the genetic material in cells.


Magnesium is involved in energy production, nerve function, muscle relaxation and bone and tooth formation.


Iron is an essential mineral that contributes to the reduction in tiredness and fatigue.  Essential for the normal formation of red blood cells, normal oxygen transport in the body, normal function of the immune system and normal energy-yielding metabolism.


Another essential mineral critical for hundreds of processes that take place in the body, including the normal function of the immune system, maintenance of normal skin, hair, nails, bones, vision, and cognitive function.  It is essential for normal fertility and reproduction and for the maintenance of normal testosterone in the blood.  It also protects cells from oxidative stress.


A trace mineral essential for many body processes.  It acts as an antioxidant, blocking rogue molecules known as free radicals that damage DNA.  It also contributes to normal production of sperm, the maintenance of normal hair, nails, immune system, thyroid function.


Copper is essential in the formation of collagen, a fundamental protein in bones, skin, and connective tissue.  It also plays an important role in the production of red blood cells and may also help the body to use its stored iron and plays a role in maintaining immunity and fertility.


A trace mineral that’s main role is the manufacture of thyroxine, the hormone responsible for regulating metabolism.  It also contributes to normal cognitive function, normal functioning of the nervous system and the maintenance of normal skin.


L-Arginine is an amino acid that is essential during pregnancy to support fetal development and placental growth.


Sometimes referred to as vitamin B8.  It influences the action of insulin, a hormone essential for blood sugar control.  Inositol may help prevent high blood sugar levels during pregnancy when taken in combination with folic acid, but more studies are needed to confirm this effect.

N-Acetyl L-Cysteine

An amino acid who primary role is in antioxidant production.  NAC may help improve fertility in men by reducing oxidative stress that damages or kills reproductive cells.  It may also aid fertility in women with PCOS.

Beta Carotene

Beta carotene is converted by the body into vitamin A (retinol) and is also a potent antioxidant that is beneficial to your brain, skin, lung, and eye health.