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What does folic acid do?

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Folic acid, one of the B vitamins, is required for normal cell division, protein metabolism, and formation of DNA and neurotransmitters.* In addition, folic acid plays a role in healthy birth outcomes.

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What are the benefits of Ginseng and B vitamins?

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B-vitamins (such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, B12, biotin and pantothenic acid) play an important role in converting proteins, fats and carbohydrates to energy. For thousands of years, ginseng root has been used in China, Korea, and Japan because of its reported benefit of feelings of vitality and wellbeing.*

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How do Centrum Specialist® Prenatal multivitamins support my health during pregnancy?

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Your daily nutrition requirements of certain nutrients increase (particularly for folic acid, calcium and iron) during pregnancy to support development of the baby as well as the increased demands on your body. Centrum Specialist® Prenatal is a complete multivitamin paired with a DHA softgel designed to meet your nutritional needs before, during, and after pregnancy while breastfeeding.

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How does Centrum Specialist® Prenatal support the healthy growth and development of my baby?

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Centrum Specialist® Prenatal provides essential micronutrients for the growth and development of your baby. Adequate levels of folic acid along with other nutrients may help to reduce the risk of neural tube defects and ultimately improve birth outcomes. What’s more, the Centrum Specialist® Prenatal DHA softgel supports the baby’s healthy eye and brain development.*

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Why should I take Centrum Specialist® Prenatal if I’m thinking of becoming pregnant?

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The nutrients in Centrum Specialist® Prenatal may help increase the chances of creating a healthy and nutritious environment for a baby to develop. Birth defects and anomalies can form early in pregnancy, before a woman realizes she is pregnant. By taking a prenatal multivitamin with folic acid, you are helping to ensure that your developing baby gets a good start with the necessary nutrients.

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Why should I take Centrum Specialist® Prenatal after pregnancy?

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Centrum Specialist® Prenatal may be taken after pregnancy, while you are breastfeeding. A mother’s nutritional needs remain increased during breastfeeding. Centrum Specialist® Prenatal has a customized ratio of DHA and EPA to help optimize DHA levels of the mother’s breastmilk for the infant’s growth and development.*

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What are DHA and EPA?

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DHA and EPa are omega 3 essential fatty acids that play important roles in the development of our bodies. DHA is an essential component of the brain and eyes and is important for healthy visual and mental development in utero and through infancy. Studies show that EPA may help with the transport of DHA across the placenta.

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What do we mean by the DHA to EPA ratio? And why is that important?

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Centrum Specialist® Prenatal provides approximately 40mg of EPA and 200mg of DHA. This is a ratio of approximately 1:5mg EPA. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests women take 200 to 300mg of DHA per day during pregnancy and breastfeeding. While there is currently no recommended daily allowance of EPA, the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL) advises that supplemental levels of EPA do not exceed DHA.

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How are Centrum Specialist® Energy multivitamins different from Centrum Performance® multivitamins?

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Centrum Specialist® Energy multivitamins are the same formula as Centrum Performance® -- in a new package design.

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How is Centrum Specialist® Energy specially formulated to support my energy needs?

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Centrum Specialist® Energy is an enhanced complete multivitamin. It is specially formulated with Ginseng and higher levels*1 of B vitamins such as niacin, thiamin, riboflavin as well as vitamins B6 and B12.

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How are Centrum Specialist® Heart multivitamins different from Centrum Cardio® multivitamins?

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Centrum Specialist® Heart multivitamins are the same formula as Centrum Cardio® -- in a new package design.

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How is Centrum Specialist® Heart specially formulated to support my heart health‡‡?

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Centrum Specialist® Heart is an enhanced complete multivitamin. It is specially formulated with heart-healthy nutrients, such as vitamins B6, B12, and E as well as folic acid.

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Can I take Centrum Specialist® Heart and Omega-3 together?

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Yes. You can take Centrum Specialist® Heart together with our ProNutrients® Omega-3 supplement (from the makers of Centrum®) for more heart-health benefits.

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