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Elevit with Iodine for $49.99 for 100 Pk

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Elevit with iodine - pk 100 for $49.99 only normally on $61.99

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  • +1 vote

    How is that a bargain?
    The important part is folate, which is only $5 for a bottle from the same shop.
    Maybe $10 for iron tablets.
    The rest is just expensive urine, unless you are on a really bad diet, and I hope a pregnant woman is not.
    But say you are an alcoholic crack addict, and need such supplements, there are plenty with better value.

    • +2 votes

      Don't discount iodine - it is very important for everyone to get enough iodine. But especially important for pregnant women, to ensure healthy development of the foetus. I don't have enough knowledge to say whether the amount in these tablets is sufficient for pregnant women, though. I would at the very least recommend that everyone uses iodised salt at home (if they add salt to food) as a minimum.

      http://m.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/mskpa...

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        Good point. I may have slightly exaggerated.
        And iodised salt is a lot cheaper than elevit :) We use it.
        When we had our kids, the only recommended supplements were iron and folate.
        I'm kind of assuming that a pregnant woman (especially one considering supplements) is making a little effort to eat a healthy diet with a broad variety of foods including seafood, red meat, dairy, green vegetables, pulses, …

        That is much better than taking pills, because we don't know all the micronutrients needed.
        Folate in pregnancy is a special case because of its short life in the body, and importance at critical stages of development.

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          I definitely get where you are coming from - as someone else said below, it comes down to whether it is worth it for each person to have what is needed in a single tablet and not have to take multiple tablets to get the recommended dose of each ingredient.

          A lot of people (myself included due to several medical conditions) need extra minerals and vitamins from supplements than they can get in their diet. For me it is predominantly iron/folate and B12, for which I have been taking supplements and injections for (respectively) most of my adult life. It doesn't mean I don't eat a balanced diet, just that I can't absorb enough from what I eat. Pregnancy then increases the need for folate/iodine and in my case most likely iron as well. If I can't absorb enough of those now while I am not pregnant, there is no way I would get enough if I was.

    • +3 votes

      The important part is not the folate. The important part is keeping your wife happy by making sure she is convinced she has used the most highly regarded brand name supplements to ensure a healthy baby. $49.99 is a good price for 100 days of peace and not being accused of being stingy when it comes to the health of your baby. Sad reality - science and facts count for little.

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        That is a dangerous, slippery slope, my friend.

        Sure, its just a bottle of placebos pills now, but soon its the $1500 pram, the baby chiropractor, toddler classical music classes, …

  • +1 vote

    Elevit is just an expensive form of folate (assuming this is what you're after). Whilst this may be a bargain, there are much cheaper forms of folate on the market

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    Well it is a well know type of single tablet where you do not have to take three different tablets to do what it does. You may save some money but is it worth the effort? my 5c, as 2c not worth much now a days:)

  • +2 votes

    I recommend Blackmores instead- cheaper and better in my obs opinion

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      care to elaborate on how it is 'better'?
      i am thinking of buying BM before, but then, wife prefer elevit..
      even my doc recommended this.. :)

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    Thanks! when this offer end? Any idea.

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    Looks like online only? Store is still $61.99.

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    Just bought one last night at Victoria Glen Waverley store at $49.99