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Bring Back the Romance with More Energy

Romance is much more Romantic when you both have Energy.  An iron deficiency could cause a slump...

Whether people admit it or not, love is perhaps the greatest supplement of all.  It promotes the production of Oxytocin and many other chemicals needed for a healthy, happy life. So next time your significant other is bugging you to watch something romantic, it may not be a bad idea to listen.  The resulting impact on the body and brain could lead to superior long-term health.

Symptoms and their recommended counterparts:

Love is blind = Vitamin C
Love is tired = Iron Supplements
Love is a battlefield = Omega 3 Multivitamins
Love is a DJ = Life is a dance floor

Enjoy these top ten rated romantic movies to bring back the Oxytocin to your brain.  In the meantime, make sure your blood has enough iron to keep the energy in your love life.

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Fascinating Data Visualization of Vitamin Supplements and their Potential Effectiveness

How to quickly identify which supplements might be most effective.

David McCandless has utilized his powers of data visualization to help people rapidly isolate the supplements
that may have the best benefit for their lives.

Watch this impressive visualization of data at 12:25 that quickly and efficiently displays super foods and supplements that may be very helpful or altogether useless.  You can find some of these supplements in the products section of our website.

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Information is Beautiful... When properly represented.

Below are the most powerful super foods and supplements by order of effectiveness, according to research done by David McCandless.  You can get many of these vitamin supplements at wholesale prices.
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Sleep Deprivation May Lead to Long-term Brain Damage
It is no secret that the brain needs rest in order to function properly.  However, a new article from CNN suggests that long-term deprivation of REM sleep cycles can lead to extensive brain damage.  According to the study, brain damage occurs in the centers of the brain responsible for alertness and cognitive function.

The article also details that more than 25% of the neurons died in these areas of the brain within laboratory rodents.  It also details that having the ability to catch up on sleep is a myth. There is no real way to recover from long-term insomnia, and according to the study, rest is crucial for the brain.
Vitamins can help brain functions

In lieu of this study, there are some vitamin supplements that may help with brain function, and promotion of good cognitive health.

They are:  Omega 3 Vitamins  |  DHA   | and Vitamin D

Maintaining the recommended daily doses of these three vitamins can promote healthy brain function, and potentially build resistance to long-term damage.  While these supplements are helpful, it is strongly recommended that everyone get a full 8 hours of rest every day, unless instructed otherwise by a physician.

*FDA Disclaimer: This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Works Cited:

Source:  Ben Brumfield, CNN®, March 19th, 2014  URL: http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/19/health/sleep-loss-brain-damage/ 

Tips for a Smooth Pregnancy

So, it’s happened…you’re finally expecting. Now that your cloud of excitement for baby is starting to lessen, the accompanying joys of pregnancy are starting to enter into your thoughts. Pregnancy can be difficult to navigate through; your body goes through a wide number of changes and keeping your sanity can be difficult. We’ve compiled a list of things that will make pregnancy easier on you and healthier for baby.

Exercise. Doing pregnancy approved exercises and stretches can really help ease pain and give you more energy. It also helps decrease your chance of complications and you’ll bounce back quicker after labor.

Take a Prenatal Class. This allows you to become properly prepared and educated. It also provides the opportunity of making new friends who are also having kids.

Decrease Your Caffeine Intake. cut back to about 300 mg of caffeine per day. That’s around 2 cups of coffee. The caffeine isn’t good for the baby.

Increase your Calorie Intake.  Most physicians recommend increasing it by 300-500 calories. Choose healthy options for the calories, such and vegetables and fruits. All the nutrients you intake are the ones that are going to the growth and development of your baby.

Go Swimming. Swimming creates a feeling of weightlessness and can help ease aches and pains.

Inspect Your Home for Dangerous Chemicals. Make sure none of your cleaners has toxic chemicals that can harm your baby during pregnancy. Using all natural cleaners is always a safe bet.

Take Prenatal Vitamins. Make sure not to take them on an empty stomach and accompany them with a lot of liquids. Vitamins and supplements can play a vital role in your nutrition. Folic acid and iron supplements are vitally important during pregnancy. Pharmics provides a variety of prenatal and multivitamin options, ensuring you maintain your optimal health throughout this beautiful process.

Prenatal Vitamins May Reduce Autism Risk by 40%

Do it for me, I’m worth it!

Could taking a prenatal vitamin supplement with folic acid before and during pregnancy help reduce the chances of your child being diagnosed with autism later?
According to a new Norwegian study, yes.
Researchers tracked more than 85,000 Norwegian children born between 2002 and 2008. Doctors asked pregnant women to fill out a questionnaire about supplement use, both before and during their pregnancies, and followed the children for an average of six years. Autistic disorder was present in 0.10 percent of children whose mothers took folic acid, compared with 0.21 percent in children whose mothers did not take folic acid.
In this study it indicates that prenatal vitamins, taken 3 months before becoming pregnant, and during pregnancy, may reduce the risk of autism:
The study reports that mothers of children with autism and autism spectrum disorders were significantly less likely than mothers of children without autism to have taken prenatal vitamins three months before conception and in the first month of pregnancy. The finding, published in the Journal Epidemiology and the Journal of the American Medical Association , suggests that taking prenatal vitamins with Folic Acid in this period may help prevent these disorders, reducing the risk by some 40 percent. 
In a new study of California moms, women whose children had autism recalled getting less folic acid through food and supplements early in their pregnancies than those whose kids didn’t develop the disorder.

The CDC and many physicians recommend that women of childbearing age take a prenatal vitamin daily. Have you taken your O-Cal Prenatal today? only 18 cent per day.  Order today and get Free Shipping with Coupon Code FS35

Iron supplements may protect against behavioral problems in low birth weight kids
Iron May Give Small Babies Behavioral Boost.
Giving babies born with a low birth weight iron supplements during the first 6 months of life appears to improve their behavior around preschool age, a randomized trial showed. See full study for more details. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2012/12/05/peds.2012-0989.abstract

Iron-Deficiency Anemia and Its Oral Treatment with Iron Protein Succinylate (Ferretts IPS)
Iron-Deficiency Anemia and Its Oral Treatment with
Iron Protein Succinylate (Ferretts IPS)
Lester Partlow, Ph.D.
In iron-deficiency anemia (IDA), the concentration of erythrocytes and/or hemoglobin in the blood is below normal. This can result from (a) inadequate iron in the diet, (b) poor absorption of ingested iron, (c) blood loss, or (d) an increased need for iron due to, for example, pregnancy. An estimated 3 to 12 million people suffer from IDA in the United States1.
Since two thirds of all iron in the body is contained in hemoglobin, iron deficiency is often simply thought of as a disorder that reduces oxygen delivery. However, iron is also required for normal activity by many other important enzymes (myoglobin, cyto¬chromes, catalase, peroxidase, tryptophan pyrrolase, xanthine oxidase, alpha-glycero¬phosphate oxidase, and aconitase) that are unrelated to oxygen transport.
The symptoms of iron deficiency can include any or all of the following: anemia, fatigue, shortness of breath during exercise, muscle abnormalities, tachycardia (rapid heat rate), pallor, headache, glossitis (inflammation of the tongue), koilonychias (spoon nails), pica, decreased work performance, impaired cognitive development and/or functioning, premature labor, and increased perinatal maternal mortality2.
Ferrous sulfate, the classical treatment of choice for IDA, was first approved in 1938; other iron salts have been used but have little advantage. The most prominent side effects of iron salts include heartburn, nausea and vomiting, upper gastric discomfort, diarrhea, and constipation. Reported gastrointestinal symptoms due to treatment with iron salts range in frequency from 15% to 40% depending on dose and other factors1,2. In many patients, these effects lead to noncompliance which prevents the effective treatment of IDA2.
The untoward GI effects of iron salts can be largely overcome by use of an Iron Protein Succinylate solution (Ferretts IPS), a preparation in which ferric iron is encapsulated in milk protein (casein); this form of iron is similar to that found in natural foodstuffs3. Because IPS is present as an insoluble precipitate at stomach pH, very little iron is released until IPS reaches a more alkaline environment in the intestine. Thus, there is very little gastric irritation4. In a clinical study of 3,500 patients, 93.7% reported satisfactory gastric tolerability4.

Another advantage of IPS is that, unlike iron salts, its absorption is not reduced by antacids, H2-receptor antagonists, or food intake3. Yet another advantage is that, since IPS is in solution, it cannot become lodged or retained like dry tablets or capsules of iron salts in the upper parts of the GI tract and cause serious irritation or ulceration in the oral cavity, larynx, or esophagus.
1Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 11th edition, 2006
2Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 16th edition, Volume 1, 2005
3US Pharm. 2005;12:60-70
4ChemiNutra, 2004

Which iron should I choose?
Ferretts IPS liquid Iron Supplement
The primary role of iron relates to the ability of red blood cells to adequately carry oxygen for use throughout the entire body
• Fatigue
o To Prevent Fatigue, iron is needed by the body to make hemoglobin rich blood, which transports oxygen to the cells.
o Iron is needed for adenosine triphosphate production (ATP), which is essential for cellular energy and proper cell function.
• Exercise
o Replace losses due to increased physical activity. Iron is lost through sweat and through bleeding of the digestive tract from the jarring motion of exercise.
o Studies indicate that 34% of female runners and 8% male runners are iron deficient.
• Pregnancy
o Iron is needed for proper placenta development
o Iron is needed for the prevention of pre-term and low birth weight babies
o Studies estimate that up to 58% of pregnant women are iron deficient.
• Pediatric
o Iron is essential during the first eight months for brain growth and the effects of anemia may be associated with developmental delays in both motor and cognitive abilities.
• Treatment Duration
o Up to six months to restore low iron stores
o When iron deficiency is left untreated, it can lead to conditions that are more serious (see Anemia.com)

• Ferretts IPS liquid
o Ferretts IPS is safe and efficacious. Ferretts IPS contains iron wrapped in a casein protective layer, which does not dissolve in the gastric mucosa (stomach). 93.7% of subjects reported no side effects
o Ferretts IPS dissolves in the intestine as ferric iron; the active component is rapidly absorbed.
o Ferretts IPS has a superior safety profile. Ferretts IPS allows long-lasting treatment, as is most often required for iron deficiency anemia.
Ferretts IPS contains 40 mg elemental iron per 15 ml (tablespoon).
o Ask your pharmacist for Ferretts IPS liquid, Available at any pharmacy.

Yes, Prenatal Vitamins are necessary.
Are prenatal vitamins really necessary? The answer is Yes. It’s tough to get all the nutrients you and your baby need, even if you eat a broad range of foods, including meat, dairy products, fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes. Most women can benefit from taking a prenatal vitamin and mineral supplement, preferably before they start trying to conceive. Think of it as an insurance policy to make sure you’re getting the right amount of certain crucial nutrients during pregnancy. Taking a prenatal vitamin is even more important for women with certain diets and dietary restrictions, health issues, or pregnancy complications. This includes women who are vegetarians or vegans, are lactose-intolerant or have other food allergies, smoke or abuse other substances, have certain blood disorders, have certain chronic diseases, have had gastric bypass surgery or are having twins or triplets.
Is there something in a prenatal supplement that I can’t get from food?
There are two crucial nutrients, folic acid and iron, are always included in prenatal vitamins because most pregnant women don’t get enough of them from food alone:
Folic acid: Getting enough of this B vitamin can reduce your baby’s risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida and anencephaly by 50 to 70 percent. Folic acid may also reduce the risk of other defects, such as cleft lip, cleft palate, and certain heart defects. Taking folic acid may even lower your risk of preeclampsia. Your body absorbs the synthetic version of folic acid better than the natural one found in food, so even if you eat a balanced diet, a supplement is strongly recommended.

Iron: Most women don’t get enough of this mineral in their diet to meet their body’s increased need during pregnancy, which can lead to iron-deficiency anemia. Avoiding iron-deficiency anemia can cut your risk of preterm delivery, low birth weight, and infant mortality. A new study also indicates if you want a smarter baby you should take iron and folic acid during pregnancy.

Iron Deficiency in Infants and Toddlers and Possible consequences
    Ferretts IPS infant dosage
– Of all nutrient deficiencies, iron deficiency is the most common and is especially prevalent in infants and toddlers.
– Iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia in infants may adversely affect long-term neurodevelopment and behavior; some of these effects may be irreversible.
– Studies confirm that iron deficiency anemia increases lead absorption; therefore, prevention of iron deficiency anemia might also serve as to reduce the likelihood of lead poisoning.

80% of the iron present in a full term newborn infant is accumulated during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. It is very important that Mom not be iron deficient during the 3rd trimester.

Prenatal Vitamins – What are they?
    Prenatal Vitamins – What are they?
Most healthcare professionals recommend that women during their child bearing years take a prenatal vitamin with Folic Acid (such as O-Cal Prenatal), whether they are pregnant or not. These recommendations are made for the benefit of the mother’s health and that of her developing baby. The specific formula of these multivitamins is to help alleviate any nutritional deficiencies in the mother’s diet. During pregnancy, a woman’s daily intake requirements for certain nutrients, such as folic acid, calcium, and iron will increase. Vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, and folic acid are vital for proper fetal growth and development. Proper nutrition is the foundation for a healthy life. To help increase your likelihood of creating a healthy and nutritious environment in which your baby can develop, it is important that you establish a well-balanced diet and exercise routine before getting pregnant.

Women – take Folic Acid before you’re Pregnant!
Folic acid is very important because it can help prevent major birth defects of the baby’s brain and spine (anencephaly and spina bifida) by 50% to 70%. The CDC urges women to take Folic acid every day. Start at least one month before getting pregnant. (www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/folicacid/about.html) Spina bifida, is the most common neural tube defect. Spina bifida may leave a child with varying degrees of paralysis, incontinence, and sometimes mental retardation. Neural tube defects occur within the first 28 days after conception, most often before many women realize that they are pregnant. About fifty percent of all pregnancies are unplanned the Department of Health recommends that you take folic acid each day. Natural sources of folic acid are: green leafy vegetables, nuts, beans, and citrus fruits. It is also found in many fortified breakfast cereals and prenatal vitamins.
Prenatal Vitamins May Reduce the Risk of Autism
The finding, published in the July 2011 issue of the journal Epidemiology, suggests that taking prenatal vitamins prior to conception and during pregnancy may help reduce the risk of autism. (journals.lww.com/epidem/Abstract/2011/07000/Prenatal_Vitamins,_One_carbon_Metabolism_Gene.8.aspx)
Want Smarter Kids? Take Iron and Folic Acid during Pregnancy
Iron and folic acid are the two major nutrients that are crucial during pregnancy for neurodevelopment of the baby. A recent study reveals the important role of folic acid and iron during pregnancy and shows that mothers who take both the nutrients during pregnancy have smarter babies. Iron deficiency is considered to be the most common and widespread nutritional disorder in the world. (jama.ama-assn.org/content/304/24/2716.abstract)
A new large study revealed that fish oil or DHA intake does NOT result in lower levels of postpartum depression in mothers or improve baby’s cognitive functions or brain power. (jama.ama-assn.org/content/304/15/1675.abstract)
High Folate Intake May Reduce Risk of Colorectal Cancer
Intake of high levels of folate (folic acid) may reduce colorectal cancer risk, according to a new study in Gastroenterology. Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that occurs naturally in food. Prenatal Vitamins are also rich in folate (folic acid).http://www.gastro.org/news/articles/2011/07/05/high-folate-intake-may-reduce-risk-of-colorectal-cancer
Iron in pregnancy
Iron helps both the mother and baby’s blood carry oxygen. Iron will also help you avoid symptoms of tiredness, weakness, irritability, and depression. Also 80% of the iron present in a full term newborn infant is accumulated during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Therefore it is important to consume more iron while you are pregnant to ensure that you and your baby are getting enough oxygen.

Calcium in Pregnancy
Calcium during pregnancy can prevent a new mother from losing her own bone density, as the fetus uses the mineral for bone growth. During the last two trimesters of pregnancy and while breastfeeding, your body absorbs more calcium than when you are not pregnant. Your baby needs this extra calcium to build healthy teeth and bones. If you don’t get enough calcium in your diet during pregnancy, the calcium your baby needs will be taken from your bones. While a daily vitamin supplement is no substitute for a healthy diet, most women need supplements to make sure they get adequate levels of these essential vitamins and minerals. Not all prenatal vitamins are the same. Look for one that includes the following ingredients: Folic Acid, Vitamin D, Calcium, Vitamin C, Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Zinc and Iron. Discover the unique benefits of O-Cal FA and O-Cal Prenatal Vitamins. Gentle, well tolerated, small easy to swallow tablets, physician recommended, patient trusted

Information on this page is not intended to replace the advice of your healthcare professional.

Study: Prenatal Vitamins May Reduce Autism Risk
Take a look at this study highlighted in the New York Times. It appears that prenatal vitamins, taken 3 months before becoming pregnant, and during pregnancy, may reduce the risk of autism:

new study reports that mothers of children with autism and autism spectrum disorders were significantly less likely than mothers of children without autism to have taken prenatal vitamins three months before conception and in the first month of pregnancy. The finding, published in the July issue of the journal Epidemiology, suggests that taking vitamins in this period may help prevent these disorders, reducing the risk by some 40 percent.

New Packaging for Ferretts Iron Supplement
In response to comments from our customers the packaging of the Ferretts tablets has been changed from unit dose to a more convenient bottle with a child resistant cap. Also Ferretts tablets are now dye free. Please let us know what you think about the new packaging of our iron supplements.

Thank you for making O-Cal
I tried numerous other prenatal supplements, all of which made me feel ill, when I came across O-Cal one day. The supplements are easy on the stomach, devoid of too many extra “fillers” and quite inexpensive. Thank you for making this great-quality product. I am 8 months pregnant now and would recommend them to anyone! JessiK

Dr gave me a sample to try
At my prenatal visit my doctor gave me several brands of vitamins to try. I was nervous because I was already dealing with major morning sickness and am very sensitive to vitamins anyway. Out of the five she offered O-CAL F.A. was the only one that didn’t make my symptoms worse. Now five years later I’m still taking O-CAL F.A. for my daily vitamin because it’s easy on my stomach and is approved by my doctor. I’m so happy I have it and don’t have to fear taking my vitamins anymore! Thank you!


Folic Acid, Iron and Calcium in pregnancy
Are You Pregnant? We Have What You Need
Trying to get Pregnant, Pregnant or Nursing? Prenatal vitamins are recommended for all women of childbearing age. So whether you are planning to get pregnant, or if you are pregnant or nursing, or a woman of child bearing age it is recommended that you should be taking a prenatal vitamin each day.O-Cal Prenatal Vitamin and O-Cal FA multivitamin are complete formulations that have a great track record of being gentle on the stomach and easy on the pocket book. If your prenatal cost more than $5 per month you are pay too much.
Nutrition is the building blocks for a healthy mom and baby. Since the growing baby’s exclusive nutrient source is mom, it is important that mom is well nourished. Prenatal vitamins are designed to provide the extra nutrients that may be hard to get from a typical diet, such as Folic Acid, Iron and Calcium.
Folic acid is a B vitamin that helps prevent neural tube birth defects (spina bifida). Folic Acid works to prevent birth defects if taken before conception and during early pregnancy. Studies show that if all women consumed the recommended amount of folic acid before and during early pregnancy, up to 70 percent of all neural tube defects could be prevented (1, 2). Folic acid also may help prevent other birth defects, including cleft lip and palate and some heart defects (1, 3). The March of Dimes states that a recent study suggests that women who take folic acid for at least 1 year before they become pregnant can cut their risk for having a premature baby born before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy by half (4). The study also suggests that these women can reduce their risk of having a very premature baby (born before 32 completed weeks) by up to 70 percent. Premature babies are at increased risk of newborn complications and lasting disabilities, including mental retardation, cerebral palsy and vision loss, with very premature babies at the highest risk.
Iron is a mineral that is an essential constituent of blood and muscle, and is require for transporting oxygen in the blood stream. Iron deficiency anemia is a common condition in pregnancy; studies indicated that approximately 20% of women and 50% of pregnant women are iron deficient (5). Iron helps both the mother and baby’s blood carry oxygen. Typical symptoms of iron deficiency are fatigue, irritability, weakness, pale skin color.
Calcium: Getting enough calcium is essential during pregnancy. If mom doesn’t get enough calcium from her diet, the body takes it from her bones to give to her baby. Over time, this loss may weaken bone and lead to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis makes the bones weak and more likely to break. Calcium is used throughout your body. It helps keep your bones and teeth strong. During the last two trimesters of pregnancy and during breastfeeding, your body absorbs more calcium from food than when you are not pregnant. Your baby needs this extra calcium to build healthy teeth and bones. If you don’t get enough calcium in your diet during pregnancy, the calcium your baby needs will be taken from your bones.
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Folic Acid. Updated 1/30/08.
2. Berry, R.J., et al. Prevention of Neural Tube Defects with Folic Acid in China. New England Journal of Medicine, volume 341, number 20, November 11, 1999, pages 1485-1490.
3. Botto, L.D., et al. Vitamin Supplements and the Risk for Congenital Anomalies Other Than Neural Tube Defects. American Journal of Medical Genetics C Semin. Med. Genet., volume 125, number 1, February 15, 2004, pages 12-21.
4. Bukowski, R., et al. Preconceptional Folate Supplementation and the Risk of Spontaneous Preterm Birth: A Cohort Study. PLoS Med, volume 6, number 5, May 12, 2009: e1000061
5. http://www.nlm.hih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000584.htm.

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Iron Supplements that overcome the stigma of iron therapy

IRON DEFICIENCY AND ANEMIA… Iron is a mineral that is an essential constituent of blood and muscle, and is required for the transport of oxygen. The primary role of iron relates to the ability of red blood cells to adequately carry oxygen to sustain the body’s cellular support. When iron deficiency progresses to anemia, and anemia is finally detected, an unbalanced condition has already been reached.
High-risk groups include:
  • Women of child-bearing age who have blood loss through menstruation
  • Pregnant or lactating women who have an increased requirement for iron
  • Infants, children, and adolescents in rapid growth phases
  • People with a poor dietary intake of iron
  • People who donate blood more than three times per year
  • Adolescents, especially male & female endurance athletes
  • People who have had WLS (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Elderly
  • People who use aspirin regularly
Sign and Symptoms
  • Pale skin color
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore tongue
  • Brittle nails
  • Unusual food cravings (called pica)
  • Decreased appetite (especially in children)
  • Headache – frontal
  • Blue tinge to sclera (whites of eyes)

Deliver more Cute Babies, Prescribe O-Cal Prenatal!

Deliver more Cute Babies, Prescribe O-Cal Prenatal!

O-Cal Prenatal Medicaid Approved
Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Dye Free
Prenatal Vitamin & Mineral Supplement
with 1mg Folic Acid
Besides the obvious—five reasons
to prescribe O-Cal Prenatal
  1. Well tolerated for better compliance
  2. Small easy to swallow tablets
  3. Complete formulation of 16 vitamins and minerals
  4. Best patient value
  5. Quality since 1970 from a Utah based company
  6. Small – Easy to swallow: White film coated tablet
  7. Gentle on the system
  8. Low Iron
  9. Complete Formulation: 16 vitamins and minerals including 1 mg Folic Acid
  10. Gluten Free

Each Tablet Contains:

  • Vitamin A (Acetate) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,500 IU
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 mg
  • Vitamin D-3 (Cholecalciferol) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400 IU
  • Vitamin E (Acetate) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 IU
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine HCl) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.6 mg
  • Niacin (Niacinamide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 mg
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 mg
  • Folic Acid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 mg
  • Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 mcg
  • Calcium (Carbonate) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 mg
  • Iron (Ferrous Fumarate) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 mg
  • Iodine (Potassium Iodide USP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 mcg
  • Magnesium (Oxide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 mg
  • Zinc (Oxide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 mg
  • Copper (Cupric Sulfate) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 mg

Contact Pharmics, Inc. 

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After years of trying various iron supplements,I have finally found one that really makes a differencewithout the nasty side effects. Before finding Ferretts IPS I struggled with choosing either sluggishness from lack of iron or the side effects of the supplements themselves. With the convenient liquid form of iron I know that I am getting the goodness of Ferretts IPS right into my body. I am now finding energy I never had before and I feel great!
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O-Cal Prenatal Vitamins

O-Cal Pregnancy Prenatal Multivitamin with Folic Acid
  • Ideal before conception, during pregnancy, and while breastfeeding.
  • Contains a balance of 16 vitamins and minerals, including 1 mg Folic Acid.
  • Dye Free (white film coated)
  • Gluten Free
  • Sugar Free
  • Small Easy to swallow tablets
  • Free Shipping
O-Cal Prenatal Vitamins are designed to meet a woman’s unique nutritional requirements before, during, and after pregnancy. O-Cal Prenatal vitamins provide a balance of vitamins and minerals in formula that is free from artificial colors, sugar and gluten. This makes O-Cal Prenatal vitamin a natural choice in prenatal vitamin supplements. O-Cal Prenatal vitamins are a small, easy-to-swallow tablet (one tablet per day), it is much easier to take than other oversized prenatal supplements.O-Cal Prenatal Vitamin & Mineral:
  • Contains no artificial dyes or colors, flavors or preservatives.
  • Just 1 tablet a day provides the ideal balance of key vitamins – including Folic Acid.
  • Comes in a small, easy-to-swallow tablet – perfect for sensitive stomachs.
  • One bottle provides 240 Tablets – a eight month supply!
  • Manufactured in USA.
Importance of Folic Acid
Folic Acid is very essential for a healthy pregnancy and healthy fetal development. Folic acid has been shown to decrease the risk of birth defects like spina bifida or other neural tube defects. It is recommended that women increase their intake of folic acid even before trying to conceive. – and with the O-Cal Prenatal formulation of  1 mg folic acid (1000 mcg), provide the ideal dosage for those trying to conceive, those that are  pregnant and those who are breastfeeding.
Folic acid is a B vitamin. It helps the body make healthy new cells. Everyone needs folic acid. For women who may get pregnant, it is very important. When a woman has enough folic acid in her body before and during pregnancy, it can prevent major birth defects of her baby’s brain or spine. During pregnancy, the body’s requirement for Folic Acid increases and O-Cal Prenatal helps meet these new prenatal nutritional needs by providing 1 mg of folic acid per tablet in addition to other essential vitamin and minerals
Importance of Iron Iron is a mineral that is an essential constituent of blood and muscle, and is required for the transport of oxygen. The primary role of iron relates to the ability of red blood cells to adequately carry oxygen to sustain the body’s cellular support. When the body is deficient of iron serious medical problems can arise. Iron deficiency is a common problem with most women, particularly pregnant women. A small percentage of men also suffer from iron deficiency. Iron deficiency is a frequent concern for post weight loss surgery (WLS) patients. When iron deficiency progresses to anemia, and anemia is finally detected, an unbalanced condition has already been reached. The key to successful iron supplementation is patient compliance. Pharmics has developed iron supplements that overcome the stigma of iron of therapy, better tolerated for better compliance and absorption
  • Pregnancy
  • Iron is needed for proper placenta development
  • Iron is needed for the prevention of pre-term and low birth weight babies
  • Studies estimate that up to 58% of pregnant women are iron deficient.
O-Cal Prenatal is an excellent choise to meeting the nutritional needs of pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

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I have experienced the birth of four children in six years. I have attempted to nurse all of them, only once have I failed. My first went real well. I did all the necessary preparation (nipple exercise, etc.) For the first 2 weeks I was very sore but then I started to heal and all was well until I weaned him at six months.
My second was the most successful in terms of length. I breast fed her for 10 months. Then came my third child. I did all the necessary nipple exercises taking care not to over do it or do too little. Well, I was sore for the first two weeks as with the others, I kept thinking “soon I will be able to breast feed without clinching my teeth.” Well I was wrong. From day 2 or 3 to 3 months I nursed thinking that soon my nipples would heal and all would be fine. I ended up taking her straight to the bottle one night when I couldn’t take it any more, so she was essentially a bottle fed baby.
Then came Sarah. The only red head of the bunch. After I delivered her one of the nurses gave me a set of O-Cal-ette Breast Shields. I did a little nipple exercising just like with the others, but in this case I not only breast fed her for 7-8 months (she weaned herself at that time) I did not have any discomfort at all during the course of time that involved any kind of nipple soreness, cracked or otherwise.
I believe in all honesty that if I had had the O-Cal-ette breast shield after I had my third child I would have been able to enjoy the leisurely and less expensive way of feeding my baby.
Thank you so very much,
Mrs. Paula W. (a very pleased customer)


To whom it may concern:
On October  I gave birth to my first child, Olyvia, and I decided to go through with my decision to breastfeed her. I had a very difficult time trying to get her to latch-on and when my milk came in I became so swollen and engorged that she couldn’t get a hold at all. I was in so much pain that I stayed up all night crying. The next day my sister-in-law told me about the O-Cal-ette Nursing Cups and I bought some. This was the best purchase ever! Now I’m able to breastfeed my baby and I don’t have any pain in doing so. I’d like to thank the inventor of these nursing cups……THANK YOU! The O-Cal-ette nursing cups are a god send!
Sincerely, Kenda L.

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I often hear the question, which prenatal vitamin should I take.  Some women even wonder if they should be taking a prenatal vitamin. Many physicians recommend that every women during her childbearing years take a prenatal vitamin daily.  Prenatal vitamins provide essential nutrients that we may not be getting in our diet.
should i take a prenatal vitamin?

  • Studies show that Folic Acid is a critical component in preventing Birth Defects such as spina bifida.
  • A new study indicates that by taking a prenatal vitamin rich in Folic Acid at least 3 months  prior to conception and during the pregnancy may reduce the risk of having a child with Autism by about 40%
  • Iron: 80% of a baby iron stores are accumulated in the third trimester of pregnancy. Iron deficiency my affect an infant's long-term neurodevelopment and behavior.  ADHD has been linked to iron deficiency in infants.
  • Recent research suggests that women deficient in calcium and vitamin D are at increased risk for preterm birth.
  • Prenatal vitamins are particularly important for smokers, adolescent mothers, vegetarians, vegans, women older than age 35, women with lactose intolerance, and women carrying multiple gestation (twin, triplets, etc.)
  • Babies of women who received prenatal vitamins during pregnancy had up to 30 percent reduction in risk of low birth weight compared to infants of women who received no vitamin supplementation.
  • Approximately 70% of pregnancies are unplannned

    • Order today and get a quality, well tolerated, complete formula prenatal vitamin with 1 mg Folic Acid. A typical generic co-pay during a pregnancy will add up to be more than 1 bottle of O-Cal.