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Monday, 1 April 2013

New addition to my daily supplements.

Went to LHDN panel last week just to get this! *insert senyum kambing here*.  Again, speaking of getting it for free. Hehe.  

Well, since we have the privilege to do so, might as well make a full use of it kan.  At least I get to save around RM60 per month :))

I  got to know bout NeuroGain from my cousins and SIL. Private hospital memang recommend and prescribe this supplement to their expectant patients.  As for government hospitals, I checked with my gynae and she said, they don't prescribe it but it is up to the mother-to-be to consume it or not.  I'm not sure why they don't prescribe it.  Could be the cost is kinda pricey.  Ntah la..

Nevertheless, since my cousins and SIL said that it is good for brain development (also did some readings on the net), I decided to consume it.  I didn't bother to go and check at the pharmacy sbb my SIL cakap mmg mahal.  Well, it cost around RM60 +-  for 30 capsules i.e. 1 month supply.  I mmg decide nak ambik kat panel je sebab... well.... it's free!! hihi.

From my readings, it says that kita boleh start NeurogainPB ni masa kandungan masuk 2nd trimester.  Ada jugak yg cakap bila 3rd trimester.  And even lepas give birth pun kita boleh continue makan this supplement sbb baby still boleh dapat khasiat dia melalui susu nanti.  That's why it is called NeurogainPB.  Kalau nak tau, PB tu ialah Pregnancy, Breastfeeding.

So from Mr google, here are the benefits of Neurogain PB ni:-

NeuroGain PB, ianya mengandungi DHA, EPA, AA, OA dan natural tocopherol untuk membantu menjana otak bayi dari dalam kandungan.

another explainations:

Scientifically Formulated For Pregnant and Breast-feeding Women
Both Ω=3, Ω=6 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are essential but the body requires them in a ratio that is not normally achieved by the typical diet of today's industrialized nations. They must be consumed regularly as the body has limited storage for them.

Pregnancy - in the last three months of pregnancy, it is important that the mother-to-be has an ample supply of the omega-3 fatty acids. Around 70 percent of all the cells that made up the adult brain are formed during this period. The omega-3 DHA central to this process reaches the fetus from the mother via the placenta.

If there is insufficient DHA for the baby, fetal development may be impaired resulting in lower IQ and poor visual acuity.

What is NeuroGain® PB Vegicaps®* ?
Neurogain® PB is a natural, customized, standardized, refined purified, high quality formulation of conditionally Essential Fatty Acids for Pregnant and Breast-feeding women. Now available in vegetable capsules made in Germany, Neurogain® PB is DHA high, EPA low with AA and OA to help Pregnant and Breast-feeding women meet important pre and peri natal nutritional requirements in essential fatty acids. Neurogain® PB is scientifically formulated in line with international recommendations for essential fatty acids supplementation early in life.

Why a vegetable capsule ?

Unlike capsules from beef or pork materials, vegetable capsules (Vegicaps® Soft)* have a multicultural appeal while showing proven chemical and physical stability with low odor, taste and aftertaste.

Who needs NeuroGain® PB ?

Pregnant and Breast-feeding women
Pregnant women with a history of low birth weight babies, pre-term births
Frequent, multiple pregnancies
Pregnant women allergic to fish and eggs
Poor, unbalanced maternal diet

When is the best time to take NeuroGain® PB ?
At meal time for better absorption and compliance. When eating, the fats in the meal will improve the absorption of Neurogain® PB essential fatty acids like DHA in the body.

Is it safe to use NeuroGain® PB ?Yes, NeuroGain® PB is a natural DHA supplement of EFAs. The EPA level is low in line with WHO and ISSFAL recommendations for DHA supplementation at an early stage of life. NeuroGain® PB is not a drug.

Why is NeuroGain® PB free of Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) ?

EPO, Borage oil, and possibly other substances containing GLA, should not be used during pregnancy because they may be harmful to the fetus and induce labor

How about the cleanliness of the finished product ?

NeuroGain® PB is manufactured under the highest international standards for quality and safety for EFAs. In order to minimize the risk of contamination, NeuroGain® PB is controlled and molecularly distilled to systematically remove PCB's and DDT's. Heavy metals are removed by going through an absorption column. At the end, varied tests will check the low level of peroxidation and the removal of pollutants.

What are the best storage conditions for NeuroGain® PB ?
Store at room temperature in a cool and dry place. The vegetable capsules provide excellent protection for oxygen sensitive essential fatty acids.

From my observation, anak2 my SIL sume agak cerdik and cergas. Bab2 menghafal surah2 Al-Quran pun kecik2 dah boleh. And the first two kids tu every year dapat no.1 dalam kelas and seluruh darjah 5 and 6. Ok, i tak pasti if supplement ni ada direct implication to their cleverness, tapi x salah if kita cuba and ikhtiar kan?. InshaAllah.


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