Gesticare DHA Uses

Gesticare DHA is designed to provide extra nutrition for pregnant women. It is a prescription prenatal vitamin that contains a variety of different vitamins and minerals, including iron, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids. There are currently no approved Gesticare DHA uses in children, as many prenatal vitamins contain iron in amounts that are too high for this age group.

What Is Gesticare DHA Used For?

Gesticare® DHA is a prescription prenatal vitamin. Prenatal vitamins are designed with pregnant and breastfeeding women in mind. They are used to fill in any nutritional gaps in the diet of these women.
Gesticare DHA is also useful for women trying to conceive. Because it is important to get enough folic acid prior to pregnancy and during early pregnancy (including the early weeks before you even know you are pregnant), your healthcare provider may recommend that you take a prenatal vitamin while trying to get conceive.
In fact, since so many pregnancies are unplanned, it is a good idea for any sexually active woman of reproductive age to take a prenatal vitamin or at least a multivitamin with a minimum 400 mcg of folic acid.

How Does Gesticare DHA Work?

Gesticare DHA contains a variety of different vitamins and minerals. These nutrients are important for a healthy pregnancy, and many pregnant women may not get enough of these nutrients, for various reasons. Perhaps most importantly, this prenatal vitamin contains folic acid, which is important to prevent certain birth defects, such as spina bifida. It also contains iron, calcium, and other vitamins and minerals.
Like many of the newer prenatal vitamins, this product contains omega-3 fatty acids, including DHA. There is some evidence that DHA may provide a variety of different health benefits, including a decreased risk of preterm birth (having a baby prematurely), improved brain function, and improved vision.
Fish are the main source of DHA, and the typical American diet is usually deficient in this. In addition, since many pregnant women are instructed to limit their intake of certain fish due to risks of mercury toxicity, it is likely that many pregnant women are not getting enough DHA. The DHA in Gesticare DHA comes from algal oil, a plant-based source.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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