At the moment, I’m consuming Pregnancy Formula by Blackmores. My main concern is, when I searched for the product’s review, I couldn’t find any yet and I found that this product is only available in M’sia (if I’m not mistaken). My question is, is this product really safe for mom-to-be? I don’t want it to be like Enfamil whereby the respective country used Eastern regions to be guinea pigs. Infact, the effect of the result is not yet being confirmed.
Do you have information on the long-term effects of consumption of the pills? I hope you can provide me with the details and clarification as I don’t want things turning out to be not as I wished for.
I look forward to your reply soon.
Your help is highly appreciated. Thank you.
Asked by Tiesha86 - Posted 6 years, 9 months, 4 weeks, 1 Day, 18 hours, 6 minutes ago.
- My question is, is this product really safe for mom-to-be?
Yes it is safe. Blackmores Pregnancy Formula was first launched in Australia about 15 years ago. However it was known as Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-feeding Formula in Australia back then. And this formula was recently ‘upgraded’ and re-named Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-feeding Gold formula approximately 5 years ago. Our Blackmores Pregnancy Formula has been used by thousands of mums in Australia prior to the launching of ‘upgraded’ formula 5 years ago.
To sell a product (supplements) in Malaysia, we need to register our formula with the Drug Control Authority of Malaysia (DCA). DCA is very strict as to what is allowed or disallowed to be included into a formula. We also need to provide stability and safety data to DCA to ensure that it is not harmful for human consumption.
The difference between the ‘upgraded’ formula and our current Blackmores Pregnancy Formula that is sold in Malaysia is the addition of vitamin D3, increased folic acid levels and also phosphorous. Our Blackmores Pregnancy Formula’s ingredients are carefully adapted from Australia to suit the requirement of DCA and also our Malaysian consumers. Therefore there may be slight differences found in both the formulas. Please see attachment for our current Malaysian formula that was sold in Australia previously. Therapeutic actions and safety data of the main nutrients that is important for the growing baby is highlighted in the attachment.
There have been no adverse effects reported to the Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA) on this product. In Australia, any serious adverse effects that needs a Doctor’s attention has to be reported to TGA for further investigation.
- Do you have information on the long terms effect of the pills consumption?
Please see attachment. All the clinical reference is stated at the end of the document. Below is the link on consumer reviews of our ‘upgraded’ Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-feeding Gold formula. These attachments were distributed to pharmacists and other healthcare practitioners throughout Australia. At the moment, our Blackmores Pregnancy supplement has been voted no. 1 in Singapore and Australia by consumers.
For more information on our Blackmores Pregnancy Formula - http://www.blackmores.com.my/Products/Detail.aspx?ProductId=2343
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