Vital Essence 3 - Third Trimester Vitamins & Minerals


Vital Essence 3 has been developed to meet the specific needs of your body in the final trimester of pregnancy. In weeks 28-40, your blood volume increase by 40% and your baby is growing faster than at any other time.

Vital Essence 3 is designed to help meet all these needs and to help you keep as fit and healthy as possible in preparation for labour, birth, and breast-feeding. The formulation contains 30 of the most important micro-nutrients for this key stage of your pregnancy, including Calcium, to help with muscle growth and nerve and muscle functions, and Magnesium to help with the synthesis of protein and healthy cell division.

  • Premium nutrition for mother and baby - weeks 28-40 of pregnancy
  • Includes the recommended 400mcg of Folate (Folic Acid)
  • 1 month's supply from 90 capsules
  • Suitable for vegans

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  • Capsules

  • Dairy Free

  • Gluten Free

  • Vegan

  • Vegetarian

  • Yeast Free

Who is it for?

Most of a baby's Calcium is deposited in this trimester as his or her bones and teeth harden. The foetus takes up Calcium at the rate of approximately 350mg a day during this stage of the pregnancy, so it is good to have a plentiful supply to prevent it being scavenged from your own skeleton. There's plenty of Iron in Vital Essence 3, helping to support your immune system and production of red blood cells in preparation for the birth.

Vital Essence 3 also has good levels of Vitamin D and Vitamin B3 and Choline to help support the structural integrity of your cell membranes. All 30 nutrients in this supplement have been carefully selected for the role they play in the 3rd trimester.

Directions For Use: Take one capsule three times a day with food. Should only be taken on a full stomach. Suitable for vegans. Free from artificial colours, preservatives, gluten and yeast. Non-GM. If under medical supervision, seek guidance from your medical practitioner before using this product.

What’s in it?


Female Fertility: Assists with the regulation of hormonal activity and supports female hormonal health generally.

Male Fertility: Important for the healthy functioning of the paternal immune system and regulation of hormonal activity. Also involved in the normal metabolism of protein and glycogen, plus some neurotransmitters, as well as the normal formation of red blood cells.

Pregnancy & Post Natal: Important for the normal functioning of the immune system and regulation of a mother’s hormonal activity

Vitamin C

Fertility: Important antioxidant which assists in protecting both partners' DNA from oxidative damage for healthy eggs and sperm. Also critical for the normal function of the immune system and helps with absorption of Iron

Pregnancy: Helps with the absorption of iron and supports the normal function of the nervous system and immune system

Vitamin E

Fertility: Important antioxidant that helps to protect the egg as well as sperm DNA from damage

Pregnancy & Postnatal: Essential for metabolism and the development of the nervous system throughout pregnancy and if breastfeeding


Fertility: Important for the normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin, normal oxygen transport and the proper functioning of the immune system

Pregnancy: Makes haemoglobin, the substance which carries oxygen in the blood. Women can have low Iron status entering pregnancy because of menstrual blood loss and need to build up reserves in preparation for labour. Also important for normal function of the immune system, normal cognitive function and normal cell division of the growing baby


Female Fertility: Antioxidant that helps to protect maternal DNA, as well as proteins and lipids from oxidative damage. Also important for the normal functioning of the immune and thyroid systems

Male Fertility: Important for normal sperm production. Also helps protect DNA, and sperm membranes from oxidative damage, as well as supporting male thyroid function, which is very important for fertility

Pregnancy: A powerful antioxidant, especially important to help protect maternal DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage. Also important for the normal functioning of the mother’s immune and thyroid systems


Pregnancy: Important for the maintenance of cellular energy and the normal function of the nervous system. 

Post Natal: The concentration of biotin in breast milk is 15 times higher than in the mother’s blood, which may suggest a link between Biotin and a baby’s growth and development

Vitamin D

Female Fertility: Contributes to normal cell division, the normal functioning of the immune system and healthy inflammatory response, which is necessary for the fertilised egg to implant

Male Fertility: Contributes to normal cell division, the normal functioning of the immune system and healthy inflammatory response

Pregnancy: Helps your baby's bones, teeth, kidneys, heart and nervous system to develop

Post Natal: Important to help maintain a healthy inflammatory response and the normal functioning of the immune system


Female Fertility: Important for the synthesis of proteins and maintenance of a healthy maternal metabolism

Pregnancy: Essential for energy production, for normal neuro-transmission and for many major metabolic reactions


Female Fertility: Important for cell growth

Male Fertility: Has powerful anti-oxidant characteristics


CoQ10 is a fat-soluble compound which is important to our overall health as it is present in almost every single cell in our body. Egg cells have many times the concentration of mitochondria (responsible for energy production) as regular cells.

CoQ10 helps produce ATP which is the energy for almost every biological process in our body.

There are two forms of CoQ10 (Ubiquinone and Ubiquinol), Ubiquinone needs to be converted by the body into Ubiquinol before it can be used, whereas Ubiquinol is already active and many times more potent, meaning that optimal levels of CoQ10 can be restored more quickly and efficiently.


Inositol is active in cell to cell communication, transmitting nerve impulses. Cells need inositol to regulate various functions mediated by hormones and it is an important component in the development and maturation of eggs.

Although inositol occurs naturally in cereals, fruits and nuts, many women with PCOS suffer from an inositol deficiency. Supplementing with myo-inositol can therefore assist in maintaining levels of this important nutrient.

Beta Carotene

Female Fertility: A good maternal store helps protect against cell mutation following conception. Safe form of delivery of extra Vitamin A as the body converts it on an "as needed" basis

Pregnancy: Helps protect, safely, against Vitamin A deficiency. Supports normal cell differentiation, normal function of the immune system as well as the normal metabolism of iron

Post Natal: Helps protect, safely, against Vitamin A deficiency and cell mutation. Supports normal function of the immune system as well as the normal metabolism of Iron. Passed on through mother’s milk


Female Fertility: Essential for many of the body’s functions, including normal cell division. Also supports normal cognitive function and the normal metabolism of fatty acids. Zinc deficiency is often found in women with fertility problems
and in long-term users of the contraceptive pill

Male Fertility: Very important for male fertility. Needed to make the outer layer and tail of the sperm. Zinc is lost in the semen, so needs to be replenished regularly


Female Fertility: Helps to maintain normal muscle function and neurotransmission. Also assists in maintaining a healthy digestion

Pregnancy: Needed initially for the development of the nervous system and strong healthy bones and teeth

Post Natal: Needed for the development of your baby’s nervous system and strong, healthy bones and teeth

3 capsules per day typically provide:
 Vitamin D 3   1000iu 25ug 500
 Vitamin E    9iu 6mg TE 50
 Vitamin C 240mg 300
 Thiamin (Vitamin B1) 10mg 909
 Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 10mg 714
 Niacin (Vitamin B3) 36mg NE 225
 Vitamin B6 20mg 1429
 Folate (as 5-MTHF) 400ug 200
 Vitamin B12 20ug 800
 Biotin 200ug 400
 Pantothenic Acid (Vit B5) 25mg 417
 Calcium 225mg 28
 Magnesium 113mg 30
 Iron 20mg 143
 Zinc 15mg 150
 Copper 1000ug 100
 Manganese 1mg 50
 Selenium 100ug 182
 Chromium 20ug 50
 Iodine 150ug 100
Choline Bitartrate 80mg
 Pomegranate Extract 60mg
 N-Acetyl Cysteine 50mg
 Alpha Lipoic Acid 33mg
 Grapeskin Extract 25mg
 Inositol 10mg
 Coenzyme Q10 20mg
 Beta Carotene 4mg
 Lutein 1mg
 Lycopene 1mg

Source Ingredients:

Calcium Citrate, Magnesium Citrate, Vegetarian Capsule Shells (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose), Calcium Carbonate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Choline Bitartrate, Magnesium Oxide, Ferrous Fumarate, Pomegranate Hull Extract (Punica granatum), N-Acetyl Cysteine, Zinc Citrate, Nicotinamide, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (Vitamin B6), Calcium Pantothenate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Grape Skin Extract (Vitus vinifera), Coenzyme Q10, Rice Hull Concentrate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Anti-caking Agents (Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide), Inositol, Riboflavin, D-Alpha Tocopheryl Succinate (Vitamin E), Sodium Alginate, Corn Starch, Modified Corn Starch, Pea Starch, Beta Carotene, Manganese Citrate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Tapioca Maltodextrin, Acacia Gum, Copper Citrate, Lutein, Sucrose, Antioxidants (Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Ascorbyl Palmitate, DL-Alpha Tocopherol, Sodium Ascorbate), Fractionated Coconut Oil, Lycopene, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Quatrefolic ® 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate Glucosamine Salt, Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3), Glucose Syrup, Sodium Selenite, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Chromium Picolinate, Methylcobalamin (Vitamin B12)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • My GP says if I am eating a good diet, I do not need to take vitamins?

  • My appetite has gone off, I don’t want to eat as much. May I take Vital Essence 3 instead of food?

  • What is “RDA” and why are so many of the ingredients in Vital Essence 3 higher than 100%?

  • Vital DHA during the third trimester

  • Do I need prenatals in third trimester?

  • What supplements should I take in the third trimester?

  • How can I improve my third trimester?

  • How important are vitamins in the third trimester?

  • Can I stop taking prenatal vitamins at 36 weeks?

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