Upsher-Smith launches new Nexa vitamin

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — Upsher-Smith has amplified its Nexa prenatal vitamin line with the launch of Nexa Select Rx.

The company said the Nexa Select Rx prenatal vitamin, which comes in gel capsules, is an advanced formulation that contains 325-mg of plant-based docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid. The company noted that Nexa Select Rx contains more DHA in each capsule than any other single-gel capsule, prescription prenatal vitamin taken once a day. DHA supports a baby's prenatal and postnatal brain and visual development, Upsher-Smith said. Nexa Select Rx also contains 800 IU of vitamin D3, as well as 1.25 mg of folic acid and 29 mg of iron. In addition, each capsule also contains other essential vitamins and minerals that are important for the overall health and well-being of mother and baby, including calcium and vitamins B6 and C — as well as the gentle stool softener docusate sodium for added comfort.

"There is no more important time to eat a nutritious diet than during pregnancy. Even the most conscientious mothers-to-be can benefit from the added nutritional support that prenatal vitamins provide," said Wesley Mark Todd, senior director of medical affairs at Upsher-Smith. "While Nexa Select includes numerous vitamins and minerals to support a healthy pregnancy, the folic acid and plant-based DHA in a single capsule are especially appealing to many moms-to-be."

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