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Zita West Vital Essence 3 - Third Trimester Vitamins & Minerals

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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. 

  • Premium nutrition for mother and baby - weeks 28-40 of pregnancy
  • Includes the recommended 400mcg of Folate (Folic Acid)
  • Suitable for vegans

Quantity: 90 capsules, 1 month's supply

*femme do not endorse products, nor do we confirm their effectiveness; instead we recommend that you always seek advice from your GP (and your fertility clinic, especially if you are taking prescribed fertility medication) before product use*


Why you need it:

  • Vital Essence 3 is formulated to address the increased demand for Calcium during the third trimester, ensuring optimal bone and teeth development for the baby. The foetus absorbs approximately 350mg of Calcium daily during this stage, emphasising the need for a plentiful supply to prevent depletion from the mother's skeleton.
  • The supplement contains ample Iron to support the immune system and contribute to the production of red blood cells. This is particularly important in preparation for childbirth.
  • All 30 carefully selected nutrients in this supplement play specific roles in supporting the unique demands of the third trimester.

Why we love it:

  • Vital Essence 3 is specifically designed to meet the nutritional requirements of the third trimester. The emphasis on Calcium, along with a balanced mix of essential nutrients, demonstrates a targeted approach to supporting the final stages of pregnancy.
  • The inclusion of various vitamins and minerals, such as Selenium, Vitamin D, Vitamin B3, Choline, and others, showcases a comprehensive formulation. This ensures that the supplement not only addresses the immediate needs of the mother but also contributes to overall health and development.
  • The careful selection of all 30 nutrients in this supplement reflects a commitment to scientific formulation. The inclusion of specific elements like Vitamin D, Iron, and other key nutrients is based on their recognised roles in supporting the unique challenges of the third trimester.

What's inside (and why):

  • Calcium: Vital for the baby's bone and teeth development during the third trimester. The formulation recognises the increased need for Calcium, with the foetus absorbing approximately 350mg daily during this stage.
  • Iron: Supports the immune system and production of red blood cells, crucial in preparation for childbirth. Iron deficiency is common, and the supplement ensures a good supply for the mother's health.
  • Vitamin D, Vitamin B3, and Choline: Contribute to the structural integrity of cell membranes. These elements play vital roles in supporting various cellular activities and functions, emphasising the importance of comprehensive nutrient support.
how to 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.



B-vitamins, Vitamin E, Selenium, Vitamin D, Lycopene, Myo-inositol, Zinc, Folate, Vitamin C, Irong, Biotin, Magnesium, CoQ10, Beta Carotene, Calcium

Zita West Vital Essence 3 - Third Trimester Vitamins & Minerals
Zita West Vital Essence 3 - Third Trimester Vitamins & Minerals
Zita West Vital Essence 3 - Third Trimester Vitamins & Minerals
Zita West Vital Essence 3 - Third Trimester Vitamins & Minerals
Zita West Vital Essence 3 - Third Trimester Vitamins & Minerals
Zita West Vital Essence 3 - Third Trimester Vitamins & Minerals
  • Dairy free

  • Gluten free

  • Vegetarian & vegan

  • Yeast free

I first ordered the vital DHA and vital essence for first trimester, and more recently the third trimester and postnatal vitamins. I can't guarantee it was the vitamins, but I have felt so well my entire pregnancy (I'm now 35 weeks), no nausea, and so much energy. What I like most about these vitamins, is that they are aimed at each trimester and not the same for the entire pregnancy, as vitamin requirements do change during pregnancy. In regards to the vitamins themselves, they have no unpleasant taste, as some vitamins I have taken have and are not too large to swallow.
Highly recommended.

Louise Brandman

I love Zita's products. After my last baby I was feeling drained and deflated- I tried her vitamins and they gave me such a boost.

This 2nd time round I have them already ordered and ready to go post birth.

Totally trust everything Zita <3

Skye Blanchard

Zita West Inositol and Folate - miracle supplement

I started Zita West Inositol and Folate in August this year after many years battling PCOS and absent periods.
I can say that after 1 week my periods returned and after 3 months I finally got a positive pregnancy test.
I have been trying for a baby for 3 years with no luck whatsoever.
I decided to start Zita West after reading many excellent reviews from women also with PCOS
I can honestly say Zita West has been my miracle supplement.
I've only ever had 1 issue with a product not arriving in time and after contacting customer services I spoke to a lady called Sarah who resolved this immediately and sent me the product ensuring I would receive it within 24 hours.

If you have PCOS and are struggling with absent periods or ovulation I can now highly highly recommend Zita West Inositol and Folate.

Thank you again Zita for creating these wonderful products

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Supporting my IVF journey

I have been taking the supplements for egg quality for the past 3 months in advance of starting IVF. I don't know yet if they will help my IVF, but I am overall feeling much better in myself. All interaction with the company have been efficient and the box arrives on time each month. Thank you!

Kate Carson

The products were recommended by friend of mine who lost 10 pregnancies in her life. After 3 months of taking supplements by her and her husband she finally got pregnant and has a wonderful son.

I also had some problems with transport company and without requesting I’ve received 10 proc discount. Basically it was my fault that I didn’t read properly the conditions of the company.

Products and customer service is amazing. I am pretty impressed.

Thank you again! Your products give many couples hope.


Frequently asked

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

In our view, even if you have a healthy diet – which many people don’t these days, given missed, hurried or convenience meals – you can’t always be sure you are getting the vitamins and minerals you need. Not least because intensive food production and processing have stripped many foods of a lot of their nourishment. In our opinion, a good multi-vitamin and mineral supplement is valuable during pregnancy, if only as an insurance policy.

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

No, you must maintain a good diet, especially one rich in carbohydrates, during the end of pregnancy. Carbohydrates will give you fuel for labour.

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

“RDA” is an abbreviation of “Recommended Daily Allowance.” The RDA was devised by the Dept of Health in the UK in 1979 to provide guidance on the intake of a limited number of specific vitamins and minerals that an average adult should have daily in order to avoid a deficiency that may lead to disease or general ill-health. Whereas this was, and remains, a useful benchmark for judging the contribution that any supplement may make to reaching those minimum requirements, it wasn’t intended to represent an indication of optimum intake. You will probably have noticed that many supplements, particularly premium priced ones such as Zita West's own, contain daily levels that are frequently many times higher than the RDA, sometimes substantially so. This is because the vitamins and minerals concerned have been set at therapeutic levels in an attempt to boost the body’s store of the nutrients concerned, often for a particular and limited period of time, the need for which can of course vary depending on factors such as general health, age etc. It is universally recognised that pregnancy, and preparing for pregnancy, for example, benefit from special attention to nutrition on the part of both partners. All of the formulations within the Zita West range are well within the Government’s guidelines for what represents the upper safe limit (USL) for long term daily supplementation of any given nutrient.

Vital DHA during the third trimester

During the last trimester of pregnancy, the baby goes through a period of intense development called the brain spurt. At this time, your baby’s brain will take up 70% of your calorie intake and demand for DHA is greater than ever. Zita West strongly recommend that all their clients consider supplementing their DHA intake before and after this critical period.

Do I need prenatals in third trimester?

Zita West recommend continuing to take prenatal vitamins throughout the third trimester. This is because there are still a number of nutritional requirements for your growing baby during this period, and taking these can support a balanced diet in ensuring your reserves are not depleted which is important going into your 4th trimester.

What supplements should I take in the third trimester?

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.

How can I improve my third trimester?

Firstly, ensure you are getting all the essential nutrients, Zita West recommend taking Zita West Vital Essence 3. This supplement contains essential minerals and vitamins, as well as omega 3 fatty acids, which are important for your baby’s development.

Zita West also recommend Zita West Vital DHA, which contains omega 3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) plus zinc.

It is also important to remember to look after your mental health during the third trimester. While it is natural to feel excited and anxious at the same time, it is important to take time for yourself. A massage or a warm bath can also help you to relax. Zita West recommend Zita West Back Ease Massage Oil, a rich blend of essential oils includes jojoba oil which moisturises your skin without leaving an oily residue. Zita West also recommend Zita West Preconditioning Down Under from 34 weeks of pregnancy. This rich combination of natural plant oils into the tissues of the perineum daily to help keep the perineal tissue flexible, supple and elastic to reduce the risk of tearing and help to improve recovery time.

How important are vitamins in the third trimester?

In the third trimester, your baby is growing faster than ever, which means you need to ensure that your diet is packed with quality nutrients during this period. Vitamins and minerals such as vitamin D, calcium, omega-3 and more are required to support your growing baby.

Supporting your diet with additional vitamins in supplement form can help support you and your baby. However, Zita West recommend taking a supplement formulates specifically for this trimester.

Can I stop taking prenatal vitamins at 36 weeks?

In the final phase of pregnancy, your child will grow faster than ever. The remaining weeks are vitally important for achieving full development.

Ensuring that your nutrient reserves are not depleted can help support both you and your baby in the final weeks of pregnancy.

Zita West recommend taking nutritional supplements, alongside a balanced diet up to birth and beyond. All of the supplements in our Trimester 3 Support Pack have been designed to support the needs of you and your baby during this period. The pack also includes Vitamin D, which is now recommended for pregnant people throughout their pregnancy.

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