Mission Pharmacal announced today the introduction of CitraNatal(R) Harmony(TM), the newest addition to the CitraNatal(R) family of prescription prenatal vitamins. CitraNatal Harmony is the first and only single dose, prescription prenatal vitamin with calcium citrate.
Calcium citrate provides critical calcium to help with the baby's bone growth without producing gas or bloating for mom that can be found in other calcium supplements.
"Many women suffer from discomfort during their pregnancies," said Terrell Herring, president of the Pharmaceutical Division of Mission Pharmacal. "We are pleased to provide these women added comfort and convenience with the launch of CitraNatal Harmony."
CitraNatal Harmony also offers mom and baby essential vitamins and minerals, including 250 mg of Martek's life'sDHA(TM), in one easy-to-take, vanilla-scented gel cap. DHA is the essential fatty acid recommended for optimal brain and eye development and has optimized benefits for babies. It has been shown to support increased birth weight and size and enhance visual and cognitive abilities. The vitamin also contains a safe, gentle carbonyl iron and a stool softener to help ease the constipation that often accompanies pregnancy.
In addition, Mission Pharmacal is currently reformulating its prescription prenatal and prescription iron products to include a recently acquired and patented dual-iron technology.
Women who are pregnant or planning to conceive should consult their healthcare providers prior to beginning any prenatal vitamin regimen.
About the CitraNatal(R) Line
CitraNatal is marketed by Mission Pharmacal Company based in San Antonio, Texas. CitraNatal vitamins are specially formulated for the many women who require nutritional support prior to conception, throughout pregnancy, and during the postnatal period. The plant-derived DHA found in several CitraNatal products is produced exclusively by Martek Biosciences Corporation based in Columbia, Maryland.
About Mission Pharmacal
Mission Pharmacal is a privately held pharmaceutical company based in San Antonio, Texas. For more than 60 years, the company has been committed to meeting the unique needs of women throughout all stages of life, identifying unmet health needs in the marketplace, and developing innovative prescription and over-the-counter products to meet them. Currently, Mission Pharmacal provides physicians and consumers with pharmaceutical and nutritional products. For more information, visit www.missionpharmacal.com or www.citranatal.com.