DHA is a Vital Omega-3 Fatty Acid Through All Life Stages

 

Vital for Women

Essential for Women
  • Healthy Blood Pressure*
  • Replenish DHA depleted during Pregnancy & Lactation*
  • Supports Healthy Skin, Hair & Nails*
  • Post Pregnancy Blues*

Vital for Baby

Essential for Women
  • Brain Development*
  • Vision Development*
  • Nerve Support*
  • Healthy Weight*

Vital for Teens & Adults

Essential for Women
  • Healthy Brain Function*
  • Vision Support*
  • Nerve Support*
  • Increase Blood Flow to the Brain*
 
  • DHA or docosahexaenoic acid, is an essential omega-3 fatty acid that helps with the development of a baby's brain, nerves and vision2-4.
  • Essential to consume for moms as a developing fetus cannot efficiently produce their own DHA* They must obtain DHA through the mom's placenta during pregnancy and from an outside source, such as breast milk, after birth5
  • Supplementation with DHA prior, during and after pregnancy significantly increases the level of DHA available to your fetus and infant*
  • The March of Dimes® recommends that pregnant women consume at least 200 mg of DHA every day1. As most women do not consume that amount of DHA through diet alone, a good quality Omega-3 DHA helps ensure their daily DHA intake is at least 200 mg during pregnancy and while breastfeeding1,2.

Did You Know?

Most Healthcare Practitioners recommend that women consume at least 300 mg of DHA /day before and in the early stages of pregnancy and that they increase their intake to 600 mg or more in the third trimester and while nursing

Study References:

Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and maintenance of normal (fasting) blood concentrations of triglycerides (ID 533, 691, 3150), protection of blood lipids from oxidative damage (ID 630), contribution to the maintenance or achievement of a normal body weight (ID 629), brain, eye and nerve development (ID 627, 689, 704, 742, 3148, 3151), maintenance of normal brain function (ID 565, 626, 631, 689, 690, 704, 742, 3148, 3151)

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.2903/j.efsa.2011.2078/abstract

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.2903/j.efsa.2010.1734/abstract

Study References: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.2903/j.efsa.2010.1734/epdf

References:

  1. Eating and nutrition: omega-3 fatty acids. March of Dimes Web site. www.marchofdimes.com/pregnancy/omega-3-fatty-acids.aspx. Accessed June 1, 2013.
  2. Koletzko B, Lien E, Agostoni C, et al. The roles of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in pregnancy, lactation and infancy: review of current knowledge and consensus recommendations. J Perinat Med. 2008;36(1):5-14.
  3. Koletzko B, Larque E, Demmelmair H. Placental transfer of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA). J Perinat Med. 2007;35(suppl 1):S5-S11.
  4. Koletzko B, Larque E, Demmelmair H. Placental transfer of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA). J Perinat Med. 2007;35(suppl 1):S5-S11.
  5. Szajewska H, Horvath A, Koletzko B. Effect of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation of women with low-risk pregnancies on pregnancy outcome and growth measures at birth: a meta- analysis of randomized controlled trials. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83(6):1337-1344.
  6. Predicting the effect of maternal docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation to reduce early preterm birth https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27637340

Safety Information

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