DHA is an Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acid Years Before, During and Even Years After Pregnancy

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 Baby
  • Brain Development*
  • Vision Development*
  • Nerve Support*
  • Healthy Weight*
  • 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

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.

Safety Information

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.