Prenatal Dha 500mg
- Supports healthy brain development in growing babies
- Smaller softgels are easier to swallow, are unflavoured and have no fishy aftertaste
- Made with small, wild caught fish and third party tested for purity and freshness
Why you'll love it
Because mama’s gotta build that brain! When you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, your requirements for Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) increase. During pregnancy, the Omega 3’s travel through your placenta and support the growth of the baby’s brain, eyes, nervous system and tissues. Interestingly, there have also been some studies showing that maternal intake of DHA while pregnant and breastfeeding can actually decrease the risk of infant allergies.
The most critical time for healthy brain development occurs during the third trimester and the first two years after birth, so supplementing all throughout pregnancy and after the baby is born is critical. Omega 3’s continue to support baby’s development and immune system and can also help contribute mom’s healthy postpartum mood and well being. Even if you aren’t breastfeeding, it’s a good idea to continue to take it after birth as deficiency in EFAs has been associated with postpartum depression.
A significant amount of good quality Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) can be obtained from your diet if you are regularly consuming about 5oz of high quality fatty fish (salmon, trout, herring, sole) per week. However, the reality is that many women just don’t (or don’t want to – hello first trimester nausea and food aversions!). Additionally, when you are consuming your Omega 3’s through diet, it’s important to be aware of the source of your fish, how it was raised (farmed or wild) and the likelihood of heavy metal contamination, which isn’t always easy to do unless you’re shopping at your local fishmonger who can share those details with you.
Starting a proper supplement protocol long before you get that exciting blue line or flashing + is ideal to ensure the baby is off to the best start possible! As your body starts to build the baby, it pulls the nutrients it needs from mom, which is why it’s critical to get stores up as early as possible so you aren’t left in a state of deficiency. Even if you missed getting on supplements before pregnancy happened, it’s never too late to start.
Why this formula?
How much do I really need?
While Health Canada hasn’t established a specific dietary recommendation for DHA, other international organizations recommend that pregnant and lactating women consume at least 400-500mg DHA per day.
We recommend taking 1 capsule twice a day to achieve 480 mg DHA per day. Your primary care provider may recommend different dosing based on your individual needs.
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Supplement FactsPRENATAL DHA PER 1 CAPSULE
Amount Per Serving
Fish Oil providing:
- Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA 20:5 (n-3))
- Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA 22:6(n-3))
Vitamin D (cholecalciferol/vitamin D3)
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Fish oil from anchovies and sardines. Softgel capsule made of gelatin, purified water, glycerin, vitamin E and olive oil
Recommended Use or Purpose:Prenatal DHA is the ideal supplement before, during, and after pregnancy, providing safe and effective omega-3 nutrition for moms.
Recommended Dose (Adults): Take 1 capsule twice a day with food.
Cautions & Warning: Store in a cool dry place away from heat and sunlight. Because they can affect blood clotting, use fish oil supplements cautiously if you’re taking any anticoagulant drugs such as Coumadin (warfarin), have had a hemorrhagic stroke, or are scheduled for surgery. People with allergies to fish should avoid fish-derived Omega-3 capsules.
As with any natural health product, you should consult your healthcare practitioner on the use of this product. Store product in a cool and dry place. Keep out of reach of children. If you experience an adverse event or allergic reaction, discontinue use immediately and contact a healthcare professional.