Omega 3, Vitamins and Minerals
Gestational supplementation with 300 mg DHA, Folic Acid, Vitamins A, D, B1, B6, B12, C, E and minerals Magnesium, Iron, Iodine, Copper, Selenium and Zinc.
- 300 mg DHA
- 8 vitamins
- 6 minerals
It is very common during pregnancy to supplement diet with nutritional supplements to ensure optimal intake of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients important for the mother and the baby. Each nutrient is responsible for a function and is indicated to assist in the better development of the fetus and in the health care of the pregnant woman until delivery. In addition to vitamins and minerals, Omega 3 also plays an important role in the human body. It is made up of two types of essential fatty acids – DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). Each of these essential fatty acids acts in different areas of our body, being DHA most linked to brain and neurological health and EPA most related to cardiovascular health, but both work together to maintain overall health. Studies show that diet supplementing for pregnant women with DHA and EPA can benefit visual and cognitive development in the baby and reduce the risk of allergies. ¹, ²
References: 1 - Greenberg JA et al. Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation During Pregnancy. VOL. 1 NO. 4 2008 REVIEWS IN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY 2 - Kunisawa J. et al. Dietary v3 fatty acid exerts anti-allergic effect through the conversion to 17,18-epoxyeicosatetraenoic acid in the gut. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS | 5 : 9750 | DOI: 10.1038/srep09750.