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Prenatal DHA - 90 capsules

Prenatal DHA - 90 capsules

  • $5500


The specific omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is essential to obtain through your diet and/or supplements during pregnancy, and breastfeeding.

It's a major structural fat in the human brain and eyes, representing about 97% of all omega-3 fats in the brain and 93% of all omega-3 fats in the retina.

Therefore in utero, DHA is essential for the healthy development of the baby's rapidly developing brain, eyes and central nervous system. During the last trimester your baby accumulates an average of 67mg of DHA every day*

A minimum of 300mg of DHA per day is recommended during pregnancy. Yet studies have shown benefits (cognitive, behaviour, attention, learning, IQ assessment at 2-4 years) with higher doses of between 1200-2200mg daily (Nichols, 2018).

DHA also offers mood, cognition, and nerve support for pregnant women. Increasing evidence suggests that DHA has neurotrophic and neuroprotective properties for pregnant women. Adequate DHA has also been linked to lower levels of inflammatory conditions of pregnancy and/or placenta issues, early preterm birth (<34 weeks) and a healthy birth weight of baby. 

DHA is also very important during breastfeeding. Studies have found that the "concentration of DHA in human milk varies more than 10-fold and depends on the mother's dietary DHA intake." Furthermore, babies of mothers with high DHA concentrations in their milk have better neural and visual development.

Postnatally, DHA helps to replenish and/or maintain a mother's levels for her own well-being. Low levels are associated with 'baby brain' or 'brain fog'postnatal anxiety, and postnatal depression.

Nordic Naturals® Prenatal DHA Omega-3 Fish Oils is the ideal supplement for before, during and after pregnancy, providing safe and effective omega-3 nutrition for both mum and baby.

Each serving (2 caps) provides 450mg DHA. This generously fulfills international recommendations for daily DHA intake.

It also contains 400 IU of natural Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) to support strong bones, stable moods and a healthy immune system.

    What is it?

    Ideal for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, these soft gel capsules are unflavoured and easy to swallow.

    May be taken alongside prenatal multivitamins such as Prenatal Trimester One with Ginger or Prenatal Trimester 2 & 3 Plus Breastfeeding

    Surpassing all international standards for purity, freshness and concentration, Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA provides the benefits of omega-3 fats without the risk of toxicity, especially during key developmental stages.

    This authentic Nordic Naturals product features a unique formulation and label for the Australian market. The product maintains the superior quality that you can expect from Nordic Naturals. For more information, you can read the statement provided by Nordic Naturals.

    What's in it?

    Each 1 soft gel capsule contains:

    Concentrated fish oil - natural 500mg. Containing omega-3 marine triglycerides 290mg including:

    Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)     45mg
    Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)  225mg
    Vitamin D (cholecalciferol)       200 IU
    d-alpha tocopherol 5mg
                     equivalent Vitamin E  7.5 IU


    How to use

    Take 1-2 capsules a day with meals, or as directed by your health practitioner.

     

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