There’s never been more a important time to help make sure your body is working at its best. We all need long-chain essential fatty acids, but research is indicating that the particular essential fatty acids DHA and AA are important during pregnancy. As well as having other roles in the body, they are required as building blocks for the cells that make up the eye and brain during pregnancy.
So it is important that pregnant women have an adequate input from their diet. As well as eating oily fish, mumomega offers a quick and easy solution to increase your intake of these vital nutrients.
Eating oily fish is good for you and your baby
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) recommends that most people should be eating more oily fish. Fish and shellfish are rich in protein and minerals, and oily fish is rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids.
However, oily fish can contain low levels of pollutants that can build up in the body. For this reason there are recommendations for the maximum number of portions of oily fish we should be eating each week (a portion is about 140g). When you're trying for a baby, pregnant or breastfeeding eating fish is good for your health and the development of your baby, but you need to avoid some types of fish and limit the amount you eat of some others. The FSA guidelines suggest a maximum of two portions a week of oily fish including tuna, but not to eat shark, swordfish or marlin - because these fish contain more mercury than other types.
Before and after pregnancy
mumomega was developed to help ensure that you and your baby will receive high grade DHA and AA supplementation throughout the birth cycle. Each 750mg capsule will deliver 300mg of DHA. If you find it difficult to include an adequate amount of Essential Fatty Acids in your diet, take 1 capsule of mumomega per day with food.
Everyone needs essential fatty acids (EFAs), but if you're planning to have a baby, it's even more important you make sure you are getting enough of these essential nutrients. If you are not getting adequate EFAs through your diet, taking just 1 capsule a day of mumomega will ensure that you are maintaining your intake. Taking essential fatty acids is still important if this is not your first pregnancy, to ensure you continue to maintain your essential fatty acid levels.
. The baby's demands for DHA and AA are higher during the 3rd trimester, which is a time of rapid brain development. The baby obtains its essential fatty acids from mum's stores, so an adequate intake is essential for her health too!
Mother and baby's requirement for structural fatty acids continues even after delivery, so you can keep taking mumomega. If you're breastfeeding and struggling to get an adequate intake of EFAs through your diet, then continuing to supplement during this time helps ensure adequate levels of Essential Fatty Acids (DHA and AA) to your new born baby through your breast milk.
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