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Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA is a dietary supplement designed especially for pregnant women and nursing mothers. It contains high quality fish oil obtained from wildly living deep-sea fish and provides a tailored dosage of EPA and DHA acids. It fulfils 100% of daily requirement for vitamin D3.
This supplement comes in a convenient form guaranteeing comfort of use. The gel capsules are small and easy to swallow, they have pleasant, fruity taste, that perfectly eliminates the fishy smell and aftertaste. This supplement contains only natural flavours and is free of sugar, artificial dyes and synthetic fragrance additives.
Due to the extremely high quality of the raw material this supplement is safe to use during both, pregnancy and lactation. The oil contained in this product was obtained only from wild anchovies and sardines, and thoroughly cleaned. An independent laboratory confirmed its purity and excluded the presence of toxins, heavy metals and PCBs. This supplement is recommended by the American Pregnancy Association.
Omega-3 is a family of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Its main representatives are docosahexaenoic and eicosapentaenoic acids: DHA and EPA. They are very important for the growth, development and proper functioning of the organism from the moment of conception until an old age.
Unfortunately, omega-3 fatty acids are not synthesized in the body so they should be provided with diet. The best source of them are fish, however, fish live in a very polluted water bodies, ant they easily accumulate toxins, heavy metals and chemicals, posing a risk to health. Experts suggest that the high quality supplements are much better way to ensure an adequate supply of omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for correct synthesis of prostaglandins. These compounds regulate all important physiological functions in the body. They affect blood pressure and kidney and digestive system functions. They are also responsible for blood clotting, condition inflammatory response mechanism and are involved in hormones production. Omega-3 fatty acids have a lot of health benefits for adults: they prevent heart disease, improve cognitive functions, and reduce the intensity of inflammation in the body.
An increased intake of DHA and EPA reduces the risk of perinatal complications. It can prevent preeclampsia and premature childbirth. Moreover, the studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acid deficiency correlates with postpartum mood disorders, including postpartum depression. Experts also point out that women who took omega-3 formulas during pregnancy usually give birth to babies with a higher birth weight.
DHA and EPA in the pregnant women diet support fetal development. Omega-3 fatty acids have a huge impact on brain and eyes development. There are long-term health benefits connected with Omega-3 fatty acids supplementation. The research has shown that children provided with an adequate amount of omega-3 fatty acids since their conception had better resistance, rarely fell ill, and were less likely to develop allergies. Moreover, at school it turned out that they learn faster, easier establish relationships, are more polite and do not have tendency to aggressive behaviour.
Vitamin D3 is one of the few vitamins produced in the human body. However, it still belongs to one of the most deficient compounds. Pregnant women usually avoid the sunlight necessary to synthesize this vitamin, so they are particularly vulnerable to its deficiency, and its adequate supply is essential for the health of both, a mother and a baby developing in her womb.
The link between low vitamin D levels and the increased risk of certain autoimmune and neurological diseases or metabolic disorders has been confirmed by numerous studies. Moreover, severe vitamin D deficiency significantly increases the risk of pregnancy complications.
It should be remembered that hypovitaminosis D in a pregnant woman implies a deficiency of this vitamin in her developing baby. The consequence may be disturbed bone metabolism and abnormal skeletal mineralization, often resulting in rickets, diagnosed just after birth. Babies are usually smaller and have lower birth weight.
Summing up, Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA is a supplement that contains two of the most deficient compounds necessary for a pregnant woman health and proper foetus’ development. It is recommended to use during pregnancy and lactation period.
Take 2 soft gels daily, with food, or as directed by your health care professional or pharmacist.
Dietary supplement complementary to a diet for athletes. It can not be used as an alternative or substitute for a varied diet.
It can not be used as an alternative or substitute for a varied diet.
Do not exceed the recommended daily intake.
Best before: the expiry date on the bottom or side of the packaging (min. 3
months of shelf-life).
Should not be administered to nursing mothers and pregnant women.
Keep in dry and dark place, at room temperature not exceeding 25°C, and away
Nordic Naturals is a company established in 1995. Its beginnings were characterised by a smaller range of products limited solely to fish oil; these days, there is a much wider range of health-enhancing dietary supplements offered by the company. The founder of the company is a Norwegian Joar Opheim, who started Nordic Naturals in response to the low quality of products with fish oil available at that time.
Products of this brand are given the Friend of the Sea certificate, which guarantees that the fish oil is obtained from environmentally friendly, responsibly managed sources. Preparations offered by this company are also thoroughly tested in terms of purity.
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|per portion (2 softgels)||amount||%DV|
|Calories from fat||10|
|Total Fat||1.0 g||2%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0%|
|Trans Fat||0 g||†|
|Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol in olive oil)||400 I.U.||100%|
|Total Omega-3s||830 mg||†|
|EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)||205 mg||†|
|DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)||480 mg||†|
|Other Omega-3s||145 mg||†|
Purified deep sea fish oil (from anchovies and sardines), soft gel capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water, natural strawberry flavor), natural strawberry flavor, d-alpha tocopherol, vitamin D3.
*No gluten, milk derivatives, or artificial colors or flavors.
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