Before, during and after pregnancy.
Our brain, nerve system and eye retina contain a high amount of Omega-3 fatty acids. 30% of the brain fat is Omega-3. This is the DHA type of Omega-3 that is found in fish, algae and special Omega eggs.
Omega-3 DHA is important for both baby and mother.
Omega-3 DHA is important for the normal growth and development of the brain and eyes of the baby. The development of the nervous system of the baby starts very early during pregnancy. Omega-3 DHA plays an important role in this process. Before pregnancy you can already take an extra amount of Omega-3. During the last 3 months of your pregnancy and in the first months after birth, the brain of the baby will grow fast. The need for DHA increases because much of the brain fat consists of DHA. During breast feeding, the Omega-3 DHA you take will partly go to the baby through the breast milk. A very good idea to continue taking Omega-3 DHA after the birth.
How to consume sufficient Omega-3 DHA?
In normal life it is possible to consume enough healthy Omega-3 fats through the consumption of fatty fish. In your pregnancy and breast feeding period, you require more than an average amount of Omega-3, in particular more of Omega-3 DHA. The unborn takes a lot of this from your body.
Particularly in this special period, you want to avoid the potential pollutants that can be found in wild fish. Our Omega-3 DHA comes from algae that are cultivated in a pharmaceutical facility. This guarantees zero contamination and the confidence that you and the baby will get the benefits of Omega-3 DHA without any concerns about the safety. This makes Arctic Blue Vegan perfect for Mums to be and during breast feeding. Another advantage is the lack of any fishy after-taste / belching.
The recommended daily intake of Omega-3 fatty DHA and EPA for adults is 250 mg a day. Health Authorities advice an addition of at least 200 mg of DHA per day that contributes to a normal development of the brain and eyes of the baby. Depending on your health status and the amount of fish you consumed in the past, the advice is to take 1 or 2 soft gels a day.