Why omEGGa DHA®?

While it is recommended that pregnant women eat 12 ounces of fish per week to receive the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids contained in seafood, womenshealth.org states that "foods supplemented with DHA/EPA (such as “omega-3 eggs”) and prenatal vitamins supplemented with DHA are other sources of the type of omega-3 fatty acids found in seafood," which aids in babies' brain and eye development. So even if you don't eat fish, you can still receive the benefits with OvoNatal™, as it contains OmEGGa DHA®:

  • The two DHA phospholipids in highest concentration in OmEGGa DHA® are DHA-PC and DHA-PE, which are bio-identical to the DHA-PC and DHA-PE found naturally in the brain. 

  • Simpler absorption than DHA-TG 

  • Easily passed through the blood-brain barrier

  • OmEGGa DHA® is made from eggs produced by cage-free hens, not marine-based sources (fish, shellfish, or micro-algae)

    • No fishy aftertaste or burp

    • Avoids fish or shellfish allergies

    • Avoids risk of ocean-borne toxins

  • Gluten, Lactose, and Sugar Free.

Is OvoNatal™ Enough?

According to womenshealth.org, women who are pregnant need more of these nutrients (among others not listed here):​

  • Folic Acid: 400 to 800 micrograms (mcg) (0.4 to 0.8 mg) in the early stages of pregnancy, and throughout the pregnancy. 

    • OvoNatal™ contains 500 mcg of Folic Acid. ​

  • Iron: 27 milligrams (mg)

    • OvoNatal™ contains 18 mg of Iron.

  • Vitamin B12: 2.6 micrograms (mcg)

    • OvoNatal™ contains 12 mcg of Vitamin B12.

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Why Prenatals?

Diet alone may not provide all the vitamins and minerals your body needs, especially while pregnant. Prenatal vitamins are a good way to supplement with the vital nutrients you and your baby need. 

It is widely suggested that even before becoming pregnant, women should take prenatal vitamins because they contain more folic acid and iron than other multivitamins. According to the mayoclinic.org, "folic acid helps prevent neural tube defects, which are serious abnormalities of the brain and spinal cord; while iron helps the baby's growth and development. In addition, some research suggests that prenatal vitamins decrease the risk of having a baby who is small for his or her gestational age." 

OvoNatal™ is an excellent choice for a prenatal multivitamin as it contains all the essential nutrients you need while pregnant or breastfeeding. Even better, you don't need a prescription and is available over-the-counter or can be purchased online and delivered right to your door! Click here to purchase. 

Why DHA?

As addressed in a review in Nutrients, published in PMC, "the fetus and breastfed infant is totally dependent on maternal nutrient status for growth and development. Recent research has shown that maternal dietary deficiencies of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), vitamin D, folic acid and iodine are associated with a variety of poor fetal and/or infant health outcomes mostly impacting brain development and/or function in infancy and often throughout life." ¹

DHA (docosahexaenoic acid, C22:6) is an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) that encompasses 25% of the grey matter in the brain and 50% of the fatty acids in the retina. DHA is an essential nutrient required for brain development, especially during the third trimester of fetal growth (26 weeks of gestation) and throughout the first 2 years of life. [Valenzuela, Sanhueza /229-230]

 

DHA is not produced by the body, and it is not readily available in most foods that Americans typically eat. Therefore, a DHA supplement is recommended for women who are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or breastfeeding. [Valenzuela, Nieto/325]

¹ Morse, N. L. (2012). Benefits of Docosahexaenoic Acid, Folic Acid, Vitamin D and Iodine on Foetal and Infant Brain Development and Function Following Maternal Supplementation during Pregnancy and Lactation. Nutrients, 4(7), 799–840. http://doi.org/10.3390/nu4070799

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