Health officials suggest women who are pregnant, may become pregnant and those lactating consume a multivitamin. A product providing basic nutritional needs—especially proper amounts of folic acid and iron—are key for supporting a healthy pregnancy. In recent years, researchers have paid closer attention to how omega 3 fatty acids, and in particular, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), play a role in both maternal and fetal health. DHA makes up part of the cell membranes in neural and retinal tissue. One of the two critical periods for acquiring omega 3 fatty acids is during fetal development in the womb (the other is after birth until the brain and retina have fully developed). Research in humans has shown that pregnant women who were given fish oil or sardines had higher DHA concentrations in maternal plasma, red blood cells and cord blood plasma and red blood cells at time of birth than those not administered these fats. Choline is another nutrient very important for pregnant women, yet difficult to obtain in the diet. Like folic acid, choline is key for fetal and infant brain and nervous system development. Research shows that high amounts of choline are transferred from the mother to the fetus and (and later, to the breastfeeding baby), which may deplete the mother’s choline stores if her diet is low. The Institute of Medicine’s Dietary Reference Intakes for pregnant women are 450 mg choline per day (550 mg per day for lactating women). Our Prenatal with DHA provides 50 mg DHA and 150 mg choline per three tablets.
Plant-sourced DHA. Multivitamin with iron, folic acid and choline. Nutritional support before, during and after pregnancy. Gluten free. Contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives; no wheat, gluten, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, crustacean shellfish or fish. Our Prenatal with DHA is designed to meet the nutritional demands on a woman's body before, during and after pregnancy. Each lot is tested for proper tablet breakdown in the stomach. Meets the strength specifications listed in the USP Dietary Supplement Chapter. Guarantee: At Livamed, our goal is to exceed your expectations every day. Thanks for shopping this us.
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