Omega-3 & Pregnancy. Give Your Little Ones What They Deserve
New or expecting mother? Already on page four of your Google search for vital nutrients for baby and yourself? As a new or expecting mama, you’ve likely taken a deep dive or two into the depths of the internet – we’ve all been there. There is an infinite number of health and wellness recommendations when it comes to what’s best for both baby and mama, especially regarding the nutrients and supplements we need most during these critical stages.
While you should always consult with your doctor before deciding what’s best for you and your unique needs, omega-3s remain a highly recommended staple in your daily wellness routine. Studies have shown that omega-3 DHA plays a major role during pregnancy and in the early stages of life, supporting several critical areas of development.
WHAT IS OMEGA-3 & DHA?
DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) is an omega-3 fatty acid mainly found in marine foods. It is actually originally found in microalgae, not fish–a common misconception. The truth about most modern diets is that it is difficult to obtain the amounts of omega-3 that our bodies require. Algal omega-3 supplementation is a great way to ensure our daily omega-3 needs are met. With a mission of maintaining a healthy supply of omega-3 while reducing environmental stresses like overfishing (a major contributor to the destruction of our oceans), Simris has developed your fully-vegan source of omega-3s.
DHA, MATERNITY & MOTHERHOOD
Even though everyone needs DHA in their diet or through supplementation, it is clear that intake is particularly important during the first stages of life. In fact, there are several areas of the baby’s development that are supported by omega-3 intake:
• Brain development & function
• Eye development & function
• Normal nervous system development
• Attention span
• Motor skills & hand-eye coordination
As for maternal benefits, studies also suggest that adequate DHA intake may support the mental health of the mother. Developing infants rely on their mother for DHA, and receive it through the placenta during pregnancy and through breast milk when nursing. Numerous health bodies globally thus recommend that pregnant and breastfeeding women increase their intake of omega-3 DHA to meet the heightened needs during these periods.
A GOOD CHOICE FOR YOUR BABY
You are obviously someone looking for information to ensure you make great choices for you and your baby. Whether you are vegan or not, plant-based omega-3 is always a good idea, especially when you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Knowing how important the sufficient intake of DHA is during pregnancy and while nursing, it was an easy decision for Simris to create a product specifically designed for this need. With Simris® Algae Omega-3 for Mothers, you get a safe and caring omega-3 supplement, giving you that extra boost of DHA that is so important for your baby. Fully plant-based, this supplement is made from farmed algae naturally containing omega-3 DHA with all the same benefits as omega-3 from fish or krill oil (minus harming the wildlife in our oceans). Our microalgae are grown in controlled greenhouses in Sweden, guaranteeing safe and pure omega-3 oil of the highest quality that is completely free of the environmental toxins that can be found in oily fish and fish oil. A good choice for you, your baby and our planet.