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Omega-3 like nature intended
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.
For the developing brain
The most profound growth of the human brain takes place during the period of pregnancy and the first 2 years of the infant's life. Omega-3 DHA has a crucial role in this process, and that’s when your baby has the greatest need for DHA. According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the DHA intake of pregnant and nursing mothers contributes to the normal brain development of the foetus and breastfed infant. The effect is obtained with a daily intake of a minimum of 200 mg omega-3 DHA, in addition to the recommended daily intake of 250 mg omega-3 EPA and DHA.
For the apple of your eye
Sufficient intake of DHA during pregnancy and breastfeeding is also needed to support your baby’s normal visual and eye development. According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the DHA intake of pregnant and nursing mothers contributes to the normal visual and eye development of the foetus and breastfed infant. The effect is obtained with a daily intake of minimum 200 mg omega-3 DHA in addition to the recommended daily intake of 250 mg omega-3 EPA and DHA.
For children & toddlers
Omega-3 DHA is also especially important for toddlers and children, which makes Simris® Algae Omega-3 for Mothers a particularly good option for kids as well. The capsules may be too large for small children, but can be cut open to serve the oil on a spoon, or mixed with their food.
The safe choice
With most modern diets, it is hard to obtain the sufficient amounts of omega-3 that our bodies need. For those who are worried about the environmental pollutants found in fatty fish, are allergic to fish, or for small children who are often picky about food and fish, it can be difficult to obtain enough omega-3s. Algal omega-3 supplementation is a great way to ensure the daily omega-3 needs are met.
Here's a selection of peer-reviewed articles if you want to dig into the science of omega-3 DHA and the role it plays during pregrancy and breastfeeding periods.
Koletzko et al. Dietary fat intakes for pregnant and lactating women British Journal of Nutrition (2007), 98(5).
Braarud et al. Maternal DHA Status during Pregnancy Has a Positive Impact on Infant Problem Solving Nutrients (2018), 10(5).
Fidler et al. Docosahexanoic acid transfer into human milk after dietary supplementation Journal of Lipid Research (2000), 41(9).
Koletzko et al. Long chain polyunsaturaded fatty acids (LC-PUFA) and perinatal development Acta Paediatrica (2001), 90(4)
Serving size: 2 vegetarian softgel capsules daily
Servings per glass bottle: 30
One serving (2 capsules) contains:
Omega-3 ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) 500 mg
Omega-3 DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) 200 mg
Best before date can be found at the bottom of your glass jar. Please do not consume after the recommended best before date.
Do not exceed daily serving of 2 capsules.
Store at room temperature, protected from moisture and direct sunlight.
Keep out of reach of small children.
Natural variation may occur between batches.
Nutritional supplements should not be used as an alternative to a healthy and balanced diet.
Please recycle your glass jar as “clear glass” after your capsules are finished - or keep using it as a little Scandinavian designer piece at your home.