Mumomega contains a blend of essential fatty acids aimed at supporting the dietary intake of particular fatty acids occurring during pregnancy.
There’s never been more a important time to help make sure your body is working at its best. We all need long-chain essential fatty acids, but research is indicating that the particular essential fatty acids DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and AA (arachidonic acid) are important during pregnancy. As well as having other roles in the body, they are required as building blocks for the cells that make up the eye and brain during pregnancy. So it is important that pregnant women have an adequate input from their diet.
equazen eye q mumomega® is a unique supplement combining specific Omega-3 and Omega-6 long-chain fatty acids that are important before, during and after pregnancy for both mother and baby. Up to 30% of the brain and eye is made of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) has a structural role in the brain and in the retina. Foetal and infant development is characterized by a high level of formation of new cells. Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids are an integral part of the membranes surrounding these new cells.
Supplementing with equazen eye q mumomega® is a convenient way to ensure input of these important nutrients, thereby helping to ensure the mother has an adequate intake.
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) maternal intake contributes to normal development of the brain and eye of the foetus and breastfed infants. A daily intake of 200mg DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is required in addition to the recommended daily intake of 250mg DHA(docosahexaenoic acid) & EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) for adults. This product provides 300mg DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and 42mg EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) daily.
Eating oily fish is good for you and your baby
The Department of Health recommends that most people should be eating more oily fish. Fish and shellfish are rich in protein and minerals, and oily fish is rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids.
However, oily fish can contain low levels of pollutants that can build up in the body. For this reason there are recommendations for the maximum number of portions of oily fish we should be eating each week (a portion is about 140g). When you're trying for a baby, pregnant or breastfeeding eating fish is good for your health and the development of your baby, but you need to avoid some types of fish and limit the amount you eat of some others. The FSA (Food Standards Agency) guidelines suggest a maximum of two portions a week of oily fish including tuna, but not to eat shark, swordfish or marlin - because these fish contain more mercury than other types.
The essential fatty acids we included in the formulation, are:
So how do you get all of these nutrients into one formulation?We opted for an oil specification that used high-grade marine and botanical oils to deliver the key Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids. The Omega-3 source has been modified to concentrate the DHA to a very high level, as well as elevated amounts of AA. The Omega-6 source is virgin evening primrose oil. In terms of intake, we recommend that pregnant and lactating women take at least 300 mg of DHA a day. We also suggest infants take at least 100 mg of DHA a day. That’s why we developed Equazen eye q baby.
Typical Nutrition Information Per one capsule (750 mg): mumomega
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