During pregnancy and breastfeeding, Omega-3 DHA is essential for the development of infant brains, nervous systems and vision, while a balance of Omega-3 EPA and DHA helps keep the mother healthy.
Worldwide heath and regulatory organizations recommend eating at least 8-12 ounces of oily fish per week, or taking purified fish oil capsules, containing a minimum of 250mg of DHA during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Research indicates that Omega-3 EPA and DHA play an important role before, during, and after pregnancy. As the sole source of nutrients for her developing baby, a mother needs to consume plenty of Omega-3 DHA.
Omega-3 EPA and DHA support a healthy pregnancy, but even after childbirth, a mother still needs to have adequate Omega-3 EPA and DHA intake, as her child will continue to absorb these nutrients from her breast milk.
MEG-3® fish oil capsules and food ingredients are refined to reduce heavy metals such as mercury and other contaminants to insignificant levels, providing an alternative to eating fish while pregnant and nursing.