MumOmega is yummy for mummies. Good nutrition and a healthy diet is crucial when you’re planning to conceive, expecting a baby or breastfeeding, as the nutritional balance of a woman has major implications for the development and future wellbeing of her child.
Why are Omega-3 fatty acids so important?
We all need long-chain essential fatty acids as they play an important role in supporting the function of every cell in our body. However Omega-3 DHA is particularly important all through the birth cycle. It is a key nutrient which helps form the building blocks for the cells that make up the eye, brain and nervous system. This structural essential fatty acid is also particularly important during the final trimester when the baby’s brain undergoes a tremendous growth spurt.
How much Omega-3 do I need?
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should aim to eat a balanced diet, which includes the essential fatty acid Omega-3. A great source of Omega-3 is oily fish such as mackerel and sardines. So when trying for a baby, pregnant or breastfeeding, eating fish is good for both your health and the development of your baby. If you find it a struggle to get an adequate intake of Omega-3 through your diet, mumomega provides a reliable alternative.
The International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFFAL) advises that pregnant and lactating women obtain at least 200mg of Omega-3 DHA per day. One daily capsule of mumomega helps ensure that both you and your baby receive pharmaceutical grade essential fatty acids throughout the birth cycle.
Eating oily fish is good for you and your baby:
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) 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 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.
Directions for use: Take one capsule per day with food.
Ingredients: Fish Oil, Capsule sheel (gelatin, glycerol, purified water), Virgin Evening Primrose Oil, Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol, derived from IP-soya).