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. Consequently, fetal and infant development is associated with a high fatty acid requirement, the supply of which is dependent on the availability from the mother’s diet. Supplementing with mumomega is a conveninent way to ensure input of these important nutrients. 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.
Typical nutrition information per one capsule (750 mg):
|Omega-3 fish oil||600 MG|
|Omega-6 (virgin evening primrose oil)||150 MG|
|GLA – 15mg||15 MG|
|Vit E – 2.8mg||2.8 MG|
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.