ProDHA Omega-3 Fish Oil
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Free from fishy taste, Nordic Naturals offers naturally flavored oil and soft gelatin capsules through an exclusive and patented flavoring process. Third party testing shows positively no PCBs or heavy metals, exceeding FDA purity levels by 400 times. Nordic Naturals oils have been tested down to 2.5 particles per billion (a first in the U.S.).
What is DHA?
DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) is a long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid from fish. Omega-3 fatty acids are "essential" because humans are unable to synthesize them, meaning that they must be obtained through our diet. The brain in particular is very rich in DHA, where it increases outgrowth, and supports functions such as learning, memory and cognitive development.
Benefits during pregnancy and Lactation:
During pregnancy and lactation, proper nutrition with long chain Omega-3s appears to be especially important for the health of both the mother and child. Inadequate maternal Omega-3 intake during pregnancy is a risk factor for premature birth and low birth weight, diabetes and postpartum depression. DHA also appears to be very important to infants' visual and cognitive development. A recent study showed that children whose mothers had taken cod liver oil during pregnancy and lactation had higher IQs at age four than those whose mothers had taken a placebo. However, it is also important to note that exposure to environmental toxins found in certain kinds of fish, are associated with increased risk for low birth weight. It is therefore crucial for expecting mothers to seek out a molecularly distilled source of Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Ingredients:purified deep sea fish oil, soft gel (gelatin, water, glycerin, strawberry essence), strawberry essence, mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract.
One bottle contains 90 Soft Gel Capsules (45 servings of 500 mg of DHA)
Suggested Use:Two capsules daily, with meals, or as directed by your health care professional or pharmacist.