This unique formulation ensures that pregnant or lactating women receive optimal and safe levels of key nutrients that will support their nutritional status and that of their developing fetus. For the mother, good nutrition is important to maintain healthy energy levels and support optimal functioning of body systems, such as the immune and digestive systems. For the unborn child, it is vitally important for proper development and greatly lessens the chance of certain birth defects. DHA has been shown in clinical studies to be essential for healthy eye and brain development, particularly up to 2 years of age. Developing fetuses depend on the mother’s DHA stores for brain growth and maturation. The third trimester is a particularly important period as the fetus’ neurodevelopment is accelerated. During this period, DHA is used up rapidly by the unborn baby, and the pregnant woman’s stores may be depleted. Current research indicates an optimal average daily intake of at least 200 mg of DHA may support normal toddler development. Women who consume healthful diets with adequate folate may reduce the risk of having a child with birth defects of the brain or spinal cord; while consumption of calcium during pregnancy helps reduce the chance of this nutrient being leached from the mother’s bones in support of the skeletal development of the fetus and also helps control hypertension.
Directions: Adult Dosage: Take 1 capsule 3 times daily with meals. Take a few
hours before or after taking other medication.
Risk Information: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking
blood thinners. Keep out of reach of children. There is enough iron in this package to seriously harm a child.