The Importance Of Omega 3 Supplements During Pregnancy

Another supplement in my pregnancy protocol which I have been taking daily is  Life Extension Mega EPA/DHA Omega-3 fish oils.

Omega-3 fatty acids are extremely important to take for brain, retina and cardiovascular health. Healthy levels of Omega-3 reduces triglycerides in the blood vessels – triglycerides in the blood can cause the arterial walls to harden which is one of the major causes of heart failure. Triglyceride levels can also be increased due to peaks in cortisol levels, which is why Omega-3’s are such an important supplement for reducing stress levels and inflammation. Omega-3 also plays an important role in protecting against cancer cells, controlling lupus, reducing eczema, and preventing rheumatoid arthritis in later life.

Unless you consume a lot of seafood or sea vegetables, it’s likely that your Omega-3 fatty acid levels are low and you require supplementation of this mineral. These acids must be supplied by the diet or supplementation as these polyunsaturated fats do not naturally occur in the body.

Human life began in the sea, this is why the human body requires a high water intake and trace minerals, vitamins and fatty acids that we cannot get purely from the westernised diet. Diets higher in fatty acids such as the Mediterranean diet, have a much longer life span and expectancy due to more stable heart health and high energy levels.

As such, adequate amounts of Omega-3 must be present in the body to carry a healthy pregnancy. This essential nutrient will play a huge part in the formation and development of your babies brain and eyesight. Omega-3 is also important in the prevention of premature birth and even perinatal and post partum depression for new mums.

Extensive studies have alluded to the outcome that inadequate DHA levels during pregnancy can severely impact the development of your baby, compromising overall fetal development.

Researchers found that infants born to mothers with higher blood levels of the Omega-3 fatty acid DHA at delivery had advanced levels of attention spans well into their second year of life.

During the first six months of life, these infants were two months ahead of those babies whose mothers had lower DHA levels.

Reasons why you should take Mega EPA/ DHA Omega-3‘s pre, during & post pregnancy:

✔️ Can Fight Depression and Anxiety

✔️ Can Improve Eye Health

✔️ Can Promote Brain Health During Pregnancy and Early Life

✔️ Can Improve Risk Factors for Heart Disease

✔️ Can Reduce Symptoms of ADHD in Children

✔️ Can Reduce Symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome

✔️ Decreased stress levels

✔️ Can Fight Inflammation

✔️ Can Fight Autoimmune Diseases

✔️ Can Improve Mental Disorders

✔️ Can Fight Age-Related Mental Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease

✔️ May Help Prevent Cancer

✔️ Can Reduce Asthma in Children

✔️ Can prevent rheumatoid arthritis

✔️ Can Reduce Fat in Your Liver

✔️ May Improve Bone and Joint Health

✔️ Can Alleviate Menstrual Pain

✔️ Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Improve Sleep

✔️ Omega-3 Fats Are Good For Your Skin and preventing dry skin and eczema

✔️ Contains 2000mg of fish oils

Pregnant women should be taking 200mg of fish oils minimum per day, a much higher quantity is advised for a healthy body and baby.

Life Extension Mega EPA/DHA Omega-3 supplement contains 2,000mg with two supplements per day of the best format of both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) to help cover your daily needs of these critical fatty acids. The most important consideration when choosing an Omega-3 supplement is that it is mercury free, as mercury is a highly harmful substance. These supplements are correctly concentrated to be directly absorbed by the bloodstream, so you get the best bang for your buck!

Life Extension Mega EPA/DHA Omega-3 supplements are priced at €22.18 but are currently on sale for €19.96 and one bottle will last for two whole months! You can find them here:

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