Are you ready to embark on the wild and crazy journey of trying to conceive or parenthood? Before you start perfecting your diaper-changing skills, there's an important thing you need to know about – fish oil. It may not sound very appetizing, but hear us out. Taking a fish oil supplement can actually be a game-changer for your overall health while trying to conceive (TTC), during pregnancy, in the postpartum period, and while breastfeeding.
Let’s dive in (no pun intended) and discover how taking fish oil can help support wherever you are on your journey!
Fish oil is essential because it contains two types of omega-3 fatty acids: EPA and DHA. These fatty acids play a vital role in many things such as:
- Helps reduce inflammation in the body, which can be beneficial for women struggling with conditions like endometriosis and PCOS*
- Supports brain and eye development of your growing baby*
- Helps reduce the risk of preterm birth*
- Helps reduces risk of postpartum depression*
- May improve overall your overall health*
How can you be sure you're getting enough omega-3s?
While you can find omega-3s in foods like fatty fish, nuts, and seeds, it can be challenging to get enough through diet alone, especially during pregnancy when your nutrient needs are higher. But we want to get these vital nutrients on board before pregnancy even occurs so they’re there and ready for your future baby. That's where prenatal fish oil supplements come in as they are specifically formulated to provide the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) amount of these important fatty acids.
Here’s the RDA of fish oil specific to your journey:
- TTC: 1.1 grams
- Pregnancy: 1.4 grams
- Lactating: 1.3 grams
How to choose the right fish oil supplement
When looking for a fish oil supplement, it's important to choose a high-quality one that's been third-party tested for purity and potency. Look for a supplement that contains at least 200mg of DHA or more per serving and is made from wild-caught, small fish like anchovies, sardines, and mackerel.
Why Premom’s prenatal fish oil may be your *ideal* supplement
High concentration of the Omega-3’s, DHA and EPA, combined with Vitamin D: 2,520mg total marine lipid concentrate containing 660mg DHA and 900mg EPA with an added 25mcg (1,000 IU) of Vitamin D. Vitamin D3 helps to support the immune system and mood during pregnancy while promoting bone health.*
Superior quality and purity: Sourced from wild caught fish (anchovy, mackerel, sardine, and tuna) gluten free, third-party tested by an ISO certified lab, and molecularly distilled for the highest level of purity.
IFOS certified: When a product meets International Fish Oil Standards, you know you’re getting nothing but the best!
Palatable: Convenient 2 gel capsule dose that contains a natural lemon flavor making it easy to swallow and prevents a yucky, fishy aftertaste or burping!
- Doctor-trusted and recommended.
Taking a prenatal fish oil supplement is an easy and effective way to ensure you're getting the optimal amount of essential fatty acids to help support your overall health as well as your future swimmer’s brain and eye development. So, go ahead and chat with your provider about incorporating this into your daily routine!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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