DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid that is essential for the development of a healthy brain, as well as nerves and eyes.* DHA is especially important for healthy fetal and infant development, accumulating in a babyâ€™s developing brain primarily during the third trimester of pregnancy through the first two years of life.* DHA supports a healthy pregnancy as well.* Although the body can make some DHA, its conversion rate is low, so most DHA needs to be consumed in the diet. The primary dietary sources of DHA â€“ fatty, cold-water fish â€“ arenâ€™t heavily consumed in a western diet, so an omega-3 nutritional supplement can help a mother reach an optimal DHA level. Â
Benefits of Thorneâ€™s Prenatal DHA:
- Provides nutritional support for a healthy pregnancy*
- Supports memory and mood â€“ before, during, and after pregnancy*
- Promotes normal fetal brain and nervous system development*
- Supports metabolism by helping to maintain a healthy insulin response*
- Promotes DHA levels in breast milk to support babyâ€™s growth and development*
- Supports immune function*
- Helps maintain a healthy inflammatory response*
- Promotes healthy heart function*
Features of Thorneâ€™s Prenatal DHA:
- Provides 650 mg of DHA and 200 mg of EPA per serving
- Rosemary, mint, and mixed tocopherols help reduce fish burps and are gentle on the stomach for mothers who experience pregnancy-related nausea*
- The easy-to-take gelcaps are smaller than most omega-3 supplements
- Tested for more than 250 environmental contaminants, including heavy metals, pesticides, dioxins, and PCBs
DHA by the numbers:Â
- ApproximatelyÂ 60Â percent of a healthy brain is comprised of fat.
- DHA accounts for more thanÂ 90Â percent of the fatty acids in the brain.
- DHA accounts for more thanÂ 90Â percent of the fatty acids in the retina.
- Two lobes of the brain â€“ frontal and prefrontal â€“ rely heavily on DHA and are responsible for the ability to learn, problem solve, focus attention, and maintaining a positive mood.*
- Average daily U.S. adult intake of DHA and EPA is onlyÂ 90Â mg; and onlyÂ 40Â mg in children and teenagers.
- Most researchers recommend a minimum ofÂ 500Â mg DHA + EPA daily.