Why is omega-3 important for the healthy development of your child?

Omega-3 has benefits for you as a pregnant woman, but also for your baby.
Maternal intake of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) promotes normal brain development in the foetus. About 60% of our brain cells consist of fatty acids and omega-3 is an important structural component. DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid), a type of omega-3, is the only long-chain fatty acid that supports the structural composition of brain cell membranes, and may therefore be necessary for brain development in the first years of human growth. So it starts in the stomach.

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It is said that the human brain does not develop after the age of 25 and that all major developments take place in early childhood. During the first 1000 days of life, from conception to the age of 2, brain cells grow at a rapid rate. This process, as we know, can require accumulation of DHA (a type of omega-3) in the brain.

Why is it good for mothers to take the required amount of omega-3?

All nutrients, including omega-3, are passed to the baby during pregnancy through the placenta and later through breast milk. Most pregnant women may benefit from ingesting additional omega-3 fatty acids, as they are generally advised to eat less fish and shellfish during pregnancy. Fish is considered the source of omega-3 intake, but it can also contain heavy metals and other toxins that are not good for the baby. For this reason, the American Pregnancy Association* recommends that all women “consider taking an omega-3 supplement”, such as Testa Omega 3 DHA, in addition to their prenatal vitamins.

Why should mothers take omega-3 from algae and not from fish?

The American Pregnancy Association also warns against consuming fish, as elements such as mercury can accumulate in fish. Besides, there is no better way to welcome your baby into this world than in a sustainable way. Taking non-toxic, pure and plant-based omega-3s is not only better for the health of you and your baby, but also for the planet. One subscription pack of Testa (120 capsules/2 boxes delivered every 4 months) saves up to 70 fish (e.g. herring) from overfishing.

Twice as good for you as for the ocean!


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