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.