Most pregnant women don’t get enough omega-3s

Most pregnant women don’t get enough omega-3s

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements are recommended for expectant mothers by most governmental health agencies around the world, and there is a consensus that they are necessary for unborn children's development. However, these recommendations are far from universally followed. According to a recent study from the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary, many pregnant women aren't getting enough omega-3s to properly promote their children's growth. 

The data for the study was taken from APrON, a project collecting information on more than 2,000 Calgary and Edmonton women and their babies. When researchers looked at the expectant mothers' consumption of omega-3s, they found discouraging results. Only about 27 percent of pregnant women were getting the amount of omega-3s recommended by the European Union, which is at least 200 milligrams of a type of omega-3 called DHA per day.

However, it's not too difficult to avoid this problem entirely. Women who took a supplement that included omega-3s were 10.6 times more likely than those who didn't to meet the EU recommendations. The other major contributor to omega-3 consumption among pregnant women was seafood, including fish and seaweed, which was responsible for 79 percent of the omega-3s that the women consumed in food.

If you're pregnant, consider supplementing your diet with Seagreens Food Capsules. Not only do they contain a stable supply of omega-3s, they have also been proven to provide enough iodine for pregnant women. Every Seagreens product contains all the minerals, micronutrients, trace elements and vitamins that can be found in all-natural, organic seaweed. Seagreens organic wild wrack seaweeds are produced to the company's award-winning proprietary standard (patents pending) among Scotland's remote Western Islands in pristine Grade A waters. All Seagreens products are organic, kosher and certified free from allergens and contaminants.

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