Consider Omega-3 Supplementation For The Health Of Your Baby

Courtney Ketchen

TV Reporter and Anchor

Consider Omega-3 Supplementation For The Health Of Your Baby

Courtney Ketchen

TV Reporter and Anchor

In addition to taking a prenatal vitamin, experts urge pregnant people to include a prenatal omega-3 fatty acid product to supplement their diet prior to, during, and post pregnancy (whilst breastfeeding). Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fats, with EPA and DHA being the most critical.

Brain Armor is a safe, natural, and sustainable source of DHA, ideal for pregnancy and nursing

15 million babies are born prematurely each year.2 This equates to 1 in 10 babies born too soon.3

Premature babies can have an increased risk of developing signicant health problems that can last a lifetime.

Risk Reduction is Key

Taking between 500 - 1000 mg of omega-3s daily, of which at least 500 mg is DHA, from the beginning of the 2nd trimester of pregnancy reduces preterm births <37 weeks by 11% and <34 weeks by 42%, according to the authors of an updated Cochrane systematic review 4,5.

Omega-3 Need to Knows

A pure, high-quality omega-3 should be included in a pregnant person’s supplement regimen before and during pregnancy, as well as during breastfeeding. Both EPA and DHA are important, but DHA is particularly important throughout pregnancy and during the early stages of an infant’s life.

These omega-3 fats are called essential fats because they are not synthesized by the body and must be obtained through diet or supplementation. Women should allow at least six months prior to conception to build up this important essential fat and also consider that multiple pregnancies, especially those that are close together, can deplete the mother’s store of omega-3 fatty acids, and DHA in particular.

Facts on Fish

Can’t you just eat fish every day?

The FDA recommends that women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan on becoming pregnant eat 8 to 12 ounces of fish low per week.

This is not enough for optimal nutrients. Additionally, there is some concern regarding the presence of heavy metals, such as mercury, in certain types of fish.

Supplementation has become a trusted source for a safe and pure way to obtain EPA and DHA.

Oils derived from wild fish also have unpredictable and varying levels of many other known (and unknown) toxins like PCBs, dioxins, and furans.

Please note however that not all Omega-3’s are created equally.

Brain Armor is made with powerful, natural ingredients

ALGAE

Life’sTMOMEGA60 is derived from the marine alga, Schizochytrium sp. Brain Armor delivers twice the natural potency than the highest omega-3 containing species of fish. Dietary omega-3 fatty acid supplements, especially DHA, have been shown to significantly improve brain health and neuronal development, as well as enhance cognitive function.*

MCT OIL

The goMCT® oil we formulate with in Brain Armor contains C8 and C10 MCTs, the most effective in converting to ketones, a potent alternative energy source for the brain. MCT oil enhances the ability to think clearly and process information effectively.*

LICHEN

Brain Armor uses VegaDELightTM, a vegan source of vitamin D3 naturally extracted from Lichen (Cladonia rangiferina) as a standardized and stable D3 alternative to lanolin (sheep wool grease). Vitamin D3 is associated with a wide range of benefits, including increased cognition.*

WHY BRAIN ARMOR

DERIVED FROM ALGAE, NOT FISH

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS

VEGAN & KETO FRIENDLY

FREE FROM HEAVY METALS

MADE IN THE USA

IDEAL LOAD OF DHA / EPA

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DHA after birth

After birth a person’s level of DHA can remain low as breastfeeding transmits their reserves of DHA to the breast milk for the baby. The need for DHA remains critical for your new baby through two years of age as brain development continues through this time.

According to researchers at the University of Kansas, infants born to people with higher blood levels of DHA at birth had advanced levels of attention spans well into their second year of life. During the first 6 months, these infants were 2 months ahead of babies whose mothers had lower DHA levels

What else will DHA do for my baby?

Getting enough DHA during pregnancy can improve behavior, attention, focus, and learning in children. Other benefits that have been found by having adequate DHA during pregnancy is a reduced risk of allergies in infants and a positive influence on immune development.

Lower brain DHA levels are associated with cognitive deficits and increased behavioral indicators of anxiety, aggression, and depression in children.

Brain Armor is a safe, natural, and sustainable source of DHA, ideal for pregnancy and nursing

Fish oils are extracted from fish where there is no control over their diet or exposures. Brain Armor omega-3s are formed within micro-algae fermenters in a closed and controlled sterile environment in an FDA inspected facility in the USA.

During the fermentation process, our algae cells are only fed nutrients of certified quality and rely only on pure, natural ingredients. We know everything that goes into the algae, so we can be confident about everything that comes out.

 

We take care of the environment so that your child has a healthy planet to grow up on.

World-wide, overfishing is one of the biggest threats to the health of seas and their inhabitants. Overfishing also affects many people directly – above all in developing countries. Daily, tonnes of fish are hauled out of the sea. Unfortunately this is much more than can be naturally replenished – a real plundering of the world’s oceans. But, we don’t need to rely on fish for fish oil that yields omega-3 essential fats

Fish bio-accumulate the Omega-3 they ingest from algae. On this basis we can go straight to the source, bypass further “processing” by fish and extract these healthy fatty acids direclty from algae, the same natural route that fish do.

One kilogram of our algal omega-3 ingredient has the potential to replace as much as 12 kg of wild fish which won’t need to be caught to make fish oil.

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Questions?

We would be happy to answer any questions you may have at info@brain-armor.com

References

1. Middleton P. et al., 'Omega-2 fatty acid addition during pregnancy', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2018
2. Ibid
3. Ibid
4. Thornton S. et al., ‘Preterm birth: causes, consequences and prevention’, The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, vol. 10, no. 4, pg. 280, 2008.
5. World Health Organization, ‘Preterm birth’, [website], http://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/preterm-birth, 2018.
6. March of Dimes, ‘Preterm labor & premature death’, [website], https://www.marchofdimes.org/complications/preterm-labor-andpremature-baby.aspx, 2018.
7. Middleton P. et al., ‘Omega-3 fatty acid addition during pregnancy’, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2018.
8. SAHMRI Research, ‘Information for healthcare professionals – omega-3 long-chain fats to prevent preterm birth. Findings from the 2018 Cochrane Systematic Review’, [factsheet], https://www.sahmriresearch.org/user_assets/2b06cb6a6df1d0accafb394907f750e72d88b623/health_professional_summary_cochrane_review_151118.pdf, 2018.
9. Middleton P. et al., ‘Omega-3 fatty acid addition during pregnancy’, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2018.

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