DHA supports the brain, eyes and central nervous system which is why it is uniquely important for pregnant and lactating women. DHA is crucial to the development of your baby’s nervous system, and may improve outcomes such as:
- Eye-hand coordination
- Motor skills
- Attention span
Developing infants cannot efficiently produce their own DHA and must obtain this vital nutrient from breast milk after birth. Breast milk DHA levels are dependent on the mother’s diet. Expert panels recommend at least an intake of 200-300mg/day of DHA for nursing women. Unfortunately, most women do not get enough DHA in their diets. On average, nursing women in North America consume 60-80mg of DHA a day, only 20-40% of the recommended intake. Because of a low DHA dietary intake, American women reportedly have lower DHA levels in their breast milk than their international counterparts. Recognizing the importance of maternal DHA intake, a WonderSlim® DHA supplement is provided with the WonderSlim® Nursing Mothers Plan. Our supplement contains life’sDHA™.
The life'sDHA™ Advantage - a Vegetarian Source of DHA
Most people believe that fish are a rich source of DHA, when in fact fish get DHA from the algae in their food chain. life’sDHA™ goes straight to the source, producing DHA from the same microalgae sources fish get it from. Unlike most DHA supplements, life’sDHA™ is a fish-free source of DHA from algae and is therefore free from concern of ocean-borne contaminants. (8) The ingredient has been granted Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) status for use in infant formula by the FDA, and is used in nearly all infant formulas in the United States. (8,9)
Benefits of life'sDHA™:
- Vegetarian, sustainable source
- Free from the concern of ocean-borne contaminants
- Produced in an FDA-inspected facility under current Good Manufacturing Practices in a controlled environment from start to finish
- Trusted source used in over 99% of infant formulas in the US
- 8) Hornstra G. Essential fatty acids in mothers and their neonates. Am J Clin Nutr. 2000;71(5)(suppl):1262S-1269S.
- 9) DSM, formerly Martek Biosciences Corporation. 2009 Annual Report. Columbia, MD.