Mumomega is a supplement that contains a blend of essential fatty acids aimed at supporting the accumulation of particular fatty acids occurring during pregnancy.
The Food Standards Agency (FDA) recommends that most people should be eating more oily fish. Fish and shellfish are rich in protein and minerals, and oily fish is rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids.
However, oily fish can contain low levels of pollutants that can build up in the body. For this reason there are recommendations for the maximum number of portions of oily fish we should be eating each week (a portion is about 140g). When you're trying for a baby, pregnant or breastfeeding eating fish is good for your health and the development of your baby, but you need to avoid some types of fish and limit the amount you eat of some others. The FSA guidelines suggest a maximum of two portions a week of oily fish including tuna, but not to eat shark, swordfish or marlin - because these fish contain more mercury than other types.
There’s never been a more important time to help make sure your body is working at its best. We all need long-chain essential fatty acids, but research is indicating that the particular essential fatty acids DHA and AA are important during pregnancy. As well as having other roles in the body, they are required as building blocks for the cells that make up the eye and brain during pregnancy.
So it is important that pregnant women have an adequate input from their diet. As well as eating oily fish, Mum Omega offers a quick and easy solution to increase your intake of these vital nutrients.