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Mother to Mother Nutrients Postnatal Supplement

Science Behind Omega-3s

Research suggests that there are a myriad of potential health benefits for both a mother and her baby when she consumes nutrients EPA, DHA, and DPA.* However, many mothers are still unaware of the Omega-3 correlation. Omega-3s can have a positive impact on multiple health mechanisms in the human body, which is why Mother to Mother Nutrients has taken the time to research and analyze which ingredients have the highest impact on a mother and her baby.* We use premium quality Omega-3s and have ensured our ingredients are ultra-purified to bring you the best postnatal supplement on the market.

The Role of Omega-3s in our Bodies

Omega-3s are a family of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids that are crucial for both health and development of the mother and are also important for neurological and early visual development of your baby.* Supportive but not conclusive research suggests Omega-3s are important to overall health, including hearth health and helping maintain a normal blood pressure.* Unfortunately, the body does not synthesize Omega-3s and therefore must be obtained through your diet or from supplements (Iso et al., 2001).

Science Behind DHA

DHA is short for docosahexaenoic acid, an Omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid that is found in every cell of your body. DHA is critical for brain, eye, and central nervous development and functioning.* During and after pregnancy, your developing baby relies on you to get needed DHA for healthy development.* Because DHA is obtained from the foods we eat, the concentration of DHA the mother has to pass to her developing baby is highly determined by her diet or intake of supplements.

Science Behind DPA

DPA, or docosapentaenoic acid, has recently become the subject of studies that have shown its numerous health benefits. An elongated form of EPA, DPA has been shown to be beneficial for healthy blood flow.* It also helps to stimulate the migration of the endothelial cells, thus being valuable for heart health.*

Science Behind EPA

Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) studies have shown that it aides in the healthy blood flow of the cardiovascular system.*

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Supporting Research:

  1. Wilk, J.B., M.Y. Tsai, N.Q. Hanson, J.M. Gaziano, and L. Djoussé. 2012. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 96:882-888.
  2. Hu FB, Bronner L, Willett WC, Stampfer MJ, Rexrode KM, Albert CM, Hunter D, Manson JE. JAMA. 2002 Apr 10;287(14):1815-21. PubMed PMID: 11939867.
  3. Iso H, Rexrode KM, Stampfer MJ, Manson JE, Colditz GA, Speizer FE, Hennekens CH, Willett WC. JAMA. 2001 Jan 17;285(3):304-12. PubMed PMID: 11176840.
  4. Norris, P.C., and E.A. Dennis. 2012. PNAS. 109:8517-8522.
  5. Omega-3 Fatty Acids During Pregnancy (PDF)