DHA is critical in pre- and post-natal care and its importance cannot be overstated:
• Supplementing with DHA during pregnancy is important for healthy brain and eye development of the baby in utero and throughout infancy. 1 2 3 4
• DHA supports healthy birth weight and length of a healthy pregnancy. 5 6 7
• Infants born to mothers with higher blood levels of DHA have advanced attention spans well into their second year of life.
Lemon Flavor -Easy to take for Pregnant Moms.
We understand the issues prenatal mothers experience, especially when it comes to ingesting anything, and have formulated a Prenatal DHA that works and is easy to take. First, we chose a fish gelatin soft gel (most other brands use pork or beef gelatin). ChildLife® Prenatal DHA also provides the purest DHA available, with no fishy smell or aftertaste. Our all natural lemon flavor tastes great which makes it easier for mothers to take.
ChildLife® Prenatal DHA utilizes the highest quality DHA.
We use the finest purification methods available, such as molecular distillation, a method which safely removes toxins and does not compromise quality. Each batch of Prenatal DHA is tested for PCBs, dioxins, metals, mercury and other toxins and exceeds all international standards for the highest purity. Our DHA is a safe and pure way to promote the optimal health of both baby and mother.
ChildLife® uses only the highest quality ingredients. This formula is gluten free, casein free and alcohol free. It contains no milk, eggs, soy, wheat, yeast or corn. No artificial colorings, flavorings or sweeteners.
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Take 1 Softgel daily with meals.