A brief explanation of good fats: PUFA & Omega-3
Firstly let's look at fats. We consume three types of fats within our diets: saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated.
Polyunsaturated fats are considered to be good fats, and indeed are classed as "essential fatty acids" (PUFAs). The key PUFAs are Omega-3 and Omega-6 (the ‘omega’ and the ‘3’ or ‘6’ relate to their chemical structures).
The importance of Omega-3 for Baby's development
Omega-3 is important for the development of Baby’s brain and eyes, especially during the latter stages of pregnancy. It is vitally important that Mums to be get enough omega-3 essential fatty acids.
In summary, Omega-3 helps in many ways:
• Builds Baby’s brain
• Helps form Baby’s retinas
• Important for developing Baby’s nervous system
• Improves the general health of Mum and Baby
• Reduces the chances of developing preeclampsia
• Helps lower the risk of post-natal depression
Opti3 offers an alternative to fish for Omega-3
Fish is the main source of Omega-3 in our diet and indeed most Omega-3 supplements are fish oils. This is because Fish contains omega-3 in the forms of EPA & DHA, which are the forms required by the body. Experts recommend pregnant and breast feeding women limit their oily fish intake to 2 portions per week, due to the possible presence of possibly harmful contaminants including mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) or even dioxins.
Opti3 is made using Algal Omega-3 and contains EPA & DHA. The high strength formula is a viable, 100% pure, 100% contaminant-free alternative to fish oil. It is perfect for Mums and Mums to be.
Visit: www.vegetology.co.uk/products/opti3 for full detail.