Wife is pregnant. Are Omega-3 supplements okay?
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DEAR KRISTIN: My wife is pregnant and I want to buy her some Omega-3 supplements. However I could only find Omega-3 EPA/DHA 500mg. I have read through the wording on the bottle, but there is nothing about pregnancy. My questions are:
1. Is Omega 3 EPA/DHA 500mg good for my wife? And what's the daily dose?
2. As the supplement is from fish, will there be excessive Vitamin A which is not suitable for pregnancy?
-- Supporting my wife
DEAR SUPPORTING: Omega-3 is good for everybody. The link I’ve provided below is from the International Omega-3 Learning and Education Consortium for Health and Medicine. This is a great resource because it lists specific dietary recommendations for Omega-3 from health authorities from all over the word. http://www.omega3learning.uconn.edu/info/what-are-omega-3-fatty-acids/dietary-recommendations-for-omega-3-fatty-acids
Webber Naturals Omega-3 Fish Oil softgels do not contain added vitamin A, so there is no concern of vitamin A toxicity from these products. When Vitamin A (or Vitamin D) is added to a supplement, the ingredient and strength will be listed on the product label (eg, our Liquid Omega-3 does contain vitamin A). Please be assured that all medicinal ingredients must be listed on supplement labels as required by the Government of Canada’s Natural Health Product Directorate.
I hope my response is helpful. All the best to you and your family.
BA, Registered Holistic Nutritionist
(Questions may have been edited for clarity or brevity.)