DHA & Choline: This dynamic duo supports baby’s healthy brain development*
MegaFood | June 2021
When you’re pregnant, or you’ve just had a baby, there is naturally a lot on your mind! Getting the right nutrition for you and baby is probably up there as one of your primary concerns, and knowing where to start can feel overwhelming. While a prenatal (or postnatal) multivitamin is the first step, there are additional nutrients to consider, and fortunately, convenient solutions to make sure you get the nutritional support you (two) need!
Two of those important nutrients are DHA and Choline.
- DHA is a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid that you’ll find in foods like fish, but can be harder to come by in plant-based diets. DHA is important for baby’s developing brain and eyes.* Optimal DHA levels are needed starting around 25 weeks but are especially important during breastfeeding to support newborn brain and eye development.* Fortunately, plant-based algae sources are available so that even those on a vegan or vegetarian diet are able to supplement with this important fatty acid.
- Choline, a member of the B vitamin family, is mighty, but often missing from our diet and multivitamin. You’ll find it in egg yolk and organ meat, but it can be tricky to get in meaningful amounts. Supplementing becomes important, as choline may help support healthy cognitive development in babies during pregnancy and the first months of life.*
Our Baby & Me 2 Prenatal DHA & Choline uniquely pairs these two ingredients to support pregnant or breastfeeding moms and their developing babies. Two plant-based capsules contain 250 mg algal DHA and 160 mg choline to support healthy brain development in baby during pregnancy and breastfeeding.*
To help ensure the delivery of both of these ingredients within the same capsule, we’ve used innovative Beadlet Technology —liquid, plant-based DHA from algae with slow-release choline beadlets in a vegetable capsule. It allows the formula to deliver nutrients over a sustained period of time.
Because we know that pregnancy and postnatal health is a critically important time, we worked with Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., MegaFood's Chief Medical Advisor. Doctor Low Dog is an expert in women’s health and dietary supplementation, as well as a trained midwife. She has helped craft not only this product, but many of the formulas in our Baby & Me 2 line, with the latest nutritional science, and you and your baby’s health, in mind.
Speaking of the rest of the family - Baby & Me 2 Prenatal DHA + Choline can be paired with our Prenatal Multi to nurture your body & baby, alongside our Baby & Me 2 Morning Sickness Nausea Relief* Soft Chews; once baby arrives, switch to our Postnatal Multi for added nourishment you need while breastfeeding!*
We know it isn’t just the ingredients we choose to formulate our products with, but how those products are crafted, that can play a big role in the health of you and the health of our planet. Baby & Me 2 Prenatal DHA + Choline is Non-GMO Project Verified, certified Glyphosate Residue Free, tested for 125+ herbicides and pesticides, and is free of gluten, dairy, and soy.
We are thrilled to introduce you to the latest addition to our Baby & Me 2 family, intentionally crafted to nourish yours! Interested in the rest of the Baby & Me 2 line? Learn more here!