Elevit DHA offers a scientific formula with algae sourced omega-3 to support baby’s brain and eye development during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
What are the key benefits of Elevit DHA?
- Brain function
- Cognitive development
- Eye development
Why choose Elevit DHA?
- Elevit DHA is from the makers of Elevit, New Zealand’s No.1 pregnancy multivitamin* and experts in pregnancy nutrition
- It contains 200mg of algae-sourced DHA to help meet the needs of pregnant and lactating women
- It is intended to be taken in addition to Elevit with Iodine pregnancy multivitamin; however, as Elevit Breastfeeding also contains 200mg DHA the two products do not need to be taken together
- It can be added to the diet based on individual needs
- It’s a fish free, sustainable source of DHA omega-3
*Leading New Zealand pregnancy multivitamins as at March 2020
What is the dosage?
Elevit DHA is a once daily supplement that can be taken at any time of the day.
What ingredients does Elevit DHA contain?
|Each capsule contains:|
|Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)- rich oil derived from microalgae||470 mg|
|Equivalent to DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid)||200 mg|
What is DHA?
DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid which is essential for healthy brain and eye function. DHA isn’t something we naturally produce, therefore it has to be obtained through diet or supplementation. While DHA can be obtained through diet by eating fish and seafood products, many women don’t eat the recommended serves of these types of foods, that’s why we developed Elevit DHA.
What does DHA do?
Omega-3s are important components of cell membranes. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, nutritional requirements for DHA are increased as DHA is utilised for the normal development of the brain, nervous system and eyes of the growing foetus and baby.
DHA and the importance of the first 1000 days?
The first 1000 days of a baby's life, from conception, is a critical period for brain and eye development. While DHA plays a key role in this, most pregnant and breastfeeding women do not get enough through diet alone as they can be cautious about eating fish during this time.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is recommended to supplement to reach adequate levels and in turn support your growing baby.
How much DHA do I need?
While there is no RDI for DHA in pregnancy, local and international guidelines recognise that it is an important nutrient during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and that many women may not obtain enough from fish food sources. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recommend that women whose dietary intake of omega 3 fatty acids is low should consider dietary supplementation16 (please make this a referenced number). The European Food Safety Authority recommends that pregnant and breastfeeding women take 100-200mg DHA in addition to recommendations for healthy adults17 (please make this a referenced number) (200mg is roughly equivalent to one tin of tuna (95g) per day).