- Both partners should think about building their reserves prior to conception
- The benefits of DHA and Omega 3 have been making news for the past decade for all stages of reproduction, from preparing for conception, through to pregnancy and immediately after the birth.It is especially important for the development of your baby's brain and nervous system as well as in the manufacture of healthy sperm
- If you are already pregnant, it is well worth starting at any time during pregnancy, whether or not you have considered taking supplemental DHA before you conceived
- It can be particularly important as your baby is entirely reliant on your supply of DHA.
Fish oil preparation (fish oil, Vitamin E) - from fish and soyabeans and products thereof
Tuna oil - from fish and products thereof
Tocopherol and Lecithin - from soyabeans and products thereof
May contain traces of macadamia, almond and sesame oil
Pharmaceutical grade fish and tuna oil, evening primrose oil and Vitamin E capsules. Two capsules a day typically provide 300mg DHA, 20mg EPA and 6 mg AA from:
Fish oil, derived from tuna, of which
50% DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) 444mg
Tuna oil derived from tuna of which
255 DHA, 7% EPA (Eicosopentaenoic acid),
1.8% AA (Arachidonic acid) 356mg
Evening Primrose Oil of which 9% GLA
(Gamma Linolenic acid) 200mg
Vitamin E 5mg (50% RDA)
* Recommended Daily Allowance
All Zita West nutritional products have been approved by the HFMA (Health Food Manufacturers' Association) and have been formulated in accordance with Department of Health guidelines.
Vital DHA is made from ultra-pure oils which are molecularly distilled to test for the absence of all known contaminants. It is free from artificial colours, preservatives and gluten and is certified non-GM.
All tuna oil used is dolphin-friendly and from sustainable stocks.
Capsule shells (vegi-caps) contain no meat products.
1 capsule to be taken two times a day with or after food.
“DHA will be become as important for pregnancy as Folic Acid in the future” - i>Zita West
It is well worth taking the time to look at the research on DHA to see why we believe that DHA supplementation is going to become so important to pregnancy planning in the future for couples at all stages of conception, pregnancy and birth, both natural and assisted.
Vital DHA is an essential fatty acid containing DHA and GLA. Essential fatty acids are very important for female fertility, helping hormone balance and egg production, and for male fertility too, as they are thought to help with the manufacture of healthy sperm.
We strongly recommend that all couples should consider DHA supplementation during their preparation for conception and that women should continue with this through pregnancy and in the months following birth. Research has associated optimal foetal and infant development with the availability of sufficient levels of fatty acids in the mother's diet.
VitalDHA can be used by itself, should you so wish. Or it can be used as a companion product alongside our super-premium range (Vitamen and Vitafem, Vital Essence and ReVital Essence) or alongside our new, lower-priced, good value multi-stage multivitamin, Pregnancy Plan.
Zita West has been involved in fertility and pregnancy now for over 25 years, as a midwife, a nutritional advisor, an acupuncturist and as an author and consultant. Over that time thousands of couples have come to her for advice on how to get into into optimum shape - physiologically, nutritionally and emotionally - for all the vital stages of childbirth from pre-conception to conception, to pregnancy and the months immediately after birth.
More and more evidence points to the contribution that the right combination of diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and natural therapies can make not only to our chances of a happy and healthy pregnancy but to our unborn baby's health and all-round potential too. Zita is acknowledged as one of Europe's leading experts on how each of us can improve our prospects at each key stage of the reproductive process through natural means or, if necessary, through medical intervention.