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If you or someone you know is expecting or breastfeeding, you’ve probably heard about the benefits of an omega-3 fatty acid, called DHA, for mom and baby.† DHA is a critical nutrient for supporting brain, eye, and nervous system development in unborn children.† Moms get DHA from foods such as cold-water fish, and unborn and nursing babies get their DHA from mom.
Why Advanced Purity Matters
The reality is that most expectant mothers don’t eat much fish because of the concerns about mercury and other toxins that may be present in whole fish. There is a simple and nutrient-packed way to get your daily DHA without eating whole fish, however, in the form of a small, easy-swallow prenatal fish oil supplement.
Just one softgel packs in a whopping 480 mg of DHA from an ultra-concentrated fish oil blend that is third-party purity tested for PCB’s, heavy metals, mercury, and other toxins. This fish oil is so pure, in fact, that it is consistently awarded the highest IFOS (International Fish Oil Standards) 5-star purity rating and it exceeds the stringent NMS (Norwegian Medical Standard) for purity, potency, and freshness.
Don’t like the taste of fish? No problem. Norwegian Gold Prenatal DHA tastes like citrus thanks to its natural added orange flavor. Plus, you won’t be burping up any fishy taste with the “repeat” you can get with other fish oils. Norwegian Gold Prenatal Omega contains added lipase, an enzyme that helps mom break down the fish oils into smaller, more absorbable compounds.† The result is a better-digested fish oil and better availability to mom and baby.
More Benefits to DHA…
In addition to the important transmission of DHA from mom to baby for developing eyes, brain, and nervous system, DHA has some pretty wonderful benefits for mom too:†
- Supports healthy breast milk in lactating mothers†
- Promotes a healthy level of omega-3 in the mother, promoting her healthy mood after birth†
- Helps replenish mom’s omega-3 depletion, contributing to her overall health as well as the health of her newborn†
- Promotes heart and joint health†
Norwegian Gold Prenatal DHA is the latest in ReNew Life’s top selling advanced purity fish oil line. This new blend is simply the easiest digested, highest purity fish oil available to moms—and all in one daily tiny orange flavored softgel that also contains 500 IU of vitamin D3.
Belly fat is usually detectible—people generally have a good idea if they tend to accumulate fat in their midsection, as opposed to their hips and bottom. But how do you know if your liver is fat? Well, abdominal fat and liver fat often go hand in hand. In fact, fat from the liver can be sent to the belly, and vice versa. Often, an underlying feature of both of these is inflammation, which may come from the gut. Nutrients and other substances—including fat, toxins and inflammatory compounds—are absorbed from the small intestine and travel straight to the liver via the portal vein.
A recent study found that obese individuals with high amounts of abdominal fat and liver fat are at increased risk for heart disease. The researchers found that liver fat is strongly associated with increased secretion of very-low-density lipoproteins (VLDL), which contain the highest amounts of triglycerides, known to increase heart disease risk.
It has long been known that abdominal fat can be dangerous. The increasing knowledge about the dangers of liver fat adds to the story, as these two go hand in hand, each setting the body up to be more susceptible to metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Together, belly and liver fat mean trouble.
Both liver and abdominal fat can be reduced with exercise and weight loss. These steps, in addition to addressing any underlying gut dysfunction that may be contributing inflammation to the liver, can help reverse these metabolic precursors to heart disease. Gut imbalance may be addressed by taking probiotics, the beneficial bacteria naturally found in the gut.