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The health benefits of eating oily fish are frequently mentioned, but the Government advises mums-to-be to limit the amount of fish they eat. Mumomega supplements provide a safer way to get the essential fatty acids believed to help your baby’s eye and brain development.
Purified tuna oil provides omega-3 oils and evening primrose oil is the source for the omega-6 oils in Mumomega. These are essential fatty acids, known to be a component in human body cells. The manufacturer claims they’re in a form our bodies find easy to absorb.
The pharmaceutical-grade oils in the supplements comply with EU restrictions on their mercury, dioxins and PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls) content – the pollutants found in oily fish and the reason for the recommended restrictions on eating fish in pregnancy.
Take one to three capsules daily, with food. The soft-shell capsules, although on the large side, aren’t difficult to swallow and are tasteless.
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The oil has been independently lab-tested to ensure potential toxins are at safe levels.
The supplements are suitable from conception to lactation (or even if you’re not pregnant or breastfeeding!). They contain no added ingredients, flavourings or fillers – just the capsule shell (or gelatine and glycerol), the fish oil, evening primrose oil and vitamin E.
What to watch out for
There’s no definitive evidence that taking these, or any, supplements can aid your baby’s development. Check with your GP before taking any supplements.
Who is Mumomega best for?
Mums-to-be avoiding fish and worried about the nutrients they’re missing out on.
It’s difficult to assess whether or not these supplements made any difference to me or my baby’s health or development. If it helps your peace of mind they may be worth taking.