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Women's Fish Oil FAQs

Why do women need EPA in addition to DHA during pregnancy?

While DHA has been extensively studied for its role in supporting brain and visual development during pregnancy and lactation, recent research indicates that EPA is crucial for facilitating DHA's transfer across the placenta, allowing the baby to eff

What are the benefits of taking fish oil during pregnancy?

During pregnancy, the requirement for omega-3 fatty acids is greater compared to other stages of life, as mothers serve as the primary source for the development of their babies. Scientific studies indicate that incorporating omega-3s into the diet d

Should I continue to take the Women's Fish Oil while I am breastfeeding?

The short answer is yes! If you are still breastfeeding, your nutrient needs for omega-3 fatty acids are higher for you and baby.* Studies show that higher levels of DHA in breast milk are easily absorbed by babies and raise their DHA levels.* So opt

Should I continue to take FullWell Fish Oil postpartum if I am not breastfeeding?

Yes! There’s supporting evidence showing that omega-3s help with mood, especially during the postpartum period.* Omega-3s have also been researched to show benefits for heart health, immune and inflammatory responses, metabolism, and the health of sk

Can I take the Women's Fish Oil at the same time as the Women's Prenatal?

Yes, it can be taken at the same time as your prenatal without any negative impact on absorption. It also can be taken separately, with or without food or as recommended by your healthcare provider.

At what point should I start taking fish oil?

Ideally before trying to conceive. Research shows that 80% of U.S. women of childbearing age have low levels of omega-3 fatty acids for a variety of reasons - diet, genetics, and chronic illness to name a few. Because moms are the primary source of E

Do I really need to take fish oil?

Omega-3s are vital for keeping our cells, nerves, and hormones healthy.* But when a woman is pregnant or breastfeeding, her need for DHA and EPA, two essential types of omega-3s, increases. According to data, most moms-to-be don't get enough from the

Why isn’t DHA included in your Women’s Prenatal?

DHA, an omega-3 essential fatty acid found naturally in fish, works best when paired with EPA, also an omega-3 essential fatty acid. EPA helps support DHA crossing the placenta, among other supportive roles in the body. Fish oil, a natural source of