Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Vitamins For The Whole Family

Vitamins are something most of us take while pregnant, we give them to our kids in their first few years and eventually it all drops off even though we know how important they are.

I am thrilled to tell you about BrainStrong a vitamin I have been taking for the past week.

First off let me tell you what BrainStrong is and why you need it:

BrainStrong is an entirely new category of supplement. It’s a full line of brain health products that recognizes the brain has different needs at every stage of life. That’s why BrainStrong provides four natural, essential daily supplements with optimized DHA nourishment for pregnant women, toddlers, kids and adults. And all BrainStrong products are powered by life'sDHA. After all, no matter what your age, you want to live up to your potential

If you are pregnant, you have been hearing your fair share of DHA information. What is DHA?  DHA is an omega-3 with proven brain, eye and heart health benefits for all stages of life - from pregnant and nursing women to infants, children and adults [source]. Obviously our need for DHA never stops no matter what stage of life we are.

But even if we are aware of the importance of DHA to a child’s brain development, there exists a question of how best to get it. The fatty fish that are the most common source of DHA can contain mercury and PCB’s, which have been shown to have a negative effect on a child’s health and development, and most nuts and seeds contain ALA, which doesn't convert to DHA efficiently. These two concerns contribute to the fact that the majority of U.S. women fail to get enough DHA during their pregnancies. The National Institutes of Health and International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids recommend a daily intake of 300mg of DHA for women who are pregnant or lactating, and an article from the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School says that only 19% of pregnant women get even 200mg of DHA a day.

Fortunately, there is BrainStrong™ Prenatal, a complete prenatal multivitamin that has 350mg of DHA. It is powered by algae-sourced life’sDHA™, which means it doesn’t contain the harmful chemicals and toxins found in many fish. BrainStrong Prenatal also has the highest level of folic acid and DHA available without prescription, making it the perfect way to give your little bump a big boost and help take extra measures to protect your baby's health.

I know...I  know...it is a lot of medical, biological stuff but it is important.

Let's sum it up like this: We need DHA for our brains development. We don't get enough of it from the foods we eat so we should all grab some BrainStrong. 

I have the adult versions now it is time to invest in the kids vitamins.

Find the vitamins at these stores , CVS, Target, or you can order online. 

The Adult Vitamins retail for $29.99 for 90 tablets and I just priced the prenatals which are only $19.99 for 30 DHA Gels and 30 Multivitamins. Not bad prices at all.

1 comment:

  1. DHA is very important substance for the development and growth of the body. Its a fatty acid found in the cold water fishes and essential for the better mental health of the premature infant. DHA is an essential daily supplement.


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