Studies show that consuming omega-3 fatty acids while pregnant is vitally important for the health of both expectant mothers and their developing babies. Research shows that proper supplementation of Omega-3 plays a major role in fetal development - specifically brain and vision health - and some studies suggest Omega 3 fatty acids might even help combat negative postpartum symptoms in mothers.
Omega-3 supplements are most commonly taken in the form of fish oil, but what most people don’t know is that fish don’t naturally produce Omega-3 fatty acids - rather they obtain it from algae, the original source! Algae is the most potent & bioavailable source of omega-3 fatty acids, and here at iwi we’re able to source it via sustainable and environmentally friendly farming methods.
Almega®PL, our proprietary form of algae Omega-3, offers 50% better absorption than fish or krill oil.1 Our newly formulated prenatal supplement contains DHA, a key nutrient for the growth of baby’s eyes and brain. And for even more support, we added methyl folate and Vitamin D3 for baby’s cognitive and bone development - plus iron and K2 for mom's health during pregnancy. We know nothing is more important than the health of your baby. Support your little one with iwi!
1 Kagan et al., 2013 Lipids Health Dis
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Did you know algae omega 3s are 50% better absorbed by the body than fish oil? And @myiwilife grows their algae on land from the salt water reservoirs in New Mexico and Texas. So there’s no harm to any ecosystems in the ocean. Double win for you and the plant 💙🌊 🌎 💚 #myiwi #epa #dha #brainhealth #protectouroceans #loveourplanet
While fish oil supplements pose the risk of possible contaminants and heavy metals that may have been present in the fish they were sourced from, iwi algae-based Omega-3 supplements are 100% Vegan, non-GMO, and gluten-free. Algae is also the original and most potent form of Omega-3, both fish and krill obtain their Omega-3’s second-hand, from eating algae.
Sourcing Omega-3's from algae eliminates over-fishing and the disruption of ocean ecosystems, the risk of contaminants, and results in higher bioavailability.
iwi Omega-3 supplements are clinically proven to provide 50% more absorption than fish or krill oil Omega-3s. But why? And what does this actually mean? iwi's Nannochloropsis algae oil is the only known source in the world that is available in a polar lipid form, with both phospholipids and glycolipids, thus making it highly soluble in water and easily absorbed by the human body. Whereas fish oil (available in triglyceride form only) and krill oil (with phospholipids) both lack this water solubility, and thus the human body is capable of absorbing very little of it as compared to iwi algae-based Omega-3. This means your body is able to absorb more, and reap the most Omega-3 benefits, when you take iwi.
For minimum environmental impact, iwi algae is grown on sustainable & environmentally friendly farms located on arid, previously unused land in the desert regions of New Mexico & Texas. In place of freshwater, the farms use saltwater obtained from underground aquifers in the regions. Over 97% of said saltwater is recycled and the remaining percentage is lost only to evaporation. These algae farms consume CO2 and release oxygen, and the majority of the energy is solar and renewable. While the fish oil supplement industry contributes to over-fishing of herring and krill, and the disruption of delicate ocean ecosystems, iwi was founded on the premise that people should be able to reap the benefits of nature without doing any harm to the environment.