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 prevent postpartum depression 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 provides the most potent & bio-available source of omega-3 fatty acids, and we’re able to source it via sustainable and environmentally friendly farming methods.
By harnessing the power of iwi, you’ll get better nutrition to support yourself and the life you are creating. Nourish what’s inside, because better living begins within.
"During pregnancy and breastfeeding, the research-backed benefits of the omega-3s EPA and DHA include supporting the healthy development of the fetal brain, eye, and nervous system, healthy birth weight and gestational length, healthy immune system development, positive mood and well-being in mothers, and attention and focus in infants and children."
-American Pregnancy Association
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 bio-availability.
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.
“Adequate consumption of omega-3 fatty acids is vitally important during pregnancy as they are critical building blocks of fetal brain and retina... Recent surveys indicate that pregnant women [...] eat little fish and therefore do not consume enough omega-3 fatty acids, primarily due to concern about the adverse effects of mercury and other contaminants on the developing fetus.”
-Reviews in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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.
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