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Lookin for an organic or close to prenatal DHA supplement. My friend is 11 weeks pregnant what's a good amount to take 200 mg move up as pregnant goes on?

Lookin for an organic or close to prenatal DHA  supplement. My friend is 11 weeks pregnant what's a good amount to take 200 mg move up as pregnant goes on?

Purified fish oil: The purest source of dha is fish oil from wild fish like sardines & anchovies that has been pharmaceutical-grade molecularly distilled to purify it & remove all mercury, pcb's, dioxins etc.- my favorite is nordic naturals dha. 200 mg/day is ok but 450mg might be better in the 3rd trimester. See http://www.Pregnancy.Org/article/importance-dha-during-pregnancy-and-breastfeeding and my comment. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Should I use a pre-natal vitamin or a regular vitamin with folic acid supplement? Do i need a vitamin with dha? I currently get req. Folic acid

Should I use a pre-natal vitamin or a regular vitamin with folic acid supplement? Do i need a vitamin with dha? I currently get req. Folic acid

Hard to say: You have not provided details of why you would be taking a vitamin to begin with.Please restate your question with that detail.Start over as the site does not link questions ...Read more

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How to supplement dha/epa into my diet without taking fish oils capsules?

How to supplement dha/epa into my diet without taking fish oils capsules?

DHA and EPA: flax seeds, walnuts, salmon and sardines, soy beans, tofu and shrimp are foods that are sources of dha and epa that you could use to supplement your diet. Walnuts can be added to most of the foods you eat. ...Read more