Doppelherz Moms plus with DHA + Folic Acid provides 600 µg folic acid together with all other essential B vitamins as well as the minerals calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and 100 µg iodine. In addition, the capsules contain valuable omega-3 fatty acids including 200 mg DHA per day.
Folic acid is a vital vitamin and has a function in cell division and contributes to the growth of maternal tissue during pregnancy.
IMPORTANT: All women who wish to have children are recommended to think about an adequate folic acid supply at least four weeks before conception. However, the requirement is also significantly increased during pregnancy and lactation.
Iodine plays a role in the normal production of thyroid hormones, which perform important metabolic tasks. Thyroid hormones control many metabolic processes such as growth, energy metabolism, bone formation, and brain development. In pregnant women, the supply of iodine to the mother is important because it also helps to supply the unborn child.
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Iron supports the normal formation of red blood cells and the normal transport of oxygen in the body. The requirement increases twofold during pregnancy.
Zinc contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system and the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
Magnesium contributes to normal energy metabolism and normal functioning of the nervous system and muscles.
Vitamin C supports the normal function of the immune system and, together with vitamin E, contributes to the protection of cells against oxidative stress.
The “calcium incorporation helper” vitamin D supports the utilization of calcium and plays a role in bone maintenance. The body can produce vitamin D itself through regular exposure of the skin to sunlight. However, this self-production is often insufficient in our latitudes.
Vitamin B1 and vitamin B2, nicotinamide and pantothenic acid support normal energy metabolism.
Vitamin B6 contributes to normal protein metabolism.
Vitamin B12 contributes to the normal formation of red blood cells and the normal function of the nervous system.
Biotin supports the maintenance of healthy skin and hair.
DHA – valuable omega-3 fatty acid for mother and child
The intake of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) by the mother contributes to the normal development of the eyes and brain in the fetus and the breastfed infant.
For this purpose, 200 mg of DHA should be consumed daily in addition to the daily amount of omega-3 fatty acids recommended for adults.
Humans cannot form omega-3 fatty acids themselves without a supply of the corresponding precursors – they must take them in with food. Important representatives of omega-3 fatty acids are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). But only a few foods contain these valuable fatty acids.
Good sources are fatty cold-water fish, such as salmon, herring and mackerel