Improve DHA status
A recent study shows that pregnant women who took choline (as VitaCholine®) along with DHA had significantly higher DHA levels than those taking DHA alone. This means that higher prenatal choline intake enhances mom’s DHA status, so more of both brain-building nutrients are available for the developing baby!
Why is this important?
Well, just 4% of pregnant women in the United States get enough choline and only 5% get enough DHA and EPA. Experts at the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics have called for increased choline intake during pregnancy, so why not start now?
Daily intakes of 200mg for DHA and 450mg of choline are recommended during pregnancy – here are some products with VitaCholine® to help get you started.
Nature Made® Prenatal Gummies
- Nature Made Prenatal Gummy Vitamins were the first prenatal gummies to include 55mg Choline (VitaCholine®) for baby’s brain and spinal cord development.
- Prenatal gummies provide 14 key nutrients to help support baby’s development and mom and contains 58mg of DHA for fetal brain and eye development.
- Nature Made Prenatal Gummies are independently tested and verified by USP.
needed® Prenatal Multi Essentials
- The most supportive dose of choline (400mg of VitaCholine®) of any prenatal, available in powder and capsule options.
- Optimal forms and dosages of 24 vitamins, minerals, and botanicals. Omega-3 (DHA+EPA) with VitaCholine® offered separately for optimal absorption and nutrient protection.
- Women-owned, Climate Neutral Certified, B Corp, third-party tested and clincally-validated.
Ritual® Essential Prenatal
- Formulated with 12 key nutrients for pregnancy including 1000 mcg of methylated Folate and 55mg of Choline (VitaCholine®) per serving to support neural tube development and 350 mg of vegan omega-3 DHA per serving to support fetal brain development.
- Ritual’s delayed-release capsule is designed to be gentle on an empty stomach so you can take them with or without food.
- This product is vegan-friendly, non-GMO certified, gluten-free, and formulated without major allergens.
These statements are product features and benefits as conveyed by product manufacturer. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
- Klatt, K. C. et al. (2022). Prenatal choline supplementation improves biomarkers of maternal docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) status among pregnant participants consuming supplemental DHA: a randomized controlled trial. AJCN, 116(3), 820–832. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqac147
- Zhang, Z. et al. (2018). Dietary Intakes of EPA and DHA Omega-3 Fatty Acids among US Childbearing-Age and Pregnant Women: An Analysis of NHANES 2001-2014. Nutrients, 10(4), 416. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10040416
- Institute of Medicine. Food and Nutrition Board. Dietary Reference Intakes: Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, and Choline. Washington, DC: National Academy Press; 1998.
- Carlson, S. E. et al. (2021). Higher dose docosahexaenoic acid supplementation during pregnancy and early preterm birth: A randomised, double-blind, adaptive-design superiority trial. EClinicalMedicine, 36, 100905. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2021.100905