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Nature's Whole Complement ofSixteen Omegas – 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9's
  • Nurture: Helps promote baby'sbrain and eye development*
  • Protect: Pure wild Alaskan salmon,helps support a healthy pregnancy
  • Nourish: Natural Source of Omegas + Vitamin D + Astaxanthin

A Whole New Approach To Fish Oil
New Chapter® is proud to offer a whole-food approach to fish oil andan alternative to the fractionated, highly processed and "purified"oils on the market today. From the pristine, protected waters ofAlaska directly to you, Wholemega Prenatal is 100% wild-caught salmon oil;rigorously tested to ensure each capsule delivers Nature's bioavailable,effective, and whole profile of beneficial fatty acids and nutrients.

Omega Oils & Optimal Health
Natural salmon oil contains a balance of vital Omega 3, 5, 6, 7 and9's, often referred to as "good fats." These good fats, which includetwo essential fatty acids the human body cannot produce on its own,serve to nourish brain, heart, eye, and kidney tissues.* They havebeen shown to benefit cardiovascular, immune system, brain, anddigestive health.*

Omega Oils & Pregnancy
Wild salmon oil is a excellent source of whole DHA - which is importantfor fetal development of the brain and retina during pregnancy andthrough the first year of life. Emerging research also suggests that otheromega fats, including EPA and AA, play an important role in deliveringthis critical DHA to the fetus and in promoting a healthy pregnancy.

The Difference Is Clear
The dull, yellow hue of conventional fish oils is symbolic of "purified"products. In the heavy processing required for aging or tainted fishstocks (to remove toxins, PCBs, heavy metals, etc.), many beneficialcompounds that give fresh fish oil its vibrant color can be destroyedand lost forever.
Wholemega Prenatal, however, delivers an oil that is striking incolor and transparency. The brilliant hue in Wholemega Prenatalcomes from Astaxanthin – an extremely powerful antioxidant thatis naturally found in wild salmon and abundant in this extra virginfish oil. The gentle process used to extract Wholemega Prenatalpreserves this antioxidant as well as numerous other beneficialcompounds – including Vitamin D. In fact, this whole oil is deliveredfrom a government inspected FOOD GRADE facility.New Chapter's Guiding Principles
  • To Deliver the Wisdom of Nature thus relieving suffering and promoting optimal health.
  • To advance the organic mission, nourishing body and soul with the healing intelligence of pure whole foods and herbal supplements.
  • To nurture and sustain Mother Earth, the source of natural healing.
  • To honor and reward personal growth, for enlightened teamwork depends on the vitality of every member of the New Chapter® family.
We devote 10% or more of our after-tax profits to the conservation of tropical rain forests and the sacred seeds that sustain all herbal traditions.

The Benefits of Whole

Wholemega® Prenatal is a true expression of nature's wisdom. By usingonly sustainably caught Alaskan salmon – among the world's cleanest andmost pure fish stocks in the world – chemical processing to deliver purityis not required. Our extra virgin, low-heat process is all that's needed todeliver Nature's whole basket of vital Omega fatty acids and naturallybeneficial nutrients, like Vitamin D and Astaxanthin.

* 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.


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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 4 softgels
Servings Per Container 22
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 20.00
Calories from Fat 18.00
Saturated Fat 480.00 mg2400%
Polyunsaturated Fat 680.00 mg3400%
Monounsaturated Fat 840.00 mg6000%
Cholesterol 15.00 mg5%
Total Fat 2000.00 mg3077%
Vitamin D 100.00 IU25%
Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids 500.00 mg**
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) 180.00 mg**
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) 220.00 mg**
Other Omega-3 Fatty Acids 100.00 mg**
Total Omega-5 Fatty Acids (Myristoleic Acid) 1.00 mg**
Total Omega-6 Fatty Acids (Linoleic Acid Octadecatetraenoic Acid Arachidonic Acid) 140.00 mg**
Total Omega-7 Fatty Acids (Palmitoleic Acid) 100.00 mg**
Total Omega-9 Fatty Acids Margaroleic Acid Oleic Acid Eicosatrienoic Acid Gadoleic Acid Erucic Acid Nervonic Acid) 660.00 mg**
Astaxanthin 6.00 mcg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Product Directions / Additional Info

Two soft gels two times daily. For best results, take twosoft gels immediately before your two largest meals.

Other Ingredients: Fish oil (100% wild Alaskan salmon), Botanical Antioxidant Stability System (extracts of rosemary, organic oregano, and organic sunflower oil), natural mixed tocopherols

Gluten Free

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool, dry place. DO NOT REFRIGERATE.

Warning: As with any dietary or herbal supplement, you should advise yourhealth care practitioner of the use of this product. If you are nursing, pregnant, or considering pregnancy, you should consult your health care practitioner prior to using this product.

Formulated and distributed by: New Chapter, INC.
90 Technology Dr,
Brattleboro , VT 05302

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Prenatal Vitamins Support Full-Term Pregnancy

Prenatal Vitamins Support Full-Term Pregnancy
Prenatal Vitamins Support Full-Term Pregnancy
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Multivitamin use around the time of conception could be a safe and simple strategy to improve pregnancy outcomes

Prenatal multivitamins help pregnant moms to fill gaps in their diet and meet their own-and their baby's-special nutritional needs. Now researchers have found a link between taking multivitamins around the time of conception and prevention of early births and births of babies born smaller than normal for their gestational age.

Nearly 36,000 women participating in the Danish National Birth Cohort, a large ongoing study of pregnant women and their children, were included in the study. All of them reported using multivitamins, just folic acid supplements, or no supplements in the 12 weeks around conception: 4 weeks before the last menstrual period until 8 weeks after.

Multivitamins improve the odds

The women were followed until after delivery and were monitored for preterm births (delivery before week 37 of pregnancy) and births of babies that were small for gestational age (weight, length, or head circumference below the tenth percentile for the number of weeks of pregnancy). These are important measures of newborn health because infants born preterm or small for gestational age are at greater risk for a wide variety of health and developmental problems.

When the researchers looked at birth outcomes and vitamin use, they found the following:

  • Taking multivitamins around the time of conception was associated with a 17% lower risk of small-for-gestational-age births in all women. This effect was strongest in women who took multivitamins in the weeks after conception.
  • In women who were not overweight prior to pregnancy, taking multivitamins around conception was associated with a 16% lower risk of preterm birth.
  • Multivitamin use did not affect risk of preterm delivery in women who were overweight prior to pregnancy. (These women are already less likely to deliver preterm.)
  • Taking folic acid alone had no effect on risk of preterm or small-for-gestational-age births.

Having a healthy pregnancy and birth

"It may be that multivitamin use around the time of conception could be a safe and simple strategy to improve pregnancy outcomes," the study's authors said in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, while pointing out that more research is needed to show this definitively.

In addition to a multivitamin, there are a few other key supplements that you can consider taking during pregnancy:

  • Omega-3 fatty acids. We get these from eating fish, but due to pollutants like mercury and PCBs, pregnant women should eat fish judiciously (perhaps no more than 2 helpings a week). Supplementing with omega-3 fats during pregnancy has been shown to help ensure full-term births and healthy-sized newborns.
  • Vitamin D. Most of us don't get enough sun all year to maintain healthy levels of vitamin D, and some research suggests that pregnant women with low vitamin D levels are more likely to deliver preterm.
  • Iron, folic acid, and zinc. Low levels of these nutrients during pregnancy are associated with poor birth outcomes. If you don't take a prenatal multivitamin, remember to stay on top of these nutrients.

(Am J Clin Nutr 2011;94:906-12)

Maureen Williams, ND, completed her doctorate in naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle and has been in private practice since 1995. With an abiding commitment to access to care, she has worked in free clinics in the US and Canada, and in rural clinics in Guatemala and Honduras where she has studied traditional herbal medicine. She currently lives and practices in Victoria, BC, and lectures and writes extensively for both professional and community audiences on topics including family nutrition, menopause, anxiety and depression, heart disease, cancer, and easing stress. Dr. Williams is a regular contributor to Healthnotes Newswire.