While there is no recommended daily intake (RDI) for DHA (alone) in pregnancy, local and international guidelines recognise that it is an important nutrient during pre-conception, pregnancy, and breastfeeding, and that many women may not obtain enough from food sources. The National Health and Medical Research Council recommends that pregnant women get around 110 -115mg/day of total fats (DHA+EPA+DPA)1. The European Food Safety Authority recommends that pregnant and breastfeeding women take 100-200mg DHA per day, in addition to recommendations for healthy adults (200mg is roughly equivalent to one tin of tuna (95g))6.
The recommended daily intake (RDI) levels for choline are 415 mg / 440 mg in pregnancy (women 14-18 / 19-50) to 550mg in lactating women.11,12
During pre-conception, pregnancy and breastfeeding eating a balanced diet of vegetables, red meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, and dairy products is a great start to getting the nutrients you need to support your baby and Elevit DHA & Choline Pregnancy is a convenient way to top up your nutrition to give your baby the best start.