Equazen eye q Mumomega is a unique supplement combining specific Omega-3 and Omega-6 long-chain fatty acids that are important before, during and after pregnancy for both mother and baby.
Up to 30% of the brain and eye is made of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) has a structural role in the brain and in the retina.
Foetal and infant development is characterized by a high level of formation of new cells.
Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids are an integral part of the membranes surrounding these new cells.
The essential fatty acids included in the formulation, are:
- DHA, or Docosahexaenoic Acid. This is an Omega-3 essential fatty acid that is a component in the structure of cell membranes of the eye and brain. In fact, up to 30% of the dry weight of the brain is made up of Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids, which typically comes from oily fish.
- AA, or Arachidonic Acid. This is an Omega-6 essential fatty acid that can play both structural and functional roles in the brain. In the diet, AA is usually derived from meat and dairy products, as well as cereals.
- EPA, or Eicosapentaenoic Acid. Another Omega-3 fatty acid, EPA is thought to play more of a prominent role in the function of the established brain than the structural fatty acid DHA.
- GLA, or Gamma Linolenic Acid. This Omega-6 essential fatty acid is known to also have anti-inflammatory actions, and may help to regulate hormonal balance.