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Omega-3 tailored for a mama-to-be


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Purchase Omega-3 tailored for a mama-to-be

"I had no idea I could actually improve my egg health until I came across Needed. My husband and I take our powder every morning in smoothies. It's become a simple and empowering routine to nourish my body each day"

- Elsie, Life Coach and mama-to-be

Why Omega-3 is needed.

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Clinically-proven 5x better absorbed

  • Our Omega-3 is clinically-proven to absorb 5x better than standard fish oil pills thanks to liposomes.
  • Liposomes are nature’s way of optimally delivering Omega-3 (like in breastmilk).

Powder, not a pill

  • Many mamas find our powder to be a pleasant alternative to taking several large pills.

Protected from oxidation

  • Liposomes not only support better absorption, they also protect the Omega-3 from spoiling due to harmful oxidation.

Sustainable, clean sourcing from vegan algae

  • Our Omega-3 is sourced from vegan algae, sustainably grown in the US.
  • Algae is a sustainable alternative to fish, and is actually where fish get their Omega-3 from.
  • Our algae is free of microplastics and heavy metals commonly found in fish.

Expertly-formulated and tested

  • Developed in partnership with BioUp Mimetic Technologies, the world's leading experts in liposomal nutrient delivery, and other health practitioners and researchers.
  • Algae is a sustainable alternative to fish, and is actually where fish get their Omega-3 from.
  • Our Omega-3 is backed by 10+ years of research and development, including multiple third-party clinical studies.

Pair it with a smoothie.

Say no to a handful of pills with our easy-to-take powder.

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We are thoughtful about every ingredient, using only what is needed for optimal nutrient delivery.

Omega-3 DHA (300mg)

Sourced from sustainable micro-algae, DHA supports baby’s brain, eye, and overall development, mama’s own brain function, and a healthy full-term pregnancy. Our Omega-3 contains the American Pregnancy Association’s recommended 300mg per day of DHA, and our liposomal delivery ensures you absorb all of what you need.

Omega-3 EPA (150mg)

Unlike most prenatal Omega-3 products that contain just DHA, our Omega-3 is balanced with 150mg of EPA sourced from sustainable micro-algae. EPA supports mama’s egg health, hormone balance, fertility, mood, and overall recovery. EPA also helps DHA cross the placenta, ensuring its delivery to baby.

Phospholipids

Sourced from Sunflower Lecithin, phospholipids help to form the liposomes that make our Omega-3 optimally absorbed and protected from oxidation.

Sugar (2g)

Essential in small amounts to ensure the stability of our liposomes. In nature, sugar plays a similar role for cell membranes.

Omega-3 EPA (150mg)

Unlike most prenatal Omega-3 products that contain just DHA, our Omega-3 is balanced with 150mg of EPA sourced from sustainable micro-algae. EPA supports mama’s egg health, hormone balance, fertility, mood, and overall recovery. EPA also helps DHA cross the placenta, ensuring its delivery to baby.

Rice

Rice starch, hulls, and flour help to limit sugar content and aid in the powder’s mixability.

Sugar (2g)

Essential in small amounts to ensure the stability of our liposomes. In nature, sugar plays a similar role for cell membranes.

Omega-3 DHA (300mg)

Sourced from sustainable micro-algae, DHA supports baby’s brain, eye, and overall development, mama’s own brain function, and a healthy full-term pregnancy. Our Omega-3 contains the American Pregnancy Association’s recommended 300mg per day of DHA, and our liposomal delivery ensures you absorb all of what you need.

Omega-3 EPA (150mg)

Unlike most prenatal Omega-3 products that contain just DHA, our Omega-3 is balanced with 150mg of EPA sourced from sustainable micro-algae. EPA supports mama’s egg health, hormone balance, fertility, mood, and overall recovery. EPA also helps DHA cross the placenta, ensuring its delivery to baby.

Phospholipids

Sourced from Sunflower Lecithin, phospholipids help to form the liposomes that make our Omega-3 optimally absorbed and protected from oxidation.

Rice

Rice starch, hulls, and flour help to limit sugar content and aid in the powder’s mixability.

Sugar (2g)

Essential in small amounts to ensure the stability of our liposomes. In nature, sugar plays a similar role for cell membranes.

Trusted by health practitioners and real mamas alike ㅡ because it truly works.

Baby will take what baby needs when you're pregnant, the mom is really who loses. Having enough Omega-3s really sets you up for a great pregnancy, and helps with postpartum depression."

ㅡ Dr. Leah Gordon, naturopathic doctor

As a first time mom, I really wanted to find a prenatal supplement that was made with clean ingredients and that was easy to take. Needed's Omega-3 powder is simple, clean, and feels just like eating real food."

ㅡ Dre Taylor Lindsay, mama-to-be

I really respect Needed's Omega-3 because it is derived sustainably from microalgae, and it includes both DHA and EPA in a balance that is consistent with what is found in nature."

ㅡ Ivy Joeva, birth and postpartum doula

Having a healthy supply of Omega-3 can be so impactful to your fertility. I really love that Needed's Omega-3 can be added to what I'm already eating--a smoothie, a bowl of oats, a latte."

ㅡ Katya Mosely, fertility-focused acupuncturist

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about Omega-3 and Needed?

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What is Omega-3?
Omega-3 is critical fat for before, during, and after pregnancy. You cannot make Omega-3, and must obtain it from diet or supplementation. There are three main types of Omega-3, ALA, DHA, and EPA. ALA is found in plants like chia seeds, flax seeds, and walnuts. ALA needs to be converted into the DHA and EPA forms of Omega-3 in order to be used by the body. This conversion process is highly inefficient (often less than 1%), so it is important for mom and baby to consume DHA and EPA directly. Fatty fish and supplements are the two reliable dietary sources. Fish do not make the DHA and EPA, but instead bioaccumulate them from eating algae.
How do I know if I need Omega-3?
Our testing kit can help. Many are surprised to find that even if they eat a lot of salmon and sardines, their Omega-3 levels are lower than optimal. Our’s were! And, research shows that up to 95% of women are deficient. Even if you are not deficient, the more Omega-3 in your diet the better you will feel, especially when you are building baby as ⅓ of his or her brain is made of Omega-3.
What is a liposome and why is it the optimal way to deliver Omega-3?
Liposomes are molecular structures found in nature, such as in breastmilk. Our liposomes pair Omega-3 with natural helper nutrients, including phospholipids from sunflowers. This pairing 1) facilitates near-perfect (90-95%) Omega-3 absorption, a 5x improvement over a standard pill and 2) protects the Omega-3 from harmful oxidation that leads to rancidity. And, as an extra benefit, the phospholipids are a source of Choline, which works synergistically with DHA in the body. Overall, liposomes ensure you and your baby to get more of the DHA and EPA you need.
Why is the dosage set at 300mg DHA + 150mg EPA + 55mg choline?
We set our dosage in partnership with leading scientists and health practitioners across modalities (including MDs, NDs, nutritionists, chinese medicine doctors, midvices, and other birth work professionals) based on research and in-practice experience. Our 300mg of DHA conforms to the American Pregnancy Association per day recommendation. A 2:1 ratio of DHA to EPA allows us to provide multiple benefits for mom and baby, as DHA and EPA have different and often complementary physiological effects. And, as an added benefit to our Omega-3, the powder provides a good source of choline at 55mg.
We recognize that some practitioners recommend higher dosages of Omega-3 for before, during and after pregnancy. Our clinical research suggests that most mamas and mamas-to-be do not need a higher dose than our product delivers, as our powder facilitates near-perfect (90-95%) Omega-3 absorption, a 5x improvement over a standard pill.
Why powder?
Our powdered format enables us to deliver the most nourishing formulation for mamas and mamas-to-be. It’s 5x better absorbed by the body than a standard pill, and is delivered with other needed nutrients that help your body use the Omega-3 DHA and EPA that you and your baby need.
Is your Omega-3 vegan, allergen free, and Non-GMO?
Our Omega-3 is vegan, we source it from algae. Fish actually don’t make their own Omega-3 they just bioaccumulate it from algae. It is allergan free, meaning no milk, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soy, and gluten. It is also free of GMOs, artificial colors, artificial flavors, preservatives, and other additives and fillers.
Why is there sugar in the Omega-3?
A small amount of sugar ensures the stability of our liposomes. In nature, sugar plays a similar role for cell membranes. We do not use sugar for added sweetness. Rice starch replaces the need for some sugar.
Can I give it to my partner?
Yes, we do. We make a “couples smoothie” almost every morning mixing our Omega-3 with our Prenatal Multi and Collagen Protein. Conception is a two-way street. (We then separately take our Pre/Probiotic.)
Where is the Omega-3 manufactured?
The Omega-3 is manufactured in the United States in a proprietary facility we share with our scientific partners. The supply chain is so new for this product that we have not yet gotten third party certifications (think how much of the best farmers market product isn’t yet organic certified). However, our scientific team came out of the pharmaceutical industry, so they know how to ensure the highest quality manufacturing. And, we have worked extensively with regulatory experts to ensure everything follows the highest standards, often exceeding cGMP requirements. We’ll send you an email each month, a few days before we charge you and ship your next box. You can delay an order, or cancel your subscription at any time, right from your account page.
Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. If you aren’t completely satisfied, send us a note at hello@thisisneeded.com and we’ll be happy to help.
What kind of testing do you do?
Our powder is expertly formulated and clinically validated by 10+ years of research and development, including through third-party clinical studies. We test every batch for performance and quality, including through third parties that test for nutritional content, pesticides and herbicides, heavy metals, microbes, allergens, and other contaminants.
Everything makes me nauseous while I am pregnant, will your product work for me?
Many pregnant mamas find our product more pleasant to take than a pill, and can often find something palatable to mix the powder into, even while nauseated. However, do not stress if nothing is working for you in your early pregnancy, as baby draws most of the Omega-3 it needs in the third trimester, so you can pause your subscription and restart once your nausea has passed (soon, we hope!)
Why should I start a subscription? How does a subscription work?
Daily, continuous supplementation is needed to maintain optimal Omega-3 levels for you and your baby before, during, and after pregnancy. Our subscription ensures you never miss a day of optimal nourishment. We’ll send you an email each month, a few days before we charge you and ship your next box. You can delay an order, or cancel your subscription at any time, right from your account page.
Which products work best with the Omega-3?
Our products are designed to be taken together for optimal nutrition. We recommend pairing the Omega-3 powder with our Prenatal Multi, Pre/Probiotic, and Collagen Protein to fully support you and baby throughout pregnancy. Shop our Base or Complete Plans and save.
I’m not yet pregnant or a mom, is your product still for me?
Yes, our product is tailored for before, during, and after pregnancy, but it is beneficial at all stages of life. Research suggests that a mom’s habits prior to conception influence her baby’s well-being not just at birth, but also for its entire lifetime. At every stage of life, the more Omega-3 in your diet, the better you will feel. So, it’s never too early to start a subscription.
Why single-serve packets?
We try to minimize environmental impact wherever we can. However, Omega-3 is highly susceptible to rancidity. Our liposomes protect the Omega-3 from rancidity. Our single-serve packaging is an extra measure of protection to keep our Omega-3 fresh and ready to deliver the biggest benefit for you and your baby.
What happens if I miss a day? Or a few days?
Don't sweat it. We know how busy life can get. You can go ahead and double-up on your packets for any days missed. Going forward, we recommend that you try to take your Omega-3 everyday to see positive, long-lasting results.