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

Omega-3 tailored for a mama-to-be

We deliver our Omega-3 in the most nourishing formulation, ensuring you and your baby get the optimal amount of Omega-3 DHA (300mg) and EPA (150mg).

30 daily powder packets, delivered straight to your door.

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 pills, and is delivered with other needed nutrients that help your body use the Omega-3 DHA and EPA that you and our baby need.

Tastes like sunflower lecithin, which has a sweet nutty taste. If you are extra sensitive to taste and smell, you may also detect some algae notes. The powder pairs well with: nut milk-based "lattes" with cinnamon or chai spice and a hint of maple syrup; smoothies with banana, berries, chocolate or vanilla protein and almond butter; yogurt; and oil & vinegar-based salad dressings. We do not recommend taking it with plain water, orange juice, soymilk, or plain coffee and tea.

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I love that this product combines Omega-3 DHA, EPA, Choline, and Phospholipids, key nutrients that pair optimally to nourish a mama and her baby. Most Omega-3 products contain just DHA. I take it every morning mixed with almond milk and cinnamon."

- Dr. Leah Gordon, Naturopathic + Functional Medicine Doctor

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Nutrients paired for optimal absorption.

We pair the DHA and EPA forms of Omega-3 with Choline and Sunflower Lecithin. This thoughtful pairing ensures mama and baby get more of the goodness that's needed.

5x better absorbed than standard fish oil pills.

Our Omega-3 is clinically proven to be 5x better absorbed than standard fish oil pills, thanks to liposomes. Liposomes are nature’s way of optimally delivering and protecting Omega-3, such as in breastmilk.

Sustainably sourced from vegan algae that’s free of heavy metals.

Our Omega-3 is sourced from vegan microalgae that’s 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 that are common in fish oil.

Powder, not a pill.

Many mamas and mamas-to-be find our powder to be a pleasant alternative to taking several large pills. When paired with a smoothie or latte, our powder is a nourishing addition to your daily routine.

Clinically-proven.

Our Omega-3 is backed by 10+ years of research and development, including multiple third-party clinical studies. Every product batch is third-party lab tested to ensure we are consistently delivering the very best nutrition.

Omega-3 for before, during, and after pregnancy.

Omega-3 is a critical nutrient for fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum health. It's not just for baby's health, but also for mama's own health and wellbeing.

Before

  • egg health
  • hormonal function
  • health inflammatory response

During

  • healthy full-term pregnancy
  • baby's cell growth, brain, and eye development
  • mama's mood

After

  • new mama's recovery, mood, and wellbeing
  • breastmilk DHA levels for baby's ongoing development
  • restoring mama's Omega-3 levels and preparing for subsequent pregnancies, after giving so much to baby

Before

  • egg health
  • hormonal function
  • health inflammatory response

During

  • healthy full-term pregnancy
  • baby's cell growth, brain, and eye development
  • mama's mood

After

  • new mama's recovery, mood, and wellbeing
  • breastmilk DHA levels for baby's ongoing development
  • restoring mama's Omega-3 levels and preparing for subsequent pregnancies, after giving so much to baby

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

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.

Choline (55mg)

Sourced from Sunflower Lecithin, Choline works synergistically with DHA, it supports a healthy pregnancy for mom and baby, and optimal brain development in baby.

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.

Our Omega-3 powder pairs best with nut milks, smoothies, and lattes, as part of your nourishing daily routine. Looking for recipe ideas? We've got you covered.

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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.
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.
DHA is used to build and maintain healthy function of cell membranes throughout the body, including those of the brain, eyes, ovaries, and skin. EPA to produce signaling molecules called eicosanoids, which play numerous physiological roles including supporting mood, hormone balance, and reducing inflammation. EPA also improves the transport of DHA across the placenta.
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.
How do I know if I need Omega-3?
Our quiz 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. Research shows that up to 95% of women are deficient. And, even if you are not deficient, the more Omega-3 in your diet the better you will feel.
What does the powder taste and smell like?
The powder tastes like sunflower lecithin, which has a sweet nutty taste. If you are extra sensitive to taste and smell, you may also detect some algae notes. Most find the taste neutral enough to mix into a variety of food and drinks, including almond milk, smoothies, and lattes.
The powder can often smell stronger than it tastes. If that is the case for you, we suggest letting an open packet sit for a minute or two, take a taste, and then mix it into your food or drink.
How should I consume the powder?
Mix one packet into a single serving of food or drink. Enjoy within 1-2 hours of opening the packets. We do not recommend cooking or baking with the powder. For hot food or drink, please mix once the item is cool enough to consume.
We suggest mixing the powder into lattes, nut butters, salad dressings, and smoothies. Find recipe ideas here .
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.
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, 125+ 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. We are happy to share ideas, just shoot us a note at hello@thisisneeded.com. 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.
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.
Aren’t other nutrients important for mamas and mamas-to-be, why just Omega-3 and choline?
Aren’t other nutrients important for mamas and mamas-to-be, why just Omega-3 and choline? Many nutrients support fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum recovery. However, Omega-3 and choline are two particularly important nutrients and up to 95% of women are deficient in these nutrients. Omega-3 and choline are also lacking or at very low dosages in most prenatal vitamins. We hope with time that this improves as awareness for these key nutrients grows.
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 and choline in your diet, the better you will feel. So, it’s never too early to start a subscription. Men can absolutely take the product and enjoy its benefits, too!
Why single-serve packets? I hate the extra packaging.
We try to minimize environmental impact wherever we can. However, Omega-3 is highly susceptible to rancidity, and our single-serve packaging is needed to keep our Omega-3 fresh and ready to deliver the biggest benefit for you and your baby.
Is your packaging recyclable?
Our supplement boxes and shipping boxes are recyclable and compostable (we use soy-based inks). Though we are working to improve this, our packets should currently be disposed in the trash. Our liposomal powder is sensitive to oxygen from the environment, requiring special packaging. We are always looking at ways to increase our sustainability and decrease our environmental impact, from our ingredient sourcing, to our packaging, fulfillment, and more. Please email hello@thisisneeded.com if you have any suggestions.
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 a 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.