Microbiome & O-3

Microbiome & O-3

90 days of LCPUFA in pregnancy — what’s the mechanism?

New research shows that majority of the foetus’ microbiota develop in the last 90 days of pregnancy.

It is made up of billions of bacteria that:

  • pre-determine immuno-modulatory status
  • defend against diseases
  • determine brain power, moods (through the gut-brain axis) and metabolic rate
  • decide whether or not we will be lean or obese

The development and nourishment of the gut microbiota is critically regulated by Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.