Probiotics meet omega-3 in new mother and baby supplement

13-Oct-2014

Mother's 1st offers multiple health benefits to pregnant and lactating women and infants

One soft gel capsule contains a probiotic and the omega-3 fatty acid DHA

One soft gel capsule contains a probiotic and the omega-3 fatty acid DHA

Chr Hansen has launched Mother’s 1st, a soft gel supplement for mothers and babies that combines probiotics and omega-3.

The Danish company has developed the product specifically to support immune and gut health in pregnant and lactating women as well as early brain and eye development in infants.

It is common for pregnant women to struggle with mild constipation during pregnancy and Mother’s 1st is also suitable for this group.

One Mother’s 1st soft gel capsule contains one billion live Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (BB-12) probiotic bacteria and 250mg of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).

Clinical studies show that BB-12 supports general immune and gastrointestinal health, while supplementation with DHA has been shown to support early brain and eye development in infants.

'We are truly proud to be able to present this landmark and patent-pending innovation to the market,' says Lasse Nagell, Sales & Marketing Vice President, Human Health & Nutrition at Chr Hansen.

'The best documented Bifidobacterium in the world, BB-12, now comes together with omega-3, widely considered the most recognised health-promoting supplement ingredient, in a powerful ‘2-in-1’ solution suitable for an important consumer category: mother and baby.'

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Mother’s 1st is based on Chr Hansen's Life Gel technology, which makes it possible to combine BB-12 and omega-3 (DHA or EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)) in a soft gel with a two-year shelf life.

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