Clinical Study References

Claims on Packaging:

  • May Soothe Occasional Morning Sickness Nausea. (See references below: 1-3)
  • Justification on back of packaging: Scientific evidence suggests Vitamin B6 may help soothe occasional bouts of nausea.


Claims on Website:

  • Reduce the Risk of Birth Defects. (See reference below: 4)
  • Justification: Folic acid is a B vitamin that helps prevent complications of the brain and spinal cord called neural tube defects.
  • Support Healthy Growth, Brain Development, and Full Term Carrying (see references below: 5-9)
  • Justification: Adequate DHA consumption has been shown in scientific studies to greatly support healthy gestation and to increase the likelihood of a normal or full-term birth.
  • DHA is also important for fetal development, proper brain and eye growth, and learning and behavioral function.


References:

  1. Davis M. Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy: an evidence-based review. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 2004;18(4): 312-328.
  2. American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. ACOG (American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology) Practice Bulletin: nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2004;103(4):803-814.
  3. Vutyavanich, Teraporn; Wongtra-ngan, Supreeya; Ruangsri, Rung-aroon. “Pyridoxine for nausea and vomiting of pregnancy: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.” American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Vol 173, Issue 3, Part 1. Sept 1995.
  4. US Department of Health and Human Services. Office on Women’s Health. Frequently asked questions: folic acid. May 2010.
  5. Hibbeln JR. Seafood consumption, the DHA content of mothers' milk and prevalence rates of postpartum depression: a cross-national, ecological analysis. J Affect Disord. 2002;69(1-3):15-29.
  6. Smuts CM, Huang M, Mundy D, Plasse T, Major S, Carlson SE. A randomized trial of docosahexaenoic acid supplementation during the third trimester of pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2003;101(3):469-479.
  7. Harris WS. Fish oil supplementation: evidence for health benefits. Cleve Clin J Med. 2004;71:208-221.
  8. US Food and Drug Administration Agency Response Letter GRAS No. GRN000041 [May 17, 2001]. http://1.usa.gov/VQtSZN. Accessed October 4, 2012.
  9. Hornstra G. Essential fatty acids in mothers and their neonates. Am J Clin Nutr. 2000;71(5)(suppl):1262S-1269S.