The OmegaRX Capsules do not contain Rosemary Extract.
Dr. Sears believes that following the Zone program and supplementing with fish oil to be a prudent and scientifically validated approach for pregnant women. The liquid OmegaRx does contain a trace amount of rosemary extract used in our antioxidant blend. Each serving contains less than 0.02% of this blend. This is best illustrated by poking a hole in one capsule and placing 100 drops on a plate. The rosemary extract is less than ¼ of one drop. While there may be some concern regarding medicinal amounts of herbs (rosemary) and pregnancy the amount used in our antioxidant blend is considered to have no nutritional functionality. We can understand your concern and agree that avoiding rosemary at any concentration is best. Consider the OmegaRx capsules which do not contain rosemary - http://shop.zonediet.com/product/de...l/104.aspx
The oil may be extruded from the capsules.
Research has demonstrated that fish oil containing EPA and DHA is safe and essential to the mother and aids in the developing eyes and brain of the fetus. The levels of contaminates, dioxins, furans, PCB’s and mercury, should be considered during supplementation. The OmegaRx fish oil is one of the purest fish oils on the market. The levels of contaminates are well below the standards set by CRN/GOED and WHO. You can review our latest batch/lot at: http://www.zonediet.com/pdf/Omega_R...43_New.pdf
Your physician should approve of your wife’s supplementations. Omega 3’s are required for neural development while the polyphenols provide those compounds found in colorful fruits and vegetables. It’s very difficult to consume too many polyphenols.
Following the Zone diet, supplementing with 2.5g/d of EPA/DHA (that’s 4 capsules of OmegaRx) and a polyphenol product should establish an excellent nutritional foundation for your child. Dr. Sears says “If you are pregnant or nursing, you should be using a Zone Diet to ensure adequate protein intake. For pregnant women, increase your protein intake by 10 grams at every meal with a corresponding increase of carbohydrate and fat. In essence, you are now consuming the meals that a typical male would eat. For nursing mothers, add an extra five grams of protein to each Zone meal.”
Additional links you may find of interest: http://drsears.com/tabId/399/itemId...rains.aspx http://drsears.com/tabId/399/itemId...nancy.aspx
We hope you find this information helpful and wish you all the best!