DHA or docosahexaenoic acid is a vital omega-3 fatty acid that supports healthy brain, vision, nerve, and other cellular functions in our body.
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a polyunsaturated fatty acid composed of 22 carbon atoms and six double bonds. It is the main structural component of the human brain, cerebral cortex, skin and retina, playing an important role in their development and function throughout life.
Maternal Health & Fetal Development
Backed by several studies, it plays an essential role during pregnancy as a developing fetus cannot efficiently produce the DHA that is needed to develop their brain, nerves, and vision (1,2,7)*.
Babies can only obtain DHA through the mom's placenta or from an outside source, such as breast milk, after birth. Additionally, research shows that supplementation with DHA prior and during pregnancy significantly reduces the risk of preterm birth (5)*.
Brain, Vision, and Nerve Health Support
Even among adults and seniors, DHA plays a pivotal role in the maintenance of normal brain function(12)* throughout life. DHA also contributes to the maintenance of normal blood triglyceride levels (based on a daily intake of 2g)(10,12)*.
In a Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical study, twenty-four-week supplementation with 900 mg/d DHA improved learning and memory function and supported cognitive health is aging adults(15)*.