The Benefits of DHA

DHA omega-3 is naturally found throughout the body and is most abundant in the brain, eyes and heart. Just as calcium is essential for building strong bones, DHA ensures that the cells in the brain, retina, heart and other parts of the nervous system develop and function properly through all stages of life.

DHA for Brain Health

DHA is a structural fat, making up approximately 30% of the structural fats in the gray matter of the brain and 97% of the omega-3's in the brain.

Studies have shown that DHA plays a role in:

  • Infant mental development
  • Brain and nervous system development and function
  • Supporting the mental function of children and adults throughout life
  • Possible role for DHA in some behavioral and mood disorders affecting both children and adults

DHA for Eye Health

DHA is a major structural fat in the retina of the eye and it plays an important role in both infant visual development and visual function throughout life.

Studies have shown that DHA plays a role in:

  • Infant visual function and visual development
  • DHA may play a role in adult eye health

DHA for Heart Health

DHA is a key component of the heart, especially in the conducting tissue, and is important for heart health throughout life.*

Studies have shown that DHA plays a role in:

  • Maintaining normal triglyceride levels, heart rate and blood pressure

In addition, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reviewed the available data regarding the relationship between DHA and EPA and cardiovascular disease and has authorized the use of the following claim:

“Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. One serving of [Name of the food] provides [x] gram of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids.”



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