DHA is a key component of heart health, in large part because it is found in abundant levels in heart tissue. As a result, DHA 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 (authorized in the EU “DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal blood triglyceride levels,” “EPA and DHA contribute to the normal function of the heart” and “DHA and EPA contribute to the maintenance of normal 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.”
All EU authorized health claims can only be used if the product is compliant with the provisions set in the Regulation 1924/2006 including the specific conditions of use related to each claim.