Docosahexaenoic Acid-- (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid that is a primary structural component of the human brain, cerebral cortex, skin, and retina. It can be synthesized from alpha-linolenic acid or obtained directly from maternal milk (breast milk), fish oil, or algae oil. DHA's structure is a carboxylic acid (-oic acid) with a 22-carbon chain (docosa- is Greek for 22) and six (hexa-) cis double bonds (-en-); with the first double bond located at the third carbon from the omega end.
Targeted Nutrition: This exclusive blend of highly refined marine lipids contains Omega-3 fatty acids, especially eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Key Benefits; Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of heart disease and support joint health.* http://www.goherbalife.com/djackson1/en-US
Two new studies reveal that your child's intake of the fat docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) from infancy to school years may improve his intelligence.
Fish are one of the best sources of the essential omega-3 fats eicosapentaenoic acid, or EPA, and docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA. These omega-3 fats may lower your risk for heart disease, which is why the American Heart Association recommends you eat fish at least twice a week. Low-fat fish make it easier to stay within the recommended fat limit for...
DHA fatty acid: Promotes proper brain function including mood and focus Helps prevent and treat depression Is critical during pregnancy and the early development of the nervous system and visual abilities during the first six months of life
Modern humans have evolved with a staple source of preformed docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in the diet.
National Nutrition Month is a great opportunity to discuss one of the most important heart healthy nutrients in your dietary arsenal: the long-chain, fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) from fish.