The developing brain requires many essential nutrients to maintain healthy structure and function, one of which is the omega-3 fatty acid known as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Although eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is an important anti-inflammatory fatty acid, DHA is specifically necessary for nerve cell growth, neuronal differentiation and nerve signaling. With this in mind, DHA is particularly important for fetal development and during childhood, with significant accumulation in the developing brain taking place throughout the last trimester of pregnancy and continuing up until the second year of life.
Research has shown that supplemental DHA during pregnancy can improve various measures of eye health in infants. DHA may help to improve visual acuity and lead to more rapid visual information processing speed in offspring. Studies also show DHA supplementation early on in infancy may improve problem solving skills and voluntary attention at a young age. Finally, additional DHA given to mothers with atopy appears to lessen respiratory symptoms such as nasal discharge and congestion in infants at 18 months of age.
Evidence confirms that DHA is crucial for favourable health outcomes in adults as well. For example, elevated DHA levels in middle-aged individuals have been positively correlated with better cognitive scores when compared to those with low DHA levels. Moreover, clinical studies have shown that supplemental DHA can positively impact memory scores in the elderly and extra DHA may also be beneficial for sperm motility and morphology in men with a history of infertility.
Omega 3 DHA Chews are designed to deliver a minimum of 100mg of DHA and 21mg of EPA per softgel. These omega-3 fatty acids are sourced from sardine, mackerel and anchovy and then molecularly distilled to ensure the end-product is free from heavy metals, organophosphate compounds and unwanted contaminants. Both DHA and EPA are delivered in the triglyceride form for optimal bioavailability and each chewable softgel is naturally orange-flavoured for improved compliance.
Each gelcap contains:
(from anchovies, sardines, mackerels)
|Omega-3 fatty acids||135 mg|
|EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)||21 mg|
|DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)||100 mg|
Available in 120 chewable softgels/bottle
Gluten and dairy free.
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Ascorbyl palmitate, mixed tocopherol concentrate. Capsule: gelatin, glycerin, purified water, potato starch, lecithin, monk fruit extract, annatto extract, natural orange flavour.
Directions: Ages 3 and older - Take 2-4 chewable softgels per day or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Indications: Source of omega-3 fatty acids for the maintenance of good health and to support cognitive health and brain function. Helps support healthy development of brain, eyes and nerves in children up to 12 years of age.