Health Benefits of Long-chain Omega-3 Fatty Acids (DHA and EPA)
DHA and EPA, the long-chain fatty acids, are important for many aspects of health, including fetal development, brain development, cognitive function, positive mood and cardiovascular health.
DHA and micronutrients may prevent brain shrinkage with age
It is known that a Western diet is associated with dementia — the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease are almost identical to those for cardiovascular disease. In contrast, higher vegetable and fruit intake is associated with decreased risk of cognitive decline and dementia.
Omega-3 fatty acid supplements
Omega-3 supplements have been shown to reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death and heart attack, slow growth of plaque in the arteries by decreasing inflammation, improve lipid levels, enhance blood pressure regulation, and reduce pulse pressure.
DHA boosts learning and memory in older adults
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid, crucial for early brain development, and reduced DHA intake and blood DHA are associated with age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease.
DHA benefits nervous system function, cardiovascular health, and more
The omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is known for its importance for healthy brain function and cardioprotection. Ongoing research continues to find additional benefits of DHA supplementation.
What Vegans may be Missing - DHA
Those not consuming fatty fish may be deficient in a critical and essential nutrients - especially EPA & DHA the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids
Lack of DHA linked to Parkinsons Disease
Recent scientific findings show diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids, in particular DHA, have a protective effect on this type of neurodegenerative disease.
Omega-3 fatty acids: fish or supplements?
DHA oils are essential to a healthy diet. Several studies have shown that principle sources of DHA are prone to contain high concentrations of toxic compounds. Discover a healthy source of this necessary nutrient.