A PRIMARY ESSENTIAL NUTRIENT FOR BRAIN, NERVE & EYE HEALTH
What is DHA?
DHA is a dietary essential fat. It is ‘essential’ because it cannot be made in the human body and it is necessary for normal growth, development and maintenance of the brain, eyes, nerves and immune system. DHA is one of the premier omega-3 fats and there is no substitute. In the diet, DHA is found in fish. Plant forms of omega-3, such as flax seeds and walnuts, are not a reliable source of DHA.
Pregnancy & DHA
Developing infants need DHA and mom is the only source. The demand for DHA during the last trimester of pregnancy and the first 2 years of life is greater than any other time in life. The minimum recommended intake of DHA during pregnancy is 300 mg1. Recent research indicates that up to 90% of pregnant women consume less than the minimum recommended intake.
Teens & adults
Teens and adults consume too little DHA for optimal health. No other nutrient can functionally replace DHA in eyes, brain and nerve cells.
Seniors & DHA
Seniors who have consumed more DHA over their lifetime have better cognition and less confusion, compared to those who consume less. Research indicates DHA plays a vital role in preserving healthy brain function as we age. Regular consumption of DHA earlier in life is best, but improving intake at any time has benefits. Better vision and eye health is associated with DHA intake*.
Vitamin Research Products offers purified and unflavored DHA in smaller capsules. Smell and taste sensitive individuals often prefer unflavored DHA. Stabilized with mixed tocopherols, the better blend of vitamin E, to maintain freshness.
¹ Simopoulos AP, Leaf A, Salem Jr. N. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids (2000) 63(3),119-121.
90 softgels (135mg):
1-2 capsules daily with food
Adults and Teens:
1-4 capsules daily with food, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner
2-4 capsules daily with food, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner. May be taken along with a prenatal supplement.
90 softgels (strawberry):
2 softgels daily, with food, or as directed by your health care professional or pharmacist.
|Serving Size: 1 Softgel|
|Amount Per Serving|
|DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)||135mg||*|
|*Daily Value not established|
Refined fish oil, gelatin, glycerin, mixed tocopherols and water
Contains: sardine, anchovy, mackerel
Keep container tightly closed in a cool, dry and dark place. Keep out of reach of children
|Serving Size: 2 Soft Gels|
|Servings per container: 45|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|Calories from Fat||9|
|Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol)||15 I.U.||50%|
|DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)||450mg||50%|
|EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)||90mg||10%|
|Oleic Acid (Omega-9)||24mg||3%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
† Daily Value not established
** Natural Triglycerides
Less than 5 mg of Cholesterol per serving
Purified deep sea fish oil (from anchovies and sardines), soft gel capsule (gelatin, water, glycerin, strawberry essence), strawberry essence, d-alpha tocopherol, rosemary extract
No gluten, yeast, milk derivatives, artificial colors or flavors
May contain traces of soy or derivatives