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What Is Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)?

Docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, is a polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid found throughout the body. It is a major structural fat in the brain and retina accounting for up to 97% of the omega-3 fats in the brain and up to 93% of the omega-3 fats in the retina. It is also a key component of the heart. Numerous studies confirm that everyone, from infants to adults, benefits from an adequate supply of DHA.

  • For mothers-to-be, DHA can help support a healthy pregnancy.*

  • For infants, DHA is important for brain and eye development.*

  • For children, DHA is important for ongoing brain and eye development.*

  • For adults, DHA supports brain, eye & heart health.*


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