There is a growing body of scientific evidence showing a strong correlation between the intake of omega-3 oils, especially DHA, and cognitive function, visual acuity, and overall brain development. The average DHA and EPA intake combined in the USA is about 100-200 mg/day, far below the 1000 mg of DHA plus EPA that experts recommend for healthy individuals. It is now universally accepted that omega III fish oils are a healthy addition to your diet. However most people do not understand the differences in the components found in fish oil. Oil derived from the body of the fish contains various Omega III derivatives, two of which are EPA (EicosaPentaenoic Acid) and DHA (DocosaHexaeonic Acid).
Literally thousands of studies attribute the cardiovascular benefits of fish oil to the EPA component. In most commercially available fish oil products, there is far more EPA than DHA. This is because of the manufacturing expense associated with producing a high DHA fish oil. Yet, studies have shown that most of the neurological benefits of omega-3 oils are derived from the DHA component rather than the EPA component.
The human brain is comprised mostly of fat and DHA is the major component. Decades of research has confirmed that low levels of DHA result in reduction of important neuro transmitters like serotonin, which has been associated with ADD, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease and depression. There is mounting evidence that DHA supplementation may be effective in combating cognitive decline. Studies performed around the world continue to show the neurological benefits of high-DHA fish oil.
Nordics Naturals Pro DHA, molecularly distilled for freshness, potency and purity, is the number one selling high-DHA fish oil and is widely recommended by physicians to support cognitive function. ProDHA has natural strawberry flavor added to both the soft gel and the oil, making it a delicious way for children and adults to ensure adequate intake of this essential brain nutrient.
ProDHA is encapsulated in small, easy-to-swallow 500 mg soft gel capsules, and provides 50% DHA and 20% EPA the highest DHA/EPA available. Molecularly distilled for purity and concentration, ProDHA has been further enhanced with advanced lipid stabilizing antioxidants for superior freshness.