DHA, Premier 60 (caps) by Premier Research Labs
DHA is a type of Omega-3 fatty acid. Supplementation is needed because the body can only make a small amount from other fatty acids. It is plentiful in salmon & anchovies.
Each Vegetable Capsule Provides:
DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid from algal oil) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 mg
Other Ingredients: Plant-Source Capsule (cellulose, water), Sunflower Oil, Tocopherols (preservative)
Take 1 softgel daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.
DHA HEALTH BENEFITS
DHA is a polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid (PUFA) found throughout the body but most abundant in the brain, eyes and heart. It is a major structural fat found in the brain and eye accounting for up to 97% of the total omega-3 fats in the brain and up to 93% of the omega-3 fats in a specific part of the eye, called the retina. It is also a key component of the heart. Numerous research studies confirm that everyone, from infants to adults to the elderly, can benefit from a regular intake of dietary DHA. Just as calcium is essential for building strong bones, DHA ensures that the cells in the brain, eyes, heart and other parts of the nervous system develop and function properly through all stages of life.
DHA FOR BRAIN HEALTH
DHA is a structural fat, making up approximately 30% of the structural fats in the gray matter of the brain and 97% of the total omega-3s in the brain. Studies have shown that DHA plays a role in various functions and at different times in life:
► Infant cognitive development
- Brain and nervous system development and function “Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) maternal intake contributes to the normal brain development of the fetus and breastfed infants”
- Supporting brain health of children and adults throughout life: “DHA contributes to maintenance of normal brain function”
DHA FOR EYE HEALTH
DHA is a major structural fat in the retina of the eye and it plays an important role in both infant visual development and visual function throughout life. The human retina is about the size of a postage stamp and the macula only about the size of a pencil tip. Yet hundreds of millions of light receptor cells are employed here.
Cone cells produce color vision and are located in the macula. Rod cells produce black and white for night vision. The cone cells are located in the center of the retina and are used for reading and fine central vision. The rods are in the periphery of the retina and are used for night and side vision. Degeneration of the rods results in night blindness. Degeneration of the cones results in macular degeneration. When nutrients come into the eye they reach the retinal light receptor cells, the rod and cones. These cells are lined with the DHA. Studies show that people who consume high amounts of DHA are less likely to develop macular degeneration.
Studies have shown that DHA plays a role in:
- DHA intake may contribute to the normal visual development of infants up to 12 months of age. DHA maternal intake contributes to the normal development of the eye of the fetus and breastfed infants”
- DHA may play a role in adult eye health and contributes to the maintenance of normal vision
DHA FOR HEART HEALTH
- DHA is a key component of heart health, in large part because it is found
- in abundant levels in heart tissue. As a result, DHA is important for heart
health throughout life.
Studies have shown that DHA plays a role in:
- DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal blood triglyceride levels. EPA and DHA contribute to the normal function of the heart and maintenance of normal blood pressure.
DELIVERING ULTRA-QUALITY DHA
To deliver the most consistent level of premier quality DHA, the scientists at Premier Research Labs perform an entire panel of laboratory testing which meets and often exceeds the FDA’s requirements. Why? Because we believe that ultra-benefits are ONLY possible from ultra-quality. Our PRL quality guarantee ensures that our DHA meets FDA requirements for identity, purity, trength, composition while testing for contaminates such as heavy metals (including arsenic, mercury, cadmium and lead), residual solvents and pathogenic microbiology.
We authenticate the dentity of the DHA to ensure it has not been adulterated with the wrong species or other look-alike species. We include a complete in-depth screening where we inspect for undesirable inorganic materials such as herbicides and pesticides. As you can see, through rigorous manufacturing and quality control standards, PRL strives to deliver a highly consistent quality product that contains premier ultra-quality DHA manufactured without added undesirable agents such as magnesium stearate or talcum powder.