Vegan DHA Select - 90 Softgels
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is a polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid that exhibits anti-inflammatory activity and serves as the primary structural fat in both retinal (eye), heart and brain tissue.
Most dietary and supplemental DHA comes from animal sources, notably fatty fish. But Vegan DHA Select™ is plant-based in origin, derived from a marine based micro-algae and delivered in a vegetable softgel capsule, making it suitable for use by vegetarians and vegans as well as by people who consume fish or other animal products.
Although human beings are able to synthesize DHA from shorter chain, plant-based omega-3 fatty acids (such as those found in flaxseed oil), the ability to perform this conversion is poor to nonexistent in a significant number of people. For this reason, DHA is considered a conditionally essential fatty acid-i.e. one which must be supplied by dietary or supplemental sources.
Found throughout the body, DHA is most abundant in tissues of the brain, eye and heart muscle. During gestation and early childhood, adequate DHA is critical for healthy brain development to proceed. Throughout life, proper nervous system and visual function depend on the availability of this important omega-3 fatty acid.
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