$5.00 OFF to New Customers : Use SAVEME5 Customer Service: +15867316101   |   Support
United Kingdom
0
 Shopping Cart
Items in your shopping cart Quantity Price
Subtotal: £0.00
£0.00

Get to Know DHA for Cognitive Health

DHA is a fundamental nutrient for proper brain development and continued function. Learn all about it in today's post.. Learn more at eVitamins, the largest online health UK superstore.
1.
£10.93
(8)
2.
£10.93
(1)
3.
£6.62

Looking after your cognitive health begins while you're still in your mother's womb and continues throughout your life. One of the most important nutrients for cognitive wellness is DHA.

What Is DHA?
DHA stands for docosahexaenoic acid. DHA is a type of essential fatty acid known as an omega-3. DHA is found naturally within the oil of fish that live in cold water, such as salmon, mackerel, herring and tuna as well as krill, a small type of crustacean. These sea creatures are harvested to create supplements. Lastly, vegan supplements can be produced from algae.

DHA and Your Brain
DHA supplements are recommended for all pregnant women to take to support the mental development of their babies (they also support the development of the eyes). DHA helps the nerves develop correctly for proper communication throughout the entire body. It also combats inflammation, which can be damaging to the brain cells. As we age, DHA becomes important for protecting cognitive function and memory and may be able to help reduce the risk for developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

The clinical research of DHA continues on all ages to see how it impacts cognitive health. A study just published last May in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found DHA supplementation for six months improved the memory and reaction time of men and women between the ages of 18 and 45 who were low in DHA before the study but healthy otherwise. These participants took 1.6 g of DHA per day.

How to Boost DHA
In order to get more DHA into your diet, you can start by eating at least two servings of fatty fish a week, like salmon, which contains plenty of omega-3s. If you're not a fan of fish or are looking for a stronger dosage, you can try a supplement. Suggested daily dosages vary but the most common recommendation is to get at least 500 mg of omega-3s per serving -- look for a supplement wherein at least 300 mg of those essential fatty acids are DHA.

In order to keep the supplement fresh and prevent any oxidation or breakdown, store the product in the door of your fridge. Don't put it on a shelf where it can get pushed to the back and freeze. Many supplements are also made with natural flavors now to avoid a fishy odor, taste or aftertaste.

If you're concerned about your cognitive health, talk with your doctor about adding a DHA supplement. If you're pregnant or breastfeeding, they can help you determine the best dosage for your needs and how long to take it for.

You can find a variety of DHA-specific and fish oil supplements at eVitamins to suit your needs. Let us know what your favorites are!

Share:
Related Articles You May Like
DHA May Help Bipolar Disorder, Alcohol Abuse
DHA May Help Bipolar Disorder, Alcohol Abuse
DHA Does Big Things in Children
DHA Does Big Things in Children


RELATED CATEGORIES
DHA

General Brain Formulas

Ginkgo Complex

Huperzine

Phosphatidyl Serine

Pregnenalone

Vinpocetine



DHA products you may like:
Nordic Naturals Daily DHA
Now Foods DHA-500
Garden of Life Oceans Mom Prenatal DHA
Jarrow Formulas EPA DHA Balance
Nordic Naturals DHA Xtra
ChildLife Pure DHA
Coupons & promos
Sign Up
eVitamins United Kingdom, Copyright 1999-2016. All Rights Reserved.

Statements made about specific vitamins, supplements, procedures or other items sold on or through this website have not been evaluated by eVitamins or by the United States Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. As always, please consult with a licensed doctor or physician before starting any diet, exercise or supplement program, before taking any vitamin or medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a problem.

Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions