DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid)
DHA can be found in brain, nerve, retina membrane, sperm and breast milk. DHA is an essential polyunsaturated fatty acid. Our body cannot synthesize by itself. Therefore, we need to consume from food. It is one of the key nutrient supports for our brain and retina.
In our brain, there is a “Blood Brain Barrier”. The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a protective barrier designed to keep the environment in the brain stable. It effectively protects the brain from many common bacteria and toxic substances. DHA is one of a few nutrients that can pass through our BBB and support the growth of our brain cell.
By consuming sufficient DHA, it improves brain’s function, nerve and cell development. Also, it increases signal transmission and supports learning ability.
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid)
DHA and EPA are omega- 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. EPA cannot pass through the blood brain barrier. It only goes to the other part of the body to improve joint mobility and balances body fat. A well-controlled clinical trial using fish oil to supplement formula at the equivalent DHA level found in human milk resulted in a marked depression of growth rate due to EPA induced decrease of ARA.
The WHO recommendation noted this issue with fish oil, and suggested that the problem may be overcome when DHA is present at 10 times the level of the EPA. The ratio of DHA: EPA in Platinum DHA 70 is 14:1 which is even better than WHO recommendation. It can safely supplies people with their daily need of essential omega-3 fatty acids.
Enrich mental development of baby and children5,6,7,9
Pregnant mother supplemented with fish oil in the first trimester of pregnancy, could start with a better DHA status for the new-born, which benefit to neonatal neurodevelopment
Supplemented of infant formula with DHA was associated with an increase on Mental Development Index (MDI) and visual acuity.
DHA is a major structural ingredient in the retina and it plays an important role in both infant visual development and visual function throughout life.
Support learning ability and strengthen memory in youth and adults10
DHA can pass through blood brain barrier. It supports learning ability, strengthens memory and relieves stress.
Improve elderly memory11
DHA reactivates the aged brain tissue and preserves memory
Enhances joint health and relieve allergy symptom1,2,8,12
DHA restrains hypersensitive substances and provides benefits to those have skin, bronchial and airways allergy. DHA also keeps joints healthy and relieve joint discomfort.
Enhances cardiovascular health3,4
Omega-3 DHA and EPA can reduce the level of blood fatty acid level, helping to reduce the heart pressure and enhance the blood circulation, this maintain the health of cardiovascular system.
Maintain the elasticity of the blood vessel
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DHA is an essential omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, which is widely distributed in brain and nerve lipid, retina membrane, breast milk, testis and sperm. Human body cannot synthesize DHA, it can only be obtained from natural food.
British Professor Dr. Crawford announced his findings in 1989 that DHA can activate the brain function and enable better memory. Many other scientists all over the world continue their researches on DHA and have discovered the beneficial effects of DHA on human body. The main ingredient of Platinum DHA 70 is docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acid. This is one of the vital fatty acid for human brains. The human body cannot synthesize these fatty acid and unable to transform them from other fatty acid.
DHA 70 is highly appraised by our customers. New strengthened formula Platinum DHA 70 contains “extra 20%” DHA. It can provide better benefits to the brain. It is professional first choice of health food supplement for the brain.