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DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)

Definition: DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid that is found in coldwater fish lipids and can also be extracted from microalgae. It is considered one of the primary building blocks of the retina and of the brain. It is the most plentiful fatty acid found in human breast milk and serves to ensure the proper function of nerve cell membranes. DHA is also found in eggs, organ meats and red meats people who have cut down on these foods may be low in the compound.

Applications: Memory disorders, senile dementia, vision problems, nerve disease, brain dysfunction and mental conditions.

Recommendations: DHA is now available as an isolated compound which is derived from fish or microalgae sources. Look for pure product from reliable companies.

Note: Don't confuse DHA for DHEA, which is a hormone and not a fatty acid compound.

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