EPA and DHA omega-3s are backed by decades of research showcasing their benefits for the heart, brain, eye and prenatal health. Omega-3s aren’t just beneficial – they’re vitally important for every cell in the body.
This site provides important information you need to educate your patients about the benefits of EPA and DHA omega-3s.
Most Americans (95.7%) are below the cardio-protective levels of omega-3 fatty acids – without even knowing it. A 2017 publication reported that low omega-3 intake was estimated to contribute to 54,626 cardiometabolic deaths.
Omega-3s are important for brain health and function. Research has shown an impact on cognitive function and memory, symptoms of depression, ADHD, and recovery from traumatic brain injuries.
The body’s highest concentration of DHA is found in the retina of the eye and DHA is an important nutrient for the cells of the eye that control the ability to see under different lighting conditions. In addition, numerous studies show that EPA and DHA play an important role in eye health throughout life.
The omega-3 DHA is generally known as the most vital omega-3 for pregnancy, and mothers are the sole source for developing babies. Proceedings from an Early Nutrition Academy workshop recommend that pregnant women should aim for an additional 200 mg of DHA over and above intake recommendations for the general adult population, resulting in a total DHA intake of at least 300 mg/day. It is a critical building block of the brain, retina, and nervous system.
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