Why is DHA Important?

By Jackie Cartier
April 1, 2016


About DHA

NutriKey DHA 200 is an essential fatty acid, derived from marine microalgae. In a nutshell, DHA is the most prevalent omega-3 fat in our brain, accounting for up to 60% of the brain’s fat. Depression, anxiety, poor memory and visual problems have all been correlated to low levels of DHA.

Additionally, DHA is critical to baby’s brain and eye development, both in the womb and out. If you are pregnant, thinking of becoming pregnant or currently breastfeeding, check out this blog post to learn more.

The best food sources of DHA include fatty fish like salmon or sardines, free range eggs, and grass-fed meat. However, most of us simply don’t get enough DHA in our diets, so we can benefit from a DHA supplement.

How to take it

If you need to support your brain health our nutritionists would recommend a starting point of three DHA-200 softgels. Spread these throughout the day with one softgel at each meal. Likewise, if you need to support your eyes or have a family history of eye degeneration our nutritionists would also recommend three DHA-200 softgels.

However, if you feel like you need extra support for your brain or eyes, consider meeting with a nutritionist to meet your unique needs. Please note that while supplementing with DHA you don’t need to supplement with fish oil.

About the author

Jackie Cartier is Content Strategy Manager for Nutritional Weight & Wellness. She was once a client, seeking natural solutions to her achy runner knees and hormonal imbalances. From then she was hooked and eventually ended up on their team, spreading the real food message on the blog and through social media. 

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