1. What is DHA and how is it different from other omega 3 fatty acids.
DHA is a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid and is found in large concentrations in retina and brain. It is required for proper functionung of brain and eyes. DHA differs from other omega 3 fatty acid in the number of carbon and hydrogen atoms and more predominnantly in the degree of unsaturation. DHA is the most unsaturatued.
2. What is the role of DHA in human body?
Recent researches identified the role of DHA in mental and visual development of humans and its various functions during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
3. Why is DHA important to mothers and their foetuses?
Infants at embryonic or at foetal stage cannot produce DHA efficiently and must receive this vital nutrient from mothers through placenta during pregnancy and through breast milk after birth.
4.How do we get it?
Sea food is the best source of DHA. DHA derived from sardines is believed to be superior to that derived from other sea food sources.