Support for Brain Development and Cognitive Function
Serving Type: Soft Capsule
Available In Sizes: 60 soft capsules
DHA Omega provides a highly concentrated ratio of docosahexanoic acid (DHA 430mg) to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA 90mg). Both are essential omega-3 fatty acids, with DHA being an indispensable component of cell membranes and found in large quantities in brain cells. During pregnancy and lactation, nutritional requirements for DHA are increased as DHA is utilised for the normal development of the brain, nervous system and eyes of the growing foetus and baby. Supplementation in pregnancy and lactation may therefore contribute to cognitive development in young children. In healthy adults, DHA supplementation may help to maintain healthy brain and cognitive function.
- DHA may assist in the maintenance of healthy brain and cognitive function and help to reduce the risk of age-related cognitive decline.
- DHA may assist in maintaining normal healthy mood in teenagers, adults, the elderly, and during pregnancy and postpartum.
- DHA is transferred from the mother to infant through breast milk; maternal intake is important for infant growth and development, cognitiion, vision and behaviour.
- DHA Omega contains premium GOED*-quality fish oil produced via an exclusive purification process to ensure the highest quality and purity. Organic contaminants such as heavy metals, dioxins, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are reduced to below currently mandated regulatory limits.
*Global Organisation for EPA and DHA Omega-3s.
IngredientsEach capsule contains:
|Concentrated omega-3 triglycerides-fish||1g|
equiv. docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
equiv. eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
Adults: Take 1-2 capsules once or twice daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
- If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner.
- Always read the label. Use only as directed.
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With BioCeuticals®'s new fish oil labels now displaying mercury, p-anisidine and peroxide levels, consumers can be certain of what they're getting – a fish oil that guarantees freshness and low contamination. Purity is at the top of the priority list when it comes to selecting fish oil supplements and BioCeuticals®'s new fish oil labels make it clear they're the obvious choice for purity, strength and quality. As a member of the Global Organisation of EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED), BioCeuticals® chooses only to supply fish oil supplements that meet the strict international quality guidelines set by GOED for heavy metals, other contaminants and oxidation residues.