Omega 3: DHA

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One of my favorites products, Nordic Naturals Pro DHA is on sale now. DHA is an omega-3 essential fatty acid. It is an essential component of the brain and central nervous system. It seems to concentrate in areas where there is lots of electrical activity such as the synaptosomes, where nerve cells communicate, and the photoreceptors of the eye. This is why a deficiency of DHA can result in poor brain development, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disorders, memory problems and poor visual development.

Supplementation of DHA is especially important in pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and children. Some infant formulas are now fortified with DHA because in the past, baby formula has contained less essential fatty acids than breast milk.  I am 31 weeks pregnant and I have been taking it religiously! I even give my 2-year-old a softgel and he loves the yummy strawberry flavor.

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