What are Omega-3?
Omega-3s are a category of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids that our body is unable to synthesize and which must therefore necessarily be taken through the diet. All Omega-3s support the anti-inflammatory function, while the Omega-6s support the pro-inflammatory one. Maintaining a correct Omega-3 / Omega-6 ratio is of fundamental importance in order to maintain their properties unaltered in the prevention of some pathological conditions. The main Omega-3s are: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
Why take DHA?
The role of Omega-3 fatty acids in the brain and retina is structural: they help maintain a highly fluid membrane environment. DHA makes up more than 30% of the structural lipids of brain cells and up to 60% of those of the retina. Due to a lifestyle that is increasingly oriented towards optimizing the time factor, we tend to adopt a diet poor in Omega-3, in particular DHA, without realizing it.
DHA has been defined by some authors as a real neurotrophic factor. In fact, at the hippocampus level, DHA favors the biosynthesis of a neurotrophic factor called "brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)", a factor involved in the stimulation of neuronal plasticity, through the induction of synaptic proteins. Through this mechanism, DHA, favoring the formation of synapses in the hippocampus, contributes to the maintenance of neuronal plasticity, cognitive functions and memory.
The role of DHA in the visual process is essential for the normal functioning of rhodopsin and guarantees elastic properties to the cells of the retina. Numerous studies have shown a correlation between low DHA levels and pigment retinitis. Dietary supplementation with DHA reduces degeneration and increases retinal function. DHA slows the development of retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Knowing the exponential rate of brain cell division that occurs in the fetus or in the first year of life, it is possible to imagine the great replicative drive brought about by a diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. During the last phase of gestation and the postnatal period, the development of the nervous system is exceptionally rapid and the nutritional inputs of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), in particular DHA, are critical to ensure proper development of the brain and retina.
Intake of adequate levels of DHA during pregnancy and breastfeeding is therefore important to ensure proper fetal development and growth of the baby.
What is OMEGAL DHA?
OMEGAL DHA is a food supplement based on DHA, a polyunsaturated fatty acid of the Omega-3 series completely vegetable obtained from a fermentation process of microalgae of the Schizochytrium species.
The main problem of oils rich in Omega-3 is represented by the high sensitivity to oxidation caused by agents such as air, temperature, water, etc. It is therefore of fundamental importance to be able to preserve the organoleptic and nutritional properties and the average life span of Omega-3s.
Thanks to the exclusive patented technology enjoyed by the algal oil contained in OMEGAL DHA, the oxidation state of Omega-3s is kept under control, considerably increasing their stability. The nutritional and organoleptic qualities of Omega-3 are thus effectively preserved over time.
Each capsule of your OMEGAL DHA will maintain the same purity and stability until the expiration date.
Main properties of Omegal DHA components?
The antioxidant and nourishing action of DHA allows you to enjoy numerous health benefits in the event that dietary intake is insufficient. The beneficial effect of Omegal DHA involves three main therapeutic categories:
• Brain function (the beneficial effect is obtained by taking a daily dose of 250 mg of DHA)
• Visual capacity (the beneficial effect is obtained by taking a daily dose of 250 mg of DHA)
• Pregnancy and breastfeeding (the beneficial effect is obtained by taking a daily dose of 250 mg of EPA and DHA)
DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid)
Daily dose and method of administration
Each capsule of Omegal DHA contains 250 mg of DHA.
Take 1 capsule per day at any time of the day.
Also indicated in vegetarian and vegan diets.
Omegal DHA is allergen free.
Food supplements are not intended as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Keep out of the reach of children under 3 years of age. Do not take in case of hypersensitivity or allergies to one or more components.
Store in a cool and dry place, at a temperature not exceeding 25 ° C, away from light and / or heat sources. The minimum storage term refers to the product correctly stored in an unopened package.
Pack of 40 soft gel capsules of 850 mg.
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Launched in 2004, IFOS (International Fish Oil Standards) is the oldest and most well-known certification that identifies all omega-3 made to the highest standards of quality, safety and purity in the world.
Each capsule of OMEGAL DHA guarantees the daily quantity of vegetable DHA without risk to your health.