The Unsung Benefits of Vegetable DHA

DHA is Docosa Hexaenoic Acid, an Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid that is present throughout the human body, and essential to life. We most often get our DHA from fish, but the fish get it from consuming algae.

This is why we at vivaNUTRITION® go directly to the algae source; no fish are harmed in the making of our supplements. As the algae we use are grown on a farm in controlled conditions, there are no contaminant concerns such as the heavy metals Mercury and lead. This is why vivaNUTRITION®‘s DHA Brain Health is the perfect addition to our natural, nutritious and good for you product lines*

Healthy and sustainable benefits of algae-sourced DHA

DHA is already a part of your nervous system – as much as 50% of a neuron’s plasma membrane weight is made up by DHA. It accounts for up to 97% of the Omega-3 fats in the brain.

If you are pregnant, algae-sourced DHA could make a significant difference to the health of your baby. A Harvard Medical School study in 2004 found that mothers who took DHA during their pregnancies had children who scored higher on visual recognition and verbal intelligence parameters when compared to the babies of those who took no additional DHA.

The same can be said of adults – those with higher levels of DHA in their bodies have better working memory, vocabulary, mental flexibility and non-verbal reasoning* Of all the polyunsaturated fatty acids in the brain, DHA makes up 40%. DHA forms 60% of the polyunsaturated fatty acids in the retina, so algae-sourced DHA can help support your own eyesight as well.*

Why choose vivaNUTRITION®DHA Softgels?

One key difference between vivaNUTRITION® DHA and our competition is that we’re 100% vegetable-sourced algae as opposed to fish-based with all the challenges of ocean contamination. In addition, unlike other DHA, our DHA Soft-gels have no wheat, gluten, milk or milk derivatives, lactose, sugar, preservatives, salt or artificial flavors. Everyone faces memory challenges with age, but exercising on a regular basis, maintaining a healthier diet and getting a sufficient amount (300-900 mcg) of vivaNUTRITION® DHA daily helps to keep the brain functioning optimally and your cardiovascular system in good shape. Get on the road to health here: