Supports brain health *
Supports healthy vision *
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) is one of the three main omega-3 fatty acids (or n−3 fatty acids), along with alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). DHA is the most abundant omega-3 fatty acid in the brain, with high concentrations in gray matter and the cerebral cortex, where it is a main structural component of the neuronal cell membrane and supports cell signaling functions . DHA is also found in high concentrations in the retina, where it supports healthy vision. Although DHA can be produced in the body via conversion from its precursor α-linolenic acid (ALA), this occurs only to a limited extent, with diet being the major source of DHA. Cold-water fish are one of the best food sources of DHA (as well as EPA). Most of the DHA in fish originates from the microalgae they consume. DHA from algae, in essence, takes the middleman out of the equation, and is a vegan and vegetarian friendly way of increasing dietary intake of DHA without having to consume fish or other animal products.*
DHA (as Docosahexaenoic Acid from Algae) is supplied by Evonik, a leading German healthcare company, as AvailOm® Algal DHA.
AvailOm® Algal DHA is sustainably sourced and was developed to be a best-in-class DHA powder with superior bioavailability and stability.
AvailOm® Algal DHA is a gluten-free, non-GMO and vegan ingredient.
While there is no established recommended dietary intake for DHA, a number of health organizations have suggested ~250 mg of DHA plus EPA a day as a target. Relatively few adults meet this target—one study found only about 1 of 8 adults consumed at least 125 mg (i.e., met half this intake level) . Vegetarian diets typically contain limited amounts of DHA, and vegan diets contain almost no DHA , so persons following those diets would be even less likely to meet the target amount. DHA has been used in clinical studies at a wide range of daily doses, from a few hundred milligrams to a few grams. The higher doses used in clinical trials are substantially higher than what the body gets from the diet and makes daily, whereas a lower dose study would be more consistent with dietary intake targets. Since there is such a wide range of dosing, the dose chosen for a formulation would depend on why DHA is included. In general, a lower dose would be used to augment the dietary intake and support the functional benefits of DHA.*
Supports neuronal structure*
DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid found in cell membrane phospholipids 
DHA is the main structural component of the neuronal cell membrane 
Supports synaptic neuronal membrane fluidity 
Supports neuronal (dendritic) structure 
Supports brain function and cognition*
Supports brain phospholipid levels 
Supports dopamine signaling 
Supports serotonin signaling 
Supports the HPA axis 
Supports neuronal choline uptake via the high-affinity choline uptake system 
Supports memory and learning [9–12]
Supports working memory 
Supports reaction time 
Supports cognitive health [9,11,12]
Supports neuroprotective functions [4,11,12,14]
Supports brain antioxidant defenses [11,12]
Supports a healthy mood*
Supports a calm mood and healthy stress responses [15–18]
Supports positive affective responses 
Supports cardiovascular health*
Supports healthy blood triglyceride levels [19,20]
Supports healthy blood cholesterol levels [19,20]
Promotes healthy aging and longevity*
Supports AMP-Activated Protein Kinase (AMPK) activity [21,22]
Supports SIRT-1 activity 
Influences mTOR activity 
Supports autophagy 
Uridine in supporting memory, dendritic spine density, synaptic protein levels, and phospholipids in the brain [6,23–26]
Phosphatidylserine in supporting memory and cognitive health [27,28]
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease.
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