Opti-DHA™ Enteric-Coated softgels contain a novel ratio of essential omega-3 fatty acids, derived from the highest potency marine lipid concentrate. Processed by extensive molecular distillation to ensure the purest product possible, Opti-DHA™ is an excellent source of fatty acids, providing 450 mg of docosahexeanoic acid (DHA) and 150 mg eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) per 2 softgels. Opti-DHA™ is enteric-coated, significantly reducing the -fishy" taste sometimes associated with marine lipid supplements.
DHA is of primary importance for the structural integrity of neuronal membranes. As the most abundant fatty acid in the brain, adequate amounts of DHA are needed throughout adulthood for ongoing optimal function. Omega-3 fatty acids are also essential to the normal brain development of the newborn, especially during the last three months of pregnancy when brain development increases threefold. Low levels of DHA may adversely influence mental performance, and have been correlated with the loss of memory and attention span.
Studies have shown that DHA, along with EPA, plays an important role in cardiovascular health. This may be related to the ability of fish oil to support the body's normal inflammatory processes and cardiac health. Studies indicate that EPA and DHA act as precursors for the anti-inflammatory prostaglandins E1 and E3, and decrease the formation of pro-inflammatory prostaglandin E2 and thromboxane A2. Scientists have also suggested that omega-3 fatty acids can have a direct cardiac effect by supporting healthy heart rhythms.