April 30, 2023

3 Scientifically Proven Reasons to Start Taking Omega-3 DHA Today!

New and existing studies have repeatedly shown that the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, found in fish oil, have remarkable health benefits from head to toe.


The most popular benefits include reducing the risk of heart disease, improving cognitive function, and reducing inflammation (the precursor to chronic ailments).


To gain these benefits, eating enough fatty fish, like salmon and mackerel at least twice a week is recommended by most health experts. But cooking and eating fish isn’t easy, especially with high food prices. For a fraction of the cost, taking a quality fish oil supplement is a no-brainer.


This article discusses 3 compelling, research-backed reasons to take Omega-3 DHA starting today.

New and existing studies have repeatedly shown that the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, found in fish oil, have remarkable health benefits from head to toe. The most popular benefits include reducing the risk of heart disease, improving cognitive function, and reducing inflammation (the precursor to chronic ailments).


To gain these benefits, eating enough fatty fish, like salmon and mackerel at least twice a week is recommended by most health experts. But cooking and eating fish isn’t easy, especially with high food prices. For a fraction of the cost, taking a quality fish oil supplement is a no-brainer.


This article discusses 3 compelling, research-backed reasons to take Omega-3 DHA starting today.

1. DHA wards off Alzheimer’s risk by 64% and Dementia by 20%

A recently published cohort study looked at whether omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in certain types of fish and supplements, can lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The study found that people who took omega-3 supplements over a long period of time had a 64% lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The study also found that people who consumed more omega-3 fatty acids in their diet had a 20% lower risk of developing all types of dementia.


This was especially true for a type of omega-3 fatty acid called DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). The study suggests that eating more omega-3 DHA-rich foods, like fatty fish, or taking DHA supplements may help significantly reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline.


Takeaway — DHA is a cost-effective, low-risk dietary intervention that could potentially save billions in health care costs.



2. DHA substantially reduces the risk of preterm birth

Thousands of babies are born preterm every year in the U.S. This number is higher globally. It’s one of the leading causes of infant deaths, according to a report released by the March of Dimes last year. And preterm birth rates are highest for Black infants compared to other racial and ethnic groups. There is no FDA-approved treatment for preventing preterm birth. The best way to prevent the risk of early birth is by increasing the intake of Omega-3 DHA in your maternal diet. A groundbreaking maternal study was conducted to determine the optimal dosage of DHA for pregnant women to prevent early preterm birth.


The National Institutes of Health Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) funded the study and said it was the first of its kind to compare the effectiveness of 1000mg DHA to 200mg DHA, which is the amount of DHA typically found in most prenatal supplements. The study was conducted through several randomized clinical trials, which showed that taking 1000mg DHA was likely more effective in reducing early preterm birth (defined as birth before 34 weeks) compared to taking only 200mg DHA.

This was especially true for pregnant women with low DHA blood status at the time they were enrolled in the study. Furthermore, the study found that taking a higher dosage of DHA resulted in fewer maternal and neonatal serious adverse events.


Takeaway -These results suggest that taking 1000mg DHA during pregnancy can significantly reduce the risk of early preterm birth and improve maternal and neonatal health outcomes.



3. DHA supports vision health and prevents age-related macular degeneration

Omega 3 DHA is highly concentrated in the retina, where it helps maintain photoreceptors, the cells that convert light into signals that are sent to the brain. DHA deficiency in the retina is associated with vision loss and macular degeneration. Omega-3s can improve the eye’s oil film production by the small meibomian glands on the edge of the eyelids. This improves dry eye symptoms.


A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that higher dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids, particularly DHA, was associated with a lower risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.


A review article published in the journal Nutrients concluded that omega-3 DHA plays an important role in maintaining the structure and function of the retina and can help prevent age-related macular degeneration.


A study published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science found that DHA supplementation improved visual function in people with early-stage macular degeneration.


Overall, the evidence suggests that omega-3 DHA can support vision health and help prevent macular degeneration.


Takeaway — For overall vision health and especially for individuals who spend several hours in front of screens should consider supplementing with Omega-3 DHA.




Written by Sapna Misra 

President of Anpas Global


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Guest Writer: Sapna Misra - 3 Scientifically Proven Reasons to Start Taking Omega-3 DHA Today!