Vivolor Memory Support Ingredient Check: DHA
DHA or docosahexaenoic acid is an omega-3 fatty acid that is naturally occurring in large quantities in the human brain and is essential for brain function. DHA is also critical for brain development during pregnancy and early childhood, and is the primary structural component of the human brain.
DHA is mostly found in seafood. This includes different types of fish, shellfish and algae. Some examples of fish that contain DHA are mackerel, salmon, herring, sardines and caviar.
Aside from seafood, here are other foods that you can eat to get more DHA:
- Chia seeds
- Hemp seeds
- Flax seeds
- Kidney beans
- Soybean oil
DHA is also known as the best fat for your brain. In fact, people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia have lower levels of DHA in their blood. Some studies have shown that higher blood levels of DHA correlate with improved brain test results in a dose dependent manner (the higher the DHA the better the test results). This is one of the reasons why taking more DHA may be helpful in preventing dementia.
Aside from positive benefits for the brain, DHA also can also have other benefits. Here are some of the benefits when you take DHA:
DHA helps reduce heart disease risk
DHA can help improve ADHD
DHA is anti-inflammatory
DHA helps muscle recovery after strenuous activities like exercise
DHA helps improve dry eye and diabetic eye disease
DHA also helps reduce the risk of some cancers
DHa also helps improve men’s reproductive health
How much DHA should you consume in a day?
According to Healthline, people with mild memory complaints or cognitive impairments may benefit from 500–1,700 mg of DHA per day to improve brain function. Some studies have shown that even higher levels may further improve cognition. Vivolor® Memory Support contains approximately 2000 mg of pure, premium DHA and over 260 mg of EPA (another omega-3 that is best known for its benefits to the heart). Vivolor has more DHA than almost any other product of any kind because of how tremendously important DHA is to strong cognitive function and memory.