Celarity Brain DHA Formula
SUPPORT EARLY BRAIN DEVELOPMENT, BRAIN STRUCTURE, EYE HEALTH AND NERVOUS SYMPTOM FUNCTION
Brain DHA is a cold water fish-derived oil that contains highly concentrated docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a molecularly distilled, antioxidant-stabilized, third-party tested formula. DHA is an omega-3-fatty acid that physicians often recommend to support healthy pregnancy and lactation and to support brain development, immune and eye health, and healthy eicosanoid metabolism.
If you are not taking DHA, you should be. Everyone can benefit from taking Brain DHA. DHA is a vital omega-3-fatty acid that has a major role in healthy pregnancies, lactation and babies. DHA forms the baby’s eyes and brain. DHA may also determine if your child will have allergies, as well as their IQ. It is beneficial to supplement DHA throughout the lifespan because DHA benefits every age group. Let’s discuss Brain DHA.
WHY YOU SHOULD USE BRAIN DHA
- Supports Early Brain Development
- Supports Brain Structure and Function Throughout the Lifespan
- Supports Healthy Eicosanoid Metabolism
- Supports Eye Health
- Supports Healthy Nervous System Function
Brain DHA is a highly concentrated form of DHA designed to support brain, eye, and overall health and well-being. DHA is commonly used to enhance brain function, reduce brain inflammation, and decrease the incidence of degenerative diseases.
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), a conditionally essential omega-3 fatty acid, is highly concentrated in mitochondria, synaptosomes of the brain, the cerebral cortex, and the photoreceptors of the retina. It plays an important role in the fluidity and permeability of cell membranes and cellular communication, and is vital to the optimal function of the brain, eyes, heart and immune system. (1,2) Conversion of the essential omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) to EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and then to DHA can be inefficient, making EPA and DHA conditionally essential. It is estimated that only a small percentage of ALA ultimately gets converted to DHA.(3)
DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid that is essential to the functions of the brain, eyes, heart and immune system. DHA is recommended often for healthy pregnancy, lactation, brain development function, immune and eye health. It has many different benefits.
NEUROLOGICAL AND BRAIN HEALTH
DHA is the most abundant structural fatty acid in the brain and nervous system and plays a vital role in prenatal and postnatal brain development. The fetus and developing infant are dependent on exogenous sources due to a limited ability to convert ALA into long-chain omega-3 EPA and DHA.(4) Preformed DHA is transferred directly form mother to fetus and is passed to infants via mother’s milk. Pregnant and nursing women are advised to consume at least 2.6 g of omega-3 fatty acids and 100-300 mg of DHA per day in order to meet the needs of the fetus or infant. (4) Research suggests that DHA-supplemented and breast-fed infants score significantly better on mental and psychomotor development tests, and that essential fatty acids and DHA may support normal activity levels and learning capacity during preschool years.(4,5) A study of 229 infants in three randomized controlled trials suggested that a dose of 0.36% of total fatty acids as DHA (a concentration representative of human breast milk) contributed to favorable problem-solving performance, a parameter found to correlate with later IQ and vocabulary development. (6)
DHA has a vital role in healthy prenatal and postnatal brain development. This is a fatty acid that is transported to the fetus through the mother. It is transferred to the infant through breastfeeding. Pregnant women are advised to consume 2.6 g of omega-3 fatty acids and 100-300 mg of DHA per day in order to meet the needs of the fetus or infant. Many studies confirm that breast-fed and DHA-supplemented infants score significantly better on mental and developmental tests. This just goes to prove that consuming the correct amount of DHA is imperative to one’s health. It is even more important to your baby’s health.
It is reported that aging is associated with decreased brain levels of DHA, (5) and supplementation may be beneficial throughout the lifespan. Researchers propose that DHA may play a role in maintaining myelin and neuronal health, supporting healthy eicosanoid metabolism (especially in the brain), and exerting pleiotropic effects to support healthy metabolism and again. (7) A study of 280 healthy middle-aged community volunteers (ages 35-54) investigated the association between omega-3 fatty acids (ALA, EPA, and DHA) in serum phospholipids and five major dimensions of cognitive functioning. Higher DHA levels were significantly associated with better performance in the areas of nonverbal reasoning, mental flexibility, working memory, and vocabulary. Neither ALA nor EPA was related to any of the five dimensions tested. (8) DHA may also play a role in memory formation throughout a person’s lifetime. (9) Current research has focused on the DHA-dervifved neuroprotectin D1 (NPD1) and its role in the health and maintenance of brain cells. NPD1-an important mediator produced from DHA through the action of 15-lipxygenase-1- appears to have a positive effect on neurotrophic cell signaling, normal cell-life cycles and prostaglandin formation. DHA and NPD1 appear to play a regulatory role in beta-amyloid neurobiology as well.(10)
When you age, the amount of DHA in your body decreases. It is very important to supplement DHA when this happens. DHA has many benefits for adults as well. Higher DHA levels were associated with better performance in the following areas:
- Nonverbal reasoning
- Mental Flexibility
- Working Memory
EYE HEALTH AND IMMUNE HEALTH
DHA is recognized for developing and maintaining eye health and function during early life. Optimal retinal and visual cortex maturation were understood to depend upon dietary DHA during development, and visual acuity and mental development were “seemingly improved by extra DHA.”(5) A double-masked randomized trial of 244 healthy formula-fed infants suggests that visual acuity is significantly improved with DHA supplementation at 0.32% of Total fatty acids. (11) DHA is concentrated in the photoreceptors of function throughout life. (1,9) Studies on human RPE cells suggest that NPD1 orchestrates cell-protective mechanisms (including inhibition of caspase-3 activiation and COX-2 expression) and thus promotes a healthy “cleanup” response after cellular insult.(9,12) Research suggests that DHA’s effects play a role in immune system balance and health as well. (13,14)
WHY DR. ZYROWSKI USES BRAIN DHA
I feel that it is important to continue to enhance my brain function, eye health and immune system as I get older. I also like that it reduces the risk of degenerative diseases. My wife uses this product while she is pregnant to provide our children with the best possible building blocks to form a healthy brain and nervous system.
Celarity Company Statement
Celarity Brain DHA is a state of the art product that is pharmaceutical grade and only to be sold by licensed practitioners. Celarity prides itself on being on the forefront of innovation in the natural health and holistic healing field. Celarity also prides itself on working with innovative doctors who are disruptors in the health care field.
Count: 60 softgels
Suggested use: Take one to two soft gels with water daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use. Individuals taking medication should discuss potential interactions with their healthcare practitioner. Do not use if tamper seal is damaged.
Storage: Keep in cool, dry place out of reach of children.
Does not contain: Wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, animal or dairy products, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial preservatives.
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