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Why is DHA important for brains?
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Omega-3 fatty acid: dha (docosahexaenoic acid): from breast milk, flax, walnuts, some algae and fatty fish.
The brain is 60% fat! this structural fat supports the myelin sheath, covering billions of neurons in our brains. A substantial portion is dha. Research suggests that infants receiving dha from breast milk or infant formula with dha have higher iqs and more mature visual skills.

In brief: See below:
Omega-3 fatty acid: dha (docosahexaenoic acid): from breast milk, flax, walnuts, some algae and fatty fish.
The brain is 60% fat! this structural fat supports the myelin sheath, covering billions of neurons in our brains. A substantial portion is dha. Research suggests that infants receiving dha from breast milk or infant formula with dha have higher iqs and more mature visual skills.
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