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Hepatica Pure Veg DHA is a dietary supplement, in the composition of which there is DHA acid obtained from sea microalgae Schizochytrium Sp. The supplement is appropriate for vegans and vegetarians. The material used for the production is free from contaminations, toxins and heavy metals, therefore it may be used without any worries by pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is a chemical compound from the group of polyunsaturated fatty acids omega-3. At the same time, it belongs to the family of the so-called essential fatty acids (EFAs), which highlights its role in the organism. DHA demonstrates many pro-health properties and helps to maintain the organism in the state of homeostasis. The amounts of DHA naturally synthesized in the organism are too low in order to cover the needs of the organism, therefore proper supply of DHA should be secured by external delivery.
The highest quality of the material
A typical source of DHA is fish oil and the majority of supplements are based on this oil. However, it has a few important disadvantages. First of all, it is not suitable for vegans or vegetarians. The quality of the material is also doubtful - it is commonly known that fish live in extremely polluted water reservoirs, easily assimilate toxins and cumulate heavy metals. Fish oil is often contaminated with mercury, lead, PCB and dioxins, which defeat its pro-health properties, resulting from the presence of omega-3 acids.
The presented supplement contains vegetarian DHA from sea algae Schizochytrium sp. Algae are very simple microorganisms, which do not absorb toxins or heavy metals. Oil obtained from algae constitutes a perfect alternative to fish oil. It is rich in omega-3 (especially DHA) and at the same time it is free from any pollution.
DHA for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers
Specialists highlight that DHA, similarly to folic acid, is essential for the proper course of pregnancy and the development of the fetus. Both mother and her unborn child benefit from supplementation. DHA may decrease the risk of miscarriage and premature birth. It was proven in the studies that women who took preparations with DHA during pregnancy less frequently experienced pre- and post-birth complication. They also did not have postpartum depression.
DHA acid supports the formation of the nervous, immune and skeletal system in the developing fetus. If the mother’s organism does not obtain a proper amount of DHA, the consequences may be visible both in the prenatal period and in the later stage of the child’s development. Numerous studies proved that children, whose mothers did not take omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy often had problems with speaking, had worse results in school and scored worse in intelligence tests. ADHD, word dyslexia and various emotional disorders were also more frequently diagnosed.
DHA for the improvement of brain functioning
A lot of DHA acid is stored in cerebral cortex. It is the component of membrane phospholipids, provides membranes with proper mobility and plasticity. It also takes part in the development of neuronal edging and the creation of dendritic spines, on which brain neuroplasticity is dependent. DHA deficiency inhibits maintaining proper brain functions, which may entail memory problems, concentration disorders, slowing down thinking processes or weaker ability to acquire knowledge.
DHA also demonstrates neuroprotective effect. It protects neurons from damages, decreases the size of inflammations and oxidative stress in the central nervous system. Moreover it prevents accumulation of amyloid plaques in the brain, which are a characteristic symptoms of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
DHA to strengthen immunity
Properly high supply of DHA is important to maintain proper immune functions. DHA stimulates the production and activity of lymphocytes B, T and NK cells, which are responsible for defense mechanisms of the organism.
DHA deficiency is especially dangerous for pregnant women, as it may inhibit the formation of the immune system in the developing fetus. Immaturity of the immune system is correlated with the appearance of anemia or asthma. It was proven in the studies that by increasing the supply of DHA in the period of pregnancy, the risk of allergy or asthma in a child may be reduced by more than 70%.
DHA for healthy eyes
Phospholipids of eye retina is another place of DHA acid accumulation. This compound supports proper vision and protects the eyesight. It limits the accumulation of lipofuscin and toxins responsible for vision deterioration in eye retina. It may also decrease the risk of macular degradation.
To sum up, Hepatica Pure Veg DHA is an ideal way to complement diet with DHA acid. The supplement contains a high-quality acid DHA from a reliable source. It is safe for pregnant women and children. It may be also used by vegetarians and vegans.
According to the producer’s recommendations, the optimal, prophylactic dose is 400 mg per day, i.e. 2 capsules. Pregnant women may increase the dose to 600 mg (3 capsules). According to the recommendations of the Polish Gynecological Society, pregnant women, whose diet is poor in fish should take at least 500 mg od DHA per day. Supplementation is worth starting from the first month of pregnancy.
Capsules should be taken with a meal containing a good source of fat. It will allow to increase bioavailability of the active substance. It should not be vegetable oil. They contain a lot of omega-6 fatty acids, which slightly inhibit the utilization of all advantages of DHA.
Hepatica is a young Polish producer dealing with the highest-class natural products. Its specialty is a range of plant preparations, devoid of unnecessary supporting substances. The quality of each of them results from proper selection of materials, high content of active substances, the dose adjusted to the needs and form of a given dietary supplement. The heart of the company is its founder, a renowned physiotherapist and co-founder of Nature Laboratory, SławekRasiński, who derives his inspiration and knowledge from around the World. Numerous travels and acquaintances with doctors and herbalists from all continents fruit, changing in dozens of unusual, effective and also often innovative preparations, on which a large board of analysis specialists work in the best prepared laboratories.
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|per portion (2 capsules)||amount||%RDA|
|DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) (Omega-3) as vegetable oil from algae of Schizochytrium sp.||200 mg||†|
Carrier (modified corn starch), stabilizers (glycerol, carrageenan), high oleic sunflower oil, purified water, humectant (sorbitol), antioxidant (esters of fatty acids and ascorbic acid, a mixture of tocopherols), natural aroma, sunflower lecithin, dye (carotenes, ammonia-sulphite caramel).
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) - acid of omega-3 family, unsaturated fatty acids with the last double bond in the chain located on the third carbon atom from the end. Synthesized in the human body to eicosapentaenoic acid, or retrieved from foods of marine origin (fish, particularly salmon). In the medicine it is indicated for the treatment of depression, Alzheimer's ADHD. There has been its positive impact on the insulin metabolism noted as well as on endocrine and cardiovascular systems. When used in appropriate doses, it has a beneficial effect on the composition and appearance of the body. In the the supplementation it is part of formulas containing fish oil, which fill in the gaps of unsaturated fatty acids Omega 3, recommended for people with different physical activity.
Dosage: 200-2000 mg per day