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EPA and DHA for a Healthy Brain

Up to 40 percent of the lipids in our brain consist of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. EPA and DHA are source material for the biosynthesis of eicosanoids and docosanoids, hormonal substances which perform neurotransmitter functions and work to modulate the immune system.

In a recent double-blind placebo-controlled study with 485 healthy participants, a daily intake of 900 mg of DHA produced a significant improvement in test of visual memory and word recognition.1

A further use addresses attention deficit and hyperactivity problems in children. Individual studies show the beneficial effects on specific kinds of ADHD.2

The EFSA confirms that DHA has a beneficial effect on healthy brain function at all age levels. There is a definite cause and effect relationship between DHA consumption and brain function.3


1Yurko-et al: Beneficial effects of DHA on cognition in age-related cognitive decline (2010)
2Sinn et al: Cognitive effects of polyunsaturated fatty acids in children with adhd symptoms (2008)
3European Food Safety Authority EFSA, scientific opinions 1734/2010