Orthomega® Select DHA is a high-concentration docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) fish oil formula for those needing intensive nutritional support from this essential fatty acid. DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, is a fatty acid well-known for its role in cardiovascular and cognitive health, as well as in boosting mood, memory and focus. It is sourced from waters off the Chilean coast, where cold, fresh waters provide the cleanest, most sustainable source of fish in the world. Each soft gel delivers 580 mg DHA in the natural triglyceride form for superior absorption.
1 soft gel capsule per day or as recommended by your health care professional
Fish Oil Delivery – Triglycerides vs. Ethyl Esters
While the amount of EPA and DHA provided in a fish oil product is important for efficacy, the type of fish oil delivered is another significant factor in defining fish oil effectiveness. The human body is accustomed to digesting and absorbing EPA and DHA in the natural triglyceride form. A review of the existing literature has shown that fish oil provided in the natural triglyceride form is more efficiently digested and is 70% more absorbable than the ethyl ester form.
DHA has been found to have positive effects on key aspects of cardiovascular health.
Ocular and Cognitive Health
The retina is a specialized portion of the nervous system that has one of the highest levels of long-chain fatty acids in the human body, and is especially high in DHA. In adults, fish and DHA intake reduced age-related visual concerns, according to several studies.
Maternal and Infant Health
Research has confirmed that maternal fatty acid levels, especially DHA levels, steadily drop in late pregnancy, increasing risk for postpartum mood changes. Rapid growth in the brain occurs during the last trimester of pregnancy and the first several postnatal months; therefore, the need for maternal DHA is critical during these months for brain development.