Fish Oil supplement contains DHA advertised for the heart and 2X as much for memory enhancement
What is DHA?
- 22 Oct 2012 by Grangeville
- 22 October 2012
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Its an omega 3, here's a description
it is a primary structural component of the human brain cerebral cortex, sperm, testicles and retina. It can be synthesized from alpha-linolenic acid or obtained directly from maternal milk or fish oil. DHA's structure is a carboxylic acid(~oic acid) with a 22-carbon chain (docosa- is Greek for 22) and six (Greek "hexa") cis double bonds (-en~); the first double bond is located at the third carbon from the omega end. Its trivial name is cervonic acid, its systematic name is all-cis-docosa-4,7,10,13,16,19-hexa-enoic acid, and its shorthand name is 22:6(n-3) in the nomenclature of fatty acids.
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