Dha (Docosahexaenoic Acid)

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How does Dha (docosahexaenoic Acid) work?

DHA plays a key role in the development of eye and nerve tissues. DHA may also reduce the risk of heart and circulatory disease by decreasing the thickness of the blood and lowering blood levels of triglycerides.

Are there safety concerns?

DHA is safe for most people when used appropriately. DHA can cause nausea, flatulence, bruising, and prolonged bleeding. Fish oils containing DHA can cause fishy taste, belching, nosebleeds, nausea, and loose stools. Taking DHA with meals can often decrease these side effects.

When used in amounts greater than 3 grams per day, fish oils containing DHA can thin the blood and increase the risk for bleeding.

Do not use DHA if:
  • You are sensitive to aspirin. DHA might affect your breathing.

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