Dha (Docosahexaenoic Acid)

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What other names is Dha (docosahexaenoic Acid) known by?

Acide Docosahexaénoïque, Acide Gras d'Huile de Poisson, Acide Gras Oméga 3, Acide Gras N-3, Acide Gras W-3, Acido Docosahexaenoico, ADH, DHA, Fish Oil Fatty Acid, N-3 Fatty Acid, Neuromins, Omega 3, Oméga 3, Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, W-3 Fatty Acid.

What is Dha (docosahexaenoic Acid)?

DHA is a fatty acid found in the flesh of cold-water fish, including mackerel, herring, tuna, halibut, salmon, cod liver, whale blubber, and seal blubber.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Reducing the risk of death in people with coronary artery disease, when DHA is consumed as part of the diet.
  • Preventing an eye disease called AMD (age-related macular degeneration), when DHA is consumed as part of the diet.
  • Psoriasis.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • Depression.
  • Type 2 diabetes.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Depression, dementia, improving vision, high cholesterol, improving infant development, reducing aggressive behavior in people under stressful situations, improving night vision in children with dyslexia, improving movement disorders in children, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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