DHA Supplement Information
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is an omega-3 fatty acid that is found mostly in fish. It is claimed to provide a variety of different health benefits. Currently, it is probably best known as a supplement for pregnant or breastfeeding women or a supplement used in infant formula.
Unlike most supplements, DHA has been studied extensively for safety and effectiveness. However, many of these studies evaluated DHA in combination with another omega-3 fatty acid, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), usually in the form of fish oil. It is not clear if DHA provides exactly the same benefits of fish oil or other DHA and EPA combinations.
DHA is not suitable for everyone, so be sure to review the supplement's safety information before you start taking it. For example, while most people tolerate it well, DHA can cause side effects. Some of the commonly reported reactions include nausea, bruising, and prolonged bleeding.
(Click DHA for more information on this supplement, including how it works and other important precautions and warnings to keep in mind.)