Docosahexaenoic acid

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DHA supplement made from algal oil and sunflower oil.

Docosahexaenoic acid or DHA is a very long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid found in fish oil and algae oil.[1] It is the most common omega 3 fatty acid in the brain and retina. It is a major structural component of grey matter.

Purpose[edit | edit source]

DHA increases the fluidity of cell membranes. acid.[1]

Sources[edit | edit source]

DHA may be obtained directly from fish consumption, fish oil, algae oil, or can be converted in small amounts from eicosapentaenoic acid.[1]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.01.11.2 PubChem. "Docosahexaenoic acid". pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Retrieved March 5, 2021.

cell membrane A very thin membrane, composed of lipids and protein, that surrounds the cytoplasm of a cell and controls the passage of substances into and out of the cell.

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