The active ingredient of Pro DHATM is an omega-3 fatty acid is called Docosahexaenoic Acid or DHA. It is a primary structural component of the human brain,cerebral cortex, and retina. There are many publications on DHA's positive impact on brain health and mood (see for example: CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 2013 Jun;12(4):460-5). It is a key component of Neurogenesis.
Neurogenesis is process of growing new brain cells. What the researchers discovered was that within each of our brains there exists a population of neural stem cells which are continually replenished and can differentiate into brain neurons. Simply stated, we are all experiencing brain stem cell therapy every moment of our lives.
Differentiation of neural stem cells is regulated, in part, by Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor or BDNF. Studies reveal decreased BDNF in Alzheimer's patients, as well as in a variety of neurological conditions including epilepsy, depression, schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder. DHA helps increase levels of BDNF.
ProDHA 1000 offers 900 mg of DHA per serving, maximizing your dosage, and thus benefits. It is is in a natural triglyceride form which is 70% more absorbable than the ethyl ester form found in other fish oils. "Nitrogen processing" ensures that ProDHA 1000 is 100% pure and fresh preventing side effects like "burp-back".
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A. Veronica Witte, Lucia Kerti, Henrike M. Hermannstädter, Jochen B. Fiebach, Stephan J. Schreiber, Jan Philipp Schuchardt, Andreas Hahn4 and Agnes Flöel. Long-Chain Omega-3 Fatty Acids Improve Brain Function and Structure in Older Adults. Cereb. Cortex (2013)doi: 10.1093/cercor/bht163First published online: June 24, 2013