This important nutrient helps support brain and eye health.

What is DHA?

We’re so glad you asked! DHA is a polyunsaturated fatty acid in the Omega-3 family. (DHA stands for docosahexaenoic acid, in case that comes your way in a trivia game.) DHA is in most tissues in our bodies, with the highest amounts in our brains, nervous systems, and retinas.

What does DHA do?

DHA is important to the health and function of our brains and eyes. In the brain, DHA is involved in neuronal signaling, and in the eye, it’s necessary to maintain good vision. Some studies suggest many people don’t get as much DHA as some experts recommend.

Why put DHA in milk?

Well, it’s an easy way to put DHA into your everyday diet. Other sources of DHA include fatty fish like salmon and tuna, as well as shellfish and algae. For many of us—including picky little eaters—milk is a quick and simple choice. And milk also has protein, calcium, and vitamin D.

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Our DHA is vegetarian

In our DHA milk, we use life’s DHA®, a vegetarian source of DHA made from algal oil instead of fish. (We skip the fish and go straight to the fish’s food source.) Using algae, which is grown in special tanks, means we’re not contributing to overfishing. The algal oil is produced without GMOs and is harvested using a water-based process.

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