DHA Omega-3 belongs to the family of Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAS) and are considered essential nutrients because the body cannot produce them. DHA stands for “docosahexaenoic acid.” (Say that five times fast.) DHA is found in most tissues in the human body, with the highest amounts in the brain, nervous system and retina of the eye.1
Why is DHA important?
DHA is a valuable nutrient that plays important roles throughout the body and is essential for the health and function of the brain and eye. In the brain, DHA is involved with neuronal signaling. In the eye, DHA is found in the retina and is necessary to maintain good vision.2 DHA Omega-3 is recognized by doctors and nutritionists as an important part of a healthy diet.
Why put DHA in milk?
Some studies suggest that many people do not get as much DHA as some experts recommend.3 DHA-added milk is one of the simplest ways to put more DHA in your family’s diet. Who doesn’t love a cold glass of organic milk? For kids especially, milk is an easy choice. It can be tough to get them to eat fatty fish or take fish oil, which are typical sources of DHA Omega-3.
What makes Horizon’s DHA special?
We use only life’sDHA®, which is a sustainable, vegetarian source of DHA. Instead of using fish, we go to straight to the fish’s food source—algae—to get DHA-rich algal oil. Using algae grown in special tanks ensures our DHA does not contribute to overfishing. Our algal oil is produced without GMOs and is harvested using a water-based process, not hexane.
Which Horizon organic milks have DHA?
Our Growing Years™ whole milk delivers 50 mg of DHA Omega-3 per serving, along with other special nutrients for kids ages 1 to 5. Take a look! We also offer regular Horizon milk with 32mg of DHA Omega-3 per serving in both half gallons and convenient single-serves. Check them out.