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How Do I Choose the Best DHA Liquid?

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  • Last Modified Date: 18 April 2014
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In choosing the best docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) liquid, an important factor to consider is who the product will be consumed by. If it is intended for an infant or child, there are certain DHA products formulated for specific age groups. A DHA liquid for adults will most likely have a higher potency. If the individual prefers, DHA tablets and pills are commonly found as well. Choosing the best DHA liquid for your individual needs might also mean considering a molecularly distilled omega-3 fatty acid to ensure it has been purified.

The point of a DHA liquid that has been molecularly distilled and purified is to ensure the removal of harmful chemicals and leads such as mercury. Other toxins can be present in DHA supplements as well. This knowledge could be crucial in your decision if you want to purchase your DHA liquid at its purest form. If you plan on consuming the product for an extended period of time and your selection is one that has not been distilled, there is a risk of consuming an excessive amount of mercury that could ultimately be detrimental to your health.

Typically, every DHA liquid supplement will contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are said to improve brain function and support heart health. Choosing the best supplement might involve another decision of whether or not to combine eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and DHA together. Some supplements provide the option of deriving their ingredients from seafood-based oils and others from plant-based oils.

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Another important factor you might wish to consider is the dosing and potency. Every supplement might differ slightly. Check for the potency level on the packaging to ensure it is appropriate. Fish oil products have been known to have a blood-thinning effect in certain individuals. For this reason, doctors have reported that consuming more than 3 grams of DHA per day might contribute to bleeding. As always, it is advised to consult with a physician if you have any concerns.

A concern that might play a key role in your decision could involve the availability of vegan or vegetarian products. If you desire a completely vegan DHA liquid, you might need to search for this formulation at a specialty health food store. The same might apply for herbal supplements, many of which have become a popular choice for health-conscious individuals. Specialized supplements to meet individual needs can often be found online.

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