Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a type of omega-3 fatty acid. It is key to healthy brain function and eye health. It can help to reduce inflammation and the risk of chronic diseases, like heart disease. DHA supplements often include EPA in fish oil, but are also available as solo capsules.
- Wiley's Finest Peak Omega-3 Liquid 2150mg EPA & DHA 125mlSpecial Price £19.99 Regular Price £24.99
- Wiley's Finest Peak Omega-3 Liquid 2150mg EPA & DHA 250mlSpecial Price £33.59 Regular Price £41.99
- Wiley's Finest Prenatal DHA 720mg Capsules 60Special Price £19.99 Regular Price £24.99
- Wiley's Finest Peak EPA 1000mg EPA & DHA Caps 60Special Price £30.00 Regular Price £37.50
- Wiley's Finest Peak EPA 1000mg EPA & DHA Caps 30Special Price £17.59 Regular Price £21.99
- Wiley's Finest Easy Swallow Minis 630mg EPA & DHA Caps 180Special Price £31.60 Regular Price £39.50
- Wiley's Finest Easy Swallow Minis 630mg EPA & DHA Caps 60Special Price £14.39 Regular Price £17.99
- Nature's Aid DHA Mini Drops for infants & children 50mlSpecial Price £8.21 Regular Price £10.95
- Nature's Plus Animal Parade DHA Chewables 90Special Price £13.22 Regular Price £15.55
- Minami Nutrition VeganDHA Softgels 60Special Price £29.97 Regular Price £33.30
- Viridian Vegan EPA & DHA Oil 30mlSpecial Price £20.08 Regular Price £25.10
- Viridian Folic Acid with DHA Veg Caps 90Special Price £10.76 Regular Price £13.45
- ProVen Probiotics Lactobacillus & Bifidus for Pregnancy+Multivitamins & DHA 30Special Price £21.56 Regular Price £23.95
- HealthAid DHA Forte Capsules 30Special Price £9.19 Regular Price £11.49
- Solgar Children's Chewable DHA Chewie Gels 90Special Price £18.55 Regular Price £26.50
- Wiley's Finest Summit DHA Liquid 125mlSpecial Price £26.39 Regular Price £32.99
- Lamberts Vegan DHA Capsules 60Special Price £17.49 Regular Price £21.95
- Life Extension Vegetarian DHA Softgels 30£18.20Out of stock
- Nature's Bounty Mini Omega-3 450 mg EPA/DHA Softgels 60Special Price £9.99 Regular Price £12.99Out of stock
- Minami Nutrition MorDHA PreNatal Softgels 60Special Price £26.87 Regular Price £29.86Out of stock
- Minami Nutrition MorDHA Mini Strawberry Softgels 60Special Price £22.27 Regular Price £24.75Out of stock
All you need to know about DHA
What is DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)?
DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid found in oily fish including herring, halibut, tuna, mackerel, salmon and cod. It can also be found in whale and seal blubber and algae. DHA supplements are used to treat conditions such as high cholesterol and hyperlipidemia (lipids in the blood). It has also been suggested that DHA can help cognitive function and memory skills in children. DHA is a substance that is important in the development of nerve and eye tissue, and can also reduce the risk of heart and blood/circulation issues because of its ability to act as a blood thinner.
How much DHA should I be taking?
DHA is commonly combined with EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) in fish oil capsules, which are the most common type of supplements taken for extra DHA and EPA dosage. 72-312mg of DHA and 169-563 mg of EPA are typical doses. You can also get additional DHA by increasing your oily fish intake and eating more fish such as tuna, halibut or mackerel. If you have high levels of cholesterol, 0.8 to 4.0g of DHA is recommended as a dose, for no more than 8 weeks at a time.
What are the side effects of DHA?
Side effects of DHA are mild, but common complaints are bruising and bleeding (especially in those with circulatory and blood conditions), and gastrointestinal problems such as loose stools, excessive gas and digestive discomfort.
Does fish oil help you lose weight?
It has been suggested by researchers in Japan that fish oils containing DHA and EPA can help you to burn fat more quickly, leading to weight loss as part of a healthy calorie-controlled diet. You should always consult your GP first before using any supplement, and before commencing any new diet regime.