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DHA and ARA, how much do you know about this pair?

Update:18-09-2020

DHA (docosahexaenoic acid, commonly known as brain gold) and ARA (arachidonic acid) are two important nutrients that play an important role in brain development. Among them, DHA is an important component of the brain and retina, which can promote the development of nerve cells and improve the memory function of the human body.

ARA is an essential nutrient for baby's physical development. For babies who are in the golden growth period, taking a certain amount of ARA in their diet is more conducive to mental and physical development, so be sure to supplement your baby with DHA and ARA.

Decoding DHA and ARA

DHA and ARA are two nutrients that play an important role in brain development.

DHA is an important structural component of the central nervous system, and it is highly concentrated in the infant's brain tissue. The dry weight of the human brain (in biological terms refers to the weight of cells after all free water is removed.) is mainly lipids (accounting for 50% of brain tissue), and half of the lipid content is made up of LCPUFA (long chain Saturated fatty acids), and the most important LCPUFAs are DHA and ARA. DHA accounts for 20% of the total fat content in the brain,

ARA accounts for 40-50%. Therefore, DHA is an important component of the brain and retina, which can promote the development of nerve cells and improve the memory function of the human body.

ARA is an essential nutrient for baby's physical development. For babies who are in the growth and development stage, taking a certain amount of ARA in food will be more conducive to their mental and physical development.


Brain development is irreversible

The reason why DHA and ARA are highly valued is not only related to their own nutritional value, but also closely related to the irreversibility of brain development. During the period from zero to three years old, especially before one year old, it is an important stage of optimal brain development.

If the brain cells in the various regions of the brain are not fully stimulated during infancy, these unactivated brain cells will gradually shrink and die after adulthood. Judging from the current results of brain science research, once brain cells die, they will be irreversible and irreversible. Therefore, you must provide your baby with adequate nutrition from an early age to ensure optimal brain development.

Scientific intake of DHA and ARA

Since DHA and ARA are so important, how should they be taken effectively? Is the more the better? This question cannot be answered so simply. We must not only ensure its scientific intake, but also prevent excessive intake, so as not to cause an imbalance in the nutritional structure of the baby's body. According to the reasonable nutritional standards published by the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the scientific intake of DHA in infancy is 20 mg/kg/day, and the scientific intake of ARA is 40 mg/kg/day.

When choosing supplemental DHA nutrition products, pregnant mothers and babies must know the ingredients of the products. The DHA/ARA combination is much more effective than simply supplementing DHA.More about us:ARA