Longevity Institute Newsletter13-5c

(Data and Illustrations Related to Newsletter13)

Why Should Pregnant and Lactating Women Take Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) ?

- Why does the Cloister workshop recommend pregnant and lactating women to take 300 milligram of Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) each day, if their biochemistry can make EPA and DHA from the Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) they find in their (improved) diet or in supplements?

DHA is essential for brain development.
Brain growth occurs mainly during the last three months of the pregnancy and during the first monts of life.
Some people have problems with their DHA synthesis line.