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Nutrition is important in your child’s intelligence

Nutrition plays a major role in your child’s ability to concentrate, learn and achieve. Fast growing bodies need all the nutrition they can get

Healthy eating keeps your children happy – 10 simple tips

During the year, balancing work commitments and your children’s schooling and other activities...

Environmental Factors influence our brain development

Our brains shape and reshape themselves based on our experiences and on how we use them...

Allergy

Allergy is due to a hypersensitive immune system overreacting to substances that we normally shouldn’t react to because...

Stimulating and learning opportunities for young children

Children rapidly acquire a range of skills including physical, emotional and cognitive capabilities...

Building Strong Bones

Our bones play very important roles in general movement, posture and protecting vital organs. As we get older and suffer from joint and movement pain...

What is Lactoferrin?

Lactoferrin is a protein that is produced most abundantly in breast milk (in particular colostrum, the first milk produced after birth). However,...

Childhood Obesity

Keeping “baby fat” for too long can put a child’s health at risk. How can you help your child get fit and maintain a healthy weight into...

Interesting facts about the brain

The human brain contains more than 100,000,000,000 neurons (100 billion) at birth...

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What is DHA and EPA and how are they beneficial?

The health benefits associates with fish oils are attributable to its docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) content. DHA and EPA are essential omega-3 fatty acids.

The brain consists of approximately 60% adipose (fat) tissue by weight, of which DHA is the most abundant from. A large proportion of the brain's fatty tissue content is maintained in neurone cell membranes and in the protective myelin sheath that covers them. DHA is essential for optimal neurone and brain function, particularly in a developing brain (though the growth year through to adulthood and beyond). DHA deficiencies have been associated with ADD/ADHD symptoms and reduced learning and physical development in infants and children.

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