Clover releases review of high DHA Fish Oil scientific studies
Fish oils contain high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids, including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Although the two fatty acids have traditionally been considered of similar nutritional influence, different physiological effects of EPA and DHA have recently been reported.
To systematically assess the role of DHA in human health, with a focus on human and animal studies, Clover Corporation’s Research and Development team conducted a search on all scientific literature from the year 2000 to the present date, and retrieved all clinical and animal based studies where oils with higher DHA were used and tested. This systematic review paper was accepted and published on the 1st March 2018 by the “Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition” journal, a highly prestigious journal, with high Impact Factor of 6.077.
The studies present the important physiological functions of DHA, different to those of EPA, in the heart and cardiovascular system, the brain and visual function, inflammation and immune function and growth/Body Mass Index. Of the 113 studies reviewed, 46% reported statistically significant positive results following the use of high DHA fish oils (65% in heart, 32% in brain and 44% in other medical aspects). Differences have been reported in the possible physiological responses to increased dietary DHA administration relative to age and vastly different roles and effects were noticed in infants, adults, and elderly individuals. This review compiled evidence based on the current available literature on clinical therapeutic potential via dietary administration of high DHA fish oil.
Clover Corporation’s commercial business, Nu-MegaTM Ingredients, is internationally recognized for its collaboration with research institutions to scientifically validate the benefits of high DHA fish oil consumption. Nu-MegaTM Ingredients has been one of the major suppliers of fish oil products, supporting 40% of the clinical trials on human and animals, with no influence on the design, outcome or publication of studies.
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