Omega-3s Aid Babies Vision and Brain Development

The European Commission is standing behind the claims that omega-3s help infants’ brain and vision development. The claims relate to both intake by the mother during pregnancy and lactation as well as directly by the baby.

The statements relate to specific compounds found in the fatty acids:

  • ALA contributes to the brain development of children
  • DHA has a structural and functional role in the retina and DHA intake contributes to the visual development of infants up to 12 months of age
  • DHA has a structural and functional role in the retina and maternal DHA intake contributes to the normal development of the eye of the foetus and breastfed infants
  • DHA has a structural and functional role in the brain and maternal DHA intake contributes to the normal brain development of the foetus and breastfed infants

Source: Nutraingredients

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