The Lipids DHA and ARA: Key Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Associated with Infant Brain and Eye Development
What Are Lipids?
Mother’s Choice Infant Formula is
specially formulated with DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and ARA (arachidonic acid),
naturally occurring nutrients in mother's milk that support mental and visual development.
Lipids, or fats, are found naturally in breast milk and are an essential part of
a healthy diet because they are important structural components of an infant's brain
Mother’s Choice Infant Formulas – with a Blend of Lipids DHA & ARA
have these vitally important omega-3 fatty acids for infant brain and eye development.
Mother’s Choice Infant Formula contains DHA and ARA lipids derived from natural
vegetarian sources. These single-cell vegetable sources provide the closest match
to the DHA and ARA found in breast milk.
What is DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)?
DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid found
in tissues throughout the body. DHA is a major structural and functional element
of all membranes in the gray matter of the brain and the retina of the eye and is
also an important part of the heart. Numerous studies prove that people of all ages,
from infancy to adulthood, benefit from an adequate supply of DHA.
What is ARA (Arachidonic Acid)?
ARA is an omega-6 fatty acid found
in the brain and in other cells throughout the body. ARA is important for proper
brain development in infants and is a precursor to a group of hormone-like substances
that are crucial to immunity, blood clotting, and other essential bodily functions.