Brain, mental, retinal and visual acuity development, as well as physical growth, depend on the quality of the fat present in our brain. The chemistry of these fats influences the amount of brain cells; increasing or decreasing dendrites and synapses.
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is the most important omega-3 in the constitution of neuronal membranes, especially at the cerebral level, and is present in approximately 30 to 40% of the phospholipids of the gray matter of the cerebral cortex.
Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), present in SOW® supplements, is the omega-3 precursor of DHA.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, consuming the SOW supplements containing ALA and DHA will help your baby's fetal and neuronal development. This is especially important in your third trimester of pregnancy and in the first two years of life, since in these stages the brain of human beings presents a rapid growth that increases the requirement of omega-3.