Benefits of DHA SendaBio
Advantages of DHA
Care of your visual function, from dry eye to any degenerative process
DHA is essential for the proper development and functioning of the central nervous system and photoreceptors in the retina, with the retina being the body tissue that has the highest concentration of DHA. The photoreceptors, which are specialised neurons in the visual function, are a part of the retina that use DHA as a driver and are divided into rods and cones; as the photoreceptors are renewed every day, it is important to maintain the appropriate levels of DHA during both the first few months of life and in adulthood.
Children who have received adequate levels of DHA have higher visual acuity and process images better. With age, your sight loses some of its capacity and new ailments can develop, such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and dry eyes and, for that reason, a DHA supplement is also recommended in adulthood.
A DHA supplement helps to attain better sight due to an improvement in visual acuity, arising from the central area of the retina functioning better. This area is called the macula and is responsible for us looking at objects clearly.
Although DHA does not correct problems such as presbyopia or eyestrain, myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism, it does help to improve the function of the retina, thus enhancing visual health in general.
The indications for ophthalmology are indisputable and DHA is currently being used to check any degenerative process of the eye, including macular degeneration, the formation of cataracts, the progression of myopia and glaucoma.
One of the most frequent ophthalmologic consultations relates to common alterations of the ocular surface, causing dry eye syndrome. DHA has multiple effects on the ocular surface: it is a mechanical, nutritional protector, gives chemical and antiseptic protection, as a result of which the SendaBio’s development is nearing completion as an innovative product to alleviate the problems caused by dry eye.
DHA acts on all types of dry eye disorders: allergy, disorders with a hormonal profile (androgens), due to infections or metabolic-dietary disorders. The symptoms of ocular dryness (scratching sensation, itching, burning, blurred vision) qualitatively improve after regular supplementation with DHA.
On the outer layer of the tear film of the eye there is a thin layer of fat that prevents the water layer below it from evaporating. DHA alters the composition of fatty acids on the ocular surface increasing fluidity, reducing the viscosity of the lipid film and normalising the surface tension of the tear film, which prevents the stagnation of secretions and helps to maintain the optimum quality of the lipid film that bathes the eye.
We maintain your memory, learning capacity and sociability over the years by taking care of your brain and nervous system
Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids constitute one-third of all lipids in the grey matter of the brain, with DHA being the most abundant. It is known that they play an important role in the structural development of synaptic membranes and nerves. Therefore, this means that they are an ideal support for the normal operation of the nervous system, correct cognitive development and to maintain memory and learning capacity.
DHA constitutes 60% of the polyunsaturated fatty acids in the neuronal cell membranes. As you grow older, more saturated fatty acids are produced and the levels of DHA reduce, changing the membranes that reduce its fluidity, which is necessary for it to work normally.
In parallel with this reduction in the levels of DHA, the risk of age-related degenerative diseases increases. DHA is severely reduced in pathophysiological situations caused by age, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, alcohol consumption, etc. There is clinical evidence that DHA intake has a positive impact on the reduction of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Moreover, according to recent research, high levels of phytanic acid and reductions in the levels of DHA have been associated with cognitive damage in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.
SendaBio has the best product with pure DHA and low in phytanic acid on the market for the prevention of degenerative diseases and is also carrying out new research in this area.
Caring for your health from the very conception of life.
One of the main areas of research and development on new products is focused on the health of women and newborn babies from the first months of pregnancy up to the period of infancy and early childhood.
Different epidemiological studies demonstrate the health benefits of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids during pregnancy, such as reducing the risk of developing hypertension associated to pregnancy and postpartum depression, as well as the relationship between the increase in the length of pregnancy to reduce the prevalence of prematurity and low birth weight of the child.
The provision of adequate amounts of DHA from the mother to the foetus is essential in the conception for the development of the placenta, the embryo and, ultimately, the final outcome of the pregnancy. DHA is important in the growth and development of the foetus and the newborn baby, especially for the central nervous and visual system.
Deficiencies during pregnancy and the first year of life influence neurological integrity and selectively affect learning and the visual acuity of the new being.
We are born with brain development of about 15%, which is completed in the sixth full year of life, meaning that the right supplement of DHA during childhood is essential.
Improving performance in sport and recovery after exercise
There is increasing evidence finding beneficial effects from the daily intake of DHA in the form of triglyceride in sportsmen and sportswomen, especially those at a high level.
When performing physical activity, especially for a long duration and/or at a high intensity, the body mainly undergoes two types of processes: inflammatory and oxidative. In both cases DHA has a significant protective effect.
In general, increasing the consumption of omega 3 means balancing the omega 6-omega 3 relationship, which in turn means that we can control inflammatory processes. Omega-3 fatty acids and DHA in particular have an anti-inflammatory effect and they prevent and improve problems in joints, ligaments and also muscle pain that appears as a result of intense exercise. This, translated to doing sport, means fewer injuries and lower recovery times if they occur.
Furthermore, high intensity aerobic exercise leads to the production of free radicals, which affect DNA, as a result of which physical exercise increases the oxidative damage of DNA. Although DHA is not a direct antioxidant, it does act on cell membranes, providing them with greater stability and resistance to oxidative damage.
DHA supplements reduce oxidative damage caused by intense physical exertion, which is especially important in the case of amateur sportsmen and women, whose level of oxidative damage is greater due to not having trained the body’s antioxidant defences.
The benefits for sportsmen and women get from taking DHA are:
- Increase in absolute and relative oxygen consumption
- Increase in load relating to ventilatory threshold 2
- Reduced oxidative damage due to physical effort
- Reduced oxidative damage of DNA after aerobic exercise
- Increase in total antioxidant capacity in plasma
- High hypolipidemic activity
- It improves recovery time after intense effort. SendaBio has a serious commitment to the research and development of new products with DHA aimed at improving physical activity in society, both for the amateur sports enthusiasts and top level professional sportsmen and women.
Caring for your health from the very conception of life.
Cardiovascular health is one of the main focus points of our R&D+i, as cardiovascular diseases are a major public health problem due to their high incidence, being the leading cause of death in Europe, the United States and much of Asia and their prevalence continues to grow. Various epidemiological and nutritional intervention studies indicate that diet plays a crucial role in the promotion and prevention of cardiovascular disease. Currently, a large amount of scientific evidence shows that the consumption of long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids produces a decrease in cardiovascular risk.
Recommendations on the consumption of omega-3 have been included in the guidelines of the major scientific associations, such as the American Heart Association (AHA) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), although with different levels of evidence. The recommendations of the WHO, FAO, AHA and ESC vary between 1000 and 2000 mg/day, but never less than 250 mg in reference to the independent risk indicator for death at lower doses.
The antithrombotic, anti-inflammatory, antiarrhythmic and vasodilatory effects of DHA are recognised. And in this sense, SendaBio, in its line of continuous innovation and development of new products, is finalising its research on an innovative supplement that brings the following benefits, which have already been endorsed by various studies:
- It regulates the levels of triglycerides and VLDL (very low density lipoproteins) in the plasma, without the undesirable effects of the drugs used for this purpose.
- In terms of cholesterol and lipid metabolism, in addition to the above it has been observed that DHA raises HDL levels, popularly known as «good cholesterol».
- It increases arterial vasodilation.
- It brings down moderate arterial hypertension.
- It reduces the risk of thrombosis. DHA reduces the viscosity of blood and improves red blood cell deformability, with the consequent antithrombotic protective effect, thus protecting against heart attacks and strokes.
- It reduces the growth rate of atherosclerotic plaques. Atherosclerosis is a pathophysiological process that takes place due to two main factors: dyslipidemia (high cholesterol and triglycerides) and inflammation.
- It helps in the prevention of arrhythmia and consequent sudden death (DART and GISSI-Prevenzione trials).