¿ What is the DHA? ¿Which are it´s benefits for Cystic Fibrosis?

DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is a fatty acid of the omega 3 series, key to our brain development and cardiovascular system among other benefits. It`s origin can be animal (fish) or vegetable coming from the microalga Schizochytrium sp., being the second one the one with greater purity and concentration of the market.

It`s about an essential nutrient for our organism, because it reinforces the neurological connections, the immune system, improves the cognitive abilities, the visual acuity and the brain development. Although it is a key fatty acid for our organism, it does not generate it naturally. For conserving a well health state, it is necessary to include in our daily diet foods and / or supplements that contain DHA, especially from the first months of life.

Thanks to the increasing knowledge of its importance, it is easier for us to find foods and products that include DHA among its components.

 

¿What benefits does the DHA have for Cystic Fibrosis?

 

Omega 3 fatty acids, also known as EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids), are indispensable as an energy source, especially in patients with Cystic Fibrosis, since this group of patients show altered levels of fatty acid concentrations. Lung involvement is the most important cause of morbidity and mortality in CF, as well as the progressive deterioration of lung function.

Several studies carried out by specialists, determine that those people who suffer from CF who take DHA supplements regularly, have a significant improvement in their respiratory function. Broadly speaking, the benefits of DHA for Cystic Fibrosis patients are:

  • Improves fatty acids profile
  • Decreases inflammation and respiratory parameters
  • Improves clinical parameters, such as muscle mass maintenance and reduction of infections
  • It does not cause changes in the liver enzymes or in the patient’s growth, and is also well tolerated

In RENDON EUROPE LABORATORIES, as a company specialized in the development and commercialization of special products for rare diseases and focused on Cystic Fibrosis, BiDHA® is available, food for special medical purposes, rich in DHA, in liquid and capsule formats which content is DHA plant origin of the microalga Schizochytrium sp.

Before the intake of BiDHA®, it is important to consult with the doctor or specialist, who will determine the appropriate dose in each case.