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See into the future with Croda’s range of DHA concentrates

Good eyesight is an essential part of wellbeing and a significant factor in retaining independence and quality of life as we grow older. With over 300 million people worldwide suffering from visual impairments, the importance of eye health is increasingly recognised.

Croda’s Incromega ™ DHA concentrates:

  • Support the visual development of infants 1,2,3,4
  • Reduce the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration 5,6,7
  • Reduce the pressure inside the eye associated with the onset of glaucoma 8
  • Decrease the risk of cataracts 9
  • Relieve the inflammation caused by dry eye syndrome 10,11

Croda’s recommended lipids for eye health include:

Product

Omega 3

EPA

DHA

Applications

Incromega E1070 87.5% min 8.5% min 70% min DHA is the smart ingredient for maintaining your eyesight at all ages and stages.
Incromega DHA 500TG 70% min 6.5% min 55% min

References

1. Hoffman, D. R. et al, Maturation of Visual Acuity is Accelerated in Breast-Fed Term Infants Fed Baby Food Containing DHA-Enriched Egg Yolk, J. Nutr., Sep. 2004, 134 (9), 2307-13

2. Hoffman, D. R. et al, Effects of Supplementation with Omega 3 Polyunsaturated Long Chain Fatty Acids on Retinal and Cortical Development in Premature Infants, Am. J. Clin. Nutr., May 1993, 57 (5), 807S-812S

3. Carlson S. E., Werkman S. H., Rhodes P. G. et al, Visual-acuity Development in Healthy Pre-term Infants: Effect of Marine Oil Supplementation, Am. J. Clin. Nutr., 1993, Vol. 58, 35-42

4. Gibson R. A., Neuman M. A., Makrides M., Effects of Increasing Breast Milk Docosahexaenoic Acid on Plasma and Erythrocyte Phospholipids Fatty Acids and Neural Indices of Exclusively Breast Fed Infants, Eur. J. Clin. Nutr., 1997, 51, 578-84

5. Chong E. W. et al. Dietary Omega Fatty Acid and Fish Intake in the Primary Prevention of Age Related Macular Degeneration: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, Arch. Opthamol. 2008, 126 (6), 826-33

6. San Giovanni J. P., Chew E. Y., The Role of Omega 3 Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Health and Disease of the Retina, Prog. Retin. Eye Res., 2005, 24, 87-138

7. Edwards A. O. et al, Complement Factor H Polymorphism and Age Related Macular Degeneration, Science, 2005, 308, 421-424

8. Nguyen C. T., Bui B. V., Sinclair A. J., Vingrys A. J., Dietary Omega 3 Fatty Acids Decrease Intraocular Pressure With Age by Increasing Aqueous Outflow, Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., 2007, 48, 2, 756-62

9. Lu, M. et al, Prospective Study of Dietary Fat and Risk of Cataract Extraction Among US Women, Am. J. Epidemiol., 2005, 161, 948-959

10. Miljanovic, B. et al, Relation Between Dietary n-3 and n-6 Fatty Acids and Clinically Diagnosed Dry Eye Syndrome in Women, Am. J. Clin. Nutr., 2005, Vol 82, 4, 887-893

11. http://www.dryeyeinfo.org