Nature’s Best: New Dumex Mamil Gold Made With DHA From Fish Oils
Day by day, you watch with pride as your little one gains newfound skills and delights you with each milestone. From the ages of 12 months to 24 months, your child develops at a rapid pace both physically and mentally, from learning to identify objects to walking, talking and being able to understand simple questions/commands - it’s an exciting time for both you and your kiddo. At this stage, your child’s rapid neurocognitive development requires plenty of nutrition to keep up with his/her growing needs1 and this is where DHA comes in. Unsure why DHA is essential for your little one’s growth? Read on to find out more about this brain booster!
What is DHA?
Docosahexaenoic acid, better known as DHA, is an essential omega-3 fatty acid often found in abundance in fatty fish, but it’s also present in lower levels in meat and eggs1. DHA is one of the three main omega-3 fatty acids, the other two being alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)1, 2. All three fatty acids are essential fatty acids and our bodies are not capable of making them efficiently enough, hence the need to obtain them from the food we consume. It can be found in significant quantities in foods such as fatty fish or cold-water fish such as mackerel, herring, tuna, halibut, salmon and cod liver but it may also be obtained from algae6.
Why is DHA important?
DHA and omega-3s, in general, are important components that make up the membranes surrounding each cell in our bodies. DHA levels are particularly concentrated in the eye, skin and brain cells with their main location being in the cell membranes where it makes the membranes and gaps between cells more fluid. This subsequently makes it easier for the nerve cells to send and receive electrical signals3. A lack of this fluidity results in poor eyesight or slower brain functions, hence the importance of DHA in your child’s diet for healthy neurocognitive development4.
DHA is particularly important for brain tissue growth and function during development and infancy5. Your child’s frontal lobes are dependent on it during development as these parts of the brain are the ones responsible for processing information, memories and emotions. Additionally, they are also important for helping improve sustained attention spans, planning, problem-solving and social, emotional and behavioural development4.
Dumex Mamil Gold: Mother Nature’s gift to mothers everywhere
As a parent, the health and wellbeing of your little one is without a doubt your top priority, which is why at Dumex, we strive to deliver only the best for you and your child. Our new Dumex Mamil Gold range is made with a formulation that has no GMOs, colouring or added sucrose. Food colourings has been linked to hyperactivity in toddlers7, and GMOs and sucrose is never good for children. Instead, our new Dumex Mamil Gold Growing up milk formula comes with a wholesome grass-fed milk formula containing unique prebiotics that helps maintain a healthy digestive system, DHA from fish oil with up to 75mg per 100g, calcium, vitamins D and E, and zinc for healthy brain development.
Dumex Mamil Gold formula is made in Europe and consists of the nutritional benefits your child needs. Unsure if your kiddo will take to it? Visit dumex.com.sg for samples now and explore the boundless benefits that your child can get from Dumex Mamil Gold.
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2 Omega-3 Fatty Acids (2019). Retrieved March 22, 2020, from https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Omega3FattyAcids-Consumer/
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4 Bjarnadottir, A. (2019). DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid): A Detailed Review. Healthline.com. Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/dha-docosahexaenoic-acid#sources
5 Horrocks, LA. and Yeo, YK. (1999). Health benefits of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). PubMed.gov. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10479465
6 Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (n.d.) Retrieved March 22, 2020, from https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-864/docosahexaenoic-acid-dha
7 Arnold, L. E., Lofthouse, N., & Hurt, E. (2012). Artificial food colors and attention-deficit/hyperactivity symptoms: conclusions to dye for. Neurotherapeutics : the journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics, 9(3), 599–609. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13311-012-0133-x