Chino Valley Ranchers' certified Organic DHA Omega-3 eggs are
our most nutritious organic
eggs on the shelf. The chickens that produce these cage
free eggs are fed a diet that contains organically grown corn,
soybean, alfalfa, and flaxseed. In addition to being fortified
with Vitamin E and Folic Acid, and an abundance of other vitamins,
this feed exhibits as much as 75mg of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA
(Docosahexaenoic Acid), a nutrient that is lacking in most American
diets (1). Several studies suggest that DHA is essential especially
during pregnancy and infancy for optimal nervous system development,
with cognitive development and visual acuity and is improved by
the presence of DHA (2). For adults, DHA may aid in the prevention
of dementia, as well as promote eye health (3,4,5,6,7,8). Omega-3
fatty acids in general are also recommended in the prevention
of cardiovascular diseases and other chronic diseases (9,10).
The chickens that produce these brown eggs
are free-range with access to the outdoors at their leisure.
For more information on Chino Valley Ranchers free range egg farm,
Kris-Etherton PM, Taylor DS, Yu-Poth S, et al. "Polyunsaturated fatty acids in the food chain in the United States." Am J Clin Nutr 2000;71(1 Suppl):179S-88S.
(1) National institute of child health and human development. Infant Health http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/infant_health.cfm?debugMode=false
(2) Mazza M, Pomponi M, Janiri L, et. al. Omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants in neurological and psychiatric diseases: an Overview. Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry 31 (2007) 12-26
(3) Guesnet P, Alessandri J. "Docosohexaenoic Acid (DHA) and the Developing Central Nervous System (CNS)- Implications for Dietary Recommendations." Biochemie 30 (2010) 1-6
(4) Cole G, Frautschy S. " DHA May Prevent Age Related Dementia." Journal of Nutrition Symposium: DHA and Neurodegenerative Disease- Models of Investigation. Feb 24 2010
(5) Cole G, Lim G, Yang F, et. al. "Prevention of Alzeimer's Disease: Omega-3 Fatty Acid and Phenolic Anti-oxidant Interventions." Neurobiology of Aging 26S (2005) S133-S136
(6) Devore E, et. al. "Dietary Intake of Fish and Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Relation to Long Term Dementia Risk." American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition 90 (2009) 170-176
(7) Center For Disease Control And Prevention Vision Health Initiative. "Eye Health Tips". http://www.cdc.gov/visionhealth/basic_information/eye_health_tips.htm. Updated June 18, 2010. Accessed July 10, 2010
(8) American Dietetic Association, Evidence Based Library: Disorders of Lipid Metabolism
(9) American Heart Association, "fish and Omega-3 Fatty Acids," http://www.heart.org/...