Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)

Does docosahexaenoic acid (dha) work?

Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Claims

The supplement database currently has 13 claims for Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA). The claims include: improve memory, improve cognitive ability, reduce muscle soreness, improve recovery, lower triglyceride levels, lower blood pressure, improve cardiovascular endurance, increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels, lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, lower total cholesterol levels, improve insulin sensitivity, lower fasting glucose, improve running performance.

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)

The overall effectiveness rating for docosahexaenoic acid (dha) is 1.8 out of 3. This rating means there is some evidence that using docosahexaenoic acid (dha) may lead to positive results. This rating also means that some evidence does not back up all claims. Below you can find individual ratings for specific claims.

Overall Confidence Rating for Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)

There are 33 studies in the database on docosahexaenoic acid (dha); the confidence rating is 51. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this rating is for docosahexaenoic acid (dha) as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about docosahexaenoic acid (dha). Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.

The effectiveness rating for docosahexaenoic acid (dha)'s ability to improve cardiovascular endurance is 1 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 40. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about docosahexaenoic acid (dha)'s ability to improve cardiovascular endurance.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 40

The effectiveness rating for docosahexaenoic acid (dha)'s ability to improve cognitive ability is 1.3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 200. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about docosahexaenoic acid (dha)'s ability to improve cognitive ability.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1.3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 200

The effectiveness rating for docosahexaenoic acid (dha)'s ability to improve insulin sensitivity is 1 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about docosahexaenoic acid (dha)'s ability to improve insulin sensitivity.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for docosahexaenoic acid (dha)'s ability to improve memory is 2.5 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 120. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about docosahexaenoic acid (dha)'s ability to improve memory.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2.5 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 120

The effectiveness rating for docosahexaenoic acid (dha)'s ability to improve recovery is 3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about docosahexaenoic acid (dha)'s ability to improve recovery.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for docosahexaenoic acid (dha)'s ability to improve running performance is 1 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about docosahexaenoic acid (dha)'s ability to improve running performance.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for docosahexaenoic acid (dha)'s ability to increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels is 2 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 40. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about docosahexaenoic acid (dha)'s ability to increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 40

The effectiveness rating for docosahexaenoic acid (dha)'s ability to lower blood pressure is 3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about docosahexaenoic acid (dha)'s ability to lower blood pressure.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for docosahexaenoic acid (dha)'s ability to lower fasting glucose is 1 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about docosahexaenoic acid (dha)'s ability to lower fasting glucose.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for docosahexaenoic acid (dha)'s ability to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels is 1 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 40. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about docosahexaenoic acid (dha)'s ability to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 40

The effectiveness rating for docosahexaenoic acid (dha)'s ability to lower total cholesterol levels is 1 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 40. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about docosahexaenoic acid (dha)'s ability to lower total cholesterol levels.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 40

The effectiveness rating for docosahexaenoic acid (dha)'s ability to lower triglyceride levels is 3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 60. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about docosahexaenoic acid (dha)'s ability to lower triglyceride levels.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 60

The effectiveness rating for docosahexaenoic acid (dha)'s ability to reduce muscle soreness is 3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about docosahexaenoic acid (dha)'s ability to reduce muscle soreness.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20