Horizon Organic recently announced that its organic milk will be fortified with DHA omega-3. Studies have shown that this nutrient, traditionally found in breast milk and now in most infant formulas, plays a positive role in children’s heart, brain and eye health.

Horizon Organic Milk Plus DHA is produced with Martek Biosciences’ life’sDHA. DHA omega-3 is a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid that serves as a primary building block for the brain and the eyes and supports brain, eye and cardiovascular health throughout life.

Research studies link DHA omega-3 to a range of important health benefits including heart health and proper brain and eye function. There also is a large and growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating that people of all ages, from infants to aging adults, benefit from an adequate supply of DHA omega-3 in the diet.

Beginning in June, Horizon Organic’s half-gallon sizes of whole, reduced fat (2 percent) and low fat (1 percent) milk will be fortified with DHA and will be available at supermarkets and natural food stores nationwide.

Source: Business Wire