What is myelin composed of?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Myelin, the cover over nerve fibers that ensures nerve impulses move quickly and correctly, is made up of DHA or docosahexaenoic acid.  Watch the animation to learn more about myelin and DHA.

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