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Brain Health & DHA

on May 17, 2013

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Which supplements for a sharp mind?

DHA is one of the best supplements for brain health.
Only adipose tissue contains more fatty acids than the body’s central nervous system, including the brain. The omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), which is the most common fatty acid in the human brain, constitutes 15% of all brain fatty acids. Phospholipid omega-3s play key roles in the proper structure and function of brain cell membranes and cell signalling. Conversely, an omega-3 deficiency in brain tissue may affect brain functioning and delay development.

Omega-3s are primarily obtained from diet. Particularly before birth and during early childhood—periods of rapid brain growth and development—the limited intra-cellular synthesis of omega-3s in the brain has been shown to be inadequate for sustaining brain health. Throughout life, the amount of omega-3s found in the brain is influenced by dietary intake of fatty acids and by the brain’s developmental stage.

Supplements that can get to the brain
Krill Oil is a superior form of Omega-3 which is phospholipid bound, the same as that of cell wall structures, and more importantly of the brain. EPA and DHA have been extensively studied in many research projects for their impact to help support memory, mood and attention in various consumer populations, including children, adults and also the elderly. DHA is the most abundant fatty acid in the human brain, playing a key structural and functional role for brain health throughout the lifespan. Krill Oil contains valuable nutrients, such as DHA and phospholipids, to support brain functioning which has better absorption than other fish sourced omega’s.

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What is Krill Oil?
Krill oil is a potent source of omega-3 which has shown superior absorption when compared to ordinary fish oil.
Typically harvested from the Antarctic Ocean, one of the purest oceans on Earth.
These small shrimp like crustaceans are very low in the food chain, and feed on algae which provides antioxidants to the krill, and helps develop its natural Astaxanthin – a very potent antioxidant in itself and the provider of the red colour of krill oil.

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