DHA is the most abundant fatty acid in the human brain.
Omega-3s are important for brain health and function. At least 50% of the brain is fat. DHA is the most abundant omega-3 fatty acid in the brain and has been shown to have neuroprotective properties, while EPA has been linked to reducing inflammation. Research has shown an impact of omega-3s on cognitive function and memory, symptoms of depression, ADHD, and recovery from traumatic brain injuries.
Read below about the many reasons to recommend omega-3s for your patient's brain.
Research shows that consuming an omega-3 supplement improves cognition and working memory, and emerging research shows omega-3 consumption may prevent cognitive decline.
Omega-3s play a role in mood regulation, helping the brain communicate using the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, and reducing inflammation in the brain, which has been linked to depression.
According to emerging science and clinical experience, high intake of omega-3s may also be beneficial for brain injuries such as TBI, concussion and post-concussion syndrome.
Emerging science shows that omega-3s may help reduce the symptoms associated with ADHD.