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The Ultimate Brain Food

Posted by Traci Garcia on

The Ultimate Brain Food

Did you know that omega-3 fatty acids are the ultimate brain food. The key is to find ways to ensure that patients are getting enough.  When it comes to omega-3 essential fatty acids, the human brain is like a sponge. These healthy fats are abundant in the cellular membranes of brain cells and help support brain cell formation and activity. By binding to brain cell membranes, these fats can help encourage fluidity, which is vital to healthy brain function. Omega-3s, specifically eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), also help support neurotransmitter receptors and brain cell-to-cell communication. They contribute...

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The Diverse Health Benefits of DHA

Posted by Traci Garcia on

The Diverse Health Benefits of DHA

Most omega 3 supplements contain both DHA and EPA, but there are many high quality DHA supplements also available when more of this precious nutrient is desirable. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an essential ω-3 fatty acid,  is an integral part of all cell membranes and critical to membrane fluidity. Because of the high concentrations of DHA in the brain, it’s often aptly referred to as important “brain food.”  According to a 2016 review published in the journal Nutrients, Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is the predominant omega-3 (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) found in the brain and can affect neurological function through signal transduction...

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