Brain Health Benefits from Omega-3*
Good brain health is as vital to our well-being as any other personal health goal. Like the rest of our body, we must feed our brain the right nutrients to maintain good brain health. Omega-3 fatty acids are some of the best brain food, directly and positively affecting the areas of the brain related to mood, memory, and attention, according to several recent studies. DHA is the most abundant fatty acid in the human brain, playing a structural and functional role for brain health. *
The Happy Fat
Omega-3 has long held a well established reputation for heart health. But recent research has revealed promising additional omega-3 health benefits. Omega-3 has been shown to affect the activity of cytokines, which are known to influence moods. Some of the most exciting new studies involve omega-3’s support of brain health, including helping to maintain a healthy mood and focused attention.*
This research has resulted in omega-3’s new nickname: “the happy fat”. A study found that the countries where large amounts of omega-3-rich fish were consumed experienced significantly higher support for balanced mood, compared to countries where fish were not a dietary staple. “There is very strong epidemiological evidence on the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids to mood,” the study claims. Other researchers have found that people facing specific mood challenges, including during and directly after pregnancy, showed remarkable support after taking omega-3 supplements regularly.*
Enlighten Your Brain at Any Age
Current studies are continuing to discover the power of omega-3 and how it affects brain health in varied age ranges. New research from Sweden suggests omega-3 fatty acids may especially help younger people by promoting focused attention and cognition. Studies conducted in Australia have shown that consumption of omega-3 fatty acids support balanced mood in adolescents. Also, according to a study published in the journal Neurology, findings suggest a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids may help maintain additional years of brain health during the challenges of the typical aging process.*
NKO® and Brain Health
How can Neptune Krill Oil help you maintain a healthy brain? First, NKO® provides premium omega-3 from krill oil, sourced in pure Antarctic Ocean waters. They contain valuable brain nutrients, such as DHA and phospholipids, to help support healthy mood, memory, and attention. Plus, they contain naturally occurring choline, a vital precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, involved in memory function. If your brain matters to you, take care of it by giving it a daily dose of Neptune Krill oil and you will soon feel the great benefits.
About the author
Serving as Sales Director, Jacqueline Khayat’s role includes expanding distribution for Neptune’s line of products and ingredients. Jackie has extensive and relevant education, earning a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Montreal University and obtaining a Graduate Degree in Business and Management from renowned HEC Montreal. As a Dietitian, she taps into her extensive knowledge of nutrition to help educate the market about omega-3 krill oil benefits and our line of products including OCEANO3: Neptune’s consumer branded krill oil, exclusively offered through its website oceano3.com in Canada and the US.
Jackie also enjoys a healthy lifestyle, great food and travelling. You can follow her on Twitter for daily health related tips: @jkhayat23