DHA: Have you fed your brain today?

January 2, 2018

Ever struggle to remember something that happened last week? Has your brain ever felt “fried” due to the everyday stresses and overwhelming chores on your to-do list? Ever feel like you would be able to accomplish so much more if you were just able to increase your mental capacity? For many, many years, doctors and scientists have studied the brain in search of improving overall brain function. In their pursuit it was discovered that the brain contains the highest amount of DHA in the entire human body, making it clearly necessary for optimal brain function.

DHA, short for Docosahexaenoic acid, is an omega-3 fatty acid that can be found primarily in the brain, but also in the skin, sperm, testicles, and retina. Found in fish and algae, DHA is a proven protective nutrient that provides multiple brain and cardiovascular benefits. It protects brain tissue from inflammation and damage, stimulates physical changes that promote learning and cognition, and helps to heal injuries as it is converted into protectins (which form at the first signs of damage).

Taking your daily dose of DHA will help to reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment and will improve focus and memory. However, those low in this essential nutrient could be consequently increasing their risk of cognitive impairment, often associated with Alzheimer’s disease possibly down the road. If you would like to order DHA from the Center, we have it! Just email us at orders@coem.com and Lisa Marie will process it for you. It is available from algae as well as fish, and in different forms, such as liquid and capsules. We even have strawberry flavored gel caps for the younger ones! Feel free to contact us here at the Center with any questions you may have – DHA is highly recommended!