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How omega-3-fats benefit the brain and mind

Omega-3-fats and Fish oil Supplements are mentioned often these days, but few understand what they are and why we may need them. They often are mentioned in the context of inflammation, but few understand what they are and how to reap the many possible benefits of omega-3s. Low omega-3 levels are associated with a multitude of health issues such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s, eye disease, depression, ADHD and much more. Much has been written about the benefits of omega-3s for heart health, but their benefits for brain health and mental health are less well known. What Are Omega-3-Fats? Omega-3 fatty acids are found in foods, such as fish and flaxseed, and  dietary supplements, such as krill oil and fish oil. The three main omega-3 fatty acids are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These fatty acids are major building blocks for membranes, cell structures that are

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Aging, brain health and omega-3

We know omega-3 oils can help with inflammation and joint health. Research suggests it may also help our brains as we age. As we age, omega-3 can play a key role in joint and muscle health, but it can also help with brain cognition and diseases such as dementia and Alzheimers. Since 2005, research has been increasing and we’re understanding more of the benefits it may bring. While more studies are needed, those that have been done indicate increased amounts of omega-3 can help reduce inflammation in the brain, which can lead to depression and dementia as we age.  Other research is pointing to omega-3 playing a role in helping children with ADHD as well as adult sufferers in combination with their medications. We note that omega-3 does not cure or offer an alternative treatment to pharmaceuticals, it is a supplementary treatment that can be included in ongoing care of

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