Fish Oil is often championed as a powerful antioxidant and adaptogen, that helps your body from head to toe. Today, we’re starting at the top.
Fish Oil is Brain Food.
A burgeoning number of studies and clinical trials point to the ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 as a marker for brain health. Unfortunately, our Standard American Diet (SAD, and it really is sad!) is skewed to Omega 6’s which are pro-inflammatory, throwing off a healthy ratio, that ideally, should be 1:1.
It’s also important to get the right Omega 3 fatty acids, both pure and sourced as a long chain. There are plant based sources of EPA and DHA, but they are short chain, which your body has to convert to long chain, before you can utilize them. This conversion process is inefficient at best and in some people, nonexistent. Plant based sources are also fragile, becoming rancid when exposed to oxygen. The point is, start with long chain fatty acids to begin with and you save your body a lot of effort.
While Omega 6’s do help your blood to clot, an overabundance in your diet, may contribute to cognitive disorders like:
- Higher suicide risk
- Vascular dementia
- Bipolar disorder
- Memory problems
- Brain Fog
Quite the list of health problems to avoid throughout your lifetime.
On the other hand, the EPA and DHA in fatty fish (Omega 3’s), nourish your brain at a cellular level, maintaining the integrity of the cell walls, reducing inflammation and promoting new brain cell growth.
DHA specifically, is a major building block of the cerebral cortex, the part of your brain that handles focus, memory, emotion and judgement. Patients with low levels of DHA have presented with more cognitive issues and have smaller brains.
EPA supports healthy mental function day to day, assisting DHA absorption. This EPA/DHA combination creates the synergy that your brain requires to function well, in our fast paced, high octane world.
Slower aging, higher IQ scores and a brighter outlook are all powerful weapons in your antiaging arsenal. Dr. Dave’s Best Ultra 85 starts at the top. Take some today. Take some every day and enjoy your rapid fire brain, throughout your whole, long life.