The human brain is more than 60% fat! The majority of it cannot be made by the body, but must be supplied by the diet. The fats essential for optimal brain activity are the omega-3 fatty acids: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
Your brain and the retina of the eye consist largely of fatty tissue characterized by long-chain polyunsaturates. In addition to providing energy, the fatty acids in our diet provide building blocks for the brain and the retina. The brain requires more omega-3 fatty acids than the rest of the body. With sufficient quantities of EPA and DHA in your diet, the membranes of the brain perform at the peak levels essential for regulating mood, emotions, and depression. If there isn t enough, the brain will choose an alternate source of lipids such as an omega 6 or monounsaturated fat which could negatively affect your mental health.
Children suffering from attention-deficithyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are inattentive, impulsive, and hyperactive. A study conducted by researchers at Purdue University published in the American Journal of Nutrition reported that hyperactive children have lower levels of key fatty acids in their blood. They suffered more from the symptoms of deficient essential fatty acids (thirst, frequent urination, dry hair and skin, asthma, and frequent ear infections. The researchers conclude that supplementation with the missing fatty acids may be a useful treatment for hyperactivity.
The Immune System is designed to prevent the penetration of foreign particles or pollutants into our bodies. Various hypotheses have recently linked failure of the immune system with excess Omega-6 and a deficiency in Omega-3. When nutritional imbalance between the acids is severe, the body suffers from increased flammation and immune system failure. Long-term treatment with an Omega-3 supplement will facilitate a balance between Omega-3 and Omega-6.
Take one teaspoon daily with meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.