In the following study the researchers reviewed observational and randomized controlled trials looking for an association between cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease and omega 3 fatty acids.
They found evidence from 33 studies suggesting that dietary and supplemental omega 3 fatty acids have a protective effect against cognitive impairment (Wood AHR, et al., 2021).
Both observational studies and randomized clinical trials supported a protective effect of omega 3 fatty acids on cognitive function and a reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease.
The randomized clinical trials suggested a more pronounced effect in individuals with early and mild cognitive impairment.
The active ingredients EPA and DHA in omega 3 fish oil have been shown to be important for the brain and nervous system having a protective effect against neuroinflammation in addition to provide other benefits.
Taking omega 3 fish oil capsules of high quality with higher amounts of EPA and DHA is an easy way to help your brain.
Wood AHR, Chappell HF, Zulyniak MA. Dietary and supplemental long-chain omega-3 fatty acids as moderators of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. Eur J Nutr. 2021 Aug 15.
Better Fish Oil
- The Better Fish Oil comes in the form of triglycerides which offers better stability to the fatty acids and prevents breakdown and oxidation.
- The anti-inflammatory effects of Omega 3 fatty acids are well known. Most people that eat a western diet can benefit from increasing the intake of Omega 3 fatty acid since their diet usually contains too much Omega 6 from vegetable oils and saturated fat from dairy and other animal sources. Most fish oils on the market are ethyl esters because that’s cheaper to produce. Fish oil in a triglyceride form is also better absorbed than ethyl esters