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Eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids or taking high-quality fish oil might just be the secret to a sharper brain as we age.

Recent research involving 45 older adults showed that those with higher levels of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA in their body not only had better brain protection but also performed better in memory and language tests (Barnes S, et.al., 2021).

The researchers used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure blood-brain barrier integrity, which tends to weaken with age.

The brain scans showed a strong link between omega-3 levels and the strength of this barrier, suggesting that omega-3s could help keep our brains youthful and resilient against decline.

This exciting finding adds to the growing evidence that what we eat directly influences our brain health, especially as we grow older.

While it's ideal to get these nutrients from your diet, a high-quality supplement like our Better Fish Oil can ensure you're meeting your needs consistently.

Reference: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34327870/

Barnes S, Chowdhury S, Gatto NM, Fraser GE, Lee GJ. Omega-3 fatty acids are associated with blood-brain barrier integrity in a healthy aging population. Brain Behav. 2021 Aug;11(8):e2273.

  • Category: News
  • Author: Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  • Published: 2024-04-19
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