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Want a healtheir Brain? Supplements Like Omega-3s can help

Can you make your brain healthier simply by eating well? You betcha!

A 2012 study published in the journal Neurology found just that. Looking at data from 1575 healthy people, researchers found that people with the lowest blood levels of the Omega-3 DHA had smaller brains. Not only that, these same people scored lower on tests abstract thinking and executive function. And their brains were structurally 2 years older on average.

The participants who had the highest blood concentrations of DHA also had the biggest brains and the highest test scores. These folks also continued to have excellent memory and cognitive function into their golden years.1*

Granted this was just one study and we don’t  know if the people with high blood levels of DHA have extra healthy lifestyles and are crossword puzzle addicts. Still, studies like this highlight how much your brain needs Omega-3s, particularly DHA. A full 60% of a healthy brain is Omega-3s. It’s mostly DHA in the brain, with little or no EPA.

Notes one brain researcher after studying the positive impact Omega-3s have on young adult brains, “Before seeing this data, I would have said it was impossible to move young healthy individuals above their cognitive best,” said professor of neuroscience at the University of Pittsburg, Bita Moghaddam, to Forbes in an interview. “We found that members of this population can enhance their brain health even further, despite their already being at the top of their cognitive game.”2*

Looking for some great brain supplements? Our DHA 600 hits the clinically-researched ‘sweet spot’ for extra brain support of 600 mg DHA. 600 mg of DHA per day is where many studies start to show brain health benefits.*

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  1. Z.S. Tan, et al., “Red blood cell omega-3 fatty acid levels and markers of accelerated brain aging.” Neurology. 2012 Feb 28;78(9):658–64.
  2. DiSalvo, D. New Study Shows That Omega-3 Supplements Can Boost Memory In Young Adults. Forbes 10/29/12 viewed 7/18/19 at