Fish oil supplements can be incredibly important for your brain and cardiovascular system. Every morning I wake up and take Fundamental Omega 3. I always knew that omega-3 fatty acids were incredibly important to my health, especially since I don't eat fish frequently, but new research has shown just how important omega-3 fatty acids are for brain function.
Researchers recently found that a lack of omega-3 fatty acids, like DHA and EPA, can cause the brain to age quicker. An absence of these fatty acids can also lead to the onset of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Scientists believe that when you compare two people of the same age, one with high levels of omega-3s and one with low levels, the person who has the higher levels has a brain that is two years younger in age and their mental ability is much higher.
The test that determined these results used 1575 subjects, who averaged 67 years of age and had no signs of dementia. The subjects were given a brain scan, took tests to determine mental ability, and were tested for omega-3 fatty acid levels. Needless to say, those with more omega-3s in their body tested better for mental function.
There are many omega-3 supplements on the market. I personally like Fundamental Omega 3, because it has a high concentration of DHA and EPA. It also has omega-6 fatty acids, which is commonly missing in many of today's fish oil supplements. Fundamental Omega-3 is burp free and doesn't taste bad, so it is really easy to consume.
These research results stress the importance of omega-3 fatty acids for brain function, so make sure that you're consuming plenty of omega-3 fatty acids.