Why your brain may benefit
The brain – your most vital organ
Your brain is the most vital organ in your body, it controls your thinking and memory and is connected to all of your body functions including liver function, the cardiovascular system, the immune system, the hormone system and digestion via the nervous system. Although only 2% of your body’s weight, your brain demands 20% of your energy and is very selective of the nutrients it needs.
DHA omega-3 is concentrated in the brain
The nutrient omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is concentrated in the brain and especially at the cell connections, the synapses. It is here that messages are sent between brain cells, neurons, and the rest of your body via neurotransmitter molecules such as serotonin and dopamine.
The brain has a very high concentration of omega-3DHA, ten (10) times the level in blood. Omega-3 DHA is needed not only to build the brain but also to help repair and maintain the brain throughout life. A lower than optimum level of omega-3 DHA in the diet can cause the brain to be less efficient, as the brain will use other fatty acids instead of omega-3 DHA so reducing the ability to communicate across the synapses - the basis of thinking and memory.
The brain retains DHA omega-3 not EPA
The brain is very selective and requires omega-3 DHA not EPA (eicosapentanoic acid). NeuroSpark® has more omega-3 DHA than EPA similar to that which the brain requires unlike most other sources of omega-3, including many fish oils.
Greater well-being and clearer thinking