What are Omega-3s? Omega-3s are known as essential fats, meaning our bodies can't produce them and we must get them through our diet (This is similar to the carotenoids Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Meso-Zeaxanthin, which also must be acquired through diet/supplementation). Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids include cold water fish like salmon — Memory Health sources its omega-3s from the waters in Northern Scandinavia. The omega-3s in Memory Health contain 500mg DHA and 150mg EPA. These are essential fatty acids required for rebuilding new cells. In fact, they are often referred to as the building blocks for healthy cell membranes. These cell membranes provide critical support for the brain connections that support healthy memory, cognition, and emotional well-being.
Why are they so important? Omega-3s are vital nutrients for maintaining healthy brain function and have been linked to healthy aging throughout life, including pregnancy and early life. They are also used to fight inflammation in not just the brain, but the body as a whole. Their benefits are widely studied and supported by science.
5 Health Benefits of Omega-3s supported by science:
1. Omega-3s can promote brain health during pregnancy and early life (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).
2. Omega-3s can fight inflammation in the brain and body (7, 8, 9, 10, 11).
3. Omega-3s can fight depression and anxiety (12, 13, 14, 15, 16).
4. Omega-3s can fight age-related mental decline and Alzheimer's Disease (17, 18, 19, 20).
5. Omega-3s can improve eye and brain health (21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29).