Pump up your brain with fish oil !!!
I recently read an article by a Florida cardiologist who's main point was that you should get a prescription for your omega 3 supplement.
A very well done recent study found that human white blood count's convert DHA to a specific type of Maresin, which caused these white cells to no longer cause inflammation.
"What the heck is a Maresin?"
Maresins are recently discovered substances that decrease inflammation and increase healing. DHA facilitates Maresins which no doubt are part of why Omega 3 fish oil helps decrease inflammation and increase healing.
DHA also has been found to trigger the production of BNDF (brain derived neurotrophic factor) which increases growth of new nerve cells in our brain, which can lead to improved memory and cognition.
In numerous studies DHA supplementation improved learning and memory function.
What you don't need is an expensive pharmaceutical Omega 3 supplement. What you do need is good information on the correct dose and mixture of Omega 3 for you, and assurance that the product you purchase is free of dangerous toxins like Mercury and fillers. The FDA doesn't monitor supplements for quality, quantity or contaminants. So you should buy products from reputable companies, who manufacture in the US and independently third party test their products. It's best to find a practitioner with good credentials who you trust, to do the product reliability research for you.
I can't tell you how many times I've heard "the stuff is all the same and mine is cheaper." The stuff is not all the same and you are ingesting it. If you care enough to take a supplement for your health, purchase high quality at the proper dose.
Higher dose DHA (2) 1,000mg, is definitely a winner, particularly if you are over the age of 55.
(1) July 2013-Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
(2) Beneficial effects of docohexanoic acid on cognition in age related cognitive decline
Alzheimer's & Dementia
November 2010 Volume 6, Issue 6 pages 456-464