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Brain Health for Life

 

From ADD and autism in children, to stress and concentration in college students and executives, to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in the elderly, healthy brain solutions for all ages is something to be explored.

 

Omegas for the Mind

Several nutrients are needed by the brain, but the most beneficial substances for all stages of life may be Omega 3 fatty acids (EPA & DHA). Omega 3 fatty acids exist in high concentrations in the brain and appear to be important for cognitive and behavioral function.  A lack of omega 3 fatty acids during pregnancy puts infants at risk for developing vision and nerve related problems.  As a child grows, studies show that DHA continues to support healthy brain function and may be beneficial for children with ADD, ADHD and autism.  DHA has also shown great promise with adults who have dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

 

PS…Don’t Forget These Nutrients

Phosphatidylserine (PS), derived from sunflower or soy lecithin, is important for memory and focus. It stimulates the brain to produce more dopamine, which is essential to memory, attention, problem solving, and positive mood. It has been used both in children and adults.

DMAE, a naturally occurring mild cerebral stimulant, has been used to help with learning and behavioral issues in both children and adults.

 

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