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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Should Brain Armor be refrigerated?
No, Brain Armor does not need to be refrigerated but it should be stored in a cool dark place (like a cupboard or pantry).
 
2. Does Brain Armor have a fishy taste?
No, Brain Armor does not have a fishy taste (it is 100% fish-free). The DHA Omega-3 in Brain Armor is a highly-purified oil derived from a plant-based source (algae). It is produced in the USA at an FDA inspected facility.

3. Should I take 3 softgels at once or 3 throughout the day?
Each Brain Armor softgel capsule contains 350mg of DHA. The recommended serving size is 3 softgels or 1,050mg of DHA per day. They can be consumed at once or split-up throughout the day (whatever is most convenient) however as with many other supplements we recommend taking Brain Armor with a meal in order to improve absorption and diminish the possibility for any stomach irritation.
 
4. What do I do if my bottle is leaky?
Please contact our Customer Support group by email: info@Brain-Armor.com or toll-free: 1 (888) 600-4317.
An advantage of Brain Armor is that our softgel capsule is derived from vegetarian sources however this type of capsule is more prone to leaking than a comparable animal-based gelatin. 
 
5. Should I take Brain Armor with food?
Yes, we recommend taking Brain Armor with a meal in order to improve absorption and diminish the possibility for any stomach irritation.

6. Can I take Brain Armor after it’s expired?
The potency of Brain Armor is guaranteed up to the expiry date on the bottle and we can’t recommend consuming Brain Armor beyond this date.
 
7. Do I have to keep Brain Armor in my system for me to feel the effects?
As with many supplements, the benefits of supplementing with DHA omega-3 occur gradually over time.

8. What does NSF Certified for Sport mean? 
NSF Certified for Sport® is a stringent independent certification process designed to minimize the risk that a dietary supplement or sports nutrition product contains banned substances and verify product claims and ingredients against actual product contents. You can learn more about NSF Certified for Sport® at http://www.nsfsport.com
 
9. Is Brain Armor safe for kids?
DHA omega-3 has benefits throughout all life stages however Brain Armor was specifically designed for adults. If you believe your kids are not receiving enough DHA through diet alone there are DHA supplements available in formats that may be better suited for children.
 
10. Does Brain Armor contain any form of Soy?
No, Brain Armor is Soy free.
 
11. Why does Brain Armor have a high concentration of DHA?
The concentration of DHA per Brain Armor capsule allows athletes to achieve their target daily load with fewer capsules. DHA can help optimize cognitive, visual and cardiovascular performance.* Emerging research has begun to highlight how athletes can benefit from including DHA in their diets and has been specifically identified to provide:

  • Brain health benefits
  • Improved cardiovascular efficiency
  • Increased blood flow to the muscles
  • Increased oxygen delivery to the muscles
  • Optimized cardiovascular performance
  • Lowers resting heart rate
  • Balances the inflammatory response
 
12. Why is there no EPA in Brain Armor?
There are actually 11 different types of Omega-3 fatty acids. The three most important ones are ALA, EPA and DHA.

ALA is short for alpha-linolenic acid and it is the most common omega-3 fatty acid in the diet. ALA is mostly found in plant foods like flax seed, and needs to be converted into the EPA or DHA before it can be utilized by the human body.

EPA is short for eicosapentaenoic acid, it has been found to help fight inflammation in the body.*

DHA is short for docosahexaenoic acid, it has been found to support cognitive, visual and cardiovascular health.* DHA is found in every cell throughout the body but is particularly concentrated in the brain and retina of the eyes.

The majority of clinical research suggest that DHA is the most important Omega-3 to support cognitive health. This is why we focus on delivering the highest load of DHA possible. Studies also indicate that DHA will re-convert to EPA in the body at a rate of approximately 7.4%-11.5%. These studies would indicate that DHA supplementation alone may increase blood and tissue levels of both EPA and DHA**

** Source: http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/other-nutrients/essential-fatty-acids#metabolism-bioavailability
 
13. What is the Maximum Amount of DHA that I should take in one day?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has indicated that the use of EPA and DHA, as dietary supplements is safe as long as daily intakes do not exceed three grams per person daily from food and supplement sources.*** As always you should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise, supplementation or medication program.

*** http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/omega-3-fatty-acids-fish-oil-alpha-linolenic-acid/safety/hrb-20059372