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    Why Your Omega-3 Index Matters

    Are you getting enough Omega-3 fatty acids in your diet? If you are like 95.7% of Americans, chances are you are falling short. But what does that mean for me? Let’s talk about how to determine if increasing these fatty acids in your diet could improve your health outcomes.* There are several types of dietary fat. Omega-3 fatty acids are one type of healthy fat. Omega-3s are considered essential fats because our body cannot make them on their own, so we need to consume them in our foods. There are three different types of these healthy fats found in food: Alpha-linolenic Acid (ALA); Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA); and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA).  Omega-3 fatty acids, particularly DHA...Read More

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    Brain Armor Pro Athlete product line gains Official NSF International Certified For Sport® accreditation.

    Walking down a supplement aisle in any store can be overwhelming. The fast pace at which dietary supplements enter the marketplace can make it difficult to determine which manufacturers’ products are credible. Brain Armor, a line of science-based nutritional supplements, has launched a new range of Omega-3+ Pro Athlete products that are NSF Certified for Sport®. This innovative new product line will support athletes with cognitive performance and protection, and NSF for Sport Certification ensures that athletes, coaches and consumers are confident in their supplement decision.Brain Armor acts as an all-inclusive brain health supplement for athletes by providing clinically proven nutrients to...Read More

    The Skinny on Healthy Fats

    Fat gets a bad rap, but once you understand fats and use them appropriately, they can be invaluable tools for your health. It is true that not all fats are created equal, therefore it’s important to know the difference so that you can make fat your friend. There are two major types of dietary fat: unsaturated and saturated. The two types of fats differ by chemical structure and they can be further broken down into subgroups. To keep it simple, lets focus on healthy fats. A “healthy fat” usually refers to unsaturated fat. Within unsaturated fat you will find the much talked about Omega-3s, Omega-6s, and Omega-9s. The omega numbers simply reference where within the carbon chain the first d...Read More

    Omega-3s Support Growing Brains

    It can be challenging for growing children and adolescents to meet their nutritional needs. Either they are growing so rapidly that no amount of food can satisfy them, or they are so picky that their diet consists strictly of chicken tenders and mac & cheese (can’t say I never tried that one). Because of these extremes in eating patterns, nutrient deficiencies can occur in many school aged children. The real, and sometimes scary, truth is that improper nutrition during the first stages of life have profound effects on growth, and on the structural and functional development of the brain. The brain grows and develops at its greatest rate at the beginning of life. The link between Omega-3...Read More

    Pro Football Legends Return to Play with their Omega-3 Index Score

    Brain Armor, the official brain supplement of the Pro Football Legends (the commercial marketing arm of the NFL Alumni) conducted a study which demonstrated just how easy it can be to raise your Omega-3 Index (O3i) scores and improve personal health outcomes. Fourteen former professional football athletes participated in a trial to examine how much their O3i would improve by supplementing with Brain Armor. The trial period lasted from one month to three months and Omega-3 Index measurements were taken before and after the supplementation period with the Omega Quant Testing Kit to create a baseline O3i and post supplementation O3i score. All of the participants presented below the reco...Read More

    Improving Brain Health in the Classroom and on Every Field of Play

    Brain health is an important issue. Awareness has amplified over the last decade leading to substantial research and big changes to youth and adult programs to better address player health and safety. All growing brains need proper nutrition to optimize cognitive growth and development. The brain grows and develops at its greatest rate at the beginning of life, reaching approximately 90% of adult volume by age 6. The human brain is made up of nearly 60% fat. Omega-3 fatty acids, which are obtained through diet, are particularly important for brain structure and maturity during both fetal development and throughout adolescence because they are the predominant fatty acids in the brain....Read More

    Why Your Omega-3 Index Matters

    Are you getting enough Omega-3 fatty acids in your diet? If you are like 95.7% of Americans, chances are you are falling short. But what does that mean for me? Let’s talk about how to determine if increasing these fatty acids in your diet could improve your health outcomes.* There are several types of dietary fat. Omega-3 fatty acids are one type of healthy fat. Omega-3s are considered essential fats because our body cannot make them on their own, so we need to consume them in our foods. There are three different types of these healthy fats found in food: Alpha-linolenic Acid (ALA); Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA); and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA).  Omega-3 fatty acids, particularly DHA...Read More

    Brain Armor brings Brain Health to the ice

    Brain Armor is thrilled to be at this year’s PHATS/SPHEM Annual Meeting to support each member in their mission of promoting advanced techniques of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries in athletes. Nutrition has emerged as a major influencer of athletic and cognitive performance, recovery, and injury prevention. Brain Armor delivers clinically proven nutritional supplements formulated with Omega-3 fatty acids and other vital nutrients to optimize brain health and performance for athletes on and off the ice. Hockey players are subject to high intensity intermittent anaerobic exertion, rapid changes in velocity, and frequent body contact. It is imperative that thes...Read More

    One supplement that can support brain health for a lifetime

    Brain health and cognitive function are imperative at every age. Cognition changes throughout the lifespan corresponding to the aging brain. Brain support should not be disregarded after the brain is fully developed, it should be maintained to support optimal quality of life from start to finish. Brain Armor Super Omega-3+ products provide key nutrients in age appropriate quantities that can support brain development and health through all stages of life.*Can one supplement really support brain function? Never has one question launched so many studies and a substantial amount of research exists that highlights the importance of nutrition on brain health. Let’s break down the nutrients that a...Read More

    Fortify your athletes with Brain Armor at the 2018 CPSDA Annual National Conference

    There is no question that advanced nutrition programs improve the performance, health and well-being of all collegiate, professional, tactical and even recreational athletes. With the support of Sports Dietitians, even the most elite athletes can grow stronger, run farther, and jump higher. For some athletes that means winning a season, and for others, that means completing a mission and returning home safe. The role that nutrition plays in the performance and safety of athletes is undisputed. Along with robust physical health, there is increasing emphasis on optimizing cognitive health in athletes. Brain Armor products provide all the nutrients necessary to support brain health in one usefu...Read More

    The recovery supplement your team needs to maintain performance through your Basketball Season

    Basketball is an intermittent, high-intensity sport requiring physical agility, mental acuity, and quick recovery. Injury risk has been observed to increase in athletes when recovery time is reduced, and fatigue accumulates. With up to 82 games crammed into 7 months, travel time, and environmental changes per location; appropriate nutrition is a necessity to maintain health, facilitate recovery, and maintain high levels of performance in basketball athletes. Brain Armor offers an advanced and convenient nutritional formula that will help athletes stay in the game and performing at high levels all season long. It has been well documented that Omega-3 fatty acid supplements can support rec...Read More

    Brain Armor Debuting New Pro Athlete Product Range at the 2018 CSCCA Annual National Conference

    A significant trend in competitive athletics has been the integration of performance nutrition and organized strength and conditioning programs in collegiate and professional teams across the country. As most health professionals would agree, proper training and proper nutrition go hand in hand. In order to optimize the desired training adaptations when you work hard, you have to fuel hard. Brain Armor offers a progressive level of nutritional support that facilitates athletes performing their best, reaching their desired goals, and sidestepping injury along the way.* Brain Armor products are clinically proven dietary supplements formulated with Omega-3s and other vital nutrients to sup...Read More

    The All-Natural Cognitive Cocktail

    THE ALL-NATURAL COGNITIVE COCKTAIL TO GIVE YOU AN ADVANTAGE AT ANY AGE. By Stacy Cappadona, MS, RD, CSCS Independent Contributor Looking for a convenient way to improve cognitive performance in the office? Or are you through working and striving to age gracefully with your strong mind and functional movement intact? Possibly you are a young athlete training to become the next J.J. Watt motivated to reduce your chance of injury. Don’t look any further. Brain Armor has launched a new product range that will improve cognitive performance and protection at every stage of life and on every field of play.* Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the most widely studied and talked about he...Read More

    Why Athletes need Omega-3s

    This article was originally published at nutritionexpress.com. For the original text and related information please visit http://www.nutritionexpress.com/. While many of us think of omega-3 fatty acids as being good for heart health, new research shows omega-3s also provide benefits for athletes. What are fatty acids? Fatty acids, which are long chains of carbon, are classified as saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Polyunsaturated fats contain omega-3s and omega-6s. Although there is wide variability between people, most Americans consume 10 times more omega-6s than omega-3s. Most experts agree a healthier ratio would be closer to 2:1. Reduce omega-6s, incr...Read More

    Athletes and Their Need for DHA

    Athletes are aware that taking nutritional supplements can positively impact their training and performance. Benefits include enhanced strength, power, speed, and endurance as well as body weight body composition maintenance. Many athletes, however, do not know that there is one essential nutrient they may not be getting enough of; omega-3 fatty acids. Our bodies are unable to produce omega-3 fatty acids on our own; they must be obtained through dietary sources or supplements. DHA is an essential omega-3 fatty acid that is commonly found in fish and fish oil supplements and is found in nearly every cell in the human body. DHA supports brain, eye, and heart health throughout a person’s l...Read More

    Amazing Algae

    Algae live in water and make energy from sunlight, and are one of the most abundant and diverse organisms around. Algae have three components that make it special: chlorophyll, omega-3 fatty acids and essential elements. Algae are simple plants that can range from the microscopic to large seaweeds, such as giant kelp over one hundred feet in length. Algae have emerged in recent years as a popular source of omega-3 fatty acids for vegetarians who cannot get long-chain EPA and DHA from other sources such as flaxseed oil, which only contains the short-chain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Algae is commonly used as a dietary supplement to improve general health and wellness. For example,&nbs...Read More

    Brain Armor Now Offering Omega-3 and Trans Fat Index Profiling

    Brain Armor is pleased to announce that via our partner Omega Quant, a leading Fatty Analysis Laboratory, we are offering our partners Omega-3 and Trans Fat Index Profiling.Docosahexaenoic acid, DHA, is an omega-3 fatty acid that is found throughout the body. More specifically, it is a major structural fat in the brain and eyes and a key component of the heart. A growing body of research continues to support the role that DHA plays in maintaining good health throughout every stage of life.It is unfortunate but most Americans have low levels of Omega-3s in their blood. However, blood levels of omega-3s can be improved by simple dietary changes. It is important to have your Omega-3 Ind...Read More

    DHA and the Adult Brain

    Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) plays a vital role in the ongoing structure and function of the adult brain. Structurally, DHA comprises 22 carbons and six double bonds, making it the most unsaturated fatty acid in cell membranes and an important ingredient in increasing the fluidity of cell membranes. 1DHA not only turns on the growth of new brain cells, but offers protection for existing brain cells while it enhances the ability one brain cell to connect to the next, a process called neuroplasticity. 4 It has also been shown that a greater incorporation of DHA in cell membranes results in dramatically less susceptibility to lipid peroxidation and oxidative stress in cells, espec...Read More

    Boost your Brain Power

    How often do you stop and think about your brain? Do you stop and marvel at its amazing power? Your brain is like a muscle, it requires exercise and fuel to keep it running strong. Don’t let a good thing go to waste. Below are some simple ways to give that thinker a good healthy boost. According to experts, we only use 10% of our brain. That doesn’t seem like much, so let’s up the usage and give your brain a boost by making simple tweaks to your daily routine. These will not only help increase your intellect but also stave off mental aging and ultimately make you smarter. Exercise: Exercise encourages our brain to function at an optimum capacity and enhances neurogenesis. This mea...Read More

    10 Reasons Every Lifter, Runner and Athlete Needs Omega-3s

    Experts share how the fatty acids can take your game to the next level. If you’ve ever considered popping a pill of omega 3s, it’s probably been for your heart. After all, the American Heart Association says that the good-for-you fatty acids can reduce triglyceride levels, keep your arteries clear, and ward off irregular heartbeats. And while no athlete is hitting a new PR without a healthy heart, the in-the-gym, on-the-field benefits of omega 3s go so much further. Omega 3s can speed your workout recovery, boost your gains, and help you hit new athletic goals. Continue reading the full article here. This article was originally published at mensfitness.com. For...Read More

    Recapping "Boosting the Athletic Brain" by Simpli Faster

    Brain Armor has been fortunate to work with thousands of athletes around in the country in the NHL, NBA, MLB, NFL, and many Division I athletes in the NCAA. We have long been preaching the importance of DHA Omega-3 as a daily dosage and how it supports brain, eye, and heart health. Performance Nutritionist and author, Katie Mark, just wrote an incredible article on SimpliFaster.com. She really did a great job going into detail, explaining why DHA is so vital to the performance of an athlete and why it needs to be included as part of their diet. We encourage you to read the article in its entirety but wanted to point out a few points in particular. 1. DHA deficiency in a...Read More

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