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 are included in Brain Armor products. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are two types of Omega-3 fatty acids found in Brain Armor supplements and are primary nutrients studied in brain health. DHA plays a vital role in maintaining the structure and function of your brain. Decades of work have clearly established that maintaining optimal DHA levels is not only important during the development and maturation of the brain from gestation through childhood and adolescence, but it is also critical for successful and graceful aging of the brain.*
Furthermore, in children Omega-3 supplementation has exhibited improvements in verbal learning and memory function, along with significant reductions in behavior problems. For the aging population, there is a natural loss of brain tissue volume and Omega-3 supplementation has been shown to better maintain brain volume in adults and conserve the brain regions responsible for cognition in elderly adults. Still, Omega-3 fatty acids are linked to several other health outcomes that should be considered. Evidence has shown that people who don’t get enough Omega-3s have greater risk for eye diseases, they can help reduce joint pain, lower risk for cardiovascular disease, and they can even assist with a number of skin disorders.*
Brain Armor adds other nutrients vital for health at all ages including Vitamin D which has been found to be widely deficient in most of the population due to its low incidence in food . Vitamin D deficiency is linked to several risk factors such as increased risk of heart disease and certain types of cancers along with decreases in bone health and cognition with age. Vitamin E is included as well due to its high antioxidant activity that may help reduce free radical damage and slow the aging process of your cells over time.*
Feed your brain for healthy development and feed your brain for graceful aging. Don’t wait until cognition starts to decline, work to improve brain performance and prevent declination by feeding your brain now. The benefits of Omega-3 supplementation likely require a sustained supply of DHA across development, adolescence and adulthood. Brain Armor Super Omega-3+ products will support your brain health from your first years to your golden years. Start protecting your mind today.*
Stacy Cappadona MS, RD, CSCS received her BS in Exercise Science and MS in Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition from Florida State University. She has worked with athletes of all ages, active duty military personnel, and is now serving the communities in Southern Oregon at an all inclusive Wellness Club.