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    Omega-3s take Athletes Further

    Peak athletic performance takes more than extra time on the field. It requires a perfect combination of hard work, quality coaching, adequate sleep, specialized exercise and optimal nutrition to truly perform at your best. Omega-3 fatty acids are one tool that will enhance your game and your health. The athletic benefits that these fatty acids provide are numerous and should not be overlooked. Omega-3s are essential fatty acids which our bodies can’t produce them on their own and must be obtained from our diet. DHA and EPA, two of the most valuable forms of Omega-3s are found mostly in fatty fish and marine algae. A recent study observed inadequate Omega-3 levels in 99% of 400 NCAA athl... Read More

    10 More Reasons Why Every Active Adult Needs Omega-3 (if you needed any)

    Omega-3 fatty acids have received a lot of coverage in the press, and for good reason; research confirms increasing Omega-3 intake supports broad positive health outcomes. For example, Omega-3s have demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties, reduction in joint pain, decreased risk for cardiovascular disease, and they can even assist with a number of skin disorders. However, the influence Omega-3s can have on supporting brain and eye health in are likely even more critical to most active adults. There are three different types of Omega-3 fatty acids including alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Of the three, only EPA and DHA have demonstr... 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

    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

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