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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

    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

    Why Athletes need Omega-3s

    This article was originally published at For the original text and related information please visit 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

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