It can be challenging for growing children and adolescents to meet their nutrient needs, whether they’re picky eaters, or changing requirements due to growth. 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 link between Omega-3 fatty acids and proper cognitive development in youth have been firmly studied and established. DHA, one type of Omega-3 fatty acid, in particular, is necessary for normal brain function, as it’s a principal structural component of areas of the brain that are responsible for executive, higher-order cerebral activities.
Several studies have demonstrated that Omega-3 supplementation in children may offer a safe and effective means of improving reading and spelling abilities and verbal testing scores. Improvements to these growing minds do not stop in the classroom either. Research shows that early Omega-3 exposure may reduce incidence of children’s allergies, decrease symptoms that often accompany depression in children, and support enhancement of brain remodeling after head injury.
DHA intake is found at high levels in a limited number of foods and for the most part, intake by children is inadequate. For kids who don’t eat fish regularly, Omega-3 supplementation can ensure they’re obtaining the nutrients they need for healthy brains. Brain Armor offers an Omega-3+ supplement designed to specifically meet the needs of young students and athletes, made from ultra-pure algae-based nutrients that are all natural and vegan friendly, so there will be no complaints of fishy burps. And for the peace of mind of parents, all products are quality tested at several touch points to ensure the safety and proper nourishment of young, growing brains. *
Cognition changes throughout the lifespan, corresponding to the aging brain, which is why brain support should not be overlooked after we’ve developed, but rather maintained daily to encourage optimal performance and an enhanced quality of life. Omega-3s can benefit the active adults in several ways, from reducing joint pain, decreasing risk for cardiovascular disease, and even assisting with a number of skin disorders. More importantly, it can support the active, and often over active, adult mind.
A decline in brain and eye function is a normal part of the aging process. However, there is mounting evidence suggesting that higher Omega-3 intake is associated with a decreased risk of age-related cognitive decline, and greater preservation of brain volume. Furthermore, high Omega-3 levels may preserve eye health and are significantly correlated with lower risk of age related macular degeneration, which is one of the leading causes of blindness in adults.
It can be challenging to meet Omega-3 requirements in the typical American diet, and most U.S. adults are not meeting their recommended needs. Supplementation can be used to ensure sufficient amounts of Omega-3s are attained daily.
Brain Armor’s Super Omega-3+ for the Active Adult delivers an all-inclusive brain health supplement with the ideal amount of DHA and EPA, derived from marine algae to support adult health and wellbeing. Plus, Brain Armor’s proprietary formula provides additional brain nourishing vital nutrients, such as Vitamin D and the might antioxidant Vitamin E, which has been shown to work together with DHA to prevent brain dysfunction and cognitive decline over time. Active adults have enough to worry about, so it only makes sense to ensure they’re feeding their brains properly with a simple, quality supplement each day. *
Proper diet plays a critical role in maintenance of mental and physical function as we age. The physiological and functional changes that occur with age result in changes in nutrient needs. It is becoming increasingly evident that Omega-3 fatty acids are below optimal levels in aging populations and, when provided in appropriate dosages, can greatly influence cognition and other health parameters in this population.
Studies have shown that Omega-3 supplementation in older adults may improve memory, verbal fluency, learning ability, and symptoms of depression. Omega-3s have been found to better maintain brain volume in aging adults as well, better protecting the tissue from the natural loss that occurs as they get older. Along with improvements in brain health and cognition, studies show that Omega-3 supplementation can stimulate muscle protein synthesis in older adults and generate higher bone mineral density. This may influence physical health and age-related loss of muscle mass and function. All of these benefits are likely to make an impact on overall independence and quality of life in later years.
Brain Armor Super Omega-3+ Liquid Concentrate for Adults 50+ has everything the aging brain needs to maintain high quality structure and function. This supplement contains sufficient amounts of DHA and EPA to support aging brains, along with other powerful brain nourishing vital nutrients, such as Vitamin D and E, required for optimal brain health. Low Vitamin D levels have been associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and it has been observed that cognitive impairment was up to four times greater in aged individuals who were Vitamin D deficient, compared to those with adequate levels. Vitamin E has also been found to influence cognition as a free radical fighting antioxidant that protects the brain cells from oxidative damage. All of these unique cognitive nutrients are included in one blend, fit for brains looking for extra support. Start supporting your brain today to stay on top of tomorrow. *
Peak performance requires more than hard work and quality coaching. Athletes truly have to treat their bodies like machines, and machines need optimal fuel to perform their best. The nutrients needed for optimal brain health, as well as body health, are all a part of an athlete’s diet that should not be overlooked.
Speaking specifically to athletic performance, research shows that Omega-3 supplementation works to improve peripheral neuromuscular function and aspects of fatigue in the athlete population. Omega-3s have also been shown to improve complex reaction time and efficiency in elite athletes during play, and support their muscle health by significantly decreasing post-exercise muscle soreness, and perceived pain with intense exercise. Adequate Omega-3 intake might also support neurological protection and attenuate brain tissue damage after injury in active individuals, which could greatly support the long-term cognitive health of athletes in contact sports.
Brain Armor adds additional support by including Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) oil to their products. MCT oil has been shown not only to improve cognitive performance, but to also improve exercise performance. This is done by increasing mitochondrial biogenesis and metabolism and suppressing the increase in blood lactate concentration and rate of perceived exertion during exercise, enabling a longer duration of performance.
Brain Armor is on a mission to support cognitive health and performance on every field of play. Pro Super Omega-3+ Liquid Concentrate is NSF Certified for Sport and formulated using vegan friendly, ultra-pure algae-based Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamins D3 & E, MCTs from coconut oil, and natural flavors. Brain Armor is already used by athletes and champions of all ages and is the brain supplement of choice for the University of Wyoming, Brain Armor Little Scholars, and Pro Football Legends, the commercial marketing arm of the NFL Alumni. Optimize your performance now, and for a lifetime, with the safe and natural nutrients in Brain Armor. *
Energy drinks have become wildly popular in recent years, and most of them are packed full of man-made, synthetic chemicals that pump you up and then send you crashing down. If you’re looking for energy and focus support, give your brain the steady stimulation it needs, along with natural ingredients that are clinically proven to provide long-term cognitive benefits.
Brain Armor’s mission is to improve cognitive health at every stage of life and on every field of play. And their new Focus Fix formula does just that, by offering its consumers a whole lot more than energy. This product offers a natural way to promote feelings of alertness and focus that is sugar-free, gluten-free and has no artificial colors or sweeteners. This is the ultimate cognitive performance drink mix, complete with 25 vitamins and minerals and other vital nutrients that have been found to nourish the brain and support overall productivity.
The natural nutrients that are included in the Focus Fix formula have been shown to enhance retention of cognition in both elderly and healthy adults, improve attention and focus in both adults and children, and reduce both physical and mental fatigue. These ingredients have even been shown to influence physical performance by increasing power output and strength in athletes when taken before a workout, improving exercise performance.