The Essential Nutrient Your Body Can’t Make & How To Get It

Omega-3 fatty acids are absolutely essential to your overall health, we need them to build brain cells, but believe it or not, our bodies don’t manufacture these essential nutrients on their own. To receive omega-3s, we have to incorporate certain foods into our diets and additionally make up the lack of dietary intake with supplements.

Optimize Brain Function

First, a little more about why you need omega-3s. EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are the two types of omega-3s found in fish oil. DHA is a vital component of cell membranes, especially in the brain and retina. It also ensures normal brain development in fetuses and infants, providing them with normal brain function throughout life. Without high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, the nerve cell membranes are less fluid and may cause nerve cells to react sluggishly and misfire. Omega-3s can also promote and support:

  • Focus and attention
  • Learning and memory
  • Positive mood and wellbeing

Heart Healthy Benefits

Omega-3 fatty acids, specifically, EPA helps reduce inflammation through the body. When inflammation occurs in your body, it can damage blood vessels leading to heart disease and strokes. In addition to reducing inflammation omega-3 fatty acids are known to:

  • decrease triglycerides
  • contribute to lower blood pressure
  • reduce blood clotting

Brain Healthy Foods

So now what to do about this essential need? To help increase intake of omega-3 fatty acids, try adding these foods into your diet daily for ultimate brain and heart health:

  • Salmon
  • Shrimp
  • Spinach
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Flaxseeds

Supplementing Your Diet

While increasing the amount of these foods in your daily diet will help increase your omega-3 intake, the best way to ensure you are reaching your omega-3 goals in through nutritional supplements.

Because the dietary sources for obtaining clean DHA and EPA—mostly cold-water, oily fish are increasingly limited and expensive, many experts recommend supplementing with omega-3s as the most convenient and effective means for achieving adequate omega-3 status. Omega-3 Power offers an excellent option for obtaining the DHA and EPA omega-3s your body needs to function at its best.


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Paula Slater

Being a double bypass patient at the age of 34 was not fun! Had I known then what I know now, I would have made some different choices in my life. But, we all know about hindsight, right? I do wonder what my health would have been like now, at 52 if I would have crossed paths with Dr, Amen when I was younger! Ah..would have, should have, etc, etc. All is as it should be, I guess. God the creator of the universe is in control, not me, thankfully. So, now I have more info and so do all of you, reading this post.What would I do differently, you ask? 1. follow Brain MD’s advice, use the supplements! 2. MOVE every day at least a little bit, stretch, sleep enough, hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.- no excuses! 3.pray, mediate or do Yoga daily.Slow down long enough to think, plan and enjoy life! #PSProblemSolved

Dawnsue Hillman

Is it crazy or am I just confused? Do you know they now wash the oil out of tuna (As much as they can) sell us poor the tuna with barely any oil. The tuna oil the pharmaceutical companies need so they can sell fish oil pills to the middle class. Oh, the rich? I don’t know how they get thier oils and stuff. Ask them.


So the grandmothers who fed their kids a teaspoon of cod liver oil every day until about the age of 10 were right after all!!