You’ve probably heard by now that consuming fish can improve your memory. But understanding exactly how fish works it’s magic has been the subject of many studies.
The prime suspect in this mystery has been DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish that is necessary for brain development. But could DHA actually help older adults combat normal age-related memory problems? After all, we do know that DHA levels decline with age.
In the latest study, researchers found that lab animals fed a high-DHA diet had 30 percent higher levels of DHA in the region of the brain responsible for memory than animals fed a standard diet. Furthermore, this increase in DHA resulted in better communication between memory cells and faster relays.
This study demonstrates two important points. First, supplementing a diet with DHA leads to an increase in the levels of DHA in the brain. And second, the additional DHA actually supports healthy memory function.
But the benefits of eating fish and DHA don’t stop there. The same research team found that DHA supports vision health and function as we age. Plus there are decades of research documenting the benefits of consuming fish for supporting cardiovascular and bone health.
Generally, health experts recommend at least two to three servings of oily fish per week to reap these benefits. If you’re not particularly fond of fish, or concerned about mercury or other contaminants in fresh fish, fish oil supplements can provide a safe and effective alternative to fish.
Fish oil supplements contain concentrated amounts of the beneficial DHA and EPA essential fatty acids that your body needs, but that must come from your diet.
About CNCA Fish Oil:
CNCA offers three ultra-pure fish oil supplements containing high levels of EPA and DHA: EPAmax lemon flavored fish oil capsules, EPAmax Liquid Fish Oil (lemon flavored), and Omega-3 Max EC enteric coated fish oil capsules.
To ensure maximum purity and potency, all CNCA fish oil supplements undergo molecular distillation to remove impurities. Then they are independently tested for Dual Rancidity (Peroxides and Acid Value), Mercury, Lead, Arsenic, Cadmium, EPA and DHA levels, PCBs, Dioxin and Dioxin-like compounds, stability and bacteria, yeast, and mold counts.
University of Alberta