In the last decade only, there has been a 13% rise in brain health conditions according to World Health Organization (WHO), and approximately one in ten people globally is living with a mental health disorder.
There are several aspects that can have an influence on our brain and mental health, such as our social life, the physical and economic environment we live in and many other psychological factors that are closely related to our mood. Research has also linked nutrition with our mental health as specific nutrients can impact our brain’s function.
EPA and DHA, the main omega 3 fatty acids compounds found naturally in fish are the most studied ingredients with benefits for our brain.The brain, the fattiest organ in the human body, contains more than 60% fat. Half of these fats account for omega 3s, and DHA, the most important omega 3 fatty acid for the brain, comprises over 90% of the total brain omega 3 fatty acids. Since our body cannot produce omega 3 fatty acids on its own, it is essential to get them from our daily diet or from supplements, if our diet is not balanced and varied.
Omega 3 fatty acids have been extensively studied for their brain benefits. DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function where the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of DHA.
Zinc and Iron, have been extensively studied and shown to contribute to normal cognitive function, thus protecting your brain’s health.
Copper, Vitamin C and from the B complex vitamins, Biotin, Niacin, Riboflavin, Thiamine and Vitamin B6 contribute to the normal functioning of the nervous system, while Pantothenic acid supports normal mental performance.
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