If you’re looking to live to your full potential, then feeding your brain is an essential step on your path. But what does “feeding your brain” really mean?
Read on to learn about the 3 neuro-boosting nutrients that you get from Krill Oil…
Delivering the omega-3 fats to your brain cells.
Did you know that the brain is made up of roughly 70 percent fat? It’s true! And DHA in “phospholipid” form is the most abundant fatty acid in the brain. When we ingest fat in that phosolipid form, says Tina Sampalis Md, PhD, it more easily makes its way across the blood brain barrier and into our neurons. Lucky for you, Krill Oil is a potent source of DHA, along with other omega-3 fatty acids.When it comes to DHA in general, numerous clinical trials show it helps maintain cognitive function, and promotes the flow of feel-good neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin. One paper in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded that 180 mg daily reduced dementia risk by 50 percent.1
And those omega-3’s help you feel good!
They help promote the flow of feel-good neurotransmitters, like dopamine and serotonin, studies show. One May 2014 review of 19 studies looking at people needing to address mood and emotional health who took EPA/DHA alone or alongside medication showed that those taking Omega-3’s felt significantly better than those taking a placebo. Another pilot study looked at 30 ADHD patients, age 10 to 32, and found that 30 individuals addressing attention who took 500 mg of krill oil daily showed a “significant improvement” on measures of self-control and executive function
Providing choline as a building block for your brain.
Krill Oil naturally contains the neurotransmitter building block choline. Choline is an essential micronutrient, although not technically considered a vitamin. It believed to support a healthy nervous system and makes up for 30% of all the phospholipids in the brain. It is vital for normal brain development, as well as healthy liver function.2
Including astaxanthin to fight off free radicals.
It also contains the antioxidant powerhouse astaxanthin, which, according to one 2011 study, may prevent accumulation of dementia-promoting compounds in the brain.3 A study in the Journal of Medicinal Food, found astaxanthin to be a more powerful antioxidant than any other carotenoid and even vitamin E.