Without adequate levels of omega-3, some people might find it difficult to concentrate, learn new information, and balance moods properly.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected our wellbeing in a variety of ways. From disrupted sleep and screen fatigue to brain fog, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t been affected by the stress and uncertainty of the last year.
If you've been struggling to stay focused while working from home, it might be worthwhile considering your nutrition. While the importance of a balanced diet when it comes to health optimisation is well known, modern science continues to point to new and positive associations between omega-3 and brain health.
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid essential for brain function and accounts for a huge percentage of the fatty acids found in the brain. DHA is the critical component of cell membranes in the brain and retina, where it is involved in visual and neural function as well as neurotransmitter metabolism. Just as calcium is essential in building strong bones, DHA is essential for good brain health.
Omega-3 fatty acids are needed at every stage of life, from conception and throughout pregnancy to support a growing baby’s brain, through childhood for learning and development, for a balanced mood at any age and right through into older age to support cognitive function and protect the brain against life stresses.
Since these important fats – which are considered the building blocks of the brain – are only naturally produced in small quantities by our bodies, long-chain omega-3 EPA and DHAs must be consumed daily through diet or supplementation.
As Ireland's number 1 omega 3 supplement, taking Eskimo® Brain 3.6.9 is an easy way to guarantee your body and brain have optimal levels of omega-3 EPA and DHA, whether you’re studying for exams, or looking to increase your focus while working from home.
Coming in two forms (capsule and liquid) and with a pleasant lemon flavour, this unique blend of omegas 3 6 and 9 also contains vitamin D, vitamin E and CoQ10 to support immunity, bone and teeth strength, heart function and vision. The importance of omega 3 fatty acids becomes all the more obvious when they’re lacking, and those who don’t get enough in their diet can become demotivated, disinterested, forgetful and may even experience low mood.
The European Food Safety Authority state that adults and children need 250mg omega-3 DHA for healthy brain function. Oily fish like sardines, mackerel and salmon are among the highest natural dietary sources of omega-3s, however, according to an IPSOS/MRBI survey, a massive 89% of Irish people are not consuming enough oily fish in their diet.
Like a house without bricks or walls, the brain can not function without omega-3 fatty acids, so incorporating a high-quality omega-3 supplement such as Eskimo® Brain 3.6.9 into your daily routine can be as simple as taking it directly off the spoon or adding it to your smoothie salad dressing for an extra brain boost.
Eskimo® Brain 3.6.9, €34 – SHOP
The full Eskimo®-3 range is available in health stores and pharmacies nationwide and on eskimo3.ie
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