Turns out the hungriest organ in the body is the brain. In fact, it’s made up of 60% fat. So, what does our brain just love to eat? The answer is: DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). That’s “brain food”. –And it’s found in fish.
The cell membranes of the neurons in our central nervous system contain large quantities of DHA and EPA, the highest concentrations of which are found in the brain and the eyes.
DHA and EPA are the two most important omega-3 fatty acids.
How Much DHA is Enough?
The brain and eyes greedily maintain their required DHA level even at the expense of depriving other organs when there is a lack of it in the diet. That’s why it’s so important to acquire not just adequate but optimal amounts of omega-3 at all times. The only way to do that is with supplementation.
Unless your diet is high in cold water fish such as shad, mackerel, salmon (especially Chinook), herring, anchovies, and tuna, you’re probably not getting enough omega-3’s.
Although we depend a lot on the memories of our devices, our brains depend on zillions of neuronal connections that constitute our memories. DHA provides vitally important memory and neuroprotection.
The Mass Destruction of Neurons
Every day, healthy adults lose 200,000 brain cells. That adds up over the years. If steps are not taken to prevent it, brain fog, memory lapses, and a gamut of symptoms could be the result.
We used to think that the neurons we were born with were the only ones we got and that no new ones were formed after the age of two. It has since been discovered that the hippocampus has the potential to generate new neurons under certain circumstances.
Injury or disease can destroy massive amounts of neurons, while a stroke can cut off the blood flow, starving them to death. It seems that free radicals do the most consistent damage and cellular respiration produces free rads.
How does MaritzMayer Krill Oil Work?
Your brain structures and functions depend on a steady, unimpeded flow of oxygen and nutrients. The blood is filled with tiny circulating structures called platelets, which get sticky when omega-3 fatty acids are low. When stickiness turns to sludge, you’ve got a problem. Omega-3s loosen up the stickiness.
The best food for your brain is MaritzMayer Krill Oil, a potent purified krill oil in soft gelatin capsules made from fresh Antarctic Krill, tested for heavy metals.