I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that most people would not want to deliberately harm their brain.
Well, the problem is the average person is doing EXACTLY that--hurting their brain and greatly compromising its ability to function--day in and day out.
And they probably don't even know it!
Here's how you can see if that includes you, and more importantly, what you can do about it.
The critical nutrient that's almost non-existent
The Omega-3 fatty acids Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are absolutely critical for brain health and development throughout your entire LIFE.
Your brain's neurons (the cells that transmit messages) are extremely rich in these Omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA.
But thanks to our heavy reliance on processed foods, vegetable oils and meats from grain-fed animals, the Omega-3 EFAs in our typical diets are practically non-existent!
So your brain is being grossly deprived of what it needs to function, every single day. This can greatly impair your ability to think, learn and remember, among other things.
Now, it didn't used to be that way!
Way back when, people used to eat real (not processed) foods, plus butter, meat, and eggs from animals who grazed in pastures rich with Omega-3 EFAs, so their diets naturally provided a healthy dose of these vital nutrients.
But no longer.
And not only do the foods of the typical modern diet NOT give you the Omega-3 EFAs you need, but they also inundate you with WAY too many inflammation-triggering Omega-6 EFAs, which can contribute to everything from joint pain to high blood pressure to heart disease!
From the cradle to the grave
Now, don't make the mistake of thinking that I'm only talking about elderly people needing Omega-3 fatty acids.
Because the need for EPA and DHA starts in the WOMB!
The human brain undergoes its most rapid development as a fetus in the womb. During this period, the fetus is completely dependent upon its mother to supply these critical fatty acids.
If the mom is deficient in EPA and DHA herself, her body will pull these EFAs out of her own brain cell membranes and give them to the baby.
This can cause a significant change in the mother's nervous system function and set her up for postpartum depression, hormonal imbalances and headaches after the baby is born.
And low DHA is a major cause of neurological abnormalities in newborn babies!
Researchers have found that infants with neurological deficits at birth had significantly LOWER levels of DHA and HIGHER levels of disease-causing trans-fats than normal infants.
Other studies have shown that low DHA levels correlated with higher rates of ADD, ADHD and distractibility problems in kids, along with lower levels of muscle function and coordination which are primarily controlled by the brain.
Things don't get prettier as we get older either.
As we age with a deficiency in EPA and DHA, we are highly susceptible to depression, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia and suicidal tendencies.
And of course, these deficiencies also are a major factor behind age-related forgetfulness and decline in brain function, aka "CRS disease."
Get what you need no matter what your age!
The good news is you can help enrich your (and if you're pregnant, also your baby's) brain health at ALL stages of life.
Studies have shown that Omega-3 deficient people can help reverse the structural abnormalities in their brain by getting those crucial Omega-3 EFAs they so desperately need!
Here are two best ways you can help ensure your brain is getting what it must have:
1) The diet piece
First and foremost, it's essential to get natural food sources of Omega-3 EFAs into your diet, including fatty fish like salmon—but be sure to buy wild-caught salmon and NEVER farmed salmon (which is inundated with contaminants).
Also, strive to buy meat, milk, eggs and butter from grass-fed animals as much as possible.
At the same time, it's just as important to limit the sources of inflammation-causing Omega-6 EFAs by staying far away from vegetable oils, margarine, processed food and fast food.
2) The help of supplementation
Young or old, daily supplementation with Omega-3 essential fatty acids can help preserve your brain's functioning, help fight depression and even help protect against dementia in your older years.
VitalMega-3 fish oil supplements are the perfect answer to this very important concern.
Every daily two-capsule serving of VitalMega-3 is loaded with 1,200 mg of brain-loving Omega-3s, including 600 mg of EPA and 400 mg DHA (the ratio recommended by many health experts).
Your brain and its functioning is not something to take lightly at ANY age.
It's crucial to take the ultimate care of what's essentially your life force through ALL the stages of life, and it will take care of you (and stay sharper!) from the cradle to the grave.
To your health,Sherry Brescia