If a single daily supplement could help keep your brain sharp as you age—wouldn’t you want to take it?
I think it’s safe to say that most people would.
After all, we all hope to keep our independence and memories well into our golden years.
That’s why I want to share the results of an exciting, new study.
According to researchers, this ‘fishy’ secret could be the key to a youthful brain at any age. In fact, it’s something that I’ve been talking about for a while now…
Brain benefits of omega-3s
According to scientists with the Fatty Acid Research Institute, people with high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids are almost 50 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease (AD) than those with low levels.
For the study, researchers looked at nearly 1,500 people without dementia who were 65 years or older. Then, they took blood samples to look at omega-3 levels.
Researchers found those with higher levels of omega-3s had cut their risk of Alzheimer’s nearly IN HALF.
Plus, the team estimates that maintaining higher levels of omega-3s will add five additional, dementia-free years.
The best way to boost your blood levels
I regularly recommend boosting your blood levels with fish oil supplements that contain the all-important DHA and EPA fatty acids.
(These omega-3s are important because your body doesn’t have to do any extra work to convert them into their usable forms. This guarantees that when you take a fish oil supplement that contains DHA and EPA, those fatty acids will get delivered to your cells, tissues, and organs.)
However, there are still a few things to keep in mind when choosing a fish oil supplement…
- Check the label for the EPA/DHA content FIRST, as you need 3,000 mg of EPA/DHA (not just fish oil) daily. This is the most important part of any fish oil supplement. For instance, some generic brands may contain 2,000 mg of fish oil per capsule. But only 300 mg of it is EPA/DHA. And you need much more than that to reap these health benefits.
- Look for supplements in dark glass or plastic bottles. Clear containers allow light to hit the capsules. And light oxidizes the oil and makes it rancid. (Heat also oxidizes fish oil. So, store your supplements in a cool location, like the refrigerator.)
- Don’t buy in big quantities. I know it’s tempting to buy a gallon-sized jug of fish oil capsules. But remember, the longer fish oil sits around, the more likely it is to go rancid.
- Make sure to check the expiration date on the label. If it’s already passed or is coming up soon, choose a different bottle.
You can find high-quality, reputable sources for fish oil supplements in health food stores and online.
I also encourage you to indulge in wild-caught fish and seafood regularly—steamed or lightly sautéed in macadamia nut oil—to continue boosting those essential fatty acids.
To learn about additional all-natural ways to protect your memory and fight dementia, check out my Alzheimer’s Prevention and Treatment Plan.
Until next week,
“Omega-3 power: Eating more salmon or tuna can slash Alzheimer’s risk in half!” Study Finds, 06/17/2022. (studyfinds.org/omega-3-dha-salmon-tuna-alzheimers/)