remember_brainA recent study found that people who ate a diet of baked or broiled (not fried) fish had larger volumes in areas of the brain used for memory and cognition.1 The omega-3s in fish may be associated with improved brain health and function. Regular use of fish oil supplements, in particular, were associated with less cognitive decline in older adults, in a study conducted at Rhode Island Hospital.2

There’s also a growing body of science connecting blood sugar levels to our cognitive processes. In 2013, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine measured the blood sugar levels of 2,067 participants (who did not have dementia) and found that higher glucose levels were a risk factor for dementia later in life, even among people without diabetes.And more recently, a study conducted on 141 healthy adults, found that those with chronically elevated blood sugar levels, even within what is considered the normal range, performed worse on a recall test. The study author commented that this may be due to the fact that rising glucose levels in the body could potentially disrupt the use of glucose in the hippocampus (the part of the brain that is responsible for memory). The best way to help control blood sugar? The researchers recommend consuming a diet rich in fiber, vegetables, fruit, fish, and whole-grain products.4

Omega-III Salmon Oil Plus

Research has shown that fish-derived omega-3 fatty acids are vital to brain development and function as well as long term brain health.* Each 3 capsule serving provides all 8 omega-3s in standardized amounts for a total of 1,070mg of omega-3 fatty acids.

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1. Douaud G. et. al. Preventing Alzheimer’s disease-related gray matter atrophy by B-vitamin treatment. PNAS 2013:119(23):9523- 9528.
2. Daiello LA, et al. Association of fish oil supplement use with preservation of brain volume and cognitive function. Alzheimers Dement. 2014 Jun 18. pii: S1552-5260(14)00079-X.
3. Crane PK, et al. Glucose levels and risk of dementia. N Engl J Med. 2013 Aug 8;369(6):540-8.
4. Kerti L, et al. Higher glucose levels associated with lower memory and reduced hippocampal microstructure. Neurology. 2013 Nov 12;81(20):1746-52.