DHA and cognition
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is an omega-3 fatty acid known for its role in brain function. Several studies have been conducted to demonstrate this, including a recent one coming out of Tianjin, China. The results, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, show that DHA supplementation improves cognition in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. It was shown that after 12 months DHA “can significantly improve cognitive function and slow the progression of hippocampal atrophy.”
More research needs to be done, but it is still wise to increase your consumption of DHA, with certain fish being the best source.
If you want to increase your DHA levels safely (without the potential of heavy metals in fish) consider supplementation, including the concentrated, purified one we offer.