Omega 3’s important for healthy brain aging
We have previously reported on studies showing the value of omega 3 fatty acids on the mind in aging. Here is another. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign measured the amount of these essential fatty acids in the frontal and parietal cortices in 100 cognitively intact older adults (65–75 years old). The results, published in Nutritional Neuroscience, revealed that “one pattern of omega-3 PUFAs, consisting of alpha-linolenic acid, stearidonic acid, and eicosatrienoic acid, was linked to fluid intelligence, and that total gray matter volume of the left frontoparietal cortex (FPC) fully mediated the relationship between this omega-3 PUFA pattern and fluid intelligence.” The significance of these results is that it not only re-affirms the importance of omega 3’s, but also demonstrates that obtaining them from a wide range of sources (not just fish, but also foods like nuts, seeds and oils) is valuable.
If you want to increase your omega-3 fatty acid consumption consider supplementation, including the concentrated, purified one we offer.