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Essential Fatty Acids - Need for Brain and Nervous Function

EFAs for Brain and Nervous System

- Omega-3 Fats Affect our Mood, Intelligence and Behavior

Cell Membrane Integrity - The Central Nervous System (CNS) consists of your brain (your body's main information processor) and an estimated 100 billion nerve cells. Nerve cell function in the CNS is critically dependent on proper CELL WALL FLUIDITY, FLEXIBILITY and PERMEABILITY, provided by the presence of EFAs

A high percentage of brain and nervous system cells are EPA and DHA - A normal brain's fat is 25% DHA. EFAs make up 20% of nerve cell membranes.

Brain Function - AA comprises 12% of the brain's total fat, and in balance with Omega-3 has a positive effect on all brain functions.

 


Brain Cell Communication - DHA helps to hold the cell's receptors in place in the nerve relay stations (synapses) so that neurotransmitters can "dock" there. This enables brain cells to communicate properly, which Prevents Nervous Disorders, and also Affects Memory and Learning Ability.

DHAs help hold neurotransmitter receptors in place

Intra-Nerve Communication - EPA assists incommunications within nerve cells -important in Alleviating Depression.

Brain Development - DHA is essential for normal brain development, and is critical for baby during pregnancy and after birth.

Mood Control - DHA raises Serotonin (mood hormone) levels - Clinically depressed people have 35% less stored DHA.

- EPA can lower chemicals (Tumour necrosis factor-α and Interleukin-1ß), whose elevatedlevels are associated with severity of depression.

 

Stress Alleviation - DHA helps modulate Stress levels by supporting the high energy needs of the adrenal glands and their production of adrenaline.

Some Brain / Nerve Related Conditions caused by DHA / EPA deficiency:

LACK of MEMORY RETENTION

LEARNING DISABILITY

ALZHEIMER's

ADD / ADHD

NERVOUS DISORDERS

DEPRESSION

SCHIZOPHRENIA

DYSPRAXIA

AGGRESSION

AUTISM

PARKINSON'S DISEASE

DYSLEXIA

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