Save your brain by being smart and you could sail into old age and still be bright as a button.
You can save 2 years at age 80!
Over a 8-year period, the researchers collected data that included the participating women’s DHA and EPA levels including brain volumes. (MRI measurement at age 78).
What caused excitement was the finding that higher levels of omega-3, and in particular DHA, showed a direct correlation with markedly larger brain volumes in the subjects.
Larger Hippocampus Volume
And this is the best: They researchers also found a larger volume of the hippocampus. What exactly is the hippocampus? Well ~ it is the memory center of the brain! How exciting!
What we all need to know is that the hippocampus starts to shrink long before a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease. So, if we don’t want to become ‘gaga’ as we age, we need to preserve our hippocampi.
Fact of life: Our Brain shrinks as we age
What we need to remember is that the normal process of aging will simply cause the brain to shrink right across the board. For this reason, the very big threat of a failing memory is a hard reality for each and every one of us as we grow older.
Preserve your Hippocampus and claim back precious memory years
So what is so remarkable about this research is that each of us can claim back as many as 2 extra precious years of a sharp mind and memory, not to mention the precious gifts of dignity and independence of not having to be dependent on someone else for our everyday functioning.
So, go on, just step up your intake of fish oil. Take a minimum of 3,000 mg of DHA and EPA, each and every single day.
Start exercising your memory with this NOW: Remember to take your fish oil!
© Helen Chow, ND
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