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There is more and more evidence showing that the more fish oil we get, the bigger our brains. A 2014 study showed that in post-menopausal women, the more Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the red blood cell, the bigger the hippocampus (the part of the brain that converts short-term memory to long-term memory). It was also linked to less Alzheimers.
Now don't just go out and buy some fish oil supplement without knowing what you are getting. You want it to be certified mercury free. You also need to READ THE LABEL. Fish oil supplements are tricky. They tell you that each capsule has 1000mg of fish oil. That isn't how much Omega-3 they have, though. Read the nutrition label and look for EPA and DHA. If you add EPA and DHA, that is how much Omega-3 it really has:
Wow! This one only has a combined 300mg of Omega-3 in it!!! I also have a lot of people ask me about Krill Oil. Krill Oil is a very good supplement, but I don't think it's because of the Omega-3, which is low (see below). I believe it is because of the Astaxanthin, which is a very good anti-oxidant.
How much Omega-3 do you need? Studies show around 2000-3000mg is ideal. **Don't take this much if you are on a blood thinner!!!!**
A recent study compared people taking 2200mg of EPA +DHA and people taking placebo for 6 months. The placebo group saw a decrease in the brain total gray matter. The Omega-3 group...increased the size of the hippocampus. Woohoo. Bigger, stronger memory!
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