Fat makes up a large part of human brain tissue and the omega-3 fatty acid DHA makes up a significant percentage of the fat we have in the brain. Just as calcium is essential for the body to build strong bones, the brain must have DHA in order to develop optimally. *
Neurons in the brain process and transmit electrical and chemical"messages"that allow our bodies to function normally. Neurons are rich in DHA, and therefore a diet with a lack of DHA will deprive the nervous system of a critical nutrient that can impair the brain's ability to function optimally. *
Cognition is mental processing that includes working memory, understanding and production of language, calculation, reasoning, problem solving and decision making. As we age, our brains naturally do not perform as they did in our younger years. A lifetime of healthy habits including getting enough omega-3 can help. *
1 TESK OF ENRICHED IS ENOUGH TO MAINTAIN A NORMAL BRAIN HEALTH.
EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) Health claims
* DHA helps maintain normal brain function. Beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg DHA.
Maternal intake of DHA contributes to the normal development of the brain in fetuses and lactating infants. For pregnant and lactating women. The benefit is achieved with a daily intake of DHA of 200 mg in addition to the recommended daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids for adults which is 250 mg of DHA and EPA.