The omega-3 fatty acids in Omega-3 Power are critical to building healthy cell membranes, which are crucial for all our cells to work and essential for our brain cells to make the trillions of connections that enable peak cognitive, mood, and behavioral performance.
Are You Omega-3 Deficient?
Most Americans are deficient in omega-3s, getting barely a third of the daily amounts they very likely need for optimum brain and body health. Each serving of Omega-3 Power provides 1,600 mg of DHA, EPA and other omega-3s from ultra-purified, high-quality fish oil – roughly 5 times what you’d find in conventional brands and big box stores!
Omega-3s are Good Fats
A certain amount of dietary fat is necessary for your body to function properly – especially your brain! The nerve cells in the human brain have a lot of cell membranes that require fatty acids, and when you stock your brain with adequate amounts of omega-3 fatty acids from omega-3 fats, you give it the cell membrane building blocks it needs to operate with peak connectivity and processing performance.
The long-chain omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA are fundamental to the structure and functioning of all your cell membranes and particularly for those of your brain cells. A considerable body of research has established that DHA is indispensable for cell membrane structure, while EPA though less abundant is especially important for mood and overall mental balance. Neither can be efficiently made by the body and optimum intakes rely on contributions from the diet.
Omega-3 DHA and EPA Linked to Brain and Body Health At All Ages
Omega-3 DHA and EPA are practically vitamins: they are essential for human life. Omega-3 DHA is essential for the sperm cell to fertilize the egg, and for the heart to begin developing soon after fertilization. The developing fetus rapidly builds up DHA in the brain prior to birth, and studies have found that healthy brain and vision development after birth requires DHA. Cognitive function, mood, behavior, even personality are linked to adequate DHA status. EPA has been found important for attention in children and adults, and generally supports healthy mood. EPA is also converted to substances that help maintain healthy blood vessel linings and have other protective benefits. DHA and probably also EPA influence genes that help control healthy immune functions, antioxidant status, brain nerve cell connectivity, even healthy insulin action. To learn your omega-3 nutritional status, consider having your Omega-3 Index measured (the percentage of DHA plus EPA in your red blood cell membranes).
Pure, Certified and Safe
Sourced from pelagic, short-lived fish species (anchovies, sardines, and mackerel), the fish oil in Omega-3 Power undergoes the most advanced purification process in the supplement industry. The ultra-high quality fish oil that goes into Omega-3 Power is produced in a facility that is licensed to make both pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements. This facility is recognized by the FDA and certified for its GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) by the rigorous USP (United States Pharmacopeia), NSF and other agencies. The oil in Omega-3 Power is also recognized by several international organizations as a sustainably managed ingredient.
To ensure purity, Omega-3 Power is tested by independent labs to ensure lack of rancidity and for 450 potential environmental contaminants, including mercury, lead, and other heavy metals; PCBs, PBBs, dioxins, furans; and a diverse range of other organic pollutants.
"Omega-3 fatty acids play such an important role in brain and body health that I suggest most people take them every day, regardless of their brain type or age. Given that omega 3 fatty acids are practically essential, since your body has very limited capacity to make them, taking Omega-3 Power is insurance that your body gets these very important nutrients it needs to be at its best. ”
~ Daniel G. Amen M.D.