This Supplement May Help Protect the Brain in a Concussion
That means that a high school football player's brain can look like a concussed brain even without ever having a clinical concussion diagnosis.
DHA - The Brain Builder Docosahexaenoic acid or DHA is the name of a specific type of omega-3 fatty acid. When we think Omega-3, we often think about fish oil, flaxseed oil, or your most recent batch of enriched organic eggs. However, not all omega 3's are the same. There are 2 main types that are most useful to humans. Many of the anti-inflammatory and heart health benefits from omega 3's are from a compound called eicosapantanoic acid or EPA. DHA on the other hand plays a major role in the health of the brain. Why brain health? Because DHA's are the building blocks for the outer covering of our brain cells. This outer covering is called the cell membrane and is composed of a double layer of fats with various proteins and carbohydrates embedded throughout. The cell membrane acts like the bouncer of a bar or club. It selects who gets to enter the cell and have a good time, and it rejects anything that it deems is unfit. There's no place in the body where this barrier system is as important as your brain. When your brain cells have bad cell membranes, than the cell ceases to function as it was designed.
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