Omega-3 Benefits

Back to School: How Omega-3 Supports Concentration

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With the return to school, collagen and university on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to explore how Omega-3s may aid concentration.

 

Omega-3s are essential fatty acids that are vital to keep the body functioning properly and support heart health, vision, and brain health. There are three main types of Omega-3 fatty acids, ALA (Alpha-linolenic acid), EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). EPA and DHA are vital for maintaining normal brain function and supporting development throughout all stages of life.

 

Does Omega-3 Help with Concentration?

 

Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in the cell membranes of brain cells and support the health of cell membranes, alongside allowing communication between brain cells.

 

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The essential Omega-3 fatty acid EPA has been closely linked to many areas of brain function, even supporting the brain development of unborn and breastfed infants.

 

EPA is also known to help focus, and it has been shown that levels of EPA in blood and tissues tend to be lower in people that suffer from low concentration, meaning it should be an important part of your back-to-school routine.

 

Our MorEPA Mind Omega-3 Fish Oil contains our highest levels of EPA, which may help improve focus and mood, making this a great option for adults returning to university or other forms of study this school year.

 

 

Where Can Kids Get Omega-3?

 

EFSA (the European Food Standard Authority) recommends that people consume a daily intake of 250 mg of EPA and DHA for the Omega-3 fatty acids to have a beneficial effect. As our bodies can’t naturally produce Omega-3, it’s important that we get it through our diets or via supplements alongside a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

 

There are a variety of foods that are high in Omega-3, but the best sources are oily fish and seafood, which not all kids will eat. Incorporating oily fish into their diets can be beneficial for brain health and may help to improve brain function and support concentration levels. But if they won’t eat fish or seafood, Omega-3 fish oil supplements can be a great alternative.

 

Omega-3 Supplements for Kids

 

At MINAMI®, we have several Omega-3 supplements designed especially for kids, including our MorDHA Kids 3+ and MorEPA Kids 6+, as well as DHA + EPA Liquid Kids + Vitamin D3, a liquid Omega-3 that’s easier for kids to take.

 

 

MorDHA Kids 3+ can help to support the development of a child’s brain in their early years at school, thanks to its DHA Omega-3 content, while MorEPA Kids 6+ can continue to support them as they grow and expand their learning.

 

Find out more about the benefits of Omega-3 for kids:

 

Omega-3 for Kids: What You Need to Know

Omega-3 Benefits

Omega-3 for Kids: What You Need to Know

Find out the benefits of Omega-3 for kids and shop our children's Omega-3 supplements.

2020-08-03 10:55:57By minami

Improve your Omega-3 levels by using MINAMI® supplements regularly. For best results and to see significant changes in your health, a daily usage of at least 3 months is recommended.



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