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Resource centre - Benefits of Omega 3
Calling all STUDENTS - The FUEL for SUCCESS

Many foods claim to contain this power-house essential fatty acid responsible for cell Membrane health and maintenance in ALL cells. Unfortunately, all the advertising falls short considering that the majority of these products contain ALA, found in Non-marine products. These do not have the same benefits of EPA and DHA, the Omega 3’s found in fish oils. Our bodies have to convert ALA to EPA which in turn becomes DHA, but with difficulty. The conversion rate is slow and inefficient and can be inhibited by various conditions.

EPA is responsible for the brain function, the immune system function, regulating hormonal balance and blood supply to the tissues, thus reducing inflammation. DHA is the most abundant essential fatty acid in the brain. Low levels of DHA result in the reduction of brain serotonin levels and have been associated with ADA, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease and depression, among other diseases.
It is important the ratio between EPA and DHA is correct - 4:1 to ensure effective interface.
Omega 3 is also responsible for keeping cell walls pliable and thereby allowing nutrients, blood and oxygen to pass into the cell. Omega 6 maintains the strength of the cell wall – but should the Omega 6 levels be too high, the cell walls become brittle Ideally the ratio between Omega 3 and 6 should be
1:1 but in current Western diets this ratio can be as high as 30:1 ! The percentage content and the purity of Omega3 are extremely important points to take in to account.

Memory, Concentration and Motor Behaviour
BRAIN FUEL (Win Food for Thought)

Choline a member of the B Complex family, is capable of crossing the blood/brain barrier, going directly to the brain cells to produce acetylcholine.
Acetylcholine is the most abundant neurotransmitter in the body AND is the primary neurotransmitter between neurons and muscles. Its role is paramount in motor behaviour (muscular movement) and memory. Food For Thought, ideal anytime peak mental performance is needed, contains a proprietary blend of amino acids and choline along with powerful antioxidants and B vitamins that are essential in the production of acetylcholine, the most abundant neurotransmitter in the body. Adequate acetylcholine is vital because of its role in neuromuscular control and cognitive functioning.
This neurotransmitter promotes concentration, good memory, and healthy sleep patterns. Food For Thought further enhances its effectiveness through the utilization of essential vitamins and minerals required for promoting the synthesis of the brain neurotransmitter serotonin, which is crucial for maintaining and regulating normal sleep patterns.
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Contact numbers: 084 681 9933 or 021 - 981 9933