Your Brain Function With Docosahexaenoic Acid
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) is the
primary structural component of brain tissue. There are three forms
of Omega 3 fatty acids, these include: alpha linolenic acid (LNA),
eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid. Essential
fatty acids are separated into two large categories, the Omega 3
and Omega 6 fatty acids. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic
acid are composed of several chains of metabolic events in the body
that help prevent disease, transport and uptake of oxygen, maintain
cardiovascular health, balance hormone levels, maintain brain and
immune system function.
Our diet in the Western world contains too much Omega 6 fatty acid
and not enough Omega 3 fatty acid. Great food sources for Omega
3 fatty acids include: flaxseed oil, canola oil, soybeans, walnuts,
wheat germ, pumpkin seed, eggs and most importantly cold water fish.
The retina of the eye is mostly composed of Docosahexaenoic acid.
The more you supply your body with these nutritious fats the better
the eye and other organs can function.
An infant's brain nearly triples in the first of year of their lives.
Human breast milk is high in nutritious saturated fats and low in
body building saturated fats, whereas cow's milk has more bodybuilding
fat and less nutritious saturated fats such Docosahexaenoic acid
because cows don't have to do a lot of thinking to survive. Human
infants brains grow faster than the body.
Lipids and essential fatty acids are exceptionally important, serving
essential, and indeed imperative roles throughout the body's biochemistry
for our health and welfare. Lipids are the primary structural components
of all cell walls and membranes of the body, composing some 50%
of the dry weight of the brain, and 5-10% of all other cells. And,
most cells continually degrade and replace these membrane lipids,
so there is a continuous demand for them. Other Lipids and essential
fatty acids allow brain and neural function, maintenance and growth,
interference of which leads to major neurological disorders, enzyme
deficiencies and skin disorders of all types. Most of all Lipids
and Fatty Acids are necessary for Cardiovascular (eg. cardiolipin),
Neurological and Dermatological Health (eg. linoleic and linolenic