Research

There are numerous studies evaluating the role of nutrients in brain health. Recent research has focused on the important role of DHA omega-3 for mental and visual development and function of infants and reducing the risk of cognitive decline.

Numerous studies confirm that everyone, from infants to adults, benefits from an adequate supply of DHA. DHA plays an important role in the following:

  • Brain and central nervous system development and function
  • Psychomotor development (such as eye-hand coordination)
  • Visual development and function
  • Nerve signal transmission

Other nutrients being studied in the brain health realm include vitamin E and lutein, which have also been linked to lowering the risk of mild cognitive impairment. Please see below for several studies pointing to these conclusions.

Studies

The Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Oxford Learning and Behavior (DOLAB) Trial

The Memory Improvement with Docosahexaenoic Acid Study (MIDAS)

Effect of Vitamin E and Memantine on Functional Decline in Alzheimer Disease

Higher RBC EPA+DHA Corresponds With Larger Total Brain and Hippocampal Volumes

Tocopherols and Tocotrienols Plasma Levels are Associated With Cognitive Impairment

A Possible Role for Lutein and Zeaxanthin in Cognitive Function in the Elderly



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