Whilst all of this may seem like fishy business!
It has to be said, eating plenty of omega 3 fatty acids found in fish, is really good for our health.
This is due to the nutrients it contains, which are known as phospholipids.
The Brain Food
One of the nutrients from this family is phosphatidyl choline, that is an important brain nutrient.
It helps to create structural components in the brain, supplying the nutrient choline, which is vital for the brain, in order to make acetylcholine, an important neuro transmitter, that helps to prevent memory loss.
A deficiency in acetylcholine, is thought to be one of the major causes of senile dementia.
When taken together, B5 and choline enhances acetylcholine has been clinically proven to help with memory and mental performance.
Interestingly, supplementing choline does not guarantee that it will enter into the brain cells.
The good news is that the nutrient that is found in fish does, this nutrient is known as Dimethylaminoethanol or DMAE for short.
It can pass easily into the brain where it converts into choline, which in turn makes acetylcholine, the important bio chemical that can help to prevent dementia.
Fish Oil Benefits
The pioneer of DMAE treatment Dr Carl Pfeiffer found that the benefits of fish oil are extensive:
- It is a powerful anti-inflammatory
- It improves skin conditions
- It can help with memory loss
- It helps to reduce joint pain
- It can improves mobility
- It is a mood enhancer
- It boosts intelligence
- It can increases energy
- It improves heart benefits
- It increases blood flow, by slowing down atheroscelrotic plaque and reducing triglyceride levels in the body
As you can see there are a lot of fish oil benefits.
Significantly, fish oil also has great results with treating depression, which we discuss in greater detail here.
Infact Carl Pfeiffer’s results had such a positive outcome, that today in the United States, DMAE is prescribed to children who suffer from learning difficulties, reading, speech and behavioural problems.
This could go some way to understanding, why fish oil has become such a buzz word of late.