A new food supplement pill designed by NASA scientists could be the answer to dementia prevention.
Specialist store scholarsnutrition.co.uk has launched Brain Food, a supplement rich in docosahexaenoic acid or DHA.
And scientific studies into DHA show that it improves concentration, co-ordination and memory – therefore it could delay the onset of dementia.
They also discovered that a diet deficient in the fatty acid can lead to depression, forgetfulness and even Alzheimer’s.
“People are living longer and longer so it is essential that they take care of their most important organ, their brain,” said Steve Ahearne, who developed the formula.
“Dementia is a terrible disease, but it is encouraging that making simple changes to your diet can help strengthen your brain against it.”
Mainly found in oily fish, DHA, which is a type of omega-3, is lacking in many western diets.
This is a factor which concerns many health professionals and could be part of the reason dementia is on the increase.
“Approximately 20 per cent of your brain’s solid matter is made from DHA so it’s really important that you get enough of it in your diet,” added Steve.
The human body only makes a small amount of what it needs and DHA levels decline as the brain ages.
The unique Brain Food formula, which was developed and manufactured in the UK, also contains vitamins linked to improving eyesight and aiding weight loss.
The product is also one of the few currently available that is suitable for vegetarians, as it is not sourced from fish oil but from algae.
Steve, who studied DHA as a sports nutritionist, developed the supplement after reading research linking the chemical with improving brainpower.
He was supported by a pharmacologist and it is manufactured under pharmaceutical conditions in the UK.
“It is important to note that this supplement should be taken as part of a balanced diet combined with plenty of regular exercise,” said Steve.
“However, this also has the added benefit of caring for your eyes, aiding with weight loss and improving general mental wellbeing.”
Aside from the trauma caused to families, it is estimated that dementia costs the UK £26 billion per year.
Brain Food, could help people defend themselves from the debilitating illness for less than £1 per day.
The supplement provides 200mg of DHA, 100mg of phophatidylserine with added B Vitamins and iodine to support overall mental health.
Photo caption: FOOD FOR THOUGHT: NASA scientists have developed a new pill which could prevent dementia
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