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Why your brain needs fatty acids

Do you have difficulty concentrating or feel like you just can’t focus?
Do you suffer from mental fatigue or memory issues?
Does your head sometimes feel disorganised, ‘fuzzy’ or confused?

You may be experiencing brain fog.

Brain fog is a kind of cognitive dysfunction involving symptoms such as slowed thinking, fatigue, lethargy, depression, decreased motivation and difficulty forming thoughts. There are a number of factors that can cause or influence brain fog including sleep disorders, poor diet, nutrient deficiencies, chronic stress or even a thyroid condition.

While the symptoms of brain fog aren’t physically debilitating or life-threatening, they can inhibit your day to day life, affect your work and personal relationships, and make it very difficult to function. Many people simply put up with brain fog, blaming a busy lifestyle or just not getting enough sleep, but there may be underlying issues contributing to brain fog and there is something you can do about that.

Healthy levels of fatty acids are essential to the production of good cholesterol, hormones and neurotransmitters, but you need to be aware of what you’re taking and if it is right for your body’s requirements.  Omega 3 (fish oil) for example is a popular over the counter supplement that a lot of people don’t think twice about taking… but fish oil has an incredible impact on the brain, and taking the wrong amounts may be doing more harm than good. 

A profile of all the fats in your blood serum (mono/poly-unsaturated fats, saturated fats) as well as the incredibly important ratio of Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids will help your practitioner tailor your intake of dietary or supplemented Omega 3 to suit your body’s individual requirements.

Combining a Fatty Acid Profile with an IgG test to address inflammation (particularly if you are experiencing signs of omega 3 deficiency) can go a long way to assisting with depression, weight gain, heart disease, skin conditions, gastro-intestinal problems and brain fog.

Enquire about a Fatty Acid Status test today.

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