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Keeping your brain young later in life

Croda’s Incromega™ range of DHA concentrates helps boost the cognitive function of the elderly

It is well known that the elderly, as well as the younger generation, need a well balanced diet to see positive health, functioning and quality of life benefits in later years. New research suggests that as part of their well-balanced diet, the elderly also benefit from Omega 3, with studies showing that regular intakes can lead to a reduced risk of cognitive decline.

Studies reveal that the essential Omega 3 fats help reduce the brain inflammation associated with cognitive decline, which can harm brain cells. Accumulating evidence suggests that diets that include Omega 3 fatty acids, specifically eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) also protect against the development of dementia and Alzheimer’s.

The chief Omega 3 in the brain is DHA, which is found in the fatty membranes that surround nerve cells, especially at the microscopic junctions where cells connect to one another. For adults, supplementation with DHA rich fish oil may improve memory, recall, reasoning and focus.

Your brain can benefit from Croda’s DHA lipid concentrates by:

  • Maintaining normal brain function in adults
  • Reducing the risk of dementia1,2
  • Reduced risk of onset of senile dementia (Alzheimer's disease)3
  • Improving learning and memory4

Product

Omega 3

EPA

DHA

Applications

Incromega E1070 87.5% min 8.5% min 70% min DHA is the smart ingredient for maintaining your eyes and brain later in life.
Incromega DHA 500TG 70% min 6.5% max 55% min
Incromega E4520 75% min 45% min 20% min Cost-effective EPA/DHA lipid, perfect for consumers looking to maintain their brain function the natural way.

References

1 Fish, meat and risk of dementia: cohort study, P Barberger-Gateau et al, BMJ, 2002, 325, 932-933

2 Dietary fat intake and the risk of dementia and cognitive decline: a review of clinical and epidemiological studies, S Kalmijn, J Nutr Health Aging, 2000, 4, 202-7

3 Fatty acid composition of brain phospholipids in aging and Alzheimer’s disease, M Soderberg et al, Lipids, 1991, 26, 421-425

4 Alzheimer’s disease: molecular understanding predicts amyloid-based therapeutics, Selkoe, D. J. & Schenk, D,  Annual Review Pharmacological Toxicol. 43, 545–584 (2003)