60% of the brain’s mass is made up of fatty acids and 70% of them are omega 3. Omega 3s of the EPA and DHA type are involved in cerebral functions such as memory and vision or in the brain development of the fetus.
Many studies have in particular demonstrated the specific role of omega 3 DHA type on certain disorders. It has been established a link between emotional imbalance and omega 3 deficiency. Other studies have shown the function of omega 3 in brain plasticity, the fight against neuroinflammation thus reducing cognitive disorders and preventing the onset of stress. , anxiety and depression.
The role of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)
Omega 3 DHA are constituents of nerve cells and play an important role in the structure of membranes. They contribute to synaptic transmission and are involved in the development and functioning of the brain and retina.
DHA is more particularly involved in memorization. It participates in the transmission of the nervous signal.
DHA-like omega 3s are found in vegetable oils, rapeseed oil, walnuts, camelina. They are also present in certain foods such as oily fish, mackerel, sardines or salmon.