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Learn about health benefits, sustainability and other issues about krill oil

From WellWise krill oil blogs, you can learn about the numerous nutrients krill oil contains, the health benefits it offers, the issues surrounding the harvesting of krill oil, and more.

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Read WellWise’s brain blogs to learn about the role of nutrition for such disorders as ADHD and ADD

Brain Blogs about brain health, add and adhd

Brain Blog: Krill Oil and ADHD: Why Brain Fats M

Omega-3s in food and beverages

Why we don’t see more products containing omega-3s

With all that omega-3 fatty acids have going for them, it’s easy to see why fortifying foods and beverages with the omega-3s DHA/EPA is a good idea. Study after study has demonstrated a dizzying array of health benefits of omega-3s – from mental clarity and mood enhancement to cholesterol reduction and weight control for patients on chemotherapy.

Brain Blog: Krill Oil and ADHD Part 5: Test Your ADHD Child

Some resources for diagnosing ADHD

Every child (and adult) with ADHD or ADD is unique. If for most ADHD sufferers it is true that DHA (omega-3) levels are too low, that doesn’t mean it is automatically true for your own kid. So test before and after you start taking or administering omega-3 supplements. Here are some options:

Brain Blog: Krill Oil and ADHD Part 4: Eat Your Brains

Your brain needs phospholipids

People with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) often have a deficiency in omega-3s and phospholipids. Unfortunately, omega-3 phospholipids can be found in only a few natural sources. The most studied source is cow brain. However, that research came to a crashing halt when, in 1986, mad cow disease broke out in the UK. Now it is no longer a good idea to eat brain or spinal-cord tissue.

Brain Blog: Krill Oil and ADHD part 3: Burn, Sugar Burn

ADHD patients need sugar, but the right kind

ADHD and ADD patients are severely limited because they typically run on sugar. And typically, they function well for a few minutes, and then crash when their brains have used up all the glucose (sugar). In my neurofeedback clinic, the objective is to learn new brain patterns and behaviors, but it is frustrating for both patient and therapist when only the first 5-10 minutes of a session can be used optimally.

Brain Blog: Where Can You Find Essential Fatty Acids for Your Brain?

Where do the essential fatty acids come from?

It is not widely known that our brain needs fat. This is part of our confusing history with fat.  We’ve heard for far too many years that fat is bad. This morphed into the maturing realization that certain fats are good, especially specific unsaturated fatty acids. The truth is, we cannot survive without the proper type and the proper amount of fat. In fact, our brains are nearly 60 percent fat, with a great need for saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, cholesterol, and other fats.

Brain Blog: Krill Oil and ADHD: Ideal Brain Food

First feed the brain, and then challenge the brain

I often see patients in my neurofeedback practice who do not have enough brain energy to develop new brain patterns. They quickly burn through their glucose (sugar) and completely lose their productivity during the remainder of the session. This is not only unproductive and costly, but also frustrating for both patient and therapist.

Brain Blog: Krill Oil and ADHD Part 1: Brain Fats Matter

Why fats matter for kids with ADHD

Clinical research from Aker BioMarine shows that children with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) who took krill oil for 13 weeks normalized their electrical brain-activity patterns through QEEG brain mapping.  This was somewhat to be expected, because krill oil contains DHA phospholipids, a major bra

Food Blog: Food Additives, Coloring and Urban Legends

(Editor's Note: Since we first posted this blog, the FDA has decided to review the science behind claims that artificial food coloring and hyperactivity in children are linked. This debate has gone on for some 30 years. WellWise will keep you posted on the outcome.)

Brain Health (Cognitive)

Brain health is largely dependent on proper nutrients 

From a nutritional standpoint, it is important to understand that the brain is the center of your nervous system, and is the most energy hungry of all organs. It is nearly 60 percent fat. Almost all of the brain’s structures and functions are dependent on essential fatty acids, or EFAs. These include EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and ALA (a-linolenic acid), all omega-3s, which are abundant in such things krill oil, fish oil and algae.

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Phosphatidylserine

Phosphatidylserine: good fat for your brain

 

This healthy fat helps make up cell membranes and is especially concentrated in the brain – hence its utility in a range of cognitive concerns from ADHD to Alzheimer’s and depression.1-3

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