Udo’s for the Brain

Udo’s for Brain Function

The Brain is around 60% fat, so it really should come as no surprise that we need to feed it fats – essential fats, Omega 3 particularly.

There are four key reasons why Essential Fatty Acids could help with brain function.

Blood flow to the brain

Essential Fatty Acids improve the membrane function of every cell in our body.  This includes the blood cells which are then better able to carry vital oxygen to the brain for cognitive function and take away carbon dioxide waste.

Getting the message through efficiently

The Soya Lecithin in Udo’s Choice Ultimate Oil Blend works to strengthen the barrier around the nerve cells, known as the Myelin Sheath.  The Myelin Sheath is essential to enable your nerve cells to conduct electrical charges within the brain and throughout the body’s nervous system and protects the charge from interference.

Effective DHA and EPA Conversion

The most important fats for brain function are the non-essential fatty acids DHA and EPA.  If the body has enough of the Essential Fatty Acid – Omega 3 Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) from seed oils then it converts what it needs as it has done for millenia into the fatty acids DHA and EPA.

For more information about this process, read our article “Which fats are Truly Essential”.

Stable energy release

We all find it hard to concentrate sometimes and this is often down to us feeling hungry or lacking energy.  Our ability to concentrate soon returns when we have just eaten or have a higher level of energy.

Fat is an energy source that is stable, unlike carbohydrates that burn quickly and give an energy spike followed by a crash.  Fats burn slowly so last longer and maintain our energy levels for longer.  They also keep us feeling fuller for longer – again carbohydrates, once they quickly burn off leave us feeling hungry and tired and our concentration levels and mood often suffer.  This is often reported by teachers when children have had a carbohydrate loaded breakfast – they find it harder to concentrate and as they feel hungry become irritable.