The Brain-Protecting Benefits of Omega 3s

Given the problems people can have with concussions and traumatic brain injuries with auto accidents and many other brain harming accidents, our firm has always tried to keep its readership up to date on the latest knowledge regarding these issues.  Head injuries have real present and future implications for cognitive deficits and many other issues for victims.  However, today we get to pass along to you a tip in arming yourself proactively against becoming another brain injury statistic during a traumatic event. 

Studies have shown that when the highways in the brain that carry nutrients and other important materials become twisted and tangled by chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) with recurrent head traumas, essential materials cannot be carried to brain cells and regions of the brain can die.  CTE signs can include things such as depression, short-term memory loss, cognitive problems, aggressive behaviors, trouble with movements and walking, speech difficulties, and dementia.  While researchers begin to understand the major implications of head injuries and CTE, they have found through studies that omega-3 fatty acids could protect individuals from brain injuries themselves, as well as the brain inflammation that comes with head injury!  They could also help with healing the brain, keeping in mind that the brain is made up of 60 percent fat, so fatty acids help connect the neuronal circuits of the brain.  Omega-3’s in the form of supplements or food sources can be simple insurance for users and can be added to the diet on a daily basis with the possible benefits above, as well as many protective anti-inflammatory and brain building benefits.  It is never a bad thing to consult your medical provider about adding Omega-3’s to your daily regimen. 

Inserra & Kelley Law Offices wants its readers to live a life of health, well-being and healing from trauma.  If you have been the victim of an accident resulting in a head injury or any other injuries, do not hesitate to contact us for help with determining whether you or a loved one might be entitled to compensation.