Are you feeling light-headed or does it feel like the world around you is spinning? Chances are you may be suffering from vertigo. This can make you feel really dizzy and can cause you to feel sick at times.
There are many associated ailments with vertigo such as nausea, dizziness, vomiting, lack of energy and low blood pressure. Even conditions such as tinnitus and hearing loss can be linked to vertigo as they are related to the ears.
How Omega 3 Affects Thinking And Processing
Omega 3 is a type of fat with many beneficial properties. There are 3 main forms of omega 3, ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). ALA is the simplest form of omega 3, where the body converts ALA into DHA and EPA. All 3 are required for optimal health, in particular DHA and EPA which has been shown to improve learning and conditions such as Dementia.
Having vertigo can affect cognition, making thinking and problem solving much more difficult. If omega 3 levels are consistently low within the body, this can further compromise cognition, leaving you with brain fog and memory issues.
Within the brain, there are billions of neurons. A part of a neuron, known as the axon possesses a myelin sheath. These myelin sheaths act as an outer coating for each neuron’s axon and is necessary for fast brain processing and neuron transmission. The myelin sheath also plays an important role in terms of the quality of neuron signals which are sent throughout the brain and body. Conditions such as a concussion and stroke can worsen the quality of these signals.
Omega 3 strengthens the myelin sheath and improves overall brain activity. It is essential for neuroplasticity, which is the brain’s ability to adapt to novel activities. If you’ve been having trouble thinking, learning and remembering things, it might be time to get some more omega 3 in your system.
Benefits Of Omega 3
Some of the benefits of omega 3 include the following:
- Reduces dizziness
- Reduces inflammation – inflammation can cause vertigo
- Better memory
- Easier learning
- Treatment for ADHD
- Helps fight depression and anxiety
- Increases serotonin levels which helps us feel happier
- Used for Heart Disease
- Reduces Acne
- Supports healthy vision
- Regulates Cholestesterol levels
- Improves cognition
How Can I Make Sure I’m Getting Enough Omega 3
Outlined below are various ways to ensure you’re getting enough omega 3 in your diet:
Salmon, Mackerel and sardines are great sources of omega 3.
Flaxseeds and Chia seeds are high in omega 3.
Omega 3 supplements such as cod liver oil also contain omega 3. Be sure to use a high quality product. It is recommended not to go beyond 3 grams of omega 3 a day, as too much omega 3 can cause side effects such as blood thinning.
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