Some key herbs, ex­tracts and sup­ple­ments to pro­mote nat­u­ral health and well­ness DHA omega 3

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DHA is an omega-3 es­sen­tial fatty acid that is a ma­jor build­ing block of the brain.

Omega 3 fatty acids are thought to play a key role in the de­vel­op­ment of brain and cog­ni­tive func­tion, as well as pro­duc­tion of EPA (eicos­apen­taenoic acid), vi­tal for brain health and for proper func­tion of the ner­vous sys­tem.

De­fi­ciency is linked to psy­chi­atric dis­or­ders and brain-ner­vous sys­tem dys­func­tion.

Healthy oils like fish oil are also pur­ported to pro­tect against can­cer.

Ac­cord­ing to pub­lished re­search, it’s un­likely the av­er­age Aus­tralian gets enough DHA through their diet alone (it’s found mainly in wild salmon, krill, deep sea cala­mari and in some nut/seed oils), so it is well ad­vised to con­sider tak­ing a sup­ple­ment. Co-en­zyme Q10 nat­u­rally oc­curs in our bod­ies. How­ever, it de­clines from our 20s on. It is a vi­tal part of the fi­nal steps of our en­ergy pro­duc­tion, as well as sup­port­ing car­dio­vas­cu­lar health – and no other nu­tri­ent can re­place it.

Note that Q10 may not ab­sorb so well on its own. A trick that makes it more bio-avail­able is to com­bine it with black pep­per. Tests in­di­cate that that Ubiquinol is be­lieved to ab­sorb sub­stan­tially bet­ter than Ubide­carenone; so, even though it costs more, it might be more cost-ef­fec­tive. Ab­so­lutely bril­liant for anti-vi­ral, an­tibac­te­rial, anti-par­a­sit­i­cal, detox­i­fy­ing, im­mune-boost­ing and car­dio­vas­cu­lar ben­e­fits – sim­ply a must-have.

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