Fatty Acids for Brain Health
Updated: Feb 22, 2022
The Ingredients That Work Together To Make It Happen
What are Fatty Acids?
Fatty acids are the building blocks of the fat in our bodies and in the food we eat. During digestion, the body breaks down fats into fatty acids, which can then be absorbed into the blood. Fatty acid molecules are usually joined together in groups of three, forming a molecule called a triglyceride. Triglycerides are also made in our bodies from the carbohydrates that we eat.
What foods can I get Fatty Acids from?
Fatty Acids can be found in fish and other seafood (especially cold-water fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, herring, and sardines), nuts and seeds (such as flaxseed, chia seeds, and walnuts); plant oils (such as flaxseed oil, soybean oil, and canola oil).
Fatty Acids you can find in BioThrive Supplements
Fish Oil - Microencapsulated
Fish oil has been shown to help increase “good” HDL cholesterol, lower triglycerides (or blood fats), reduce blood pressure, prevent plaques from forming in arteries, and stave off hardening of the arteries. Microencapsulation is a process by which the fish oil is treated to limit its taste and smell so giving the benefit of the oil without the after taste or fishy smell.
Heart / Brain / Vision
Coconut Oil - Caprylic Acid, Capric Acid, and Lauric Acid
Enhanced performance body and brain – cognitive function, memory, Antimicrobial and Antiviral support.
Coconut Oil is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm and contains more than 80% saturated fat. It is made of up of three fatty acids: caprylic acid, capric acid and lauric acid. Pure coconut oil contains about 50% of lauric acid – a strong anti bacterial component of Coconut Oil. Caprylic acid is a medium-chain fatty acid with potent antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Brain / Bodily Function