A new food supplement pill designed by NASA scientists could be the answer to dementia prevention.
Specialist store scholarsnutrition.co.uk has launched Brain Food, a supplement rich in docosahexaenoic acid or DHA.
And scientific studies into DHA show that it improves concentration, co-ordination and memory – therefore it could delay the onset of dementia.
They also discovered that a diet deficient in the fatty acid can lead to depression, forgetfulness and even Alzheimer’s.
“People are living longer and longer so it is essential that they take care of their most important organ, their brain,” said Steve Ahearne, who developed the formula.
“Dementia is a terrible disease, but it is encouraging that making simple changes to your diet can help strengthen your brain against it.”
Mainly found in oily fish, DHA, which is a type of omega-3, is lacking in many western diets.
This is a factor which concerns many health professionals and could be part of the reason dementia is on the increase.
“Approximately 20 per cent of your brain’s solid matter is made from DHA so it’s really important that you get enough of it in your diet,” added Steve.