Alpha and Omega – The Nutrient Duo You’ve Been Missing
By Evan DeMarco
Alpha & Omega – The Dynamic Duo found in Omax Cognitive Boost
You may have recently heard about Alpha & Omega, found in Omax Cognitive Boost, the new brain health supplement by Omax Health. While omega-3s have been widely touted for their health benefits, their essential counterpart, Alpha-GPC, has flown under the radar. Synergistically, Alpha and Omega work together to support increased energy levels, enhanced moods, improved memory, and overall brain, joints, and nervous system health. These nutrients have also been found to have anti-aging properties. So, what exactly are each of these vital health-boosters?
There are thousands of studies on omega-3s and their beneficial effects. These benefits range from improved mental health and emotional balance, to enhanced overall physical wellness.
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid. Fatty acids are naturally found in fish, shellfish, and some algae.
Long-chain omega-3s are the most bio-active and may reduce cellular inflammation, according to Dr. Joseph C. Maroon, professor and vice chairman of the department of neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Co-author of Fish Oil: The Natural Anti-Inflammatory, Dr. Maroon explains that omega-3s may play a role in alleviating many chronic conditions by reducing the inflammatory process that may have a role in their cause.
Alpha-GPC is a choline-containing phospholipid and a precursor to acetylcholine, the brain’s primary neurotransmitter. Alpha-GPC is found in egg and soy lecithin sources, but it’s generally very scarce in the human diet.
Alpha-GPC works by increasing a chemical in the brain called acetylcholine, which is key for memory and learning functions. A cholinergic compound, alpha-GPC is frequently used for its cognitive-boosting properties and to enhance athletic performance. It may also support cellular-level functioning and may help to diminish effects of cognitive decline.
In Europe, alpha-GPC is actually a prescription medicine used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. In the United States, however, alpha-GPC can only be found as a dietary supplement.
Both omega-3s and choline are perhaps the most essential nutrients lacking in American diets. Each have been found to play a valuable role in promoting optimal health, but the two are even better together. Alpha and Omega work synergistically to ensure your body can absorb and process both nutrients optimally. Alpha-GPC improves the bioavailability of omega-3, thus increasing its effectiveness in delivering key benefits.
An omega-3 deficiency can affect mental health, memory, energy levels, and can also lead to inflammation that may put you at a higher risk for disease. Choline deficiency can lead to muscle damage, liver damage, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
So how can you be sure you’re getting the right amounts and combinations of Alpha and Omega? An easy fix is to try a supplement like Alpha & Omega Cognitive Boost, which delivers an optimal concentration of Alpha-GPC and Omega-3 DHA. And remember: a proper diet and a balanced lifestyle are key to healthy aging and a better brain!
About The Author:
Evan DeMarco is a fitness and nutrition expert who has spent years developing cutting-edge supplements aimed at naturally optimizing health and wellness. He is currently the CMO and product innovator at Omax Health.