Efalex Active 50+

5 October 2011

Efalex Active 50+ was the first fish oil supplement to be developed specifically for the over 50’s, and contains a unique combination of ingredients, including high quality fish oils, ginkgo biloba, vitamin B12 and folic acid, all known for their beneficial role in maintaining healthy brain function and performance.


What do these ingrdients do?

Fish oils provide omega-3 nutrients which are the building blocks of the brain. DHA is a natural component of fish oil and because our brains comprise approximately 60% fat, they need a good supply of this vital nutrient.  We currently consume less than half the suggested daily intake of DHA and research has shown that people with lower than normal levels of DHA have a greater tendency to experience memory problems as they age .  

Phosphatidylserine (PS) is another structural component of our brains which depletes as we grow older.  This may hinder the way messages are passed between nerve cells, because PS is the substance that holds cell membranes in their proper position to receive nerve impulses travelling between cells.  Clinical studies show that supplementation can substantially improve memory, learning, concentration, word skills and mood .  

Ginkgo biloba is an herbal ingredient believed to help maintain memory in the short term.  It has been tested in relation to various types of dementia and results show that it can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in normal elderly women . 

Vitamin B12 and folic acid work together to ensure a healthy supply of blood to the brain which in turn provides the brain with oxygen and essential nutrients. Research shows that healthy ageing women have achieved improvements in memory, reasoning, verbal ability and mood through supplementation . 

Efamol’s Efalex Active 50+ is available from Boots and Holland & Barrett priced £9.49 for 30 capsules. Efamol’s scientifically proven omega-3 and omega-6 based supplements offer brain nutrition for the entire family.  For further information visit www.efamol.com or call 0870 6060128.

 

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