Brainspan: The Single Most Important Test to Assess your Brain's Health!

For the average American, their brain function declines with age.  Many are aware of these changes, and accept them as “normal”.  What most people don’t realize is there is much that can be done to actually improve your brain function even if you are over 70 years old!  One of the most significant data points we get from BrainSpan is your Omega 3 Index.  This tells us how much EPA and DHA, the two most important Omega 3 fatty acids, are in your red blood cells.  This is very important as these Omega 3’s are the most important for your Heart Health and Brain Health. They are also critical in hormonal function, immune regulation, gastrointestinal health and limiting inflammation.  EPA/DHA influences all cells in your body and organ systems, as they are key structural components of every cell membrane.  There is no other single bio-chemical marker more important to assess an individual’s health status. 

In addition to measuring fatty acid balance in the cells, Brainspan also includes a software-based cognitive performance analysis.  Using a computer or an iPad, there are several games designed to test Memory Capacity, Processing Speed, Sustained Attention and Cognitive Flexibility.  This gives us both the chemical and functional aspects of brain health, allowing for targeted, individualized interventions.  The cognitive tests are also a fun way to monitor how these four different key components of brain performance improve as you work through your protocol.

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Partial List of Conditions Associated with EPA/DHA Deficiencies

Acne, Allergies, Alzheimer’s, Angina, Anxiety and Depression, Atherosclerosis, Arthritis, Asthma, Auto-immune Conditions, Behavioral Disorders, Brain Injury, Breast Cancer and Breast Cysts, Numerous other Cancers, Dementia, Diabetes, Eczema, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Hyperactivity and ADHD, Acute and Chronic Infections, Immune Deficiencies, Inflammatory Conditions, Intestinal Disorders, Kidney Disease, Learning Disorders, Leukemia, Lupus, Menopausal Symptoms, Mental Illness, MS, Neurological Disease, Obesity, Parkinson’s Disease, Post Viral Fatigue, Psoriasis, Schizophrenia, Stroke and Vision Disorders.  

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