Omega-3 helps recovering from brain injury
Traumatic brain injuries are always very complicated to treat. After injuries, the brain can be damaged in different ways so it requires various treatment concepts in order to embrace the recovery of all brain mechanisms and all neuron damages. New studies suggest that high doses of Omega-3 fatty acids can contribute to a faster and more efficient brain regeneration after traumatic brain injuries and concussions.
According to the studies, the high doses of Omega-3 fatty acids, added to the diet, improve the rehabilitation process after a traumatic brain injury. The participants of the study have experienced and survived brain injuries, resulted from various accidents, such as traffic collision or drowning. During the brain function recovery period, the patients were advised to include Omega-3 fatty acids in the diet and significantly increase its amount, in comparison to a normal dosage, stated for a normal nutrition with no health deviations.
The studies suggest, basing on a number of tested participants, that Omega-3 fatty acids help the injured brain to recover faster and better, because it provides the brain with necessary elements to run the healing process. Respectively, the lack of Omega-3 fatty acids during the healing process may slow the progress down or prevent it from completely happening. It has not been proven that the presence of high doses of Omega-3 during healing always leads to successful results and that its insufficient amount always hamper the results. However, the studies do demonstrate the positive results in various cases, which means adjusting patients’ nutrition in order to provide all possibly efficient measures is a right strategy to guarantee a sooner and better recovery from various brain injuries.
Whenever a new therapeutic measure appears that is not pharmacological, it is always a step forward in medicine and especially in the recovering process. Omega-3 fatty acids should be considered one of such measures in treating post-brain injury consequences, as well as other brain health deviations.