Omega-3s improve U.S. Service Member performance
Better mental flexibility and decision-making with omega-3s
by Newsletter Editor
The body needs a certain level of omega-3s to function well, doctors said. In one study, researchers measured omega-3 levels in 78 active-duty U.S. servicemen, aged 20 to 54, from all major ethnicities, and with a variety of educational levels. The men had lower omega-3 levels than non-military Americans of the same ages.
As levels of omega-3s increased, the men had better mental flexibility and decision-making capacity, especially in those with lack of sleep, and they were more resistant to fatigue than those with lower omega-3 levels. Doctors suggest raising EPA and DHA levels in service food rations.