The teenage brain is an interesting phenomenon. As soon as you are convinced that it is full of nothing but TikTok dances and nonsense words, it will surprise you with thoughtful political insight, incredible mathematical abilities or a genuine concern for the state of the environment.
That is where Holland and Barrett Brain Health with Omega supplements come in. Containing a blend of essential vitamins and minerals along with omega 3, this daily supplement supports cognitive function and normal brain function.
Vitamins for teen health
Vital for everyone’s health and development, vitamins A, C and D are especially important for children as they grow and change. Not only does vitamin D contribute to good bone health, it is also important for healthy teeth and a healthy immune system.
And since we get most of our vitamin D supply from good old sunshine, a supplement is especially advised for those living in northern countries, like the UK, and those who spend a lot of time indoors – we’re looking at you, gamers and series binging TV addicts.
Both vitamin A and vitamin C are hugely important for those tricky teenage years too. Both contribute to healthy skin and are vital for good immunity - handy when you spend your life in busy classrooms, sleeping over with friends and refusing to wear a coat, just to wind your mum up.
Iodine: hormones and brain power
Much overlooked, iodine is a mineral essential for human health. Most of us get all the iodine we need from our diet, but for fussy teenagers and those on restricted diets, a supplement can be useful. Important for cognitive function iodine is also heavily involved in contributing to the normal production of thyroid hormones as well as making sure our thyroid functions normally.
Why do teens need omega 3?
Think omega 3 fish oils and you probably think of your heart health and vision. In fact, omega 3 is not just important for older folk. This healthy nutrient, found mainly in fish, nuts and seeds, is vital for everyone and can especially benefit those in their teenage years. We have formulated Holland & Barrett’s two-a-day Brain Health supplement to contain omega 3 for precisely this reason. This product contains Docosahexaenoic acid or DHA which contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function when 250mg of DHA are ingested daily.