A week ago, I started my experiment on Vitamins for the Brain.
Over the course of this experiment, I’ve been taking an Omega 3 Supplement. To see if it has been working, I’ve been tracking both my mood and my “brainpower”.
Omega 3: mood booster, brain supercharger, or all of the above?
Well, a week is a bit of a short-term period to make a conclusive statement about the mood boosting or brainpower improving ability of Omega 3. However, within the confines of this week, my experience has been generally quite positive.
On the 7th day of my experiment, my mood would be 9 out of 10, and my Sudoku time was 7 minutes and 37 seconds.
All I can say is WOW! To see how this compares with my other results, check out yesterday in the Vitamins for the Brain experiment.
Vitamins for the Brain – Conclusions
Well, the first one is the most obvious – my mood and brainpower have been more elevated since I began taking Omega 3 supplements this week. Some of the improvements in Sudoku time will be due to me simply getting better at Sudoku puzzles, but it seems to be more than that. While there are no guarantees, taking Omega 3 definitely seems to make me happier and smarter.
However, there was something I discovered this week that even more interesting. My Sudoku times moved up and down depending on my mood. A better mood was always paired with a better sudoku time.
Perhaps this is something I didn’t even know about myself earlier. Could it be that, in my head, I associate being clear-headed and quick-witted with being happy? Whether faster-thinking is a cause or a result of being happier, I think I can say that the two feelings are definitely linked for me.
I’ll have to ponder this more when I’m deciding on my forthcoming experiments.