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  • Sean Younk August 27, 2008
    Sean Younk
    August 27, 2008

    I would also like to know the answer to this question. If anyone knows, I would greatly appreciate your help. I suffered from a concussion form my first Airborne jump at Ranger school and would like to know how to recover as quickly as possible. I am returning in a couple weeks but I know I have not fully recovered. I can tell by my ongoing short-term memory loss. If any one could help point KathB and myself in the right direction I would be most appreciative. Thanks, Sean

  • mrr1980 April 12, 2010
    April 12, 2010

    Plenty of rest and sleep is necessary but there was also a study that I remember hearing about related to concussions suffered by NFL Players that mentioned DHA/EPA intake playing a role in concussion recovery. Of course it would help if one was already on the regimen prior to the injury but due to the DHA/EPA's neuroprotective and reparative properties, would still work if taken in a quantity a bit higher than the once or twice a day. 


    I did it myself when recovering from a concussion and high doses of EPA/DHA along with good quality sleep had me feeling better in about a month.


    I would try to avoid alcohol intake because I remember feeling my worst when I

    drank just one beer following my concusion. Also avoid caffeine or at least minimize your consumption because studies have shown that Caffeine may adversely effect the outcome of a concusive head injury, possibly as a result

    of the blockade of adenosine receptors.


    Anyway its been awhile since you posted so you have either made a full recovery or have noticed "permanent" damage. I would still suggest a EPA/DHA regimen as part of your daily diet.


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