As exams loom, parents are in overdrive trying to help get their children across the finish line of study preparation and into the lethargy of summer holidays.

Omega-3 fatty acids help to build brain cell membranes, promote new brain cell formation, as well as aiding hormone synthesis which is immensely important for adolescents.

Some key benefits commonly associated with omega-3 include better memory and general brain health, which is why it is so important to get omega-3 fats from the right foods and supplements.

Foods that contain omega-3 include: fresh tuna (omega-3 does not survive when it comes to tinned tuna), salmon (which also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help calm skin eruptions like acne and eczema), anchovies, mackerel and omega-3 eggs.

Unfortunately, exam schedules do not always allow time for extensive food preparation so it can be worth considering convenient alternatives.

Eskimo Brain 3.6.9: Fish oil has two major omega-3 components: EPA and DHA. When it comes to learning, DHA is king.

Higher Nature guarantee their fish oils are free from pollutants such as PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls, a class of man-made chemicals) each batch is screened and tested.

Chia bia chia seeds are a simple way to get more nutrients into your diet. They are the highest plant based source of omega-3 in the world, are high in fibre and a source of protein.

Eskimo Brain 3.6.9 from health stores and pharmacies nationwide, RSP 120 caps €29.99, 210ml €29.99

Chia bia chia seeds retail for around €6.99