Just because your appear to be recovering quickly does not negate what I have said. 85% of concussions recover spontaneously with no regard for nutritional changes. Nutritional changes are more commonly needed by those with prolonged concussion symptoms and are not an over-night treatment. Nutritional therapy takes months to show lasting results.
If the only symptoms of a concussion that you are experiencing is a head ache, you are extremely fortunate. At only a week since your concussion, you still may develop more concussion symptoms. It is not uncommon for symptoms to show as late as 6 weeks after the concussion.
The slightly injured brain often takes time to start killing off the damaged brain tissue. It will try to see if the damaged cells will recover but after a while, will cause them to die and be absorbed.
The issue of Omega 3, 6, and 9 and BCAA's is directed at nerve tissue health and muscle regeneration. If you have had very little nerve tissue damage, good for you. You head aches could be related to a temporary reduction in vaso-control to your brain.
Go ahead, drink up. It is your brain that is effected by the alcohol. Maybe you have not reached the critical mass if brain injury to make your brain sensitive to alcohol.
The online opinions on BCAA's varies.
"Vegetarians and vegans can get a limited amount of leucine from soy products, seeds, hummus and lentils, but are at risk of deficiency unless close attention is paid."
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/40...#ixzz21O0TRNhm
I found this at herbalvitality.info
"Soy protein has been shown to be an excellent source of BCAAs. (Medical Reference 13) The requirements of the BCAAs for human growth and development are 66, 28, and 35 mg/gram of protein for leucine, isoleucine, and valine according to the Food and Agricultural Organization/World Health Organization. (Medical Reference 14) Isolated soy protein has been reported to contain 82, 49, and 50 mg/gram of protein for these BCAAs, levels well above above human requirements. Thus, the amino acid pattern of soy protein provides adequate levels of each essential amino acid for normal growth and development. Interestingly, soybeans are the only vegetable to meet these requirements."
Tofu has its own drawback. It is loaded with "free process glutamate." This is the excito-toxin found in MSG. So, soy nuts are the better source of BCAA's.
Vegansoapbox.com has this to say about Omega fatty acids:
<Omega-3 fatty acids are important for preventing heart disease, depression, and possibly other problems, begins the factsheet at VeganHealth.com regarding fatty acids. The article continues:
Without diet planning, vegans and vegetarians have low omega-3 intakes and blood levels. Therefore, vegetarians and vegans should moderately supplement with sources of ALA and also supplement with DHA.>
Hope you are recovering spontaneously since you are not interested in others ideas about self-treatment.