Essential Facts About OMEGA-3

• Omega 3 fatty acids are key for the proper functioning of the body. Fatty acids, like DHA, EPA, and ALA, are not naturally produced by the body but they can be derived from what we eat.

• There are several types of omega 3 fatty acids, but the important ones are DHA and EPA. The main sources for these are some fatty fish and fish oils.

• The benefits from the intake of omega 3 include reducing inflammation (for blood vessels, joints, etc.) and blood thinning.

Essential Benefits

• Studies have shown that Omega 3 from fish oil can help in lowering blood pressure and triglyceride levels, sometimes by as much as 50%.

• Omega 3 fatty acids help reduce the risk of heart disease (when used as part of a good diet overall). Taking omega 3 supplements also seem to reduce the risk of further heart attacks in people that have already suffered one. Eating oily fish at least once a week can also decrease the risk of a stroke.

• Omega 3 seems to have an anti-inflammatory effect, helping stiffness and joint pain in people with arthritis.

• Pregnant women who take Omega 3 supplements can aid the development of their babies, especially in terms of the visual and neurological systems.

• Fish oil may help improve lung function of people who suffer from asthma.

• Omega 3 can improve bone density, which may help in alleviating some symptoms of osteoporosis.

• Some studies show that fish oil may help to reduce ADHD in children.

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