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