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Benefits of Omega 3 Fish Oil

Boosting your physical and mental health with Omega 3 Fish Oil

It has been argued that one of the primary reasons for many illnesses today is the deficiency of Omega 3 fatty acids or simply n-3 fatty acids in our diet. Research has been going on for many decades to establish the health benefits of these vital nutrients and it has been reported that the essential fatty acids, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid acid) and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) greatly contribute to the physical and mental well-being of individuals. Of these the first two have been found to be more beneficial than ALA though this does add to your overall health.

The term ‘essential’ implies that these fatty acids are not made by our body and must be obtained from an external source namely the food we eat. Though omega 3 fatty acids are present in fish oils, and some plant oils such as flaxseed, it is believed that most health benefits of Omega 3 come from fish oils. These essential fatty acids are important to ward off many health disorders such as skin ailments, cardiovascular diseases, eye problems, difficulty in concentration, lack of memory etc.

Omega 3 counters the effects of Omega 6 that we consume from fried foods, red meat, dairy products and pastries. The more Omega 6 foods that we eat, the more the body is in a state of inflammation. This inflammation is likely to reduce as we take adequate quantities of Omega 3 supplements and makes way for a stronger body. Consider below the different parts of the body that Omega 3 can help:

Skin

Omega 3 fatty acids regulate cell function in the human body and are the ‘good fats’ that our body needs at all times. The negative effects of skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, cellulite and other skin-related problems are reduced significantly when you increase omega 3 in-take in your food. This is due to the fact that DHA and EPA play an important part in reducing inflammation.

Immune system

It is widely believed that use of essential fatty acids curbs the progression of debilitating diseases like cancer by improving the immune system. Prostate and breast cancer, in particular, can be slowed down by proper supplementation.

Circulatory system

The essential fatty acids help in free and smooth blood circulation and prevent blood from clotting.

Nervous system

Fish oil may aid in keeping the neural passages in the brain free from plaque formation and accumulation thus preventing degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Vision

DHA and EPA form an integral part of the retina, so fish oil supplements can help strengthen your vision and improve focus.

Memory and concentration

25% of the brain contains DHA fats, so Omega 3 helps in improving memory, cognitive awareness and concentration. It is also responsible for reducing stress and depression. Lack of these fatty acids may lead to serious disorders such as Alzheimer's, Schizophrenia and Bipolar disease.

Omega 3 has also been shown to maintain the heart in good condition, lower bad cholesterol levels, may help with anti-aging, alleviates joint pains, and can improve intestinal health.
Taking Omega 3 supplements on a regular basis may help you maintain a better and healthier body and mind.

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