The importance of Omega 3
There are lots of supplements in stores that will add to our health. It has been proven though that many of these supplements don't add much. Ive been trying to read as much research as possible to get a better understanding what supplement will have real positive effects on our bodies.
In the coming weeks I will write some posts on what I have discovered. One of the supplements that have come up on my radar is Omega 3.
Omega-3 fatty acids are incredibly important. There are different Omega 3 supplements you can buy in stores, but you need to make sure you check the label to make sure you get correct amount of EPA and DHA.
Here are some reasons why you should have Omega 3 as a supplement to your diet:
- Omega 3s can fight inflammation
Inflammation is incredibly important. We need it to fight infections and repair damage in the body.
However, sometimes inflammation persists for a long time, even without an infection or injury being present. This is called chronic (long-term) inflammation.
It is known that long-term inflammation can contribute to almost every chronic Western disease, including heart disease and cancer.
Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the production of molecules and substances linked to inflammation, such as inflammatory eicosanoids and cytokines.
Studies have consistently shown a link between higher omega-3 intake and reduced inflammation
- Omega 3s can help prevent cancer
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the Western world, and omega-3 fatty acids have long been claimed to reduce the risk of certain cancers.
- Omega-3s Can Fight Depression and Anxiety
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the world.
Symptoms include sadness, lethargy and a general loss of interest in life.
Anxiety is also a very common disorder, and is characterized by constant worry and nervousness.
Interestingly, studies have found that people who consume omega-3s regularly are less likely to be depressed.
What's more, when people with depression or anxiety start taking omega-3 supplements, their symptoms get better
- Omega 3s can improve brain health during pregnancy and early life
Omega-3s are crucial for brain growth and development in infants.
DHA accounts for 40% of the polyunsaturated fatty acids in the brain, and 60% in the retina of the eye.
Therefore, it's no surprise that infants fed a DHA-fortified formula have better eyesight than infants fed a formula without it
- Omega 3s can impsoverisk factors in heart disease
Heart attacks and strokes are the world's leading causes of death.
Decades ago, researchers observed that fish-eating communities had very low rates of these diseases. This was later found to be partially due to omega-3 consumption.
Since then, omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to have numerous benefits for heart health.
Next to that there are many more benefits: Improve ADHD in kids, Improve eye side, Improve diseases like Alzheimer, reduce asthma in children, reduce fat in the liver and more.
We have Pure Pharma tablets in the Box-store which have a very high EPA and DHA and we can highly recommend. Ask your coach if you have any questions