Omega 3 is the most important supplement you can take.
Few nutrients have been studied as thoroughly as omega-3
Omega 3 is necessary for all functions of the body. Omega-3s are nutrients you get from food or supplements that help build and maintain a healthy body. They’re key to the health of the cell wall and so a deficiency will impact every part of the body. They’re also an energy source and help keep your heart, lungs, blood vessels, and immune system energized. Two crucial Omega 3s are EPA and DHA, primarily found in fish. DHA levels are especially high in retina (eye), brain, and sperm cells. ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) is another omega-3 fatty acid, which is found in plant sources such as nuts and seeds.
While eating more fatty fish is a good idea, some are likely to have higher levels of mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) or other toxins. These include mackerel, wild swordfish, tilefish, and shark. Additional fish that are high in mercury are marlin, orange roughie, and bigeye tuna. Taking a supplement is an excellent alternative if it is food grade and tested for toxins. It is a good idea to take between 1,150 mg and 3,450mg a day. We carry the Prairie Naturals brand in store and online [click here ] and we can help you get started.
Below are the benefits of Omega 3s:
-Fights Depression and Anxiety
EPA helps to prevent and effectively treat depression and anxiety.
DHA is a major structural component of your eyes’ retinas, which helps prevent macular degeneration that causes vision impairment and blindness.
Both DHA and EPA reduce insulin resistance, fight inflammation and help counter several heart disease risk factors.
Reduces chronic inflammation, which contributes to heart disease, cancer and various other diseases.
Helps fight several autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and psoriasis.
People with cognitive disorders often have low blood levels of omega-3 fats and by improving omega-3 levels symptoms improve.
Omega-3 intake can decrease the risk of some types of cancer, especially colon, prostate and breast cancer.
Both DHA and EPA reduce liver fat in people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Increases bone strength and joint health, potentially reducing your risk of osteoporosis and arthritis.
Can be more effective than ibuprofen, and other anti-inflammatory drugs.
Will improve the length and quality of your sleep.
Helps to keep your skin healthy, preventing premature aging and safeguarding against sun damage.
This list is not exhaustive and we encourage you to read-up on the importance of Omega 3s in your diet.
This is not medical advice. All this information is in the public domain.