Omega 3 fatty acids have been linked to a number of health benefits. These acids are essential fatty acids, meaning the body needs them but can't make them, so you need to get them in food or supplementation. Omega -3 play a crucial role in brain and behavioral function. Most clinical evidence shows omega-3 to be effective in heart and circulatory health of the body.
Omega -3 occur naturally in food such as tuna,salmon sardines,canola oil, soybeans and walnuts. most research shows omega-3 in fish as having the most beneficial effects. These include:
1) Lower cholesterol -omega-3 increase the HDL (good cholesterol) in the body,lowering triglycerides and total cholesterol
2)Heart disease-omega -3 lowers the risk of stroke, heart attack and also prevents hardening of the arteries.
3)Depression-studies have shown that omega-3;s help with depression symptoms and may also help with post partum depression.
4) Mental faculties-studies have linked low omega-3 with increase risk of Alzheimers disease and dementia. A recent study showed that monkeys fed a diet rich in omega-3 had more neural networks and connections than those that did not have them in their diet.
5)Protection against inflammatory disease such as Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis-Omega-3 reduce inflammation in the body. this is also beneficial against IBD,and certain cancers.
Contact the office for advice on which supplements are best to get the benefits of this nutrient.