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The Benefits of Omega-3 towards Our Optimal Health

There are three types of omega-3 fatty acids: ALA, EPA and DHA. These omega-3 fatty acids are vital for our optimal health. And you can get them from whole foods such as fatty fish, which is the best way to ensure robust omega-3 intake. But also you can get them in omega-3 supplements and is cheap and highly effective way to improve health for people deficient in omega-3 or other food items such as avocados, salmon...

And so here is a look at a few benefits of omega-3 fatty acids:

1. Support for Joints.

The essential omega-3 oils increases the amount of calcium you are able to absorb from your gut, which may help to improve the strength of your bones and synthesis of bone collagen. And thus reduces your risk of Osteoporosis and Arthritis, the two common disorders that affect your skeletal system.

2. Mental health.

People suffering from symptoms of depression or anxiety have seen improvements after adding more omega-3 rich foods to their diet. Of the three types of omega-3 fatty acids, EPA appears to be the best at fighting depression.

3. Healthy Skin.

Omega-3s can help keep your skin healthy, preventing premature aging and safeguarding against sun damage. DHA is a structural component of your skin while EPA helps block the release of substances that eat away at the collagen in your skin after sun exposure.

4. Helps Inflammation.

Some studies have demonstrated that omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce the production of molecules and substances linked to inflammation, such as inflammatory eicosanoids and cytokines, which can contribute to heart disease, cancer and various other diseases.

5. Improves Eye Health.

The omega-3 fatty acid, DHA is a major structural component of your eyes' retinas. It may help prevent macular degeneration, which can cause vision impairment and blindness.

6. Promote Brain Health During Pregnancy and Early Life.

Getting enough omega-3s during pregnancy is associated with numerous benefits for your child, including:

• Higher intelligence.

• Better communication and social skills.

• Decreased risk of developmental delay.

• Decreased risk of ADHD, autism and cerebral palsy.

DHA accounts for 40% of the polyunsaturated fatty acids in your brain and 60% in the retina of your eye.

Therefore, omega-3 fatty acids have immense benefits to the optimal functioning of our bodies. But it should be noted that over long periods, scientists say that omega-3 can reduce immune system function because it lowers the body's inflammatory responses. Thus high doses of omega-3 may increase bleeding time. Hence, it has been suggested that people should take no more than 3g per day of DHA and EPA combined.

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