Updated: Dec 6, 2021
I bet you have heard of how important Omega-3 fatty acids are for your diet! Do you ever wonder what the true benefits are? Well if you do, you're in luck because all the answers are below! First, Omega-3 fatty acids have many powerful health benefits for not only the body, but the brain as well! More specifically, here are the 17 top benefits from Omega-3 fatty acids.
Have the ability to fight Depression and Anxiety.
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexenoic acid (DHA) are especially effective (Look for approximate equal ratio of EPA:DHA in your Omega 3 product choice and ideal daily dose is 2-4 grams
Can improve Eye Health
Linked to reduced risk of macular degeneration
Can Promote Brain Health During Pregnancy and Early Life
Crucial for brain growth and development in infants leading to higher intelligence, better social skills, decreased risk of ADHD and fewer behavioral problems.
Lower risk for Heart Disease, but how?
Prevent platelets from clumping together
Raise good HDL cholesterol levels
Reduce blood pressure
Can Reduce Symptoms of ADHD in Children
Help improve attention and task completion
Decrease hyperactivity, impulsiveness,, restlessness and aggression
Reduce Symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome
Can help improve Insulin resistance, inflammation and heart disease
Can Fight Inflammation
Reduce the production of molecules linked to inflammation eicosanoids and cytokines
Can Fight Autoimmune Disease
Including type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and psoriasis
Can Improve Mental Disorders
Improve symptoms of mood swings, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia
Can Prevent and or Improve Neurocognitive disorders like Alzheimer's Disease
May Help Prevent Cancer
Including Colon, Prostate and Breast Cancer
Can Reduce Asthma in Children
Can Reduce Fatty Liver Disease
May Improve Bone and Joint Health
Reduces risk of osteoporosis and arthritis
Can Alleviate Menstrual Pain
May Improve Sleep
Both the length and quality of sleep are improved
Great for Skin
Reduces red bumps
Reduces premature aging of your skin
Reducing the risk of acne
Overall, Omega-3 fatty acids are so beneficial to many aspects of health! The best way to incorporate these into your diet is by eating fatty fish twice a week. If that's not possible, it may be beneficial to use supplements. Contact GLIM to book an appointment and learn more about Omega-3s in your health journey today!