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Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Updated: Dec 5, 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.

  1. Have the ability to fight Depression and Anxiety.

  2. 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

  3. Can improve Eye Health

  4. Linked to reduced risk of macular degeneration

  5. Can Promote Brain Health During Pregnancy and Early Life

  6. Crucial for brain growth and development in infants leading to higher intelligence, better social skills, decreased risk of ADHD and fewer behavioral problems.

  7. Lower risk for Heart Disease, but how?

  8. Prevent platelets from clumping together

  9. Raise good HDL cholesterol levels

  10. Reduce blood pressure

  11. Reduces triglycerides

  12. Can Reduce Symptoms of ADHD in Children

  13. Help improve attention and task completion

  14. Decrease hyperactivity, impulsiveness,, restlessness and aggression

  15. Reduce Symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome

  16. Can help improve Insulin resistance, inflammation and heart disease

  17. Can Fight Inflammation

  18. Reduce the production of molecules linked to inflammation eicosanoids and cytokines

  19. Can Fight Autoimmune Disease

  20. Including type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and psoriasis

  21. Can Improve Mental Disorders

  22. Improve symptoms of mood swings, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia

  23. Can Prevent and or Improve Neurocognitive disorders like Alzheimer's Disease

  24. May Help Prevent Cancer

  25. Including Colon, Prostate and Breast Cancer

  26. Can Reduce Asthma in Children

  27. Can Reduce Fatty Liver Disease

  28. May Improve Bone and Joint Health

  29. Reduces risk of osteoporosis and arthritis

  30. Can Alleviate Menstrual Pain

  31. May Improve Sleep

  32. Both the length and quality of sleep are improved

  33. Great for Skin

  34. Manages hydration

  35. Reduces red bumps

  36. Reduces premature aging of your skin

  37. 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!

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