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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.

    1. 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

  2. Can improve Eye Health

    1. Linked to reduced risk of macular degeneration

  3. Can Promote Brain Health During Pregnancy and Early Life

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

  4. Lower risk for Heart Disease, but how?

    1. Prevent platelets from clumping together

    2. Raise good HDL cholesterol levels

    3. Reduce blood pressure

    4. Reduces triglycerides

  5. Can Reduce Symptoms of ADHD in Children

    1. Help improve attention and task completion

    2. Decrease hyperactivity, impulsiveness,, restlessness and aggression

  6. Reduce Symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome

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

  7. Can Fight Inflammation

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

  8. Can Fight Autoimmune Disease

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

  9. Can Improve Mental Disorders

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

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

  11. May Help Prevent Cancer

    1. Including Colon, Prostate and Breast Cancer

  12. Can Reduce Asthma in Children

  13. Can Reduce Fatty Liver Disease

  14. May Improve Bone and Joint Health

    1. Reduces risk of osteoporosis and arthritis

  15. Can Alleviate Menstrual Pain

  16. May Improve Sleep

    1. Both the length and quality of sleep are improved

  17. Great for Skin

    1. Manages hydration

    2. Reduces red bumps

    3. Reduces premature aging of your skin

    4. 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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