What Are The Health Benefits Of Omega 3?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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What are the health benefits of Omega 3? Omega 3’s provides positive health benefits to the body and brain. There are three types of Omega 3 fatty acids such as ALA, EPA, and DHA. There was a study that showed that EPA was good at fighting depression. There was one study that found that EPA was good at fighting depression as similar as a common antidepressant drug.

DHA is an important component for your eye health. If you don’t get enough DHA, then there is a lot of potential eye problems that can arise. Getting enough Omega 3 reduces the risk of macular degeneration. And macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of permanent blindness and eye damage.

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Omega 3’s can help the lower risk of heart disease. Heart attacks and strokes is the leading cause of death in the United States. The benefits to Omega 3 fatty acids when it comes to heart health are:

  • It can reduce blood pressure in levels with people with high blood pressure.
  • It can raise good cholesterol levels.
  • It can cause a major reduction in triglyceride levels.
  • It can prevent plaque damage and prevent the hardening of arteries.
  • It can help prevent the formation of blood clots.

There are studies that show how it lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease. But there is no concrete evidence that shows it can prevent heart attacks or strokes.

Omega 3 can help reduce the production of molecules and substances associated with inflammation such as inflammatory eicosanoids and cytokines.  There have been studies that have showed a link between higher omega 3 intake and reduced inflammation.

Studies have shown that getting enough Omega 3’s in your diet can reduce the risk of autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, and psoriasis.

There are studies that have also shown that a higher omega 3 intake is associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease and decreased age-related mental decline.

Osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis are common disorders that affect the elderly. Studies have shown that omega 3’s can improve bone strength and joint health by increasing the amount of calcium in your bones. And this can lead to a reduced risk of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis affects over 30% of women over the age of 50.

Sleep is definitely an important component of optimal health. Low levels of omega 3 fatty acids are associated with sleep problems in children and adults.  There have been studies in children and adults that have shown that omega 3 supplementation can increase the length and quality of sleep.

Omega 3 Fatty acids is good for your skin. The DHA that is in Omega 3’s is responsible for the health of the cell membranes which makes up a large part of your skin.

The EPA in Omega 3’s helps with:

  • Managing oil production and hydration in your skin.
  • Reducing premature aging in the skin.
  • Reducing the risk of acne.

Omega 3’s can help protect your skin from sun damage. The EPA can help block the release of substances that eat away in the collagen in your skin after sun exposure.

“Omega 3’s can help the lower risk of heart disease. Heart attacks and strokes is the leading cause of death in the United States.” Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert Obi Obadike

The Bottom Line is Omega 3’s provides positive health benefits to the body and brain that will assist with you living a long productive healthy life.

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