Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Omega 3 is a certain group of polyunsaturated fatty acids in our body. Fatty acids are considered “good fats” and they occur when fats are broken down. Fatty acids are organic, not highly soluble in water and they can be used by most cells as a source of energy. They have many benefits for our body and therefore are an important part of a healthy diet. There are three acid types in the Omega 3 group: ALA, DHA and EPA. DHA and EPA can be synthesized in the liver from ALA. However, ALA has to be obtained from an external (vegetable) source. The main function of omega 3 fatty acids in our body is to maintain optimal cell membrane flexibility in order for the cell to be able to transmit and receive biological “messages”.
Omega 3 Foods
Omega 3 can be found in a large variety of foods. However, different Omega 3 acids come from different food sources. In my next articles about Omega 3, I will specify in greater detail which acids are found in which foods. Here’s a short list of foods with contents rich in various types of Omega 3:
ALA – Vegetable seed oils (Soy, Canola, hemp, flax, chia and more), walnuts.
EPA&DHA ??Cold water fish, Fish oil.
Omega 3 Fish Oil
Fish oil has long been known as a great and reliable source of Omega 3. It’s a great, natural and completely organic way of supplying your body with Omega 3. Ask the oldest person you know about Cod liver oil, they’ll tell you all about how their grandma made them eat one spoonful a day, every day. Great great granny knows best ;-). Today’s fish oil is obviously a lot cleaner and much purer than what your family elders had to put up with, but the principal is the same. Fish oil today is even safer for consumption due to a high level of refinement, so there’s no need to worry about mercury and other fish contaminations. If you’re looking for a high quality-low cost omega-3 fish oil supplement, click the bottle on the right to be transferred to herbspro. For vegans and vegetarians, there are also vegetarian supplements made of seaweed. These will supply your body with DHA fatty acids.
Omega 3 Benefits
As I wrote before, Omega 3 helps maintain optimal cell-membrane consistency. This helps all the cell organs to communicate better with our body and therefore improve the function of various systems in our body. Here are some of the things it can help you with:
- Slow cognitive aging
- Help developmental disorders such as ADHD
- Help bi-polar disorder derived depressions
- Prevent cell inflammation
- Improve cases of arthritis
- Stimulate blood circulation
- Reduce blood pressure
There are actually a lot more things Omega 3 can help you with. More extensive and type specific benefits lists will be included in my next articles about Omega 3. It is recommended to consume 800 to 1000mgs of Omega 3 each day to achieve proper balance.
Unfortunately, Omega 3 has some rare but possible side-effects such as:
Nausea, fish taste in your mouth, fish breath, fish-smelling belches, fishy body odor, stomach ache, sometimes increased LDL levels, bloating, intestinal gas, increased risk of bleeding,? Vitamin toxicity (A and D), allergic reactions and some other scarce occurrences.
Basically, the most usual ones are the ones involving you turning stinky.?Don’t worry though, most people who take omega-3 don’t experience any side-effects at all except for slight improvements in overall health
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