Benefits of Omega-3: 17 Science & Evidence Based Truths about Omega-3

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Omega-3 fatty acids are extremely essential to human health. They play an important role for your body, brain and joints. In fact, few nutrients have been studied as thoroughly as omega-3 fatty acids. There are nearly 20,000 studies to date chronicling the benefits of Omega-3. Here are 17 health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids that are supported by evidence based science. (This article is condensed and adapted from Healthline.com)

Omega-3s:

  1. Fights Depression and Anxiety ScienceDirectNIHPubmed

  2. Improve Eyesight Pubmed
  3. Promote Brain Health During Pregnancy and Early Life NIH
  4. Can Improve Risk Factors for Heart Disease in these areas: Triglycerides | Blood pressure | “Good” HDL cholesterol | Blood clots| Plaque | Inflammation Pubmed Article
  5. Can Reduce Symptoms of ADHD in Children ADHD Pubmed
  6. Can Reduce Symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome Metabolic-Syndrome-NIH
  7. Can Fight Inflammation Inflammation PubMed
  8. Can Fight Autoimmune Diseases AutoImmune-NIH
  9.  Can Improve Mental Disorders ImproveMD
  10. Can Fight Age-Related Mental Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease MentalDecline
  11. May Help Prevent Cancer- This fact has recently been disputed in a “study of studies,” however, it’s worth noting the lower incidence of colorectal cancer in those who consume omega-3 is a statistical fact.  Colorectal Cancer PubMed
  12. Can Reduce Asthma in Children Asthma-Children/
  13. Can Reduce Fat in Your Liver FattyLiverPubMed1
  14. May Improve Bone and Joint Health Bone-Joint
  15. Can Alleviate Menstrual Pain MenstrualNIH
  16. Fatty Acids May Improve Sleep -NIH_Sleep
  17. Omega-3 Fats Are Good For Your Skin, Hair and Nails Skin-Study

This article is to just get you started on your journey to learn the facts about Omega-3. This article is condensed from a longer article  Written by Freydis Hjalmarsdottir, MS on October 15, 2018 – Many thanks for the great research.

 

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