So what are the benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids and where can you find it?
Well Omega 3 fatty acids are found in three forms
- EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) found in certain fish and
- ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) which is found in plant sources such as seeds and nuts
Some common sources include:
- Flaxseed Oil
- Chia Seeds
- White Fish
If you can stomach these things or even afford them (fish is expensive!) then you can get your Omega 3 fatty acids from supplements
Why do I need it?
You’d think your body would naturally produce everything it needs but unfortunately it doesn’t and sometimes we need to help it by eating the right things.
Top 5 Omega 3 fatty acids Benefits
1. Mental Health
If you start hearing voices then it’s time to have some salmon! Not really but there is evidence that Omega 3 fatty acids can help with depression and anxiety.
2. Promote Brain health during pregnancy
Getting enough Omega 3 fatty acids during pregnancy has shown to have many benefits for a child including high intelligence and better communication skills.
3) Improve risk factors for heart disease
Heart attacks and strokes are the world’s leading causes of death. Omega 3 fatty acids can help reduce the risk of these by lowering your blood pressure, increasing your good cholesterol and help to prevent blood clots.
4) Reduce symptoms of metabolic syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is really not a good thing to have when you are trying to lose weight. Omega 3 can reduce insulin resistance.
5) Can reduce fat in your liver
Reducing any kind of fat in the body can only be a good thing.
Omega 3 fatty acids has a whole range of benefits so it’s very important to make sure you include it in your diet.
How much Omega 3 fatty acids do I need?
There is no standard dose, but it is recommended to take 1 gram (1000mg) per day. If you struggle to get Omega 3 fatty acids into your diet then our Omega 3 fatty acid supplement is the perfect way to get it. Each capsule has the recommended dose (1000mg), they are manufactured in the UK to the highest standard and we offer them at a great price!
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