The list of health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil) listed below may seem endless. And it might seem impossible for daily dose of omega-3 fatty acids to provide all the of the health benefits below but its not.
I’m a long-term cancer survivor living with chemobrain, chemo-induced heart damage, radiation-induced nerve damage and a risk of treatment related secondary cancers. I believe that omega 3 fatty acid supplementation helps me remain in complete remission, prevent new cancers, and manage many of the previous long-term and late side effects that I contracted all those years ago.
The list of health benefits of omega 3 fatty acids supplementation is long. Omega 3 fatty acids are a wonder drug.
I take one capsule daily of Life Extension Super Omega 3 EPA/DHA with Sesame Lignans and Olive Fruit to insure all I get all of the health benefits below and I encourage you to do so as well.
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17 Science-Based Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
1.Omega-3s Can Fight Depression and Anxiety
2.Omega-3s Can Improve Eye Health
3. Omega-3s Can Promote Brain Health During Pregnancy and Early Life
4. Omega-3s Can Improve Risk Factors For Heart Disease
Triglycerides: Omega-3s can cause a major reduction in triglycerides, usually in the range of 15–30% (25, 26, 27).
Blood pressure: Omega-3s can reduce blood pressure levels in people with high blood pressure (25, 28).
HDL-cholesterol: Omega-3s can raise HDL (the “good”) cholesterol levels (29, 30, 31)
Blood clots: Omega-3s can keep blood platelets from clumping together. This helps prevent the formation of harmful blood clots (32, 33).
Plaque: By keeping the arteries smooth and free from damage, omega-3s help prevent the plaque that can restrict and harden the arteries (34, 35).
Inflammation: Omega-3s reduce the production of some substances released during the inflammatory response (36, 37, 38).
5. Omega-3s Can Reduce Symptoms of ADHD in Children
ega-3s Can Fight Inflammation
7. Omega-3s Can Fight Autoimmune Diseases
8. Omega-3s Can Improve Mental Disorders
9. Omega-3s Can Fight Age-Related Mental Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease
10.Omega-3s May Help Prevent Cancer
11. Omega-3s Can Reduce Asthma in Children
Asthma is a chronic lung disease with symptoms like coughing, shortness of breath and wheezing.
12. Omega-3s Can Reduce Fat in The Liver
13. Omega-3s May Improve Bone and Joint Health
Osteoporosis and arthritis are two common disorders that affect the skeletal system.
Studies indicate that omega-3s can improve bone strength by increasing the amount of calcium in bones. This should lead to a reduced risk of osteoporosis (87, 88).
Omega-3s may also help with arthritis. Patients taking omega-3 supplements have reported reduced joint pain and increased grip strength (89, 90).
14. Omega-3s Can Alleviate Menstrual Pain
Menstrual pain occurs in the lower abdomen and pelvis, and often radiates to the lower back and thighs.
17. Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Improve Sleep
Good sleep is one of the foundations of optimal health.
18. Omega-3 Fats Are Good For Your Skin
EPA also benefits the skin in several ways, including (101, 102):
Managing oil production in skin.
Managing hydration of the skin.
Preventing hyperkeratinization of hair follicles (the little red bumps often seen on upper arms).
Preventing premature ageing of the skin.
Omega-3s can also protect your skin from sun damage. EPA helps block the release of substances that eat away at the collagen in your skin after sun exposure (101).