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Omega 3. Do I need them? What is it?

The omega-3 fatty acids come from sources such us seafood, nuts and vegetable oils. Fish and fish oils dimension in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and diaxaenoic acid (DHA), for nuts, soy, flaxseed and 18-α-linolenic acid (ALA). The 18-α-linolenic acid (ALA) is less effective comparing to other two.

How benefit is it to me? Research has found that omega-3 fatty acids play a key role in various physiological functions of the human body, including:

  1. The movements of calcium and other substances inside and outside the cells.

  2. In muscle relaxation and contraction.

  3. Inhibiting and promoting blood clotting.

  4. Regulating the secretion of substances, including digestive enzymes and hormones.

  5. Fertility control.

  6. Cell division.

  7. Brain function (memory, mood, concentration, reduction in depressive symptoms, prevention of Alzheimer's disease, lower chances of brain shrinkage to elder people)

  8. Reduce the risk of death from cadaveric causes (daily consumption of 2-4 grams of EPA and DHA helps to reduce blood triglycerides in patients with hypertriglyceridemia).

  9. Reducing the risk of primary and secondary heart attack.

  10. Antihypertensive dose (people with varicose veins can also benefit from consuming EPA and DHA which stimulate blood circulation)

  11. Omega 3 can also help many inflammatory and autoimmune diseases such as:

    • Cancer

    • Rheumatoid arthritis

    • Crohn's disease

    • Ulcerative colitis

    • Psoriasis

    • Lupus erythematosus

    • Multiple Sclerosis

    • Migraines In conclusion: The beneficial effect of omega-3 fatty acids is seen not only in maintaining a healthy heart, but also in improving many normal functions of the human body.

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