Omega-3 fatty acids are good for you! Indeed they seem to be a miracle working dietary supplement.
Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids. They are necessary for human health, but the body can't make them. You have to get them through food or dietary supplements.
Omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function, as well as normal growth and development. They have also become popular because they may reduce the risk of heart disease.
Research shows that Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be important for cognitive (brain memory and performance) and behavioral function.
Symptoms of omega-3 fatty acid deficiency include fatigue, poor memory, dry skin, heart problems, mood swings or depression, and poor circulation.
Even more important is the type of supplement you take:
The old source was Fish or Krill oil - however our planet's waters are so polluted that fish and krill oil is no longer safe. In fact fish are some of our biggest dietary sources of toxic metals and other harmful compounds including mercury, lead. arsenic, PCBs and other radioactive substances.
Don't trade the benefits of Omega-3s for the poisons contained in fish and krill oil, instead find a source made from nut or algae oil.
This goes for eating fish as well - be careful! The toxins they are exposed to in the water remain in their bodies forever, and if you eat fish - they end up in yours.
Happy supplementing! xoxo Katherine