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Why You Need Omega 3’s
My clients will tell you how much I bang on about the importance of Essential Fatty Acids for their skin health, so here is a little blog about the what, how, why and the other amazing health benefits.
Essential fatty acids (EFA’s) are considered “essential fats” because they are required for optimal health but cannot be produced by the body. Fish oil supplies the most beneficial omega 3 essential fatty acids Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Increased intake of these omega 3’s helps optimise heart, brain, circulatory, metabolic, joint and tissue health.
How does It work? There are two main families of essential fats: omega 3 and omega 6. In the body, omega 3’s reside in the cell membrane, where they compete with omega 6’s. Proper cell function is dependent on a balanced intake of this fats. An overabundance of omega 6 fats (which we consume through refined vegetable oils, processed foods and grain-fed meats) can disrupt this delicate balance.
Consuming more omega 3’s helps maintain a healthy balance of these essential fats. Marine omega 3’s, like fish oil, are the best sources and optimise the health of every tissue, organ and system in the body.
EPA – Maintains a healthy heart and circulatory system
– Supports joint comfort and mobility
– Promotes healthy immune function
– Supports positive mood and well-being
DHA – Supports learning, mood and nervous system health
– Supports the brain, eyes, and immune system
– Essential for proper brain development in infants and children
– Recommended by Dr’s for pregnant and lactating women
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