So, why do I, and so many others, consider omega 3 fish oil practically a health miracle?
Let’s consider just some of the many conditions and disorders that it may help improve.
Deficiencies in omega 3 fats have been linked to: depression, anxiety, mood swings, bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, Alzheimer’s disease, ADHD and ADD.
Millions upon millions of people suffer from just these conditions alone. Maybe even you do, or know a loved one who does.
Researchers from institutions as prestigious as the Harvard School of Public Health have shown some of these conditions will greatly improve with increased omega 3 fatty acid intake.
Other studies have shown that even if you don’t have any of these conditions, memory and focus can improve with consistent use of fish oil supplements.
"Omega 3 fatty acids benefit the heart of healthy people, and those at high risk of — or who have — cardiovascular disease." – American Heart Association
One of the best known and studied benefits of omega 3 fatty acids are for heart health. Until recently, this was the number #1 killer in the Western world (it has recently been surpassed by cancer).
Fish oil supplements, very high in omega 3 fats, have been shown to help those with heart disease, and help protect those who don’t, but might be susceptible to it down the line due to family history.
How does it do this? Well, for starters, omega 3’s can make platelets in the blood less sticky. This prevents them from clumping together, which can trigger heart attacks if they do as blood flow can stop.
In addition, omega 3’s can reduce triglycerides — these are blood fats closely related to cholesterol — and when they are high along with cholesterol, your chances for heart disease go up markedly.
Research has also shown that omega 3’s can help reduce or prevent heart rhythm abnormalities by making the electrical system of the heart stronger.
Heart disease is also characterized by inflammation, and omega 3’s have potent anti-inflammatory properties that can counter this.
Continued… Speaking of Inflammation