How One Nutrient Can Support the Six Key Areas of Health

How One Nutrient Can Support the Six Key Areas of Health

Omega 3s or Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are deemed essential as our bodies cannot produce them on our own, and therefore must be consumed regularly through diet or daily supplementation.

The EFAs we consume reside in our cell membranes, where they impact every biological process in our bodies, such as cell division, circulation, blood pressure, pain, and inflammation. Without adequate intake of EFAs, optimal health can be compromised, as the cells may be unable to function properly.

Here’s how Omega-3s can support the six key areas of health.

1. Immune Health

The ratio of omega–3 to omega–6 essential fatty acids that a person consumes directly impacts the health of their immune response. Similarly, the ratio of fatty acids within their cell membranes directly influences whether the immune response synthesizes beneficial or potentially harmful molecules. When the immune system is triggered—for example by injury, allergy, or infection—fatty acids are released from the cell membranes. These fatty acids are converted into molecules as part of the body’s natural healing response.

2. Brain Health

The brain is in charge of controlling and coordinating all the actions both conscious and subconscious within our bodies. EFAs have been shown to play a key role in the health of our brain, as our brain is made up of 60% fat, much of which is EFAs. Studies have shown that consuming EFAs helps increase the grey matter in the brain; the fat, which helps increase membrane fluidity, neurotransmitter activity, memory, and learning.

3. Mental Health

Several mental health conditions have been linked to Omega-3 deficiencies. EFAs have also been shown to help reduce symptoms including anger, aggression and anxiety associated with these conditions.

4. Eye Health

Aged-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects the macula which is the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail; it destroys your sharp central vision which you need to see objects clearly, and to do tasks such as reading. Research has shown that weekly consumption of EFAs is linked to a lower risk of early AMD.

5. Skin health

Omega-3s control a large number of cellular processes in our bodies that directly relate to the health of our skin, hair and nails. EFA’s have been shown to help keep skin hydrated, help to smooth rough and scaly skin by reducing inflammation, help improve blood flow and help provide more oxygen to the skin for nourishment.

6. Joint Health

Within joint and muscle tissue, omega-3s help reduce inflammation and pain. A large body of scientific evidence indicates that fish oil supports key compounds and internal repair systems that operate in response to physical stress. Studies show that EPA and DHA, the omega–3 essential fatty acids in fish oil, support the resolution of pain associated with physical stress to the back and joints. The research-backed benefits of fish oil also include support for joint mobility and flexibility.

Are omega-3s right for you?

Despite the great health benefits of omegas, individuals around the world suffer from omega–3 deficiency.

Omega–3 deficiency stems in large part from the growing unavailability of foods rich in these nutrients—principally fish—and because of the increasing popularity of the standard modern Western diet worldwide. While most diets prior to the 20th century contained a relative balance of omega–3 and omega–6 rich foods, the typical Western diet today contains far more of the omega–6s

It can be difficult to ensure that enough EFAs are consumed in order for your body to remain at its optimal health level. Omega-3 supplements are an option to assist your dietary intake.

Why Nordic Naturals?

  • Freshness – All of Nordic Naturals fish oils are processed in an oxygen-free environment to prevent rancidity.
  • Purity – Complete transparency in the production, creation and contents of the product. Certificate of Analysis is provided and all safety questions are answered.
  • Form – The more effectively absorbed triglyceride form of fish oil used, instead of the ethyl ester form.
  • Research – Nordic Naturals products are supported by more than 50+ original research documents, more than any other brand.
  • Double-strength omega-3s for increased support in fewer soft gels
  • Great for meeting the additional needs of conditions such as pregnancy
  • Supports general well-being
  • May help support healthy skin

Nordic Naturals’ most popular concentrate, Ultimate Omega offers concentrated support for the whole body. Doctors and researchers worldwide consistently choose this focussed formula.

Nordic Naturals source only the highest quality ingredients and adhere to the strictest product standards and specifications.

Concentrated Ultimate Omega delivers more omega-3s per serving than most other omega-3 products. This means you get more support in a smaller serving.

Purchase Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega in clinic or on our online store here.