Why Omega 3

Why Omega 3?

Essential Fatty Acids are nutritional cornerstones of humanhealth. Two major families of fats areProEPA.jpg comprised under this designation, omegas3 and 6. They are deemed 'essential' because we need them for properhealthmuch like certain vitamins and mineralsbut cannot produce them on ourown. We must therefore consume these fats through diet or supplementation.

Here are some health benefitsof Omega 3 fatty acids:

1. Omega-3s for theHeart

There is more scientific evidence behind thecardiovascular benefits of fish oil than any other nutritional supplement.Thousands of clinical studies have shown that increased intake of EPA andDHAthe omega3 essential fatty acids in fish oilenhance overallcardiovascular function. The American Heart Association recently released anupdated statement recommending that healthy adults eat fish at least twice aweek, patients with heart disease to take 1 gram EPA+DHA per day, andindividuals with high triglycerides, 24 grams per day.2

2. Omega-3sfor the Brain & Mood

A large and growing body ofscientific evidence indicates that fish oil benefits mental health and brainfunction in all stages of life. EPA and DHA, the omega3 essential fatty acidsin fish oil, are particularly concentrated in the brain. Research as shown benefitsof fish oil to include: improved memory, promotes positive mood and well being,and supports focus and attention.

3. Omega3sfor Immunity

When the immune system istriggeredfor example by injury, allergy, or infectionfatty acids are releasedfrom the cell membranes. These fatty acids are converted into molecules as partof the body's natural healing response. EPA and DHA, the omega3 essentialfatty acids in fish oil, support the body's natural antiinflammatory responsebecause they are converted into antiinflammatory molecules. A large body ofscientific evidence indicates that fish oil helps to naturally regulate theimmune response and support the internal repair systems that operate inresponse to inflammation.

4. Omeaga-3sfor the Back and Joints

Back and joint pain often originates in different causes,but typically has one underlying factorinflammation. Normally a protectivemechanism, inflammation can produce many negative health effects when itbecomes a long-term or chronic conditionincluding chronic pain and thebreakdown of cartilage and tissue. A large body of scientific evidenceindicates that fish oil supports the body's natural anti-inflammatory responseand the internal repair systems that operate in response to inflammation.Studies show that EPA and DHA, the omega3 essential fatty acids in fish oil,support the production of natural anti-inflammatory molecules that helpalleviate back and joint pain.

5. Omeaga-3sfor Pregnancy & Lactation

EPA and DHAthe omega-3 essential fatty acids in fishoilare crucial throughout life, but especially during pregnancy, when awoman's demand for DHA in particular increases substantially. The DHA consumedby expectant moms sets the foundation for her baby's developing brain, eyes,and nervous system. DHA also provides mood and nerve support for new mothers inthe difficult weeks following her baby's birth. Omega3 fish oil is a safe,pure, and effective way to promote the health of both moms and babies, and isendorsed by the American Pregnancy Association.

6. Omega3sfor Fitness

Omega3 essential fatty acids from fish oil have beenshown to support lung function, and to promote blood flow and oxygen deliveryto active muscle by enhancing blood vessel function. They have also been shownto support the body's natural anti-inflammatory response, an important part ofrecovery from physical stress. These effects combine to enhance endurance andpromote joint flexibility, mobility, and comfort.

At Provance Chiropractic, we carry a variety of Omega 3fatty acids. Talk to our doctors today and ask them what type of fish oil isright for you!

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