Omega-3 fatty acids belong to group of fats called polyunsaturated fats. The best studied are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). The main sources of Omega-3 fatty acids are fish oils, flax seed oil and chia seeds. Omega-3 fatty acids consumption has many beneficial effect on human health.
Omega-3 fatty acids have a beneficial effect in bipolar disorder, on attentional, behavioral and emotional problems of children and adolescents, therapeutic effect on children with autism, ADHA, women with postpartum depression, postpone cognitive decline in elderly men
Omega-3 fatty acids lower blood pressure in dyslipidaemic patients, prevent atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass surgery, are associated with a reduction in coronary heart disease, improve endothelial function in peripheral arteral disease, blood viscosity in peripheral vascular disease, decreases inflammation and prevents pressure overload-induced cardiac dysfunction, reduces the risk of ischemic stroke.
Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D consumption results in a significant reduction in coronary calcium scores and slowed plaque grows.
Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation is inversely associated with incidence of hypertension.
Join and bone health
Omega-3 Fatty Acids are effective in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
Omega-3 fatty acids have therapeutic value in the treatment of eye dry syndrome.
Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration and primary open-angle glaukoma.
Omega-3 fatty acid reduce inflammation in cystic fibrosis patients.
Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation is associated with beneficial effect among some asthmatics, children with bronchial asthma and protects smokers against chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Higher supplementation of omega 3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of pneumonia.
Omega-3 fatty acids prevent the formation of urinary calcium oxalate stones.
Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation improves IgA nephropathy.
Omega-3 fatty acids have has therapeutic effect in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C
Omega 3 fatty acid consumption may contribute to prevention of early preterm birth
Omega-3 fatty acids are useful in treatment breast cancer and prostata cancer
Omega-3 Fatty acids consumption prevents and reverses insulin resistence.
Omega-3 fatty acids decrease homocysteine levels in diabetic patients and improve vascular function in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Autoimmune disorders and allergy
Omega 3 fatty acids consumption decreases the severity of autoimmune disorders
Omega-3 fatty acids supplementation has therapeutic value in the treatment of systemic lupus erythmeatosus.
Intake of omega-3 fatty acids may be associated with a reduced prevalence of allergic rhinitis.