There are three types of Omega three fatty acids. ALA, DHA & EPA.
These Fatty acids have a range of benefits stretching across different bodily systems including positive impacts on mental health, heart health, sleep, Immune function, Hormonal BalanceHeart
EPA and DHA help to keep the heart healthy and protects against diseases such as myocardial infection, atherosclerosis and stroke. Omega 3s can also reduce blood pressure in people with high blood pressure as well as raising HDL (Good Cholesterol) Preventing the buildup of plaque in the arteries
Omega 3s make an essential building block for brain cell structures and membranes and so they are vital for optimal brain function and performance of nerve cells. In certain conditions, Omegas 3 Fatty acids have been shown to improve memory and combat certain mood disorders such as Bipolar Depression, borderline personality disorder, and Schizophrenia.
Studies have shown that Regular consumption of Omega three fatty acids has a positive impact on mental health with EPA having the most common benefit in symptoms of depression. Luckily Vegans and Vegetarians have the option of Acquiring their Omega three oils from an algae source.
Polyunsaturated fats need to be consumed through diet as humans cannot synthesize them.
ALA is present in plant sources like nuts and seeds. The body can convert some ALA into EPA and DHA but it can only do this in very small amounts. The EPA and DHA found in fish sources are originally synthesized by microalgae which are eaten by phytoplankton then which are in turn eaten by fish.
Regular consumption of Omega three fatty acids has been shown to increase the formation of B Cells and T Cells in the body. This combined result paired with the antiinflammatory attributes helps the body to build stronger Immunity. Omega 3 Fatty acids are important to prevent and treat autoimmune diseases. Regular consumption of Omega 3s in the first year of life is linked to reduced incidences of AutoImmune diseases.
Supplementation with EPA and DHA can reduce the skin’s sensitivity to the sun’s UV rays.
They help to moisturize the skin and prevent red itchy and dry skin conditions. They Prevent hair loss and help to promote hair regrowth keeping hair both oily and shiny.