Omega 3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids. Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid. This means that the body does not make it itself, but it needs it from an external source.
The best known omega 3’s are ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) and the fish fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).
What are the food sources of omega 3.
ALA is in vegetable oils, especially linseed/flaxseed oil. It is also found in red meat and green leafy vegetables. EPA and DHA are mainly found in fatty fish and shellfish.
The intake of omega 3 supplements has a positive impact on our general health because of its various functions. So what’s not to like:
Omega 3 has an anti-inflammatory effect. With a high intake of processed foods (these are high in omega 6 ), inflammation can be caused. A good omega 3/6 ratio is extremely important. A high omega 3 ratio hinders the inflammatory process.
Second: Support of cardiovascular functions
Omega 3 has a positive effect on the heart and blood vessels. It lowers bad cholesterol and protects the body against cardiovascular diseases.
Further, a Better recovery after exercise
Because omega 3 has a positive effect on the blood circulation, the body transports the nutrients that are important for muscle recovery better and the elimination of toxic products is more efficient.
One for the ladies: omega 3 is a natural painkiller for menstrual cramps.
A study by Babol University of Medical Sciences has shown that the daily intake of 1000mg omega 3 has a greater painkilling effect in dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps) than the intake of ibuprofen or another during acute painful moments.
The daily recommendation for heart and blood vessel maintenance, blood pressure and protection against inflammation is about 2000 – 3000mg omega 3
The current Western diet is extremely high in omega 6 and extremely low in omega 3. To maintain the good omega 3/6 ratio, we recommend supplementing with an omega 3 supplement. Go primal’s Superior omega 3 contains 1000mg omega 3 per capsule. One to two capsules per day is a good support for your health.