You may have heard of some of the benefits of omega three fatty acid (or omega 3), but maybe you were not aware of just how powerful its benefits are. Let me show you how it works in the body and the very best source.
The main omega 3 fatty acids are called EPA and DHA with DHA being by far the most important as it provides most of the health benefits.
It is estimated that over 90% of the population are deficient in these essential fats as the body can not make them. Leading health experts agree that consuming more omega 3 fats is probably the single most important dietary change that most people could ever make to improve their health.
DHA is converted by the body into a powerful anti-inflammatory substance called Resolvin D2 which lowers inflammation effectively and naturally in the body. Infection lies behind most diseases today, not only the more obvious ones like in the case of rheumatoid arthritis.
The wealth of health benefits that omega 3 provides includes improved cardiovascular health, lower bad or LDL cholesterol, improved brain health and mental well-being, better vision and memory as well as many more including helping to prevent prostate and breast cancer.
So what is the best source?
If you guessed fresh fish then you were slightly wrong! Because they pick up so many toxins today from the polluted oceans, it is not recommended to eat more than one portion of oily fish a week and that provides now near enough omega 3.
Vegetarian sources like flaxseed are not recommended either as they contain a fatty acid called ALA which is not as effective and, respectively claims to the contrary, is seldom if ever converted into DHA or EPA.
Experts recommend a daily fish oil supplement because then you can control the quantity and purity of what you take and they provide a quick and convenient solution.
To make sure you still do not unwittingly ingest any toxins, the oil should be distilled to remove them. This will also provide you with more omega 3. These are sometimes also known as pharmaceutical grade too.
I would suggest you get a 2: 1 ratio of DHA to EPA with a minimum of 250mg of DHA per 1000mg capsule in order to get the maximum benefits.
The best fish are the Hoki from New Zealand and South Pacific Tuna as they are naturally high in DHA and when blended provide over 250% more anti-inflammatory benefits to you.
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