Omega 3

If you’ve ever taken vitamins then you are probably familiar with this one.
Omega 3
is one of the most commonly taken vitamins, and for good reason.

They are a type of ‘good fat’ that is needed for our normal brain function and which our bodies can’t make on their own. We must therefore obtain them through our diet or vitamin supplements.

Omega-3 fatty acids are important for various functions in the human body. These include:

  • blood clotting
  • digestion
  • fertility
  • relaxation and contraction of muscles
  • movement of calcium and other substances in and out of cells
  • growth
  • cell division

There are many health benefits to taking Omega 3, but its most popular are increased heart health and its anti-inflammatory effects that make it a well-known natural treatment in rheumatoid arthritis.

Omega-3 is found naturally in foods like salmon, mackerel, sardines, anchovies, english walnuts, and vegetable oils ( flaxseed, soybean and canola).

Omega-3 has also been used in the treatment of conditions as varied as asthma, diabetes, dementia and cancer.

Omega 3 by Nicholas Cheong

Studies have shown that in countries that have higher fish consumption, such as Japan and Taiwan, the depression rate in the population is ten times lower than in North America! If your diet isn’t rich in foods that contain Omega-3 then I would highly recommend asking your physician about getting started with supplements.

It has also been suggested that taking Omega-3′s together with antidepressants may be more effective than taking the antidepressants alone.

Although side effects are not common, they can include indigestion or diarrhrea.

In high doses, Omega-3 can interact with certain medications, so like with everything else, make sure you consult with your doctor before you begin taking supplements.

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