But why is it so important for you?
Omega 3s are fatty acids, (they are the blocks that build fat). They are also essential, meaning that our bodies cannot manufacture omega 3 fatty acids, but has to get it from food or supplements.
These fatty acids can come from plants, or from fish. Omega 3 from fish is superior because of it’s high DHA and EPA (2 fatty acids).
Plant DHA and EPA has to first be converted from plant ALA, so plant sources lack both high dosage and efficiency.
Krill and Cold Water Fish are the best sources.
Omega-3 from Fish Oil has many Health Benefits Including, Here Are 10 Reasons:
1 – Cardiovascular: Omega 3 is beneficial for your overall heart health. It increases your GOOD HDL and lowers your BAD LDL (cholesterols). It also helps to lower your blood pressure. And it has more heart health benefits!
2 – It’s Good For Your Brain: The Fish Oil Fatty Acid DHA, is recognized to improve your mood (disorder), and helps in many “brain” functions (disorders).
From Dr Barry Sears Site, Why We Need Omega-3 and DHA as Brain Food, Fats (The Good Fats) make up 60 percent of the brain and the nerves that run every system in the body.
3 – Allergies: Omega 3 has shown to help with the many symptoms of allergies, including with eczema.
4 – Healthy Skin: Fish Oil Fatty Acids have shown to help with dry skin, eczema and even psoriasis.
5 Autoimmune Conditions: 6 For Diabetes: 7 Your immune System:
8 – Your Eye Health: Fish oil has shown many eye health benefits
9 – Omega 3 may help in risk of Alzheimer
10 – ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BENEFITS IS THAT OMEGA 3 HELPS IN THE BATTLE TO DOUSE THE FIRE OF INFLAMMATION, THE ROOT OF MANY DISEASES.
You can see a more in depth discussion here, Omega 3 Benefits explained
Are all Fish Oils the Same?
NO, they are not, basically, the two important considerations: