Why should you supplement with Omega-3s?
Life Extension was the first organization to recommend Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil for heart health.
In the simplest term, Omega-3 fatty acids are healthy fats. They’re so-called “essential fatty acids” because they are essential to health – you can’t live without them and your body can’t produce them.
You either have to get your Omega-3’s through your diet or through supplementation.
By adding Omega-3 fats to your diet and supplement regimen, you will automatically be exposed to a range of health benefits, including support of:
- A healthy brain function
- A healthy heart function
- Healthy blood lipids
- A healthy mood
- A healthy inflammatory response
The last one on the list, a healthy inflammatory response, may be more important than you might realize.
Scientists believe that inflammation is the common denominator of all age-related diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
Lowering levels of chronic, low-grade inflammation in your body is probably the single most important thing you can do to promote optimal health.
How do you choose the best Omega-3 product?
Salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines, lake trout and tuna are especially high in Omega-3 fatty acids.
Many of these fish contain traces of mercury, though. Eating large amounts of fish and shellfish can result in high levels of mercury in the body.