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While research is still ongoing into effects of these fatty acids on heart, research to date has shown that they:
∑ decrease risk of arrhythmias, which can lead to sudden cardiac death ∑ decrease triglyceride levels ∑ decrease growth rate of atherosclerotic plaque ∑ lower blood pressure (slightly)
Additionally, Omega 3 has been reported effective as an anti-inflammatory. And according to an article by Judith Horstman for Arthritis Today, ďThereís strong evidence that fish oil supplements with omega-3 fatty acids can ease rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms, help prevent Raynaudís syndrome spasms and possibly relieve some lupus symptoms.
There is some limited evidence that reduction in Omega 3 in average western diet can be a contributing factor to rise in:
∑ asthma ∑ chronic fatigue syndrome ∑ cystic fibrosis ∑ osteoporosis ∑ prostate cancer
Omega 3 Supplements
Any good doctor or nutritionist will tell you that best way to get any nutrient is to go right to source and eat it through foods they originate. In case of Omega 3 this would most likely be in form of fatty fish, flaxseed, walnuts, canola oil and soybean oil. That said, this is not always possible given average westernerís diet and lifestyle. Additionally, for those suffering from sever depression or using Omega 3 to combat an existing condition, amount contained in foods we eat may not provide enough of this fatty acid. If this is case then it is important to know what you are looking for.
The supplement should be high in EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). EPA, along with DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are two active ingredients in Omega 3. EPA is considered to be therapeutic element. It is thus important to purchase a supplement higher in EPA than DHA.
Due to recent developments and study of Omega 3 and all of its potential health benefits, majority of studies and information on it are preliminary and based on smaller test groups. Additional research is underway and should provide additional insight into how it works and exactly what its role is in brainís functioning and development.
Currently additional studies are ongoing into roll of Omega 3 in brain and nerve regeneration, depression, heart disease, arthritis, cancer, neck and back pain, stress and an assortment of other mental and physical conditions.
Information on Omega 3 and its properties provided by http://www.mind1st.co.uk/ Mind1st in the sole distributor of PuraEPA with 90% pure EPA. Visit their website for more information on Omega 3 fish oil and how it works.