Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (EPA/DHA) compete with the long-chain omega-6 fatty acid, arachidonic acid (AA), for incorporation into cellular membranes.
Arachidonic acid is pro-inflammatory and EPA/DHA are anti-inflammatory. Increasing omega-3 EPA/DHA fatty acids intake ensures our bodies are in balance and does not degrade under diet induced chronic inflammation.
Chronic inflammation is a silent killer and typically manifests symptoms when the damage has already been done to our bodies, such as in joint damage, autoimmune conditions, systemic issues like diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
From Birth to Old Age, Omega 3’s are recognized to be a key element for the proper function and protection of the brain.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) currently recommends the use of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation for depressive disorders, impulse-control disorders, and psychotic disorders in treatment guidelines.
In the central nervous system omega-3 fatty acids modulate cell signaling and affect dopaminergic and serotonergic pathways. Dopamine and serotonin are key hormones that allow us to experience pleasure, reward, well being & happiness.
Health professionals also recommend it for young brain development, as an antidepressant, mood improver and as protection from degradation as we approach our elder years.
Omega-3s, have been recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA) for the past 20 years to reduce cardiovascular risks.
Omega-3 in its EPA form and in adequate high individualized doses have proven effective to minimize cardiovascular risks and are regularly recommended by physicians.
Inflammation plays a significant role in the disease process of Dry Eye Disease (DED) and Age-Related Macular degeneration (AMD).
Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) have emerged as being important nutrients for their role as anti-inflammatory mediators and may modulate new blood vessel generation, in both the eye cornea and choroid areas.
As part of the cellular membrane constitution, omega-3 fatty acids can regulate cellular membrane properties, such as membrane fluidity. Fluid, more permeable cells are able to better absorb nutrients and expel toxins. That is healthier and great news for skin and your entire body!
Omega-3 fatty acids also may help reduce chronic inflammation that can lead to and is present in autoimmune diseases which affect the skin such as eczema and psoriasis