Omega-3’s are that beneficial essential polyunsaturated fatty acid that you never knew you needed. Omega-3 fatty acids don’t always get the credit they deserve, but that may be because they are largely preventative. That means they don’t fix something directly, but they are health components that may help prevent many health conditions from occuring. They are also essential, meaning the body does not produce them by itself. That means that it can only be aquired from food.
So what does omega 3 actually do? Omega 3 is a very important part of every cells membrane(outer layer) and the lack of it can affect the cells reception. In short it can affect the cells ability to recieve instructions to do work. Omega 3’s are also the precursor(needed first) to produce many hormones. Hormones are one of the main communication systems with cells. This is important because many functions of the body at the cellular level can be affected.
Because of the fundamental role of omega 3 fatty acids, lacking omega 3 can affect processes including regulating blood clotting, contraction and relaxation of arteries, and inflammation.
Similar to hormones, omega 3 actually communicates with the cells as well. The communication between omega 3 and your cells are to regulate genetic functions. Omega 3 has also been shown to help prevent heart disease and stroke, may help control lupus, eczema, and rheumatoid arthritis, and may play protective roles in cancer and other conditions. It is theorized that this is due to omega 3’s communication with the cells.
Foods that are high in omega 3 are fish(all types), vegetable oils, nuts (especially walnuts), flax seeds and flaxseed oil. Omega 3 comes in a few different forms, Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) you will typically find in fish/seafood. Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) you can find in vegetable oils and flaxseeds.
Pure probiotics is a nice blend of EPA and DHA forms of omega 3. Our probiotics are formulated with a 2:1 EPA:DHA ratio as it has been shown to be more effective at reducing inflammatory risk factors.