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The Importance of Omega-3

It can feel like there are 101 things you need to make sure you get enough of. But the fact of the matter is that some things are far more important to have in your system than others.

One particularly important component for any healthy body are Omega-3 acids. There’s plenty of research into the health benefits of Omega-3 out there, and in our latest blog, we’ve looked to give you the lowdown on why it’s worth looking at your own intake and consider adding more sources of Omega-3 if you are currently lacking.

What is Omega-3?

Omega-3 is a type of fatty acid. They are described as essential fatty acids as they cannot be synthesised by humans. In simple terms, that means your body isn’t able to make Omega-3 itself.

But your body does need Omega-3. It plays an important role in your body’s physiology and your diet.

Physiologically, Omega-3 forms a vital part of your cell membranes. They act as a precursor – a reactant component – to bioactive lipid mediators. That means they help support cell functionality and enable your body to react to any injuries.

That’s all admittedly quite technical. But the key takeaway should be that Omega-3 helps your body do what it needs to do. It helps everything work in order, the way it’s designed to. And your body can’t make Omega-3 on its own. It needs your support.

So what health effects are possible?

A person getting better sleep thanks to having requisite Omega-3 in their diet

Specific Omega-3 fatty acids play different roles in your body.

Some are thought to be really good for your brain and your eyes, while some tests have linked Omega-3 to having a stronger immune system.

There are even suggestions that conditions such as depression and ADHD can be improved through Omega-3 fatty acids.

Other possible health benefits include:

-          Enhanced bone and joint health

-          Better sleep

-          Tackling asthma symptoms in children

-          Help fight Alzheimer’s disease

-          Help prevent autoimmune diseases such as Type 1 Diabetes

How can I get Omega-3?

As mentioned, your body won’t create Omega-3 of its own accord. You need to ensure you provide your body with enough Omega-3 to feel the full health benefits of these fatty acids.

There are two main ways for you to achieve this:

Food and Diet

 serving of salmon on a wooden board

Certain foods sources are high in Omega-3 and can help you achieve the desired levels.

Eat fish and you can get higher levels of Omega-3 in your system, with salmon, mackerel and sardines all particularly beneficial.

Nuts can also give you a boost of Omega-3, as can seeds and plant oils.

Supplements

If you’re struggling to get enough Omega-3 in your diet, a supplement is a good alternative.

Evolution Organics has a vast range of Omega-3 supplements that may be able to provide you with ensuring that you have the right intake of Omega-3.

a box of Cleanmarine Krill Oil

Krill oil is a great way to ensure the requisite levels of Omega-3 are achieved, with products from the likes of Love Life Supplements, Cleanmarine and more.

Krill Oil supplements from Love Life Supplements

We also have oil blends, fish oil supplements, and hemp seed oil products available.

There’s even Omega-3 supplements designed to help boost children’s brain activities, and even Omega-3 for pets.

Search for Omega-3 on our website and take a look through all our offerings today.

If there’s a product you like, be sure to take a look through our delivery service before buying.

And if you have any questions, simply get in touch with the Evolution Organics team. We can be reached via email on info@evolutionorganics.co.uk, or give us a call on 0345 3700 006.

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