Omega-3 are essential fatty acids. They are so-called because our body cannot produce them, but neither can it live without them.
Within the EFAs (ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS) of omega 3, there are different types. Alpha linoleic acid ALA, eicosapentaenoic acid EPA and docosahexaenoic acid DHA
What foods contain omega-3?
Omega 3 can be found in different types of foods, although in most of them its concentration is low and a large amount would have to be consumed to cover daily needs. That is why it is good to complement the consumption of these foods with high-quality omega3 supplements.
Where we find them:
Alpha linoleic acid (ALA) can be found in plant foods such as flax from hemp seeds, walnuts, and chia.
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) can be found in salmon, tuna, sardines, and trout... that is why it is commonly known as fish oil.
What is omega 3 good for?
All omega 3 fatty acids help to reduce bad LDL cholesterol and have an anti-inflammatory effect, because they are polyunsaturated fats.
Their main benefit is the prevention of different diseases and better physical performance.
In addition, omega-3 DHA is an indispensable component of the body's cell membranes for their proper functioning, especially for the retina and the brain.
Its benefits include autoimmune and anti-inflammatory effects. Since they are of great help to reduce the risk of suffering diseases with inflammatory processes such as cancer, cardiovascular problems and even delay aging. In addition to promoting their treatment.
Also, omega 3 can be used to reduce the risk of vascular problems such as thrombosis, atherosclerosis and as an aid in some diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, lupus, and Crohn's disease.
Omega-3 deficiency is linked to memory loss, feelings of anxiety, and depression, mainly in older adults.
Benefits of omega-3
Omega-3 may help to
- Improve learning ability
- Regulate blood clotting
- Help regulate blood clotting.
- Combat allergies and asthma
- Reduce stress
- Combat premenstrual syndrome and depression
- Improve blood pressure and heart function
- Reduce inflammation and fight inflammatory diseases
- Reduce bad cholesterol and triglycerides
- Promote weight loss and maintain testosterone levels
- Repair the immune system.
- Benefits of omega-3 intake during pregnancy
Omega-3 supplementation in pregnant women improves the neurological development of the fetus. It also prevents postpartum depression, reduces cases of premature delivery, and improves the baby's cognitive abilities.
In addition, during breastfeeding, it is an essential nutrient for both mother and child.
How to consume omega-3?
Depending on the age, different amounts of omega-3 are required, but its consumption is always essential for good development and to avoid diseases.
Some people cannot digest it properly, so its consumption is somewhat uncomfortable, causing bad breath and causing it to be repeated throughout the day.
The best is to consume it together with a probiotic, especially the Lactobacillus Bulgaricus strain, as it can generate enzymes to better digest and absorb omega 3.
In XAVIAX you can find in OM3 specially designed with this combination of omega 3 with lactobacillus bulgaricus and it is also added with agave inulin as a prebiotic. It has a delicious taste so it is easy to consume for both children and older adults.
Complement your diet with XAVIAX probiotics and feel the difference of living in balance.