omega-3

Are your eyes irritated?

Dry eye syndrome occurs when there is an imbalance in the tear system. Symptoms can occur as a result of not enough tears or poor quality tears. Omega-3 fatty acids may help alleviate dry eye syndrome.

 

There's nothing 'fishy' about claims that omega-3 is good for your heart

In April 2014, an article called “’Fishing’ for the origins of the ‘Eskimos and heart disease’ story. Facts or wishful thinking?” was published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. This article has grabbed headlines because it questions original research that generated the hypothesis that omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial for heart health.

Omega-3 fish oil and skin health

The physiological changes and various characteristics of essential fatty acid (EFA) deficit with respect to our skin are numerous. Deficits have been shown to lead to dysfunctions in the skin barrier, inflammatory responding, and cellular signaling. Several clinical disorders such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and acne have also been linked to EFA deficits (Wright, 1989). Furthermore, new and exciting research suggests that increasing dietary EFAs rejuvenates the look of our skin and can prevent both chronological and sun-damage induced signs of aging.

Omega-3 fatty acids and psychiatric disease

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to human survival, but ironically are not synthesizable by the body, thus must be obtained through dietary sources. Unfortunately, dietary consumption in today’s society has drastically changed, and often is hampered by a low content of essential fats and nutrients such as vitamin B12, thiamine, folate and EFAs (Simopolous, 1991).

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