The health topics described cannot be a substitute for a professional health examination. You should always consult a doctor to make medical conclusions.
Omega-3 is the collective name of a group of essential fatty acids, that is, those that the body cannot produce on its own. Therefore, we must supply them regularly to the body, as well as vitamins and other micronutrients, in order to maintain its vital functions.
The most important are the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. These are naturally found in marine fish, especially fatty ones such as salmon, mackerel, herring, tuna, etc. Therefore, if you do not consume at least 140 g of marine fish 3 times a week (due to the limited access to marine fish in our country, you certainly do not consume them), it will be appropriate to ensure a regular supply of these vital substances in the form of dietary supplements.
It would be appropriate to name the beneficial effects of omega-3 fatty acids at this point, but we must not, because there are so-called approved health claims according to valid EU regulations, so I will at least mention them:
- It contributes to the normal development of the vision of infants up to 12 months of age.
- The intake from the mother’s body contributes to the normal development of the eyes of the fetus in the mother’s body and infants fed with breast milk.
- The intake from the mother’s body contributes to the normal development of the brain of the fetus in the mother’s body and of infants fed with mother’s milk.
- It contributes to the maintenance of normal brain activity.
- It contributes to the maintenance of normal vision.
- It contributes to maintaining a normal level of triglycerides in the blood.
Against oxidative stress
Omega-3 fatty acids are part of cell membranes, an important fact for many vital functions. It is clear that if we do not have enough of these fatty acids, various health problems will begin to manifest over time. An oxidative process is constantly taking place in the body, unfortunately, this situation can often be called oxidative stress. It is caused by the influence of many civilizational factors. In such a situation, the effectiveness of omega-3 fatty acids is reduced, so manufacturers of products containing omega-3 fatty acids add antioxidant ingredients such as vitamin E or polyphenols from olive oil, which prevent oxidation and thus the deterioration of these important fatty acids.
It is a good thing that current knowledge maps well not only what harms our body, but also what we can do to fix it. The best path to health must pay attention to both directions, and I would say that the path that can effectively reduce stress is the most important. The journey is not easy, but necessary. You cannot rely on the fact that there are products containing omega-3 fatty acids, they should only be taken as supplements.
Anyone with a health problem can create this procedure themselves:
- point: Write down in a pad the symptoms of the disease, laboratory values that characterize the problem, for example cholesterol levels, possibly conclusion of X-ray, CT or magnetic resonance…
- point: Start using your remedy to improve your situation.
- point: Check how much your notes have changed in point #1.
The control interval should be longer than 4 months, because it has been found that if you have an incorrect ratio of omega fatty acids in your body to the detriment of omega 3, then the reconstruction of this imbalance takes up to 4 months. You need to equip yourself with patience. The result of the described procedure will show you whether you are proceeding correctly and whether it is enough to use the selected remedy, or whether it is necessary to make further changes in your lifestyle, diet, physical activity, and limiting stressful situations.
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MD P. Chess