It helps the immune system function
Promotes the production of hormones
Decreases levels of triglycerides and cholesterol
Omega 3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids found in high proportion in the tissues of some fish, and some vegetable sources like flax seeds, hemp seeds and walnuts.
The availability of Omega 3 or derivatives thereof fatty acids has been linked to the development of numerous vital functions such as synthesis and secretion of hormones, nutrient absorption, decreasing muscle catabolism, improving blood flow and distribution oxygen from the capillaries into the cells.
The positive effects given to fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic) and DHA (docosahexaenoic) occur because they can be directly metabolized and incorporated by the cell membrane attenuating the synthesis of arachidonic acid, which stimulates the production of precursors of inflammation or increased blood pressure.
It has been experimentally shown that consumption of large amounts of Omega 3 significantly increases clotting time of blood, so it is useful against cardiovascular diseases.
Consumption of Omega 3 has beneficial effects on the brain, visual acuity and nervous system (they are essential to maintain efficiency in the transmission of stimuli and nutrient absorption). High amounts decrease the effects of depression and helps improve overall performance.
Generally, an Omega 3 supplement, contains 1 gram of fish oil. In that fish oil there are 360 mg of EPA and 240 mg DHA. This is a total of 600 mg of essential fatty acids.
In addition to the above, it has the following benefits: