Omega-3 supports heart & brain function, vision, normal blood pressure, eye and brain development in the fetus & breastfed infant and also contributes to normal blood lipid levels – BUT: Studies show – Omega-3 can do even more!

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EPA & DHA in the fight against skin cancer

Omega-3 against skin cancer – ever heard of it? In cancer research, there are already initial studies that suggest that taking the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA have a positive influence in the fight against skin cancer. A good supply of EPA and DHA are associated with a lower risk of (oncological) diseases. Initial studies in the field show that EPA as well as DHA can reduce tumor cell growth while promoting the death of affected cells.

One such study is a clinical trial with 79 participants that examined how regular intake of 4,000 mg of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA & DHA) daily affects skin immunity to sunlight. Participants were irradiated for 8, 15, or 30 minutes with a light that corresponded to a midday summer sun. It was found that the light, when irradiated for 8 or 15 minutes, affected the immune system of the subjects in the omega-3 group only half as much as the subjects in the comparison group who did not take omega-3.

Get depression under control with omega-3

Don’t worry & take Omega-3 – because here, too, initial reviews show a clear link between high fish consumption and less depression as well as anxiety. A controlled, randomized, double-blind intervention study with subjects diagnosed with depression showed that omega-3 significantly supported the effect of the antidepressant citalopram after just four weeks.

However, omega-3 fatty acids can also help against depression without the additional use of antidepressants, as illustrated by another study conducted on patients considered resistant to therapy. More specifically, this means that the subjects did not previously respond to drug therapy. In the course of the study, participants were required to consume 3 g of omega-3 daily, which normalized their depression levels within four weeks.

Prevent Alzheimer’s with omega-3

Did you know that there are also already studies that say you can prevent and treat Alzheimer’s with omega-3 fatty acids?

In his research, German physician and molecular geneticist Michael Nehls, MD, found that today’s Western diets are often deficient in several nutrients – particularly serious in aquatic omega-3 fatty acids. In this context, omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential brain building substances and hormonal messengers that stimulate brain growth and counteract chronic inflammatory processes – their use in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s can be regarded as without alternative.

The fact that the aquatic omega-3 fatty acid DHA alone can already show a significant effect in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s has several reasons. On the one hand, a sufficient supply of DHA ensures that a previously existing deficiency of an essential building material of our brain is compensated. On the other hand, the body forms various tissue hormones from the omega-3 fatty acid DHA. These help reduce the excessive production of Alzheimer’s toxin and weaken the mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease, which would otherwise destroy the entire brain starting from the hippocampus. Furthermore, the active substances emanating from the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA alleviate chronic brain inflammation, which is not only the cause but also the result of the advancing Alzheimer’s disease process. Another positive effect of omega-3 fatty acids is that they increase the chances of survival not only of newly formed brain cells, but also of older ones.

Therefore, the higher the proportion of aquatic omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA in the body (the omega-3 index), the greater the volume of the hippocampus, which is a key protective factor against Alzheimer’s disease.

Omega-3 for your immune system

Omega-3 fatty acids also play an important role in immune defense. They provide important basic building blocks for inflammation-resolving substances that promote the subsiding of inflammatory reactions in the body.

By means of numerous studies, researchers have been able to establish that during inflammation, pathogenic bacteria have a targeted influence on the function of certain immune cells that are responsible for the subsiding of inflammatory reactions. These immune cells are so-called macrophages, which control the entire inflammatory process. A distinction is made between M1 macrophages and M2 macrophages, which perform opposing tasks in the inflammatory process.

M1 macrophages stimulate the production of pro-inflammatory signaling substances and are thus mainly active during the inflammatory phase. Whereas M2 macrophages form inflammation-resolving substances by means of omega-3 fatty acids. Together, they ensure that the immune system eliminates the harmless bacteria from the tissue after a successfully fought off infection and that the inflammatory reactions are stopped.

Researchers therefore believe that omega-3 fatty acids, especially EPA and DHA, are instrumental in maintaining the immune system and are particularly important in resolving the inflammation that follows the immune response.

Enough omega-3 for your muscles

Do you work out a lot & have sore muscles often? Omega-3 can also help with sore muscles! This is because fatty acids reduce the severity of muscle soreness and also manage to be as unrestricted as possible when exercising with muscle soreness. In addition, the intake of omega-3 fatty acids reduces the heart rate during suboptimal stress and certain functions of the heart, lungs and blood vessels are also improved!

But also in old age, omega-3 fatty acids are assigned an important role – because intervention studies have found that the “age-related” muscle loss with omega-3 fatty acids can not only be stopped, but also reversed!

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