Am I taking in enough Omega-3, and why is this so important?
On the question of whether you need more Omega-3, we can be very brief: The chance that you are currently taking in enough Omega-3 is only 1 in 10. Scientific research has specifically shown that no less than 90% of the population has a shortage of Omega-3. Of this 90%, half even has a severe shortage of Omega-3.
Omega-3 contains essential fatty acids that are active in all body cells and body tissues. They help the body function optimally. To get these essential fatty acids, we depend on our diet. The body does not produce Omega-3 itself.
Why do we need (more) Omega-3?
Omega-3 contains essential fatty acids. To provide our body with it, we depend on our diet.
Because of the popularity of Omega-3, a lot of information can be found about the positive effects which DHA and EPA are purported to have on your body. The fatty acids DHA and EPA are active in all body cells and tissues and contribute to the optimal functioning of the body.Â
There are many health claims that emphasise the positive effect of Omega-3. However, many of these claims are not based on scientific research. Therefore, we will describe only the positive effects of Omega-3 which have been scientifically proven.
Research has shown that the fatty acids DHA and EPA have a positive effect on many different parts of our body and on our body functions. For example, we need these acids for the normal working of our heart and our brains. Our nervous system is also benefited by DHA, as well as our eyes. Furthermore, fatty acid has a positive influence on the maintenance of a normal blood pressure level.