Omega-3 Fats

Omega-3 fats reduces the production of inflammatory compounds as well as suppressing appetite and  burning stored fat. In addition, increased levels of Omega-3 fats impart a renewed radiance and firmness in skin.  Omega-3 supplements are essential to lipid replenishment for those with dry skin. Omega 3 fats ydrate dry skin from the inside out.

Omega-3 fatty acids inhibit platelet function and possess strong anti-inflammatory activity.

Omega-3 fatty acids supplements has been shown to positively affect the synthesis and clearance of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins. In addition, Japanese researchers reported that children found deficient in eicopentenoic and docosahexenoic acids (omega-3s), were unable to maintain the levels of physical conditioning previously deemed acceptable and adequate for prior generations. Omega-3 fatty acids had traditionally been found in high concentration among the Japanese population due to their emphasis of fish in the diet. Since Japanese children now remove the skin from the fish, (most of the oils are stored in the skin), they no longer maintain the high levels of omega-3s found in previous generations.

Omega- 3 fatty acids are present in high concentration in mother’s milk, and were deficient in infant formulas before 2001. Omega-3 fatty acids are now added to infant formulas. Eicopentenoic and docosahexenoic acids are essential for proper brain development in newborns. The previous two statements may account for a recent New Zealand study that concluded, “the longer infants were breast fed, the higher they scored on intelligence tests”.