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Benefits of Omega 3 EFAs and What You Want to Know Benefits of Omega 3 EFAs and What You Want to Know
The benefits of Omega 3 extends throughout our entire body. As Omega 3 helps to provide our bodies with the building blocks of life, to build healthy new cells, the benefit of Omega 3 intake is recognised in many ways.

Omega 3 Benefits include -

* Reduce High Cholesterol

* Help Reduce High Blood Pressure

* Prevent Heart Disease

* Help Balance Sugar Levels with Diabetes

* Treatment for Arthritis

* Treatment for Depression

* Heal Burns

* Reduce Asthma Symptoms

Good for High Cholesterol

Those who follow a healthy diet rich in Omega 3 tend to have HDL ("good") cholesterol levels. Similar to those who follow a Mediterranean diet, Inuit Eskimos, who consume high amounts of omega 3, also tend to have increased HDL cholesterol and decreased triglycerides (fatty material that circulates in the blood). In addition, Omega 3 supplements containing EPA and DHA have been shown to reduce LDL ("bad") cholesterol and triglycerides.

Omega 3 Benefits in Relation to High Blood Pressure

Several studies suggest that diets and/or supplements rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, can benefit by helping to lower blood pressure. This benefit can be significant in people with hypertension.

Heart Disease

One of the best ways to help prevent and treat heart disease is to eat a low-fat diet and to replace foods rich in saturated and trans-fat with those that are rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (including omega 3). There is also strong evidence that these substances can help prevent and treat atherosclerosis by inhibiting the development of plaque and blood clots, each of which tends to clog arteries. Studies of heart attack survivors have found that daily omega 3 fatty acid supplements dramatically benefit by helping to reduce the risk of death, subsequent heart attacks, and stroke. Similarly, people who eat an ALA-rich diet are less likely to suffer a fatal heart attack.

Omega 3 Benefits and Diabetes

People with diabetes tend to have high triglyceride and low HDL levels. Omega 3 fatty acids from Emu Oil can help lower triglycerides and raise HDL, so people with diabetes may benefit from eating foods or taking supplements that contain DHA and EPA. ALA (from flaxseed, for example) may not have the same benefit as DHA and EPA because some people with diabetes lack the ability to efficiently convert ALA to a form of omega 3 fatty acids that the body can use readily.

Arthritis

Most clinical studies investigating the use of omega 3 to benefit inflammatory joint conditions have focused almost entirely on rheumatoid arthritis. Several articles reviewing the research in this area conclude that omega 3 fatty acid supplements benefit to reduce tenderness in joints, decrease morning stiffness, and allow for a reduction in the amount of medication needed for people with rheumatoid arthritis.

In addition, laboratory studies suggest that diets rich in omega 3 fatty acids may benefit people with other inflammatory disorders, such as osteoarthritis. In fact, several test tube studies of cartilage-containing cells have found that omega 3 fatty acids decrease inflammation and reduce the activity of enzymes that destroy cartilage.
 

Depression

People who do not get enough omega 3 fatty acids or do not maintain a healthy balance of omega 3 & omega 6 fatty acids in their diet may be at an increased risk for depression. The omega 3 fatty acids are important components of nerve cell membranes. They help nerve cells communicate with each other, which is an essential step in maintaining good mental health.

Levels of omega 3 fatty acids were found to be measurably low and the ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acids were particularly high in a study of patients hospitalized for depression. In a study of people with depression, those who ate a healthy diet consisting of Omega 3 supplements (eg. Emu Oil), over a long period of time, saw a benefit and experienced a significant reduction in feelings of depression and hostility.

Burns

Omega 3 Essential fatty acids have been used to benefit and promote wound healing in burn victims. Animal research indicates that omega 3 benefit helps to promote a healthy balance of proteins in the body -- protein balance is important for recovery after sustaining a burn.

Asthma

Preliminary research suggests that omega 3 can benefit to decrease inflammation and improve lung function in people with asthma. In a small, well-designed study of 29 children with asthma, those who took Omega 3 supplements rich in EPA and DHA for 10 months had improvement in their symptoms compared to children who took a placebo pill.

Take one teaspoon (5ml) of Pure Emu Oil 2 - 3 times a day to gain a healthy source of Omega 3 Benefits.

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