It has been around forever but it seems that the incredible benefits of Omega 3 are only just becoming widely known. Sure naturalists have advertised the benefits of Omega 3 for years but it seems to me that it is only in far more recent times that omega 3 has been considered an important asset to our bodies.
Omega 3 is a powerful weapon against many common diseases and ailments including heart disease, cholesterol, hypertension, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, cancer, menstrual cramping, acne, diabetes, depression, dementia, Attention Deficit Disorder, inflammation and eczema.
In fact omega 3 is vital for general well being.
In history the relevance of omega 3 has been of less significance as the typical diet contained sufficient omega 3 naturally for it not to be a problem. Our modern way of life in the western world has changed this.
We now eat less fresh fruit and vegetables grown naturally in our own back yards and less oily fish freshly caught by our hunting husbands. Our diets now are highly processed. Many of our foods are tinned, packaged, pre prepared or heaven forbid “fast”. The end result for most people of the western world is a diet low, or in many cases, completely deficient in omega 3.
What is Omega 3?
Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid (or polyunsaturated fatty acid) found in fish tissues and some leafy green vegetables. They were originally classified as “Vitamin F” until it was realised that they must be classified with the fats.
Essential fatty acids (EFA’s) are particularly valuable because the body needs them to function properly but is unable to manufacture them on its own. EFA’s protect cell membranes throughout the body keeping them efficient at admitting healthy substances while barring damaging ones.
Put simply Omega 3 is one of the “good fats” and our body needs it to stay healthy.
Omega 3 has been found to have many benefits:
It improves the health of the cardio vascular system by lowering serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels to make blood less viscous, thinner and less sticky and therefore less likely to clump together. High cholesterol, heart disease and high blood pressure are all less likely when a diet high in omega 3 is observed.
Omega 3 also acts as a mood stabiliser and memory enhancer. It therefore has a beneficial effect in the control of ADD, depression and bipolar disease as well as dementia in old age.
It reduces the inflammation associated with gout, lupus and fibrocystic breasts thus minimising the resulting symptoms of joint pain, swelling and generalised discomfort.
Omega 3 has anti-inflammatory actions and skin soothing properties that give it a powerful skin-healing ability. The red, itchy skin associated with eczema, psoriasis, acne and sunburn will often respond to these positive qualities of omega 3.
And the list goes on…..
Omega 3 is found naturally in oily fish like salmon and mackerel, walnuts, flaxseeds, canola oil and leafy green vegetables. The Japanese rarely experience conditions related to low levels of omega 3 because their diet naturally contains many of these foods. For those living in the western world and eating the typical diet of today omega 3 is not so plentiful. In fact the normal dietary intake of omega 3 in most western countries is pitifully low.
Omega 3 supplements are required
An omega 3 supplement is required by most western living people in order to maintain an optimal degree of health. Supplements are available from most health food stores in either tablet or liquid form.
The Graham’s Mega Oil is a dietary oil supplement designed specifically for this purpose. Not only is it high in omega 3 but it has a calculated ratio of omegas 3, 6 and 9 that will enhance the immune system, decrease inflammation and improve general well being even more than omega 3 on its own.
Mega Oil is available in a liquid form and is ideal as it can be taken directly from the spoon or added to your favorite foods like pasta, salad or yogurt. This makes it a more palatable way to take omega 3 and an easier way to give it to children.
Some closing thoughts
As I have yet to see vege gardens appearing in my neighbours back yards or our husbands setting off to work with a fishing line in one hand and a spear in the other it would seem that the Mega Oil type supplement of omega 3 is a must if we are going to get control of the ever inflating conditions of our modern way of life.
I believe it is time we took a look at our diet and started to reduce the amount of heart disease, skin conditions, obesity, behavioral disorders and autoimmune diseases we are now suffering.
A bucket load of oily fish or a tablespoon of Mega Oil.
I know which one I would prefer.