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Omega 3, the health benefits!

What is Omega 3 good for?
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Omega 3 is essential for the functioning of our body. But what is Omega 3 exactly and what is it good for? In this article we will answer these questions including a summary of the health benefits.

What is Omega 3 good for?

The benefits have been studied since research showed that the Inuit population in Greenland, who always consumed a healthy amount of Omega 3, had a lower chance of heart disease. [2] Fish oil and many other foods are a major source of omega 3 fats/ The most fat we need to function properly is being made by our body from other fats.  However, our body cannot make Omega 3.[3] Omga 3 is therefore called and essential fat. It is extremely important for Human health.[4] In addition to fish and fish oil, Omega 3 can also be found in vegetable oil, nuts (especially walnuts), lieseed oil, algae and vegetables with leaf. [5]

Sources of Omega 3

Health benefits Omega 3Friends and enemies agree that many people would be healthier if they consumed enough or even extra Omega 3. Examples of fatty fish containing omega 3 are salmon, sardine, herring, mackerel, tuna, trout and eel. Vegans and vegetarians can get omega 3 mainly from linseed powder, chia seed powder, hemp seed, walnuts, avocado, seaweed and algae. Line seed and chia seed must be ground first so that the body can absorb the nutrients well.

Health benefits

The health benefits of omega-3 are infinite. Below we have listed some important reasons why you should watch your omega-3 intake from today:

1. Positive effects on muscles and endurance

Whether you are a professional- or recreational athlete, in both cases you will benefit from a pure, highly concentrated omega 3 supplement. For example, omega 3 regularly improves stamina [18]. In addition, recreational athletes are less likely to suffer from inflammation, experience less serious injuries and have a better mental focus. This is easy to explain because Omega-3 fatty acids in the body are transformed into hormonal substances (prostagladins) with anti-inflammatory effects. Professional athletes also benefit from Omega-3. Overtraining increases the formation of free radicals and inflammatory reactions in the muscle tissue. Here, Omega-3 can support and work anti-inflammatory, according to Jo Wyckmans, nutritionist.

2. Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease

One of the best ways to prevent heart diseases is to eat a diet of mono-unsaturated and versatile fats (this includes omega-3s). [10] Omega 3 lowers the blood pressure and reduces the risk of blood clots [19] [20]. In addition, omega-3 has been shown to help reduce the risk of death, heart attacks, stroke and abnormal heart rhythm in people who have already had a heart attack. [11]

3. Brain health and development

Health benefits of Omega 3People who take more omega 3 have a better memory. They process information faster and show greater flexibility in their thinking. This positive influence of omega 3 on the brain is now being examined massively in relation to certain forms of dementia. DHA is an important part of our brain. For example, Alzheimer’s disease is associated with a loss of brain mass and DHA.

In addition, it has been proven that infants who have an omega 3 deficiency are at risk of developing vision, nerve problems and brain problems. [8] Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for the development of the brain and other parts of the nervous system during pregnancy and beyond. [9] It is therefore essential to get enough omega-3 during pregnancy and in the first years of life.

4. Improves skin and eye health

What is Omega 3 good for?Omega-3 can help keep skin cells healthy and prevent premature aging. It ignites inflammation and helps keep blood vessels smooth so that oxygen can reach the small hair vessels. This results in smoother skin, less wrinkles and less acne. It also protects against UV radiation [16]. Omega 3 also reduces the risk of macular degeneration. This is an eye condition that can lead to blindness [17].

5. Other health benefits

In addition to the above health benefits, it has also been proven that Omega 3 helps in:

• High cholesterol and blood pressure [12]

• Fighting anxiety and depression [13] [14],

• Reduce the symptoms of ADHD [15],

• Reduce the risk of certain types of cancer [18],

• Reduced chance of rheumatoid arthritis.

In addition, omega 3 has an appetite inhibitory effect and can therefore have a positive effect if you want to lose weight [21].

Ekopura Omega 3: responsible and pure

It is clear that omega-3 is very important to your health and well-being! However in the conventional Omega 3 production process there are a lot of faults with detrimental impact on the environment and fish population in our oceans. We want to offer a sustainable alternative that is even more pure compared to conventional products. No fish is taken from the ocean and no labour in pore circumstances is taking place. Therefore, Ekopura offers purely natural omega 3 supplements with a high concentration of omega 3. Like all our products, these are also produced with respect for human beings and nature. 

Ekopura Vegan Omega 3 Algae oil

Ekopura vegan omega 3 algae oil packWho can’t, or does not want to eat fish can prevent itself from a shortage of Omega 3 in the body by taking Ekopura Vegan Omega 3 Algae Oil. Algae oil has the same potency as fish oil because algae are the natural source of fish. Because the algae oil is made from farmed algae, we are sure that the capsules are free from contamination and contaminants. The capsule is made of seaweed (not of gelatin). Ekopura Organic Omega 3 – Algae Oil The Cleanest Omega 3 There.

With Ekopura Omega 3, you can safely and adequately secure your Omega 3 intake. Therefore, you do not have to worry about all the health risks associated with omega-3 deficiency. Take a look in our store now for the Omega-3 fish oil and Omega-3 algae oil.



[18] Kawabata F, et al., Supplementation with eicosapentaenoic acid-rich fish oil improves exercise economy and reduces perceived exertion during submaximal steady-state exercise in normal healthy untrained men, Bioscience Biotechnology Biochemistry, 2014; 78(12):2081-8
[19] Bonds DE, et al., Effect of Long-Chain omega-3 Fatty Acids and Lutein + Zeaxanthin Supplements on Cardiovascular Outcomes: Results of the Age-Related Eye Disease Study, AREDS2 Research Group, JAMA Intern Med 2014; 174(5):763-71
[20] Djoussa L, et al., Fish consumption, omega-3 fatty acids and risk of heart failure: A meta-analysis, Clinical Nutrition 2012; 31(6):846-53
[21] Harden C, et al, Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation had no effect on body weight but reduced energy intake in overweight and obese women, Nutrition Research 2014; 34(1):17-24

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