For some reason, Omega-3 essential fatty acids are seen as something that only older people need.
Nothing could be farther from the truth!
Although inflammatory conditions like arthritis are more common in the elderly, people of ALL ages are susceptible to the harmful effects of inflammation, and need the protective action of Nature’s perfect anti-inflammatory—Omega-3 fatty acids.
And when it comes to the best source of Omega-3 EFAs, nothing beats fish oil!
While it’s true that grass-fed beef and flax oil contain Omega-3 fatty acids, they do not and cannot provide EPA and DHA—arguably the two most crucial and significant Omega-3 fats to human health.
So fish oil is the clear winner here!
Let’s take a closer look at…
10 Reasons why you should be taking fish oil (at any age!)
1- Anxiety and depression prevention
Your brain absolutely must have the Omega-3 fat Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) to function properly at ALL ages.
Studies have shown significant decreases in depressive symptoms with fish oil supplementation in both adolescents and adults.
2- Alzheimer’s prevention
The fatty acids EPA and DHA can not only slow cognitive decline, but can also help prevent brain atrophy (shrinkage) in older adults.
3- Cardiovascular health
Fish oil has been medically proven to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, which provides a one-two punch in terms of lowering heart disease risk!
4- Counteract ADHD
Studies continue to show significant improvement in ADHD sufferers supplementing with fish oil in the following areas: restlessness, aggressiveness, finishing assignments and academic performance.
5- Arthritis relief
Research has shown that Omega-3 fish oil supplements work just as well as NSAIDs in reducing arthritic pain and are a far safer alternative to NSAIDs.
6- Eye health
Omega-3 fish oil has been shown to reverse age-related eye disorders like macular degeneration, as well as lower your risk of diabetes-related eye conditions such as retinopathy.
In addition, a higher intake of Omega-3 fats has also been linked to reduced levels of cataracts.
7- Immune health
Regular consumption of fish oil can help boost your immune system, protecting you against common illnesses like colds, infections and the flu. Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil bolster the immune system by affecting the activity and number of inflammatory cytokines and eicosanoids present in your body.
Plus fish oil has been shown to be tremendously helpful to people with lupus, helping to reduce the fever, skin rashes and fatigue they commonly suffer from.
8- Eases inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s and colitis)
The Omega-3 fats in fish oil are effective in easing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) including Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis, helping to tame the chronic intestinal inflammation associated with these conditions.
9- Healthier skin
Omega-3 fish oil nourishes your skin and helps skin maintain a smooth, elastic texture. There is also evidence that it prevents wrinkles and counteracts the aging process!
Fish oil has also been shown to reduce symptoms of skin problems like eczema and psoriasis.
And the EPA in fish oil can also help heal acne! EPA is known to inhibit androgen formation, which can affect the formation of sebum in the hair follicles and lead to acne.
10- Healthier hair too!
Fish oil helps support hair health because Omega-3 fats help provide nourishment to the follicles. It aids in both the development of hair and in preventing hair loss.
Get what you need no matter what your age!
The good news is you can help enrich your health with Omega-3 essential fatty acids, regardless of your age!
Here are the 3 best ways you can help ensure your body is getting what it must have:
1) The diet advice
Try to incorporate natural food sources of Omega-3 EFAs into your diet, especially fatty fish like salmon—but be sure to buy wild-caught salmon and NEVER farmed salmon (which is inundated with contaminants).
At the same time, it's crucial to limit inflammatory foods like vegetable oils, margarine, refined carbs and sugars, processed food, fast food and soda. These set off inflammation in your body like a house on fire.
2) The essential role of supplementation
As you saw above, young or old, daily supplementation with Omega-3 essential fatty acids can help enhance your health in SO many ways.
And VitalMega-3 fish oil supplements are the perfect answer to this very important need!
Every daily two-capsule serving of VitalMega-3 is loaded with 1,200 mg of Omega-3s, including 600 mg of EPA and 400 mg DHA (the ratio recommended by most health experts including myself).
3) Make sure you’re absorbing them too!
Getting sources of crucial Omega-3 EFAs is important, but if your body is not absorbing those nutrients, they will be doing you little to no good.
A healthy gut environment is critical to nutrient absorption. Your nutrients are absorbed through the villi in your small intestine, but when your gut is plagued with harmful yeasts, bacteria and inflammation, your ability to take up nutrients may be greatly reduced.
To encourage sound gut health, be sure to incorporate lots of fresh vegetables and fermented foods into your diet, and take a top-notch full-spectrum probiotic formula like Super Shield.
Super Shield provides a full-spectrum blend of 13 of the most effective, potent, well-studied probiotic strains, at a gut-supporting 7.25 billion CFUs.
Since health experts recommend getting a variety of probiotic strains for optimal gut health, Super Shield contains a blend of both Bifidobacterium (which colonize in the large intestine) and Lactobacillus (which colonize in the small intestine)—so your entire microbiome is covered!
Your body will thank you handsomely from head to toe.
To your health,