The Benefits of Purified Omega-3 Fish Oil- Part II
The importance of highly concentrated purified Omega-3 for pregnant women and their unborn babies.
The advantages of taking omega 3 during pregnancy are numerous with important effects being noted in the health of both the mother and the developing child. Omega-3 supplementation has been shown to reduce the risk of asthma in children, pre-term labor and pre-eclampsia and there are also suggestions that these oils can have a positive effect on fetal growth and birth weight. Ensuring that these fish oils are pure is important during pregnancy because it reduces the risk of dangerous chemicals being passed on to the fetus. A high concentration of EPA and DHA is also vital; the higher the DHA content the better the chance that the child will develop a greater attention span and other cognitive skills; however, it is difficult for the fetus to absorb adequate levels if it is sharing a low concentration with its non-supplementing mother.
Increased levels of DHA and EPA can have a number of additional health benefits.
Interestingly omega –6 and omega-3 could not be more different, while one of the potential problems of over-consumption of Omega-6 are inflammation issues, Omega-3 has been shown to reduce inflammation. As a result omega-3 fish oil has a lot of potential in supporting those with inflammatory diseases such as asthma and joint problems like arthritis. There is also clinical evidence of a link between Omega-6 over-consumption linked to heart problems and chronic cardiovascular disease issues and the opposite studies indicating a positive connection between Omega-3 and cardiovascular health benefits. This means that high-concentration EPA and DHA omega-3 could be a useful dietary aid for preventing the chance of strokes, heart attacks and arrhythmias.
Another vital benefit of this oil is its effect on brain function and cognitive skills. This area is not limited to fetal development because there is evidence to suggest that DHA could useful in slowing the development of Alzheimer’s, improving memory and reducing the symptoms of ADHD. Depression is another area being researched, with Omega-3 being touted as a potential mood support, and there are signs that it could be useful in supporting individuals with bi-polar disorder and post-natal depression.
In short, there are so many reasons to add Omega-3 to your diet and improve your omega6-omega-3 ratio. Heart friendly Omega-3 has the potential to help a wide range of people, from children, teenagers, pregnant women, and the aging brain by increasing cognitive function, decreasing inflammation and supporting mood and concentration. Your potential is best achieved when the Omega-3 oils are rich in EPA and DHA and free from all impurities by molecular distillation. For those of you that loved the benefits but gave up your fish oil because of “fish burps” there is Enteric Coated Omega-3 Fish Oil which will allow it to bypass stomach and breakdown in the small intestine so no digestive distress.
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