Omega 3 Health: More Than Just Fish Oil
The body requires all kinds of nutrients, minerals, and vitamins for optimum health. And in the Standard American Diet (SAD), none are more deficient than Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
An array of critical bodily processes are dependent on these fats for proper function, particularly in the immune system and brain.
From concentration to managing inflammation, peak performance to cardiovascular health, and even fertility, Omega 3 Health is a cornerstone of your vitality and well-being.
It’s All About the Ratio
When it comes to eating healthy fats and oils, what most people don’t realize is that the ratio of the right kinds of fats is what’s really important.
Most experts agree that a ratio of 3 or 4:1 of Omega-6 to Omega-3 is ideal, but most people’s actual intake is more like 20:1, more than 10 times what is necessary.
Unfortunately, many of our sources for healthy Omega-3s are poor: degraded by our food systems, by our polluted environment, by the lack of choices available in restaurants and grocery stores. Unless you’re paying vigilant attention to your dietary fat intake, you’re probably out of balance.
You probably need more Omega-3s.
This is where supplementation can make all the difference.
The Fatty Brain
The human brain is made of over 60% fats, so making sure you have enough of the right kind of fats in your diet is clearly important.
Omega-3 Fatty acids are used in everything from cell membranes to signaling. They make up the very structure of your neurons and glial support cells. They are used to make steroids, hormones and other key molecules that help your nervous system function smoothly and efficiently.
Omega-3s keep your mind in balance. Without them, our mental sharpness and poise suffers, we lose our center and can begin to struggle without even realizing it, putting the blame on other external causes or seeking unnecessary fixes like caffeine or prescription drugs.
What a lot of people don’t realize is that “symptoms” they may be coping with or trying to drug away may simply be a dietary deficiency. Anxiety. Depression. Brain Fog. Scattered attention.
Studies have shown that Omega-3 supplements improve focus, concentration, and lower symptoms of ADD. [1-3]
Consider this against the fact that over 17 million children are on a prescription drug for mental health.
How many of these kids could be kept off of toxic prescription meds with a simple supplement? Or for adults, how many hours of time wasted by scattered, inefficient focus could be saved? How much more present could you be, how much more dialed-in and productive?
Other studies have found that Omega-3 supplementation reduced symptoms of depression by 40%, and even impacts other forms of anxiety and mood disorders. [4, 5] Is life really that bad for the 1 out of 6 Americans on a prescription drug for mental issues?
Or do they just need to look at their SAD (Standard American Diet) food intake and increase some of the essentials that help promote a healthy brain?
Still other studies show that Omega-3s alleviate with the debilitating, degenerative effects of dementia. 
It makes you wonder, have you monitored your fat intake lately?
Are you getting enough? Your kids? Your loved ones?