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Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be important for cognitive (brain memory and performance) and behavioral function.

Freedom from pain and inflammation. The National Institute of Health’s website, Medline Plus says, “Omega-3 fatty acids reduce pain and swelling.” How? Omega 3 fish oil fatty acids, particularly EPA, are involved in your body’s inflammatory response and inflammation cycle. Relieving the inflammation
(swelling) will help reduce the pain. Nutritionally important n−3 fatty acids include α-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), all of which are polyunsaturated. Common sources of n–3 fatty acids include fish oils and plant oils such as flaxseed oil, algal oil and hemp seed oil. Mammalian brains, a delicacy in some parts of the world, are also a rich source of n-3 fatty acids, and DHA in particular.

Just how do omega-3s perform so many health "miracles" in people? One way, experts say, is by encouraging the production of body chemicals that help control inflammation -- in the joints, the bloodstream, and the tissues. Evidence is showing that more Omega3 in the diet can help reduce high triglycerides which are also a risk factor for heart disease and death. But it doesn’t just stop with heart health.

With the increasing popularity of vegetarian diets and mounting fears about mercury and PCBs in seafood, people often ask about using flax oil (which contains alpha-linolenic acids - or ALA) instead of fish oil. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMM), omega-3’s may also Improve artery health by helping to reduce plaque buildup and blood clots in arteries that lead to the brain.

Benefits of Omega 3 in Children: Increasing the intake of Omega 3 can benefit those with dyslexia, ADHD and dyspraxia, Omega 3 is also thought to have a significant effect on reading skills too. "Patients with high triglyceride levels can benefit from treatment with 3 to 4 grams daily of DHA and EPA," says Dr. O'Keefe. "Research shows that this dosage lowers triglyceride levels by 20 to 50 percent."