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Omega 3s: An Overview

Wednesday, October 25th 2023 10:00am 2 min read
Dr. Jessica Peatross dr.jess.md @drjessmd

Hospitalist & top functional MD who gets to the root cause. Stealth infection & environmental toxicity keynote speaker.

Uncover the wellness advantages of omega-3 fatty acids and guidelines to choose a top-notch supplement rich in omega-3.

Once regarded with skepticism, fats are now celebrated for their critical role in our wellbeing and physiological constitution. Omega-3 fatty acids stand out as a prime example – they are indispensable for human health!

What’s the function of omega-3 fatty acids, their significance in our system, and which supplements stand out? Let’s delve into this nutritional titan.

Omega-3 Overview

These essential, long-chain fatty acids play a pivotal role in maintaining human health. They permeate various organs and tissues, from the heart to the skin. Since our body cannot produce them, they must be ingested either through our diet or via supplements.

In nature, omega-3s manifest as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and docosapentaenoic acid (DPA). ALA is found in plant oils like flaxseed, while EPA, DHA, and DPA are abundant in seafood.

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