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The importance of essential fatty acids, especially omega 3

By December 17, 2013 No Comments

The importance of essential fatty acids, especially omega 3

They play a critical role in body functions and cell structures – every cell wall in the body!

They regulate:

  • steroid production and hormone synthesis
  • pressure in blood vessels, eyes and joints
  • responses to pain and inflammation
  • circulation
  • smooth muscle and autonomic reflexes
  • nerve transmission and,

are the primary energy source for the heart muscle..to name a few!

When deficient signs and symptoms include:

  • Fatigue,
  • Lack of endurance
  • Dry skin,
  • Immune weakness
  • Frequent colds
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • High blood pressure
  • Arthritis

again just naming a few!

Best sources:

Flax seeds – ground, salmon, sardines, walnuts, grass fed beef.

Best supplements:

Cod liver oil, fish oil, flaxseed oil.

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