What Are Omega Fatty Acids?
Your body is made up of trillions of cells and requires many different nutrients to stay healthy. Some of these nutrients, like essential fatty acids, cannot be produced by your body and must come from your diet. Essential fatty acids are part of building blocks of every cell membrane in your body.
The two major types of essential fatty acids are Omega-3 and Omega-6. Omega-6 provides cell rigidity, and promotes inflammation. Inflammation is a vital defense mechanism, but must be balanced with anti-inflammatories, such as Omega-3.
Researchers believe that humans evolved on a diet balanced in both omega-3 and omega-6. Nowadays, we eat more processed foods high in omega-6, up to 20 times more than omega-3s. Too much omega-6 and not enough omega-3 can cause uncontrolled inflammation within the body, leading to Chronic Inflammation. Chronic Inflammation has been linked to ailments like arthritis, joint and muscle pain, heart disease, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease. It’s important to balance not only our omega-6s and omega-3s, but also the different types of omega-3: DHA and EPA.
There are two main types of Omega-3s: DHA and EPA. DHA is a major building-block of nerve and retinal cells. EPA replaces some of the Omega-6 in cell membranes, and reducing inflammation by resolving inflammatory cytokines. EPA and DHA work together to keep the cell membrane flexible. Getting the right ratio of EPA to DHA is also important. Research has shown that a 4 to 1 ratio of EPA to DHA produces anti-inflammation response while maintaining cellular stability.
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