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  Omega-3

Quick summary of the science  :

Omega−3 fatty acids, are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), it gets it's name, from the position of the double bond, which is  between the third and fourth carbon atoms from the tail end.  The three types of omega−3s  involved in human physiology are α-linolenic acid (ALA), found in plant oils, and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), both commonly found in marine oils.

Omega−3 fatty acids are important for normal metabolism. Cells use them to talk to each other.

The messages are typically anti-inflammatory.

Endotoxemia (LPS) is contributes to the low grade inflammation associated with obesity – but it shouldn’t be circulating, house keeping should sweep it away
A daily dose of fish oil, is able to perk up the mood of mildly depressed pregnant women, making it a safe viable alternative to anti-depressants
Most health gurus encourage “fish” consumption, this could mean eating a fish dinner or swallowing a fish oil supplement, both have omega-3s. So does it matter ?
If your little ones report card is keeping you up at night, try an omega-3 supplement, it will improve your child’s sleep, ensuring you sleep a little easier
This week’s Neurotechnology Tip provides a way improve your working memory, that doesn’t involve hitting the books....
When omega-3 supplies are low, the sperm that leave the station are not quite the right shape. Too much drag, means they never have a fighting chance ....
If your peripheral nerves need a little help reconnecting due to an injury or due to a neuropathy, then stick them back together with a little omega-3 glue
Supplementing with fish oil in the second half of pregnancy helps create a highly co-ordinated chatter box two year old. This is an advantage, I promise.
If you get a squeaky greeting each time you get out of the chair or your joints have seized altogether, try daub some omega-3 oil on your biological hinges.
Long before the emotional bond between a Mom and baby is formed, there is a physical bond – the placenta. The quality of this bond shapes your pregnancy.
If you find yourself often attracted to that bottle of booze, because the stresses and strains of life have left you feeling flat, try a fishy pick me up.
Docosahexaenoic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid) is essential for proper functioning of adult human brains. Analysis of postmortem liver tissue from Alzheimer’s patients indicates their livers don't make DHA efficiently.

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