There are three types of Omega-3 fatty acids:alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) flax seedseicosapentenoic acid (EPA) fish oildocosahexenoic acid (DHA) fish oil
Fish oil and cod liver oil are a wonderful source of omega-3.
Americans consume a dangerously insufficient amount of omega-3, a fat essential to good health but only found in fish and cod liver oil and a few other foods.
Meanwhile, our intake of omega-6, another fat found in corn, soy, sunflower and other oils, is far too high.
- Aside from the benefits to cancer patients, fish oils protect your body in a number of ways:
- Helps fight and prevent heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's, arthritis, diabetes, ulcers, depression, hyperactivity and many other diseases
- Increases your energy level and ability to concentrateProvides greater resistance to common illnesses such as flu and cold
- Helps pregnant women avoid premature births, low birth weight and other complications
Fish oils also provide a healthier alternative to eating fresh fish, many of which are contaminated by mercury.
From NSP: "Omega-3 fatty acids are one of four basic fats that the body derives from foods. While many of the other fats are harmful, omega-3s benefit the body and are especially good for the heart. Supportive but not conclusive research shows that the consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. The body uses omega-3 fatty acids as one of the primary components of cell membranes. Omega-3s are also beneficial to the structural system and to the skin.
Sources: Carlson liquid with lemon. Take 2 tsp. per day. (buy from www.vitacost.com)