The Importance of Antioxidants with Fish Oil: Benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 fatty acids have been known to have many beneficial effects on different functions of the human body. But recent research has expanded this list of benefits. The following are types of omega-3 fatty acids.
ALA: Alpha-linolenic acid, plant derived omega-3 fatty acid. Primarily from flaxseed, walnut, and hemp oils.
EPA: Eicosapentaenoic acid, animal derived omega-3 fatty acid. Primarily from cold-water fatty fish.
DHA: Docosahexaenoic acid, and omega-3 fatty acid primarily from cold-water fatty fish. There are vegetarian sources (algae) for DHA.
Here is a summary of some of the research based benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.
Supplementation of omega-3 fatty acids such as EPA, DHA and ALA can have a very beneficial effect on your health, and assist in your treatment recovery. If you are unsure if you are getting adequate amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, discuss it with Dr. Boardman on your next visit. We carry a professional line of high quality supplements.