Omega-3 Fatty Acid Benefits


Hey guys, Dr. Axe here, founder of DrAxe.com
and doctor of functional medicine. Today I want to talk to you about the benefits of
omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are crucial for your health. In fact, I would say around
95% of Americans aren’t getting enough omega-3 fats in their diet. There are two types of fats that you want
to keep balanced in your body — Omega-3s and omega-6s. Most of us have way too many
omega-6s, not enough omega-3s, and that causes inflammation. Well, many of you have probably heard of something
called an anti-inflammatory diet, which typically goes with things like the Mediterranean diet
today. But inflammation is a major cause or the main cause of all disease today. In fact,
anything that says “itis” at the end, I-T-I-S, in Latin that means inflammation. So arthritis,
that’s inflammation of your joints. Ulcerative colitis, that’s inflammation of your colon. In fact, heart disease today, it’s not caused
from high cholesterol. Why does the cholesterol lie down in the first place? Well, there is
inflammation in your arteries. So if you want to heal from any chronic health condition,
you’ve got to reduce inflammation in your body, and the best way to do that is to get
more omega-3 fats in your diet. You’ve really got to start with food there. You want to start consuming grass-fed animal
products, like grass-fed beef and bison. That’s a great place to start. When you’re buying
eggs, you can buy free range eggs or omega-3 eggs. That’s another good place to start.
And then of course, wild caught fish, like wild salmon and mackerel, even sardines. Doing
wild caught salmon two to three days a week is a great way to boost your omega-3s. Also
consuming super seeds, like chia seeds and flax seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids. And last but not least, the majority of people
today should be taking a quality omega-3 supplement in the form of fish oil or cod liver oil.
Fish oil, you want to buy a better brand, something that’s well-protected so it doesn’t
oxidize. But fish oil, a thousand milligrams a day is your key to balancing out those omega-3
levels. So the benefits of the omega-3s, reducing inflammation, helping reverse heart disease,
reducing your risk of cancer, helping with athletic performance and recovery, weight
loss, improved brain function. The list could go on and on and on, especially even for things
like brain for mood and depression and things along those lines. But again, you need to get more omega-3 fats
in your diet if you want to reach your optimal level of health.

100 Replies to “Omega-3 Fatty Acid Benefits”

  1. i take a really good Omega 3 EPA and DHA whose dosage is 2,100mg!!! i buy it on Vitacost.com. this one is also strawberry flavored (so the kids aren't grossed out).

  2. research this kind most omega is fake

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Frezzor-Pure-New-Zealand-Omega3-Greenlip-Mussel-Oil-60-Capsules-On-TV-Commercial-/162482085887?hash=item25d4afdfff:g:cXsAAOSwSypY-how

  3. 1:00 Actually most heart diseases that are caused by poor blood supply to the heart via coronary arteries are atherosclerotic plaques not inflammation. Inflammation can occur after but its not the root cause.

  4. bad for prostate carcinogens and new studies show it can be counterproductive due to toxins in fish and supplements

  5. no real scientific proof of fish oil supplements doing anything as claimed for . people including immflamation

  6. A study in 2013 showed that fish oil reversed all anxiety-like and depression-like behavior changes induced in rats. For More info – http://a.co/e4aqZDH

  7. Can i take glutasure food supplement for whitening with this heart and mind triple strength omega3 900mg of webber naturals at the same time every morning ? Thank you

  8. walnuts flaxseed, tahini chia seeds- no need animal food or fish oil. check out Dr Michael Gregor if you're truly interested in accurate nutrition info. not hating this guy > just my opiinion

  9. I hate to tell you this but your completely wrong. Omega 3 supplements cause inflammation. The research on this has been suppressed from the public. Read here to see the truth: https://ourstories.ok.ubc.ca/stories/sanjoy-ghosh/ Supplementing with omega 3 fatty acids will ruin your health and have detrimental effects on your body.

  10. That is the right video for anyone who desires to seek out out about this topic. You understand a lot its virtually laborious to argue with you (not that I truly would needHaHa). You definitely put a brand new spin on a subject thats been written about for years. Nice stuff, just nice!

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  12. Can anyone suggest which brand of Omega 3 is better because there are so many brands of Omega 3 that is confusing. If anyone is using it and has experience please share with me.

  13. Seaweed like wakame has high levels of EPA (omega 3). Also instead of fish oil you can take algae oil. Fish get their omega 3's through eating seaweed and algae. Chia seeds contain omega 3 ALA not EPA and DHA. Some believe that this does not translate. Chia seeds also have lectins in them.

  14. Omega 3's are good for you if you have a painful side effect from it you might have a serious infection that needs taken care of omega 3's will help even if it hurts at first

  15. 4 years ago, I got scared for my life after the medical doctor told me I had Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. I drank regularly, but I had no idea about simply how much it had affected my liver, and how essential my liver actually was to my health. I tried the fatty liver treatment method “Vοzοzο humu” (Google it) and have been feeling well ever since because it`s continuously curing the injuries.

  16. can normal people with no disease use omega 3 aid ethyl esters 90
    I bought it thinking it was normal omega 3 pills and when I arrived home I read the leaflet and i'm kinda freaked out now.
    I was looking for something with high EPA and DHA and the pharmacist gave me (OMACOR 1000 mg omega-3-acid ethyl esters 90).

  17. Dear pharmaceutical industry hope you are all ok and I have not stressed you all out too much good news omega 3 to very low ratio of omega 6 is very good for human and animal health but talk to vets about this have done my research sadly it got a bit mixed up in food but am sure it all will be ok just becuase everyone has messed around with food but am sure they were trying to make food go further which is a very kind thing anyway omega 3 good for eyesight problems especially congenital nystagmus glycoma and vision improvement for the partically sighted maybe laxer surgery could be good for blindness as the surgery to correct short sight am sure opticians can work with the nurse specialists who could run gps as they are referal centres and then all the doctors can work in hospitals good to help smokers who need to smoke to prevent asthma attacks as smoking opens up the airways garlic and omega 3 good for preventing any heart damage hops with safe levels of premethizine very good to aid sleep help people reduce their alcohol to a good level also diazepam good as it is for people who are in total mental health crisis but best given as liquid slowly over time as depot injections too much but have been useful in the past good hops and premethizine tablets for ptsd taken both am and pm due to the severe hypervidulance of ptsd leave patients to go through flashbacks and nightmares as its part of the healing process this is where the psychologists come in forget solian etc although well meaning is very toxic to both people and the environment so everywhere now needs to clean up its water supplies but am sure just a mix of pure water in will sort it out so looks like God has had some bad weather to unpolute the environment but dont anyone look into where its a mistery and nature at work one of Gods miricles which we should never try to understand alliens just a little bit of natural oil will sort out any of your mechanical problems and know humans can now use hydroelectirc power like in the old fashioned water mills to generate our energy so yes electric cars good but diesel is ok but not petrol bit messed up chemically but am sure petrol cars can soon be converted electric and th energy companies can now help with that so they all have work which will sort out all the worlds problems am sure we can travel long distance by boat which will give the areas of renewable energy some work tea coffee sugar all health drinks and a litttle bit of water for humans are ok also diet coke with a few tweeks could be very good indeed for health as it was originally designed for animals do need to drink water so would appreciate if it can be sorted out soon as it makes them ill and costs a lot at the vets then the vets can be the main people for advice on how to care for animals and animal protection agencies thank you for developing animal drugs may be helpful for the aliens so they can make some lovely animals as they do want to have some animals as well animal owners please discuss with your vets care but flee cream anti wornimg good and the rest natural but not oil of evening primrose oil but was helpful in animal recovery for greyhounds arthritis greyhounds first a bit of youmove advance then good ratio of omega 3 to a little bit of 6 in food with small amount of liver treats rice cooled naturally good for a poorly animal at that time they don't need protein dentasticks are good for teeth cleaning but we need the pet food industry to work with the vets to sort that out in the meantime rice bones may be very good and these could be made at home the owners just need some moulds making autism needs no meds at all just tlc and that is where social workers could help out and then the nurse specialists can monitor child protection then social workers can run the social care sector no dentists needed at all but am sure would be able to work in the medical proffession aquafresh toothpaste best used just in the morning will stop any major dental problems and teeth should never be extracted but maybe the dentists could take records of teeth just in case someone gets bumped off to help the crimnal justice sector criminals should be in good prisions for rehab but victims of crime who do small silly things should be in the care of the social sector allied health proffessionals beauty therapy covers it all so am sure you would all make good beauty therapist female to female and holistic therapist male to male am sure the wonderful federation of beauty and hollistic therapists can help sort this all out and also natural experts in beauty products can sort out beauty products so that would give some work also for the medical people involved in skin treatmentts all for humans though am sure all the cosmetic companies will be happy as they can now get some wonderful low price natural treatments dermatology not needed in medicine but can help with their knowledge in beauty therapy further product development for victims of burns brain surgery not needed just tlc by qualified nurses after accidents and the neurosergons can then work in medical immaging with physics experts lupus experts desparately needed and think they are the best to sort out the rest of the problems in the medical proffessional psychiatrists and mental health nurses once you have recovered yourselves am sure you can work in social care crisis houses for mental health problems but schizophrenia does not exist that is just a definition for a human antibiotics good but only for dire emergencies as directored by a medical proffessor for inflamation and wound healing ask the expert nurses and podiatrists dentists etc for small infections pateints just need to keep the area clean with just running tepid shower water if unbroken skin then appriopate dressing if open allow to bleed a little then cover with strong plaster dressing and leave on till healed peoples bodies will let them know themselves when this has happened then as for closed wound accident departments needed with good ambulance service but this is for accidents which are life threatening only as I alaways knew pharaamasits good an can be the ones to write prescriptions and do the prescribing after doctors havve done the diagnosis also maybe pharmaceutical companies could be the drugs despecniers would save a lot on transport costs and good supply chain management see tf white pap;er children do not have mental health problems and schools should look after all aspects of education etc in conjunction with parents they know the children best yes there should be no council social services but they could help orphoned children and refugee children layers can help sort out all the laws and banks can sort out the finincial sector and fight amounst themselves who does what but am sure they will all sort it out and I am more than happy to do some lovely logo designs when I am less stressed just ask uk governement for my address there is no charge as once I worked for a bank they are good emplyers but I could not be my usual self as a good emplpyee due to well ethnic cleansing but all forgiven credit unions could maybe deal with people on welfaamre but only when they have had proper help from the big banks they could in conjunction with the big banks help organise all the dept managemt stuff although am aware this is now much better for the most vunruble am sure some wonderful children will do some lovely flags for countries I have some lovely designs for england scotland and am sure wales will design their own flag but suspect it will be lovely daffodils with st david think every country should look to their religious history to represent their countries and vets geen medics blue anyway thanks to good medicine and experts and I am ok take care Chloe formal name Charlotte

  18. Hi dr Axe. How manu soft gels should one take ? Because the daily allowence is often mentioned in milligrams. But i think it would be better to say how many soft gel capsules it would be.

  19. Benefits of Taking Omega-3 Oils
    -Decreased risk of heart disease and cancer
    -Improvements in brain function and mood
    -Reduced inflammation in joints
    -Lowering triglycerides and increasing HDL (good cholesterol)
    -Helps control insulin

  20. @Dr. Josh Axe ,I needed to make sure of the Omega 3 beneficial uses. Besides It's good for dietary as a supplement, could it be used for hair growth and strengthening matters? Can it also prevent split ends from the hair? thank you.

  21. If you want the best Quality fish oil that will yield great benefits to everything Dr. Axe was talking about, buy from HealthE Quest: http://www.healthdocs.org/index.php/store/super-fishy-1-1-liquid

  22. i have a oily scalp that i think causes the hair loss
    1-is omega-3 beneficial for me or any other idea to prevent hair loss ?
    2-should i use hair oil for my hair like almond oil or coconut oil ? because my skin is already so oily

  23. Fish oil and cod liver oil make me breakout in acne, I know it doesn't for everyone but people should be aware this is a possibility

  24. Lol omega 3, 6 in krill are amazing but have small dosage for cost. They go rancid fast. I think there is some better options from fish oil. But you are right in the benefits but I don’t think you’ll see pts get better unless they all take the same brand.

  25. As a Native American, I do Ooligan oil. Just started, hard taste to it lol, but rich in omega 3’s. Just got a compliment the other day saying I look “brighter” 😊🙏🏽🙌🏾

  26. Hi Dr Axe, may I ask you for your permission to re-upload your video above on my channel with my arabic translation, please?

  27. I bought ómega h3 from bio-tonic company it has multivitamins but I can't find the concentration of omega 3 in the description

  28. Hey Dr axe

    Where I'm from there are breaded Pollock fillets there 400g in the pack 4 pieces can I do this …… One day have half the pack 200g then next day cook the other 200g and the week after repeat so 400g of breaded Pollock fillets a week is that safe ?? Thank you

  29. Has anybody heard of "the missing" Omega-3 oil called DPA? Is it true that this type of oil is even more important for cardiovascular health?

  30. Hello Dr. Josh. I love your channel & videos so much! Keep up the good work! I decided recently to buy Omega 3 supplement to reap the major benefits of this oil. However, I've read some concerning reports about studies & research which suggest that Omega 3 fatty acids increase the risk of prostate cancer! Can you please enlighten me about this issue? thanks Doc.

  31. Dr. Axe, what do you make of the 2018 federally funded study that says that fish oil does not have any effects on cancer prevention or heart disease prevention? Highly confused here. I myself will never stop consuming fish oil. I have experienced far too many benefits to stop now.

  32. Thank you for the video. I consume omega 3 from a Norweigen 160 years manufacturer. I buy from www.aacrix.sg. They send worldwide. You will see improvement in your hair, skin, weight loss, immune system and sleep after 2 bottles. Try it.

  33. I’ve heard from other doctors that omega 3 supplements are very bad for you. That they actually cause oxidation. Can you clarify please?

  34. What does it mean if every time I try omega 3s from diff brands I get stomach aches and nausea even taking them after a meal?

  35. hi dr. joshaxe thanks for sharing these great information with us. i'm very actif person and i do practice sport 4 times a week weight lifting and once a week running and i work hard so i always need to eat well and consume proteins and fibers, cabrs, fats ……ext to gain muscles. about omega 3 sources i eat walnut salamon is very rare and expesive in our country flaxsees i hesitate to eat because i don't know much about it, do you recommend me to eat it as source of omega 3 in my diet and would it benefit me and please tell me how to consume .

    thanks

  36. I buy Omega 3-6-9 here in southern Spain and from but everyone has a different opinion about taking it( before breakfast- after breakfast and doesn't matter when but not after lunch, during 365 days or with a small break or seasonal break???) please inform me

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