Found in high concentrations in the brain, Omega 3 aids in the transmission of nerve impulses, and are needed for the normal development and functioning of the brain.
There is also supportive scientific evidence from multiple scientific studies that suggests that the intake of DHA and EPA in the form of dietary fish or fish oil supplements not only lubricates joints, and reduces inflammation, it may also act to lower triglycerides (bad cholesterol), reduce the risk of heart attacks, dangerous abnormal hearth rhythms and strokes in people with known cardiovascular diseases, slows the buildup of artherosclerotic plaques (hardening of the arteries) and lowers blood pressure.
In fact, the Natural Standard, The Authority on Integrative Medicine rates Omega 3 a grade “A” (strong scientific evidence) for the lowering of coronary heart disease, reducing blood triglyceride levels, reducing blood pressure, improving morning stiffness and joint tenderness, and reducing the risk of secondary cardiovascular disease.
We recommend a diet rich in deep sea fish (e.g. salmon), or taking a fish oil supplement containing both DHA and EPA. Other sources of Omega 3 include flaxseed oil.