Why Is Omega-3 So Important?

Why Is Omega-3 So Important?

Nov 01, 2022 Alex Brecher

Long gone are the days when all fats were the same. Now, it’s about getting healthy fats into your body. Among the best are a group called omega-3 fats. Here’s why they’re so important, why you may be low in them, and how Omega-3 Vitamin Patch by PatchAid can help.* Ask your doctor if an omega-3 patch may be right for you and if you have any concerns about health.

What Are Omega-3 Fatty Acids?

Omega-3 fatty acids are types of fats with a particular molecular structure. Long-chain fatty acids include docosahexaenoic acid or DHA, and eicosapentaenoic acid, or EPA. Alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA, is a short-chain omega-3 fat. 

Roles of Omega-3 Fats

Omega-3 fats are essential for normal brain and eye development. They may help lower risk for heart disease and stroke. They can also support normal immune function and have been linked to lower risk for autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and eczema. Omega-3 fats are anti-inflammatory, and that may help explain their benefits in preventing chronic conditions. 

Food Sources of Omega-3

Seafood is the only natural food source of high amounts of DHA and EPA. Some beef has it, but only in small amounts. The best sources are fatty fish, such as salmon, herring, mackerel, and tuna. The recommendation for seafood is to get at least 2 servings weekly, but most people don’t hit that. 

You can get ALA from walnuts, soybean oil, canola oil, flax seed, and flax seed oil. People who eat only plant-based foods can get ALA, but not EPA or DHA. Not everyone gets the recommended amounts of ALA and EPA or DHA.

Omega-3 Vitamin Patch

If you’re one of the majority of Americans who could do with more omega-3 fatty acids, the Omega-3 Vitamin Patch by PatchAid may be right for you.* It has a total of 1,300 mg of omega-3 fatty acids, including EPA, DHA, and ALA. Sources include black currant seed oil and Antarctic krill oil. The patch also contains biotin and antioxidants such as coenzyme Q10 and astaxanthin. 

The Omega-3 Vitamin Patch by PatchAid may:*

  • Support heart and brain health.
  • Promote normal metabolism.
  • Protein cells against damage from free radicals.

It’s okay to use multiple PatchAid patches at one time, so you can just add an Omega-3 Vitamin Patch by PatchAid to your regimen as long as your doctor agrees.

Omega-3 fatty acids are vital for optimal eye, heart, and overall health, and the Omega-3 Vitamin Patch by PatchAid has high amounts of them. They’re easy to use, and you don’t even have to eat fish! Ask your doctor before taking any nutritional supplements. 

*The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. PatchAid patches are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone with a medical condition should seek the advice of a licensed medical practitioner. Individual results may vary.

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