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Benefits of Omega 3

Benefits of Omega 3
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Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients that play a crucial role in maintaining good health. They are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) that are essential for many bodily processes, including brain health, cardiovascular health, joint health, and the immune system. As they are not produced by the body and must be obtained through diet or supplements.

Joint Health

Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to be beneficial for joint health. They can help to reduce inflammation in the joints, which may help to reduce the symptoms of arthritis. In addition, omega-3s can help to improve joint mobility and reduce the risk of joint damage.

Heart Health

Omega-3 fatty acids, most particularly EPA and DHA, contribute to the maintenance of normal heart health. They may help to lower triglycerides, reduce blood pressure, and decrease the risk of heart disease. In addition, omega-3s have anti-inflammatory effects that may help to reduce the risk of heart disease. A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may help to lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes.


Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory effects and may help to reduce inflammation in the body. This is important as inflammation is a contributing factor to many chronic diseases such as arthritis, heart disease, and some forms of cancer. Omega-3s may help to reduce the production of inflammatory chemicals in the body, which may help to reduce the risk of these diseases.

Brain Health

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for brain function and are important for the development and maintenance of the brain. They play a role in the production of neurotransmitters, which are chemical messengers that transmit signals between nerve cells. Omega-3s may improve cognitive function, reduce depression, and improve mood.


Ideally you will get omega 3 from a balanced diet including oily fish and shellfish, nuts, and leafy vegetables. Omega-3 supplements are an important addition if your diet is lacking in natural sources. They offer numerous health benefits and may be important for heart health, brain function, and inflammation. If you are considering taking an omega-3 supplement, please visit your local LloydsPharmacy where our trained colleagues will be happy to assist you with finding the best vitamin or mineral supplement for your needs.