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Are Your Lack of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Causing Your Symptoms?

Are Your Lack of  Omega-3 Fatty Acids Causing Your Symptoms?

It’s not only what we get too much of, but what we are lacking.  The lack of immune-modulating, ant-inflammatory micronutrients, including vitamin D, zinc, magnesium, and omega-3 fats, drives even more inflammation.” – Dr Mark Hyman

In this quote Dr Mark Hyman is continuing on from a discussion about the harmful changes that a poor diet has upon our gut microbiome, leading to leaky gut, detrimental changes to the immune system and inflammation. He names concerns and foods such as overprocessed and fried foods, sugars and refined grains, as some of the biggest inflammation drivers.

However, he also turns his attention to the all too common, LACK of important and essential nutrients that our bodies require.


Health From A Cellular Level (the nerdy stuff)

Omega-3s play important roles in the body as components of the phospholipids that form the structures of cell membranes. DHA, in particular, is especially high in the retina, brain, and sperm. In addition to their structural role in cell membranes, omega-3s (along with omega-6s) provide energy for the body and are used to form eicosanoids. Eicosanoids are signaling molecules that have similar chemical structures to the fatty acids from which they are derived; they have wide-ranging functions in the body’s cardiovascular, pulmonary, immune, and endocrine systems.

In many cases, research indicates that the relative intake of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids may have important implications for the production or development of many chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer.   Plus… most researchers agree that raising EPA and DHA (omega-3’s) blood levels is far more important than lowering linoleic acid or arachidonic acid levels (omega-6’s).

Evidence and research highlight the importance of testing your omega 3 levels and omega 6:3 ratio as one of the measures for your overall health, and then adding good quality omega-3 supplementation if required, as a great first step.

In our modern world, the average person has a HIGH chance of suffering from omega-3 deficiency if good quality foods are not included throughout the weekly diet.  The best sources of omega-3 fatty acids are; small, cold water, wild-caught fish, sea vegetables or algae, flaxseeds or grass-fed meat.

Even many of those currently taking omega-3 supplementation are not receiving the full health benefits due to the lack of quality of their supplement, poor bioavailability of their chosen supplement of lack of consistency consuming their supplements. 


15 Signs That You May Be Deficient In Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Dr Mark Hyman’s focus on living a healthy and vibrant life by reducing inflammation within the body is a core goal for anyone wanting to improve their wellness, energy and frustrating, worrying or debilitating symptoms.

A fantastic and simple place to start improving your wellness is by testing your omega-3 levels and omega 6:3 ratio with the simple at home Zinzino Balance Test, and then optimising your results by adding a good quality omega-3 supplement, like Zinzino Balance + Oil to your daily regime.