Omega 3 is an antioxidant, which means it helps counteract oxidative free radical damage to DNA and tissues, which accounts for its ability to reduce the risk of heart problems. The same mechanism makes it beneficial for smoother skin.
Omega 3 is also an anti-inflammatory which means it counteracts the damaging effect of what is called ‘chronic sub-clinical inflammation’. This type of inflammation, which builds up in body tissue, is at the heart the many illnesses that can otherwise develop in later life.
CORRECTS OMEGA 6/3 BALANCE
Finally there is a consensus amongst health professionals that the modern diet contains an unhealthy ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 oils. Omega 6 – found in widely used vegetable oils like sunflower and corn, and therefore in very many fast foods and processed foods – is pro-inflammatory (it promotes inflammation), which is adverse to health. Omega 3 oils are anti-inflammatory, which is positive for health. Supplementing with Omega 3 can improve the balance – and your health.