In western countries, Omega-3s are one of the most popular supplements sold, often outselling even daily multivitamins.
A lot of this has to do with the essential role of Omega-3s in our diet and that the typical western diet has moved away
from consuming Omega-3-rich foods, particularly fish.
Science tells us that we need to have a good balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6s in our diet, usually at a ratio of 1:1. But
according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, “The typical American diet tends to contain 14 – 25 times more
Omega-6 fatty acids than Omega-3 fatty acids.” We are way out of balance in our consumption of Omega-3s and
Omega-6s which has all sorts of implications on overall health, and particularly cardiovascular (heart) health.
Interestingly, Omega-3s also play a role in beauty, especially that of our skin. Again this goes back to our diet: not only are
we out of balance between Omega-3 and Omega-6 consumption, but our diets also include much more unhealthy fats
known as saturated fats. Even on a molecular level the affect is apparent: cell membranes become more rigid and our skin
gets affected: dry, flaky, and wrinkly skin results.
Omega-3s help cell membranes maintain fluidity, and ensure that the skin is rightfully moisturized and elastic. Studies have
shown a lessening of wrinkles and increase in skin firmness after a few months of Omega-3 supplementation.
Additionally, Omega-3s contain a healthy fat, polyunsaturated fats, which help replenish fats lost in the skin which cause
skin dryness and excessive flaking.
Last, Omega-3s play a significant role in reducing inflammation in our bodies. This is extremely beneficial to our overall
skin health, but particularly in reducing eczema, dermatitis, as well as skin acne.
To sum it up, Omega-3 supplements have multiple beauty benefits, including:
- Healthy-looking skin: elastic & rightfully moisturized.
- Reduce skin dryness & flaking.
- Reduce eczema and acne.
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