The nutrient in question is collectively known as omega-3 essential fatty acids. These fats are called “essential” because they must be acquired through diet and are vital to your health. The Standard American Diet is typically imbalanced with too many omega-6s and not nearly enough omega-3s. If you’re not deliberately making sure you’re getting your omega-3s, chances are you’re not getting enough.
According to researchers at Harvard University, a lack of omega-3 intake is the sixth leading cause of deaths from preventable diseases in the US, with 72,000-96,000 deaths annually.(1)
Symptoms of omega-3 deficiency include fatigue, poor memory, mood swings, and depression, to name a few.(2) Beyond brain health, omega-3 levels are connected to heart health, and even the condition of your skin.
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1 – “The preventable causes of death in the United States: comparative risk assessment of dietary, lifestyle, and metabolic risk factors.” Harvard School of Public Health, 2009.
2 – “Omega-3 Fatty Acids” University of Maryland Medical Center, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Guide.
3 – “DHA supplementation improved both memory and reaction time in healthy young adults: a randomized controlled trial.” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, May 2013.
4 – “Fatty acid analysis of blood plasma of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, other types of dementia, and cognitive impairment.” University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 2000.
5 – “Lowered omega3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in serum phospholipids and cholesteryl esters of depressed patients.” Clinical Research Center for Mental Health, Belgium, 1999.
6 – “Major depressive disorder and accelerated cellular aging: results from a large psychiatric cohort study.” VU University Medical Centre, The Netherlands, 2013.
7 – “Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease: New Recommendations From the American Heart Association.” Kris-Etherton PM, Harris WS, Appel LJ, 2003.
8 – “Mercury as a global pollutant: sources, pathways, and effects.” Environmental Science & Technology Journal. May 21, 2013.
9 – “Essential fatty acid deficiency in patients receiving home parenteral nutrition.” University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 1998.
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