The Super Powers of Omega-3
Essential fatty acids (the kind of fats found in fish, for example) are surprisingly one of the most commonly deficient. Among other things, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are responsible for the health of our skin, hair, and nails. When our body doesn’t get enough of these essential fatty acids, or when we take in too many omega 6s, the health of our body declines, acting as a general indicator for our levels of these critical fatty acids. The most common indicator is that our body aches and pain seems to escalate.
The significance of essential fatty acid deficiency goes much deeper than obvious deficiency symptoms and is directly related to lots of medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease, inflammatory/auto-immune conditions, and mental health conditions, to name a few.
Whether you are trying to improve your health, or alleviate your aches and pains, taking omega-3 supplements is the first place I suggest you start to balance out your fatty acids and ensure adequate intake.
Here are a few of the most common signs and symptoms of Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency (this is the short list, it could go on and on):
- Sleep issues
- Dry skin (feet/face/general)
- Scaly or flaky skin (legs)
- Cracking and peeling fingertips and skin (heels)
- Lackluster skin
- Small bumps on the back of upper arms
- Patchy dullness and/or color variation of skin
- Mixed oily and dry skin (‘combination’ skin)
- Irregular quilted/cellulite and crepey skin appearance (legs)
- Thick or cracked calluses
- Dandruff or flaky, scaly scalp (cradle cap)
- Dry, lackluster, brittle, or unruly hair
- Hair loss (slow-growing, or lack of growth)
- Soft, fraying, splitting, or brittle fingernails
- Dull nails, slow growing nails – lack of surface shine
- Dry eyes
- Itchy eyes, skin, or scalp
- Dry mouth and throat
- Inadequate vaginal lubrication
- Menstrual cramps
- Premenstrual breast pain and tenderness
- Hot flashes and menopausal mood swings
- Excessive ear wax
- Excessive thirst
- Allergic (eczema, asthma, hay fever, hives)
- Crave fats and fatty foods
- Cravings for carbs and sugars
- Stiff, achy, or painful joints
- Depression, anxiety
Taking omega-3 supplements daily is your best option if you suspect you have a fatty acid deficiency. You have several options when it comes to supplementing with omega-3 fats.
I suggest you take them daily for at least six weeks and pay close attention to your body and the signs it will give you. You will no doubt see and feel the changes if you're consistent.
Pure Omega 3 taken twice daily (I suggest morning and right before bed to help you sleep soundly and promote healing while you sleep). Pure Omega 3 has exactly the amount of omega 3 your body needs. Plus, it's purified, unlike store-bought brands.
Omega Power Oil and Paprika Garlic and Creamy Italian Dressing are an option everyone should be using. You can cook with them, make salad dressings, and they're perfect for anyone who is allergic to fish oils. They are a combination of all of the best plant-based oils, combined for best absorption, so you can't go wrong.
You won’t find a better plant-based source of omega 3. That’s why these dressings and oils appear expensive. They are purified and organic, but unlike most dressings, they are a great source of essential fats, so you're basically getting omega 3 through your diet, versus a supplement.
Last but not least, LynFit's latest Daily Wellness Liquid Drops and Capsules are another great way for those of you who are allergic to fish and need to get your essential fatty acids/omega 3s daily. This superfood has amazing powers to help just about anything that ails you.
Every person and dog in my house take this every night before bed for issues that start with anxiety to ADHD. For me, it's the best sleep aid for menopausal women and men. I take it every night, along with Lean Sleep. As long as there aren't any major catastrophes (you never know in a house with four dogs and teens) I sleep like a baby and my body feels less anxious.
I believe everyone should be taking this with omega 3s. Take one full dropper at night before bed, and if this is your only source of omega 3, take another in the morning and anytime you feel anxious or in need. Daily Wellness works very fast, so if you're achy, nervous, or anxious, take some. You can't overdose, which is one of the many things I love about Daily Wellness.
For pets, you can add 1-2-3 drops of Daily Wellness to their food. My dogs love to lick it off my fingers because it tastes great. Pets seem to know what's good for them and want it, so you'll have no trouble getting them to take it.
I personally use all three sources: Pure Omega 3 in the morning, Dressings and Oils at dinner, and Daily Wellness at night before bed. At this stage in life, you can't get enough of the right nutrients!
Let me know how you feel taking these amazing oils from nature.
P.S. The dressings are a recipe I learned from Martha Stewart (but I'm now using even better quality oils).
- Lisa Lynn