Omega 3 like Omega 6 promotes and healthy heart, thins the blood, reduces inflammation, improves functioning of the nervous system, improves the balance and reception of the brains neurotransmitters which is so important in reducing depression, schizophrenia, attention deficit, ADHD and Autism. Omega 3 like 6 also balances our hormones as well as helps PMS and breast pain. Omega 3 & 6 also help in reducing insulin resistance, which is extremely helpful for those who are pre diabetic and diabetic.
Signs of Omega 3 deficiency include dry skin, dry hair and dandruff. Lacking in Omega 3 can also lead to excessive thirst & sweating. Poor memory and learning difficulties can be a sign of Omega 3 deficiency too.
ALA (Alpha linoleic acid) is the essential nutrient found in the nuts and seeds; our body changes this to EPA & DHA a stronger form of Omega 3.
Eat in nutrient dense foods or take supplements of Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Manganese, Magnesium and Zinc as these work well to help the body convert the ALA to EPA & DHA.