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OMEGA 3 IS AN ANTI INFLAMMATION NUTRIENT

 

 

Inflammation (Latin, inflammare, to set on fire is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants.[1] Inflammation is a protective attempt by the organism to remove the injurious stimuli and to initiate the healing process. Inflammation is not a synonym for infection, even in cases where inflammation is caused by infection. Although infection is caused by a microorganism, inflammation is one of the responses of the organism to the pathogen.

Without inflammation, wounds and infections would never heal. Similarly, progressive destruction of the tissue would compromise the survival of the organism. However, chronic inflammation can also lead to a host of diseases, such as hay fever, atherosclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and even cancer (e.g., gallbladder carcinoma). It is for that reason that inflammation is normally closely regulated by the body.
Inflammation can be classified as either acute or chronic. Acute inflammation is the initial response of the body to harmful stimuli and is achieved by the increased movement of plasma and leukocytes (especially granulocytes ) from the blood into the injured tissues. A cascade of biochemical events propagates and matures the inflammatory response, involving the local vascular system, the immune system, and various cells within the injured tissue. Prolonged inflammation, known as chronic inflammation, leads to a progressive shift in the type of cells present at the site of inflammation and is characterized by simultaneous destruction and healing of the tissue from the inflammatory process.

Potential health benefits Of Omega 3 Fish Oil Fatty Acids... DHA AND EPA

The 18 carbon -linolenic acid (ALA) has not been shown to have the same cardiovascular benefits as DHA or EPA.   Currently, there are many products on the market that claim to contain health-promoting "omega 3", but contain only ALA, not EPA or DHA. These products contain mainly plant oils and must be converted by the body to create DHA, and are therefore less effective. DHA and EPA are made by marine microalgae. These are then consumed by fish and accumulate to high levels in their internal organs. The United States Environmental Protection Agency issues fish consumption advisories to empower Americans to avoid toxic mercury levels in certain fish and shellfish while still reaping the health benefits of consuming fish and shellfish. (My own comment:  This is exactly why many people consume Omega 3 Fish Oil Purity Supplements)

People with certain circulatory problems, such as varicose veins, may benefit from such supplements containing EPA and DHA, which stimulate blood circulation, increase the breakdown of fibrin, a compound involved in clot and scar formation, and, in addition, have been shown to reduce blood pressure.[

Some potential benefits have been reported in conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and cardiac arrhythmias.

These Articles are never meant to diagnose, treat or give advice...  only to inform.  Always go to your health professional!

 

courtesy wikipedia.org

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