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The Importance of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Your body doesn’t make Omega-3 fatty acids on its own, but it does require them. That’s why you must get them from a healthy diet or high-quality supplements.

In Vorhees, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at Professional Aesthetics and Wellness Center, our medically-trained team, under the leadership of Richard J. Dittrich, DO, FACOG, help tailor nutritional programs that include plenty of Omega-3 fatty acids to optimize your health. In this blog, we answer some frequently asked questions about Omega-3 fatty acids’ importance and point you to some resources to ensure you are getting adequate amounts. 

What are Omega-3 fatty acids?

Your body is intuitive and produces most of what it needs to function well. However, in the case of an essential fat called Omega-3 fatty acid, it has to receive it from the foods you consume. Some of the foods that are richest in Omega-3 are:

Omega-3s are also readily found in salmon, mackerel, and sardines.

Why does your body need Omega-3 fatty acids?

Omega-3s are polyunsaturated fats that play a critical role in some vital bodily functions, such as making hormones that clot your blood, helping arterial walls contract, and participating in genetic processing. Studies show that Omega-3s are helpful for the prevention of heart attacks because they:

Omega-3s are known to reduce inflammation, reduce cancer risk, offset the onset of dementia, calm ADHD, and minimize the symptoms of asthma. There’s no question that Omega-3s are powerful.

What happens if you are low in Omega-3 fatty acids?

If you subscribe to the typical Standard American Diet, it’s almost certain that you are depleted in Omega-3s. That’s why our team offers a combination of pharmaceutical drugs and nutrition in a robust package called nutraceuticals to help support your health and longevity.

To see if nutraceuticals are right for you, we conduct a comprehensive physical exam and do bloodwork to find areas where you are deficient in essential vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids like Omega-3s. With your results in hand, we customize a medical-grade nutraceutical solution that is designed for maximum absorption. Our custom blends are made with only the purest ingredients and are distilled in medically sterile facilities to retain their unadulterated properties.

If you’re ready to supplement your diet with superior nutritional and supplement support, call the office closest to you to get started with a consultation.

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