Sooooo I’ve been having a little bit of a skin crisis, which I am planning to share with you very soon. P R O M I S E. I just started seeing a Naturopath to help me get to the root of my skin issue. One of the supplements she recommended me to take is Omega 3. I’M IN LOVE. Ok you guy, I am slightly embarrassed to admit I had no idea how beneficial and low key vital it is, to our overall health and wellness.
Most people are deficient in Omega 3’s and don’t even know. Omega 3 deficiencies can lead to mental and physical health issues
Here are some omega-3’s benefits when taken over a prolonged period of time
X Improves brain function and mental clarity
X Infinite skin benefits. I’ll share just a few
x Protects skin from sun damage.
x Prevents premature aging of the skin.
x Prevents Acne.
x Hydrates skin.
x It even helps get rid of those weird little red bumps on the backs of your arms.
X Omega-3 improves sleep
X Reduces anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders.
X Fights inflammation.
X Boosts metabolism and reduce insulin resistance.
X Eases pain around that time of the month.
X Balances high levels of cortisol. Having high Cortisol levels can reck havoc on the body in so many ways. Again I’ll post soon on what Cortisol is and how to reduce levels naturally.
I could literally go on and on with all the benefits.
Now that I’ve got your hooked on all the rad benefits. Here are some great plant based sources of omega-3.
x Flax seeds / oil
x Chia seeds
x Leafy Greens
I really like the Nordic Natural’s Algae. It’s a great clean high quality source of omega-3. Here is a link to their site.
Supplements are the way to go for someone who is experiencing any deficiencies in the areas I touched on above (Magical Benefits). Of course it does make a safe and beneficial everyday supplement if you can afford it. If you can’t afford it or it’s not totally necessary, then implement more of food based sources of omega 3. What ever you decide just go for it and start reaping the benefits.
*Hot Tip :: Alway remember to give a supplement or food at least 3 – 4 weeks to start seeing results.
Let me know below what you think of omega-3’s! Are you already taking them? Have they helped you? What are some of your favorite supplements?
T H A N K S ,
A L E X A N D R A