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Iceland Omega 3

Iceland Omega 3 - dried fish

Icelandic people have one of the longest life expectancy of all nations. This should come as no surprise since Icelanders often eat fish and fish oil rich in omega 3 fatty acids. The omega 3 is the secret to the longevity. The people of Iceland have less heart disease, lower blood pressure and fewer strokes than people from any other country. Their longevity is a direct result of their daily intake of omega3 rich fish oils.

The American Heart Association recommends omega 3 fatty acids to help prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke. Omega 3s inhibit plaque and blood clots and dramatically improve cholesterol levels. They also increase brain function by promoting neurotransmission in the brain.

Iceland Omega 3 - whale watching ship


Omega 3 in Fish

Fish contains the Omega 3 fatty acids - just the right type of fats. The fats are polyunsaturated fats and have a range of health benefits. In the human diet, omega 3 is a preferred substitute for Omega 6 fatty acids, the fats commonly found in red meat and plants. The right balance between Omega 3 and Omega 6 acids also seems to be a factor in our getting the most health benefits.

The human body seems to function best on a mixture of Omega 3 and Omega 6 type polyunsaturates. Even though you can survive for a while either, your long term optimal health requires that you make sure both are present in the diet.

A growing body of evidence indicates that omega 3 molecules help maintain cardiovascular health because they play a role in regulating blood clotting and vessel constriction. They may reduce tissue inflammation and alleviate the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Other maladies in which omega 3 may play a beneficial role include depression and irritable bowel syndrome.


Omega 3 Researches

Various researches have shown that fairly small amounts of omega 3 can make a big difference in your heart risks.

Researches have been done on British children who had a hard time learning in school. They were uneasy and lacked concentration. After they were given natural fatty acids - a mixture of omega 3 rich cod liver oil and omega 6 rich oil - they showed a great deal of improvement.

With more than 120 children from the age of six to twelve where half of the kids got the blend and the other half a placebo.

After three months it was obvious that the children that got the natural fatty acids had greatly improved their learning abilities and behavior. Attention deficit was markedly lower and their short time memory was better. Reading abilities were also better as well as their self image.

Research from over 20 leading medical and scientific journals reveal how the good fats found in omega 3s from fish and other sources are essential to maintaining optimum health. The only way your body can get these vital essential fatty acids is through proper nutrition and supplementation.

Clinical and scientific studies in both Europe and the U.S. show that omega 3 fatty acids benefit a wide range of conditions including:

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • High Cholesterol

  • Lowering Triglycerides

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Arthritis

  • Depression

  • Diabetes

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • ADHD

  • Chronic Inflammation

  • Cancer

Iceland Omega 3 - fishing boat

Omega 3 Benefits

Omega 3 benefits various parts of your body:

  • Eyes - The eyes have a higher ratio of DHA fatty acid. Omega 3 can reduce night blindness.

  • Immune system - The omega 3 are thought to have a all sorts of positive effects on the immune system.

  • Heart - Omega 3 can reduce high blood pressure and equalize the cholesterol balance. It can reduce the risk of blood-clods and cardiovascular disease. It can also reduce the risk of a second heart attack.

  • Joints - Arthritis symptoms like pain, tiredness and morning stiffness can be reduced.

  • Skin - Moisture balance and healthy appearance.

  • Brain - Old age memory loss is reduced and generally good effect on short and long term memory. Depressed people show lower amounts of omega 3 in their bodies.

  • Pregnancy - Omega-3 fatty acids have a big role in pregnancy and breast feeding. They are necessary for the proper development of the childes brain and central nervous system as well as eyesight. The mothers reserve of omega 3 gets lower and must be balanced out by taking in more omega-3.

Omega 3 Recommendation

You should consume around 400mg a day to reduce risk of getting these diseases quite substantially. You can get that amount by eating oil-rich fish, by taking one or more concentrated fish oil portions a day.

To improve your general health consider eating oil-rich fish once or twice a week That will make a good contribution towards supplying the necessary amount of Omega 3 you need. Omega 3 fatty acids are found in high concentrations in a various seafood like:

  • Salmon

  • Tuna

  • Flounder

  • Striped bass

  • Smelt

  • Finfish

  • Shellfish 

  • Bluefish

  • Shark

  • Mackerel

  • Oysters

  • Mussels

  • Shrimp

  • Squid.

Maximize your health and longevity with omega 3.




Þrándur Arnþórsson