Omega 3 and Your Skin

 

Cell membrane Omega 3

Did you know many skin conditions will improve by adding Omega 3 to your daily diet?

So, what are Omega 3 oils?

These oils , that the body is unable to manufacture, are like the traffic lights for your cell membranes. When we ingest adequate amounts, our cell membranes allow waste to leave the cell and nutrients to access  our cells. 

When there is inadequate intake of essential fatty acids, the membranes become rigid and stiff reducing the passage of waste out of the cell  and limiting the intake of nutrients into the cell.

These ‘fats’  known as ‘good fats’ are polyunsaturated fats and therefore; are not dangerous to our health. Unlike most saturated fats (not Coconut Oil), that cause many diseases in the modern world.

The 3 essential fatty acids that our cells require are ALA – alpha linolenic acid, EPA – eicosapentaenoic acid, DHA – docosahexaenoic acid and are known to contain  anti inflammatory properties.

It has been reputed that Omega 3 significantly diminishes the production and effectiveness of various prostaglandins, naturally occurring hormone-like substances that can accentuate inflammation and thrombosis.

When treating inflamed skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema it makes sense to increase ones Omega 3 dietary intake. A good source of Omega 3 can be found in foods such as:

Cold Water wild Fish, Eggs, Walnuts, Hemp Seed Oil, Flax Seed/Oil (watch for oxidation), Chia Seeds

Including these foods in to your daily diet will assist with inflammatory skin conditions, if you feel that you require supplementation, I prefer taking Hemp Seed Oil in my smoothie – it makes the texture creamy and it doesn’t interfere with the flavour of the other ingredients.

Do you take Omega 3 supplements? Have you noticed any changes with your skin or body? Let me know and tell me what is your favourite Omega 3 food source…………….

Inflamed Skin

Inflamed Skin

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One thought on “Omega 3 and Your Skin

  1. I love chia seed, I do make my own jam with chia seeds and blueberrys… I use the linseed seed to nourish and help my curly hair when I want to define my curls.

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