Omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 are fatty acids that are essential to maintain good health. These fatty acids are extremely beneficial to the hair and skin, the respiratory, reproductive and circulatory system, and, most importantly, to the brain.
Two of them (Omega 3 and Omega 6) cannot be produced by the body, so they must be ingested through vitamin supplements (such as Nopalina) or foods that naturally contain them. It is through the combination of these two that the body can generate Omega 9.
Omega 3 and 6, also called essential fatty acids (EFA), cannot be produced by our body alone. The EFAs must be swallowed. Both acids are important for the development of the brain, the regulation of blood pressure and the functioning of the brain system. Also, these fatty acids are necessary for the integrity of the body’s systems to function normally.
Benefits of Omega 3
This Omega is found in some types of fat such as fish, anchovies, salmon, herring and mackerel. Omega 3 contains polyunsaturated fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid.
Studies have shown that a diet high in fish, which is mainly based on omega 3, considerably reduces triglycerides in the blood and prevents the arteries from being clogged. All this was investigated by the Danish scientist H.O. Bang and J. Dyerberg, who studied the Eskimo diet, reaching these conclusions.
It has been proven that Omega-3 is used to treat the following conditions:
Some types of Cancer
Benefits of Omega 6
This omega is found in vegetable oils, nuts and seeds and it’s important to include it in your daily diet. Omega 6 contributes to brain development and healthy reproduction. The main sources of omega 6 are seeds, grains, nuts, green leafy vegetables such as lettuce, broccoli, seaweed and some unprocessed vegetable oils.
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The body needs twice the amount of Omega-6 than of Omega-3, maintaining a ratio of 2: 1. Omega-6 fatty acids have been proven to:
- Reduce the risk of heart disease
- Lower LDL levels (bad cholesterol)
- Raise HDL levels (good cholesterol)
- Reduce the risks of suffering from cancer
Benefits of Omega 9
We can find this fatty acid in olive oil and various vegetable oils, in nuts and avocados. Unlike omega 3 and 6, this omega can be produced by our body naturally from the consumption of omega 3 and 6. This fatty acid reduces cholesterol and strengthens the immune system.
However, if there is not enough omega 3 and 6 in your diet, it is necessary to incorporate omega 9 in the form of a supplement, since these acids play an important role in the prevention of heart disease, since it reduces cholesterol.
Nopalina contains high levels of Omega 3 and 6 that, ingested daily, will help your body produce the amounts of Omega 9 that it needs to function well and reach its peak performance. Try it in pills or powder.