Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid very important for the functioning of the body. Since it is not produced naturally by the body, it must be consumed in the form of fats.
Its use and its real benefits, however, generate some controversies. Clarify some myths and truths that involve the substance:
Omega 3 lose weight?
By itself, the consumption of omega 3 does not lose weight . What studies have shown is that, when combined with physical exercise and a regular diet, omega 3 can help fight inflammatory processes and improve blood circulation, heart health and, consequently, the performance of physical exercise.
What has been identified by research around the world is that consumption of omega 3 helps to maintain weight , and not necessarily decrease measurements.
So, we can conclude that, as omega 3 helps to improve cardiac and circulatory aspects, it improves the quality of life and exercises, enabling greater profitability of sports practices and ensuring greater energy expenditure.
So far, it is in this way and only in this way that it can be said that omega 3 helps in weight loss. So don’t think that just consuming omega 3 will help you lose weight. It is very important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, with exercise and a balanced diet.
Talk to your doctor and nutritionist to find out more about the risks and benefits of consuming omega 3. If appropriate, combine consumption with a healthy lifestyle. Then the results will be satisfactory!
Is Omega 3 effective in the treatment of psychiatric disorders?
Although research indicates that yes, the real effectiveness of omega 3 for the treatment of psychiatric disorders is not yet known .
Some studies suggest that omega 3 is effective in preventing the appearance of disorders such as depression , bipolar disorder and anxiety , however, there is no proven effect that this substance has a significant action in the treatment of these diseases. The results, unfortunately, are still mostly inconclusive.
If you have any of these psychiatric disorders, seek assistance from a specialist in the field. Never self-medicate or fail to follow medical recommendations. Psychiatric problems are serious and deserve extra attention from your patients.
Still, this does not mean that you should avoid the consumption of omega 3. It has several proven benefits, such as improved cardiovascular conditions and anti-inflammatory action, in addition to being an ally of diet and exercises for weight reduction .
Therefore, by using omega 3 to improve exercise and nutrition, you will also be improving your quality of life, which, in fact, can be a great ally in the treatment of psychiatric illnesses.
We can conclude, then, that omega 3 alone does not necessarily treat depression and other psychiatric disorders, but that its use combined with improving the quality of life can have positive effects in the treatment of these diseases.
Who already eats a lot of fish needs to supplement with omega 3?
In the case of people who live in Brazil, yes, it is necessary to supplement omega 3 . This is because the Brazilian fauna of crustacean fish is very different from the Nordic fauna, for example.
While in these countries animals are reservoirs of this substance, in Brazil the case is different. This happens because of the type of feeding of Brazilian fish, which is not conducive for the animal to naturally become an omega 3 reservoir.
In addition, despite being a coastal country, most of the fish consumed in our country is raised in captivity, that is, it is fed with feed, which also does not allow the animal to become a good source of omega 3.
Omega 3 improves brain function?
Some say that omega 3 works by improving the brain, since it can be used by the body in the composition of neurons. However, although there is a wide variety of clinical case reports showing the consumption of omega 3 improves cognitive functions, there are still not enough studies to support this statement with a relative degree of certainty.
This is because the characteristics of people who volunteer to participate in these surveys vary widely, making obtaining reliable results more difficult.
It will still take a few years of research before we have effective answers to this question and, in the meantime, both the general population and the researchers themselves yearn for a definitive answer.