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A recent study from
Harvard University and the Center for Disease Control found that Omega-3
deficiencies cause 96,000 deaths per year¹. Omega-3 fatty acids have been found to play a
critical role in the development of the central nervous system. Research
continues to link the association between omega-3 fatty acids (alpha-linolenic,
eicosapentaenoic, docosahexaenoic) and depressive disorders.
The connection is found through epidemiological, laboratory and clinical studies linking dietary lipids and other nutritional factors to clinical outcomes in depression management. Omega-3s are some of the "good" fats necessary for a healthy diet, but they are not naturally produced in your body. It is important to have the perfect ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 in the diet. Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation while omega-6 promote inflammation.
The Standard American
Diet (SAD) often contains 25 times more omega-6 than omega -3 fatty acids. The Perfect Ratio Omega has been formulated to promote
the ideal 2:1 ratio of Omega 6 and 3² .
Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and have been found to be very important in brain memory, performance and behavioral functions. Infants with omega-3 deficiencies are at risk for developing vision and neurological conditions. Symptoms of omega-3 deficiency include: poor memory, immune system compromise, dementia, mood swings and depression³ .
A number of recent studies now link cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease with omega-3 and 6 imbalances. Scientists now believe proper supplementation and improved dietary factors to have a preventative quality in the production of these conditions.
Due to the risk of possible side effects and drug interactions, you should only take dietary supplements under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Our office will be able to encourage and support you and your specific health condition.
Yours in Health,
Michaux Family Chiropractic
 Nutrition Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, 2001, Vol 11, Iss 3, pp 181-188