10 Signs of Omega-3 Deficiency

10 signs of omega-3 deficiency

Our bodies just want us to stay in equilibrium, in a state of balance, and when we are not – they let us know.

The messaging might be subtle, a little dry skin, or a little louder and more overtly, with heart problems.

When you start to be able to decode the messaging and give your body what it needs, the body can start to do things better.

An omega-3 deficiency is a perfect example of this cycle.

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients that play a vital role in the human body. They are classified as polyunsaturated fatty acids and are crucial for optimal health.

There are three main types of omega-3 fatty acids: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). EPA and DHA are found mainly in fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel, while ALA is found in plant sources such as hemp seeds, flaxseeds, chia seeds, and walnuts.

When you are deficient in these fats, you might find yourself craving oily foods, fish and chips and other deep-fried foods.

10 Symptoms of Omega-3 Deficiency 

  1. Dry skin
  2. Brittle hair and nails and hair loss
  3. Joint pain and stiffness
  4. Fatigue
  5. Difficulty concentrating
  6. Mood swings
  7. Depression
  8. Memory problems
  9. Heart problems
  10. Poor circulation
If any of these symptoms are present, it might be a good idea to supplement with some omega-3… we love it from hemp seeds. Mainly because we avoid the heavy metals that are sometimes found in oily fish and subsequently fish oil supplements. What’s more, hemp oil contains the optimal ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 for human consumption.
Aside from avoiding an omega-3 deficiency, there are many other benefits of having optimal omega 3 levels in your body including heart health, brain function, eye health, joint health and mental health. 

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