Healthy skin, vision and mood: 3 Lesser-known benefits of taking omega-3 supplements

Omega-3 fatty acids are known to boost heart health, but research shows they offer more amazing benefits. Taking omega-3 supplements has been found to boost skin health and vision. It can also help improve your mood.

Detailed below are three lesser-known benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.

Healthy skin

While omega-3 supplements are not exactly known for their skin health benefits, research has found that they can help support several aspects of your skin health.

Beauty aficionados think that healthy fats help keep skin supple and moisturized because omega-3s are needed to maintain the integrity of the skin’s outer layer. This helps maintain hydration and environmental toxins out.

One scientific review published in 2020 revealed that omega-3 supplements help support a healthy inflammatory response in the skin. They also help provide photoprotection.

Photoprotection is a biochemical process that can help reduce ultraviolet (UV) radiation-induced skin damage and skin cancers. Photoprotective methods include clothing, hats, makeup, sunglasses, sunscreen and windshields.

The damaging effects of UV radiation include photoaging and photocarcinogenesis. Photoaging can cause sagging and wrinkling skin, while photocarcinogenesis occurs due to the damage of cells and DNA.

While you can consume more fatty fish like salmon to enjoy these benefits for your skin health, the American Heart Association reported that many Americans often fail to reach the recommended intake of two servings of fatty fish weekly.

Aside from eating healthy meals that contain fatty fish, you can take an omega-3 supplement to effectively boost your omega-3 intake. (Related: Hemp seed oil: A healthy and sustainable source of omega fatty acids.)

Healthy eyes

The constant use of computers and digital devices is linked to various vision issues that many people will be dealing with for many years to come. If you’re one of those struggling with eye dryness or have concerns about your vision longevity, taking a quality omega-3 supplement can help.

According to a 2019 meta-analysis published in the journal Cornea, taking omega-3 supplements can help significantly improve moisture and keep your eyes well lubricated. The supplements work because omega-3 fatty acids help replenish and maintain the tear film, which then protects your eyes if you’re often working on a computer.

Take quality omega-3 supplements with marine omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) to reap the healthy fats’ various benefits for eye health. DHA has neuroprotective actions that have been found to improve retinal integrity and function so you can see clearly.

Positive mood

Omega-3 supplements can also help uplift your mood. According to research, low levels of omega-3s can significantly affect the brain’s dopamine system.

Data from a 2019 study published in the journal Translational Psychiatry found that the marine omega-3 fatty acid EPA can help boost crucial mood-lifting neurotransmitters in the brain – specifically, serotonin and dopamine. This means getting enough omega-3s is key to maintaining a healthy mood.

If you want healthy skin, enhanced vision and better mood balance, start taking an omega-3 supplement daily. Choose a quality fish oil supplement that is sustainably sourced and contains at least 1,500 milligrams of EPA and DHA.

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