Omega-3 fatty acids are extremely essential to human health. They play an important role for your body, brain and joints. In fact, few nutrients have been studied as thoroughly as omega-3 fatty acids. There are nearly 20,000 studies to date chronicling the benefits of Omega-3. Here are 17 health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids that are supported by evidence based science. (This article is condensed and adapted from


  1. Fights Depression and Anxiety ScienceDirectNIHPubmed

  2. Improve Eyesight Pubmed
  3. Promote Brain Health During Pregnancy and Early Life NIH
  4. Can Improve Risk Factors for Heart Disease in these areas: Triglycerides | Blood pressure | “Good” HDL cholesterol | Blood clots| Plaque | Inflammation Pubmed Article
  5. Can Reduce Symptoms of ADHD in Children ADHD Pubmed
  6. Can Reduce Symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome Metabolic-Syndrome-NIH
  7. Can Fight Inflammation Inflammation PubMed
  8. Can Fight Autoimmune Diseases AutoImmune-NIH
  9.  Can Improve Mental Disorders ImproveMD
  10. Can Fight Age-Related Mental Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease MentalDecline
  11. May Help Prevent Cancer- This fact has recently been disputed in a “study of studies,” however, it’s worth noting the lower incidence of colorectal cancer in those who consume omega-3 is a statistical fact.  Colorectal Cancer PubMed
  12. Can Reduce Asthma in Children Asthma-Children/
  13. Can Reduce Fat in Your Liver FattyLiverPubMed1
  14. May Improve Bone and Joint Health Bone-Joint
  15. Can Alleviate Menstrual Pain MenstrualNIH
  16. Fatty Acids May Improve Sleep -NIH_Sleep
  17. Omega-3 Fats Are Good For Your Skin, Hair and Nails Skin-Study

This article is to just get you started on your journey to learn the facts about Omega-3. This article is condensed from a longer article  Written by Freydis Hjalmarsdottir, MS on October 15, 2018 – Many thanks for the great research.


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