Fish oil supplementation and acne

Acne occurs most often during puberty and affects both women and men. It is more common in developed countries than in less industrialized regions, and is characterized by seborrhea and formation of comedones, pustules and papules in areas rich in sebaceous glands, although not all of these disorders are present in the same person. It can be caused by different factors (genetic predisposition, hormonal abnormalities, immunological disorders, psychological, and environmental […]


Global map identifying areas with different omega-3 levels

A recent research has created a global map identifying countries and regions with different blood levels of EPA and DHA. Data come from 298 studies of healthy adults, published in 1980 or later. The outcomes reveal considerable variability in blood levels of EPA + DHA, and also show that EPA + DHA blood levels are in the very low to low range for most of the world. This late is […]


DHA during healthy adulthood

The expression “cognitive functions” refers to the intellectual processes by which we become aware of perceive and comprehend. It involves all aspects of perception, thinking, reasoning, and remembering. DHA seems to influence many structures and functions related to the development, maintenance, and aging of the central nervous system, which will ultimately have consequences in our entire lifetime. It is very important to maintain an adequate supply of DHA, since many […]


Therapy-induced hair loss and omega-3

In our culture, hair has great social significance. Despite all of this, therapy-induced hair loss remained an unresolved issue. Sometimes endocrine therapy is unavoidable, but many people using it for years suffer from hair loss or hair thinning (approximately 25% of them), and this may impair their quality of life. In the case of chemotherapy, even being a temporary issue, hair loss also constitutes a great concern and a cosmetic […]


Restoring omega-6/omega-3 balance in ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurological development disorder characterized by symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, among whose consequences impairment in social and academic aspects are found. As we have already stated on other occasions, treatments for ADHD include a combination of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions (cognitive training, parent education, and behavioral change interventions). Concern regarding potential adverse effects of medication on sleep, appetite, and growth have […]


Omega-3 and the Inuit

The Inuit are the aboriginal inhabitants of the North American Arctic. Until recently, they were called Eskimo, but they consider this name derogatory because it was given by non-Inuit people and means “eater of raw meat”; they prefer their own term, Inuit, that means simply “people”. The traditional diet of the Inuit (rich in omega-3 fatty acids from marine sources) is an example of how high levels of omega-3 fatty […]