Omega-3 and oral health

Periodontal disease range from simple gum inflammation (gingivitis) to serious disease that causes major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth (periodontitis). Gingivitis is caused by a build-up of plaque on the teeth; plaque contains bacteria, which cause the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed during tooth brushing. If plaque is not removed, it can harden and form tartar, that brushing doesn’t clean (only […]

 
 
 
 

Aggressive behavior in kids

Children can show aggressive tendencies for many causes (mood disorders, impulsivity, frustration, etc.) and the standard treatment used to improve these behaviours is cognitive behavioural therapy. This therapy focuses on the links between thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and provides the child ways to deal with difficult situations rather than to emotionally react to something. Several studies have suggested that supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids may reduce aggressive behavior in young […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 in weight training

Resistance training (or weight training) increases muscle strength by making the muscles work against a weight or force; it is based on the principle that muscles will work to overcome a resistance force when they are required to do so. The best way to develop muscle strength is to force the muscle to contract to its maximum potential at any given time, and, after, let it time to repair and […]

 
 
 
 

DHA during aging

Cognitive ability declines naturally with age. During normal aging, there is an increasing use of the resources available for normal cellular maintenance and repair, and total gray matter volume decreases, along with a parallel reduction in brain DHA. There is a gradual 10%-15% loss of total neuronal synapses that results in a cognitive decline, habitually noticed around age 65. This is to say, certain degree of brain atrophy is normal […]

 
 
 
 

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 […]