Most of us have heard that fish oil supplements containing Omega 3 fatty acids are a great way to improve our health. Seal oil is being presented as another option that offers the same benefits. This is because researchers have found a link between the low number of Eskimos in Inuit that have heart disease or cancer. The main different that was noted in their diets is the intake of seal oil and fish. Therefore seal oil is considered a great source of Omega 3.
What exactly is Omega 3? This is an essential fatty acid that is necessary for your body to properly develop and function. It also places a role in keeping your brain functioning on a healthy level. The Omega 3 found in seal oil is even more beneficial than breast milk so it is an alternative and safe enough for infants to take.
There are many similarities between seal oil and fish oil. Both contain enough Omega 3 fatty acid that it can help with lowering blood pressure, high cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, boost the immune system, assist with brain functioning, reduces the chances of depression, assists with bipolar disorder, and can prevent cancer and arthritis.
However, seal oil offers less Omega 6 fatty acid than either fish or flax seed oils. This means it works better for restoring the balance between Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids that isn’t done naturally due to your diet. Omega 6 is essential for your physical and mental health but most people eat a diet that provides them with too much Omega 6 and not enough Omega 3, leading to health concerns and even diseases.
Most fish oils only have two main ingredients of Omega 3 – EPA and DHA, but fish oil has the benefit of the third ingredient – DPA. Seal oil is the best supplement for getting the right amount of Omega 3 fatty acids while working to help balance the amount against the Omega 6 in the body. It also is safe enough for infants and young children to benefit from.