How important is omega 3 for the eyes?

Omega-3 fatty acids are already said to be very beneficial. They are said to protect against cardiovascular disease by keeping blood vessel walls supple. They are also said to have a supportive effect on inflammation and keep the nervous system intact. It is even less well known that they can also help to prevent eye diseases.

What are omega-3 fatty acids?

Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids. Three of these fatty acids are particularly important for the body. These include the two omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, which can mainly be obtained from fish and algae. They belong to the particularly bioactive omega-3 fatty acids and are known as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).

The body can produce small amounts of these two fatty acids from the third, essential fatty acid ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). The body must absorb an essential fatty acid from outside. ALA is mainly found in linseed, linseed oil, walnuts, walnut oil, hemp or rapeseed oil.

The other two fatty acids are found in fatty fish such as salmon, herring, mackerel and anchovies. But they can also be found in krill or the microalgae spirulina or chlorella.

Incidentally, it is not only a good intake of omega-3 fatty acids that is enormously important. Another point is that you should not consume too many omega-6 fatty acids in your diet. The reason for this is that both fatty acids are metabolized by one and the same enzyme. If all the enzymes are occupied, the important omega-3 fatty acids can no longer be absorbed. Omega-6 fatty acids are found in sunflower or safflower oil and often in processed foods. It is therefore important to have a good balance of fatty acids. There are now blood tests available from doctors that can be used to easily determine the omega index.

Why are omega-3 fatty acids so important for the eyes?

Omega-3 fatty acids are said to support the eyes and even prevent diseases. This includes, for example, age-related macular degeneration, the damage to which is irreparable. This disease leads to the destruction of the macular cells, i.e. the inner retina. This can cause extreme damage to the retina.

If you regularly consume omega-3 fatty acids, you can protect your eyes from this disease, prevent it or even alleviate its progression. But omega-3 fatty acids are not only enormously important for the retina, but also for our tear glands. Tear quantity and tear quality are said to improve enormously with frequent consumption of omega-3 fatty acids.

What eye complaints can omega-3 fatty acids help with?

The following symptoms of dry eyes are said to be positively influenced by omega-3 fatty acids:

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Scratching
  • Foreign body sensation

People who often work at a PC or spend long periods of time straining their eyes are more likely to complain of discomfort. These complaints can also be minimized with a sufficient supply of omega-3 fatty acids.

Experts swear by healthy fats for dry eyes. You should therefore eat foods containing omega-3 at least twice a week.

How can an adequate supply of omega-3 fatty acids be ensured?

Life circumstances, stress or an unbalanced diet are some of the reasons why many people today suffer from a lack of omega-3 fatty acids. In such cases, it is good to fall back on high-quality nutritional supplements as support.

The fatty acids in the tried and tested NORSAN Omega-3 capsules come exclusively from natural fish oil from sustainable wild catches. The capsules are free from harmful substances, PCBs or heavy metals, as the oil is completely purified. Due to their high dosage of omega-3 fatty acids, they are a good alternative for people who do not want to take liquid oil. Just 4 capsules of NORSAN Omega-3 Capsules usually cover the daily requirement. The capsules are also perfect for on the go. If you have more questions about omega-3 capsules and their positive effects on your well-being, please contact our experts.

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