Many people wonder whether they should simply stay with Omega 3 supplements, or add on the Omega 6 and 9. It is only sensible that you add supplements that will give you more benefits to the body; this means that taking the Omega 3, 6, and 9 combinations may be best for you. However, you need to know how these fatty acids benefit your body individually.
The first, and most important, of these three fatty acids is Omega 3. More specifically, they are known as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These are the ones that provide the widest range of health benefits to the human body and three cannot be ignored. Omega 3 has been shown to reduce the chances of getting cancer, heart complications, and diabetes. They are also essential for muscular tissue formation, losing fat, among many other benefits. If your spine has been adjusted you should consider rebuilding with this important Omega.
These are also essential in your diet and they also provide a number of health benefits, but they must be ingested with a lot of care. Omega 6 fatty acids are found in grain-fed meats, nuts and vegetable oils. Most people especially those who eat a lot of vegetables have enough of these fatty acids. However, they must be taken in the right proportion, when compared to Omega 3 fatty acids, in order to prove beneficial to the body. The correct ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 is 1:1, in which case the benefits are enhanced. If the ratio is above 4:1, then there are chances of developing arthritis, heart disease asthma and cancer.
These also provide a lot of health benefits to the body, and they are found in olive oils and other vegetable oils. However, they are not essential, and the human body can produce them on its own. These fats enhance anti-inflammatory properties of the body, which means that the body heals faster, especially in the joints, tendons and ligaments. Taking olive oil in your daily diet is a great way of keeping this fatty acid group at the required levels.
Chiropractic significance of Omega 3, 6 and 9
As you have noticed, these three fatty acid groups have a lot of benefits to the body, but those significant, from a chiropractic point of view, are those that enhance the healing, growth, and performance of muscles, joints, and bones. These are important to anyone who is undergoing chiropractic care or treatment. If you have had an injury, then you will need Omega 9 for its anti-inflammatory properties, and Omega 3, which enhances muscular growth. This is the reason why you will likely be given these as part of your at-home-care package. The benefits of Omega 3, 6, and 9 can never be understated, and they should be taken as part of your regular diet too to ensure you receiving the requisite quantity.
Getting the ratio correct is another important point. Many people will only supplement Omega 3, if they eat a lot of vegetables, and then skip the Omega 9, which the body can synthesize, but as with anything, you should use moderation and balance with any regimen. You should look for supplements which also give the three in the correct ratios.
Dr. Hamilton D.C., is a licensed chiropractor who practices chiropractic medicine and it is part of his duty to ensure that his patients follow healthy dietary regimens and take the right supplements that will make recovery, after treatment, to be quick and effective.
Dr. Hamilton is available at his clinic on the eastside of the Denver Metro and appointments can be made by calling or texting his chiropractor’s office at (303) 766-2357. Call today!