Tuesday, February 20, 2024

The Ultimate Beauty Booster - Omega-3

 When it comes to beauty foods, omegas are in a Glow Up category all their own. Why? Because they help keep your skin smooth, clear, soft, and supple. 👑
🐟 Omega-3 fatty acids, specifically the EPA and DHA forms, help your skin retain moisture by boosting its protective barrier. They are also inflammation fighters that may help prevent breakouts. One study found that taking 2,000 mg of EPA + DHA supplements daily for 10 weeks significantly decreased acne. 

  • Where to get EPA + DHA omega-3? In fatty fish (like salmon, herring) and in supplements. 
  • How much do you need daily? While recommendations vary from 200–4,000 mg depending on your health needs, most experts recommend a minimum of 250–500 mg (combined EPA + DHA) for healthy adults.

🌰🥑Omega-6 fatty acids help your skin stay soft and supple by preventing moisture loss.
  • Where to get omega-6? In foods like walnuts, avocados, soy, sunflower oil, canola oil, and peanut butter. It’s also available in supplements like black currant seed oil.
  • How much do you need daily? The Institute of Medicine recommends getting 5% -10% of your calories from omega-6 fats. If you eat about 2,000 calories a day, that translates into 11 to 22 grams. For context, a salad dressing made with one tablespoon of safflower oil has 9 grams of omega-6.

🥑Omega-9 fatty acids provide anti-inflammatory properties that benefit your skin.

  • Where to get omega-9? In olive oil, canola oil, soy, almonds, and avocados.
  • How much do you need daily? Because your body can make omega 9, there are no official recommendations for omega 9 intake. 

Researchers believe that a balance of omegas is key. While omega-6 and omega-9 are common in the Western diet, most of us need to be intentional about getting more omega-3 for ideal harmony. 

 Here are a couple of great ways to get your omega 3s: 

 Omega-3 Gellys™ – With a strawberry lemonade flavor and zero sugar, these Gellys deliver 3x more DHA + EPA than other leading gummies. Thanks to a new technology that uses emulsified droplets, they also promote better absorption of DHA + EPA.*

 OmegaGuard® – Provides a full spectrum of seven ultra-pure, sustainably sourced omega-3 fatty acids, including EPA and DHA, to support your skin, heart, brain, eye, and joints.* 

Shop Shaklee Omega -3 Supplements

 *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-much-omega-3#general-guidelines https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7875671/

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