Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be important for cognitive (brain memory and performance) and behavioral function. In fact, infants who do not get enough omega-3 fatty acids from their mothers during pregnancy are at risk for developing vision and nerve problems. Symptoms of omega-3 fatty acid deficiency include fatigue, poor memory, dry skin, heart problems, mood swings or depression, and poor circulation.
The question was “Should I take omega-3 fatty acids?”
Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids: They are necessary for human health but the body cannot produce them — it has to get them through food. Omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function as well as normal growth and development. They also have become popular because they may reduce the risk of heart disease.
I recommend EPA-DHA 720 by Metagenics.