We often hear that fish oil is good for this. Or that.
But we still don’t know a lot about HOW the Omega-3 in fish oil actually makes these health benefits happen.
Sure, we know for certain that Omega-3 combined with a healthy diet and exercise plan can help maintain healthy triglycerides.*
But what about other health conditions?
Fish oil supports health. After all, there is a lot of Omega-3 stored in your eye balls.
Omega-3 is highly concentrated in the retina.
Here’s what the researchers found about the actual biological MECHANISM of how fish oil helps with eye health:
- Omega-3 decreased misfired messaging in the eye
- Omega-3 promotes the growth of healthy blood vessels.
The researchers found that a compound called 4-HDHA, made from Omega-3 DHA is responsible for this.
That was not the only discovery.
Now, the researchers are going to turn their attention to harmful Omega-6 fatty acid and its byproducts.
“We found the good guys, now we’ll look for the bad ones,” said Dr. Lois Smith.
Other Fish Oil & Eye Health Studies
You may have heard of AREDS. It stands for Age Related Eye Disease Study.
It’s an ongoing study that is evaluating the addition of lutein, zeaxanthin and EPA + DHA Omega-3 in preventing eye disease. The results are not ready for release, but visit their site here to find out more.
* 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. Clinical research suggests the omega-3 dosage needed to help maintain healthy triglycerides is 2000-3000 mg per day when used as part of healthy diet and exercise regimen.