Omega-3 Plus | More than just capsules

Omega-3 Plus

Omega-3 Plus is one of the most famous supplements with considerable benefits because it contains fatty acids necessary for the human body. 


You can get it from various foods or supplements.


In the following article, we talk about the most common omega-3 benefits, so stay tuned.


What are Omega-3 Plus fatty acids?

Omega-3 Plus fatty acids are essential acids that the human body can’t produce; however, a person can get them from the diet or fish oil supplements.


It comprises a group of three acids:

  • Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA).
  • Eicospentaenoic Acid (EPA).
  • Alpha-linolenic Acid (ALA).


You can get them from marine sources such as salmon, tuna, sardines, anchovies, and herring rich in DHA and EPA.


The safest choice to avoid the risks of poisoning due to mercury accumulation in fish meat is to use fish oil or Omega-3 Plus supplements during pregnancy.


Additionally, many plant sources, such as kale, spinach, and soybeans and seeds such as chia and flax seeds, contain alpha-linolenic acid.


What are the benefits of omega-3 Plus?


The fatty acids that make up Omega- 3 Plus have many health benefits for the human body and mind, which we present below:


First, the psychological benefits

There are many psychological benefits of Omega-3 Plus divided into:


Combats depression and anxiety

Studies have shown that people who take Omega-3 Plus regularly are less likely to develop depression and that it can improve the conditions of depressed patients.


Eicosapentaenoic acid is the most effective in fighting depression.


Reduces symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children


Research has shown that children with ADHD have lower levels of fatty acids than their peers.


Apparently, Omega-3 Plus supplements can reduce ADHD symptoms, decrease hyperactivity, impulsivity, aggressiveness, inattention, and inability to complete tasks.


Researchers predict a promising future for Omega-3 Plus supplements to treat this disorder.


Improves mental disorders

People with mental disorders may have lower levels of fatty acids, and here the role of Omega-3 Plus in improving these disorders appears.


It can also reduce the frequency of mood swings and relapses in people with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and reduce violent behavior.


Second, general benefits

Omega-3 Plus has many benefits that cover almost all body parts, such as:


  • Taking Omega-3 Plus has been associated with a reduced risk of asthma in both children and young adults.
  • Supplements containing fatty acids are highly effective against the fatty liver.
  • Promotes bone and joint health by increasing the amount of calcium in the bones and this leads to reducing the risk of osteoporosis and treating arthritis.
  • Moreover, it helps reduce menstrual pain with a higher analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect than ibuprofen.
  • Fatty acids, particularly DHA, improve sleep duration and quality in children and adults.
  • Furthermore, it improves general eye health. DHA is a chief component of the retina. Hence, if a person is not getting enough of it, vision problems may occur.
  • Adequate intake, however, reduces the risk of macular degeneration, which causes eye damage and blindness.


The role of Omega-3 Plus in heart disease

Heart attacks and strokes are among the leading causes of death worldwide.


 It has been observed, several decades ago, that communities that depend on fish for their diet have considerably low rates of these diseases.


Omega-3 Plus fatty acids have been since associated with many benefits for heart health, such as:


  • It usually reduces triglycerides by 15% to 30%.
  • May lower high blood pressure levels.
  • It raises the levels of good cholesterol (HDL).
  • Also, it helps prevent blood clots from forming.
  • Reduces plaque inside the arterial walls; It protects against arteriosclerosis.
  • Has an anti-inflammatory effect by reducing the secretion of inflammatory substances in the body.
  • May lower LDL cholesterol levels in some people, but it may raise it in others.


Despite all these advantages, there is no conclusive evidence that Omega-3 Plus is effective in preventing heart attacks or strokes.


Omega-3 Plus and metabolic syndrome


It reduces symptoms of metabolic syndrome, which increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and the symptoms are as follows:

  • Central obesity (belly fat).
  • Hypertension.
  • Insulin resistance.
  • High triglycerides.
  • Low levels of good cholesterol.


Omega-3 Plus fatty acids can improve insulin resistance, inflammation, and heart disease rates for people with metabolic syndrome.


Further, it resists chronic infections that may cause heart disease and cancer.


Fatty acids can fight many autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and psoriasis.


Omega-3 Plus and Alzheimer’s disease


The fatty acids can fight mental decline associated with aging and Alzheimer’s disease.


Research uncovered a relationship between Omega-3 Plus intake – in a high and appropriate amount – and a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease and that it may be beneficial.


But we need more research on brain health.


Does Omega- 3 Plus prevent cancer?

It has long been claimed that the fatty acids in Omega-3 plus reduce the risk of some types of cancer.


Interestingly, people who consume Omega-3 Plus are less likely to develop cancer.


It was found to reduce the risk of prostate, breast, and colon cancers, but studies do not give the same results.


Is Omega-3 Plus good for the skin?


Omega-3 fats are beneficial for the skin as they contain docosahexaenoic acid, an essential component of the skin.


It is responsible for the health of skin cell membranes for smooth, moisturized, supple, and wrinkle-free skin.


Eicosapentaenoic acid also has several benefits for the skin, including:

  • Controlling the production of skin oils and moisturizing it.
  • Preventing hyperkeratosis and creatine buildup on hair follicles.
  • Reducing premature aging of the skin.
  • Reducing the appearance of acne.
  • Protecting the skin from the harmful rays of the sun.


Omega-3 Plus for pregnant women


Omega-3 Plus promotes fetus brain health during pregnancy and is essential for brain growth and development in infants.


Docosahexaenoic acid accounts for; about 40% of the polyunsaturated fatty acids in the brain, and 60% of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the retina.


Children receiving milk formulas fortified with DHA have better eyesight than those who get milk-free formulas.


Getting an adequate amount of Omega-3 Plus during pregnancy allows your baby to enjoy;

  • High IQ.
  • Better social and communication skills.
  • Low growth retardation index.
  • Decreased risk of ADHD, autism, and cerebral palsy.


So, the expecting mother must meet her body’s requirement for fatty acids.


She can get them when she regularly eats one to two portions of seafood a week, like fish.


Side effects

Like any medicine, some side effects may appear from its use, although they are rare. 


Nevertheless, the reason we use any medicine is that its benefit to the patient outweighs its risks.


Examples of side effects include:

  • An allergic reaction to this drug is rare, such as: (rash, itching, or swelling of the face, tongue, or throat), but if it occurs, stop the drug immediately and contact the doctor.
  • Undesirable aftertaste if the product is made of fish oil.
  • Feeling sick, bloated, or belching.



Tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if you have any allergies to these acids or fish.


The product may contain additional ingredients such as peanuts or soybeans that may cause allergic reactions or other health problems.


Use after consulting a doctor during pregnancy when needed.


The extent of its excretion in breast milk is not known; Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it while breastfeeding.


Omega-3 Plus price

The capsules are available in the Egyptian market for 42 EGP.


In conclusion, fatty acids are essential for human health, whether obtained from fish, which is the best option, or by replacing them with supplements such as Omega-3 Plus.


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Translated by
Dr. Fatma Atef

Translator. Dr. Fatema Atef

A Pharmacist with a MSc in Biotechnology and currently studying for a PhD in Immunology and Allergy. I’ve always loved to explain and simplify science. In addition,I had a passion for languages and faith in the magical power of the elegant word to shape awareness and communicate science. Hence, I developed my interests in language and scientific research by studying the principles of translation and writing medical content with SEO standards to provide valuable content that delivers reliable information to the reader in the best form and the easiest way.
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