- Bowel movement problems
Many of us who have had issues with digestion have tried different supplements products, medications and therapies to help ourselves heal. If you’re one of those people, then there is a new study with information just for you. This new study suggests that a nutrient you’ve heard of - but might not have thought of, may be helpful for your digestive healing.
Now a lot of us have heard of Omega-3 fatty acids benefiting inflammation, heart, brain, joint health and more but there hasn’t been a whole lot said about its role in helping digestion.
A new study suggests that omega-3’s anti-inflammatory and healing properties may be help digestion and gut problems!
In the largest sample size study to date, the aim was to investigate the links between omega-3 fatty acids, gut microbiome diversity and composition and faecal metabolomic profiles (Fancy for Gut Health) in middle aged and elderly women. Data was analyzed from 876 twins.
In a nutshell, study data showed Omega-3 fatty acids helped reduce the pro-inflammatory immune markers that cause inflammation and helped positively diversify the microbiota (bacteria).
In the human gut - this means significantly helping the immune system by aiding in the control of pathogenic bacteria growth, such as lipopolysaccharides which are a byproduct of gut dysbiosis. The reduction of lipopolysaccharides also limits and/or reduces the permeability a.k.a., leaky gut.
To Simplify And Understand The Results - OMEGA 3’s...
- Increased immune function
- Reduced inflammation
- Reduction of leaky gut
- Reduction of infectious agents effects on digestion
The data also suggests that Dietary supplementation of probiotics and prebiotics can help with synergistic effects when included with omega-3’s.
In the Master The Body Clinic, I have used the Omega 3’s for about 15 years mostly for inflammation and cognitive issues such as mood and depression. Anecdotally, we noticed improvement of digestive issues more readily when Omega 3’s were present in the protocol.
People ask me what types of Omega 3 supplements I like to use because sometimes finding one that digests well can be difficult. I definitely prefer patients to consume high omega foods such as salmon but we almost always supplement with extra Omega 3’s in the clinic.
For a supplementary omega-3 recommendation, I recommend enteric coated omega-3 gel caps because they don’t burp up and there’s no fishy aftertaste. Also these ultra omega threes are molecularly distilled so there is no concern with Mercury or metal toxicity like there can be in fish consumption. These gel caps are my favorites and they honestly seem to work much better than other options - you can find them here… Masterthebody.com Ultra-Omega 3’s
Small doses of up to 750 or 1500 mg per day may be beneficial for aiding digestion.
It typically takes significantly higher doses for joint pain relief and even more for mood issues or cognitive problems.
You can read the full original study article posted here…https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-10382-2