Tips for Understanding Commonly Overlooked Omega-3 Deficiency Symptoms
Ever eat a non-fat cookie or brownie?
Notice how dry, brittle and crumbly it is? Well, not enough Omega-3 does the same thing to your skin.
Your skin is the first place to show signs of deficiency. No amount of moisturizing creams will fix that.
Then look at your hair and nails. Is your hair a bit straw-like? Are your nails brittle or soft?
We know that low iron causes anemia.
And low Calcium causes brittle bones.
But we don’t think much about low Omega-3. Most doctors don’t either. Part of the reason is that Omega-3 deficiency symptoms are shared by other conditions, so they are easily overlooked. Or misdiagnosed.
Scientists have recently given a name to Omega-3 deficiency – it is FADS or Fatty Acid Deficiency Syndrome.
List of Omega-3 deficiency symptoms:
- Skin related signs
- Dry skin and hair and soft or brittle nails
- Rough patches of skin
- Small bumps (like chicken skin) on the back
of upper arms and legs
- Dry eyes
- Attention and concentration problems
- Mood related signs
- Mood swings
- Low frustration tolerance (“short fuse” or highly emotional outburst when things don’t go as planned)
- Energy and sleep-related signs
- Poor sleep quality
- Joint discomfort related signs
Omega-3 Deficiency Symptoms Change With Age
Children and young adults usually have skin and concentration symptoms, but you may begin to notice sleep and energy-related symptoms as you age.
Joint and cognitive-related symptoms are commonly seen in middle-aged and elderly persons.
So Why is it Dangerous to Ignore these Symptoms?
Most of these symptoms are just inconvenient or annoying but some can be painful or unpleasant. If ignored, your body can stay in a constant state of deficiency. And over time, this can lead to sub-optimal functioning of your body.
Eating the wrong kind of fat is like putting diesel into a car that runs on gasoline.
Except for your body somehow manages to keep sputtering along.
Now that you know these easily-prevented deficiency symptoms, eat more fish (salmon), nuts, and green leafy vegetables. And if you go a day or two without eating fish, make sure to take a high purity, ultra-concentrated fish oil supplement like Byherbs Omega-3.