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Mama Mio: Omega-3 and Skin Health

Posted on 03/26/2012

Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil Omega-3 is a must-have supplement that is essential for heart and brain health – plus it can help improve the look of your skin. While your body is a fabulous piece of work (it is, admit it), it’s unable to produce this essential fatty acid on its own. Doctors recommend eating foods rich in Omega-3 (like flax), and thanks to Mama Mio, you can also slather it on your skin to stay moisturized as well as prevent and minimize the appearance of stretch marks.

Understanding the Omegas

There are three types of polyunsaturated fatty acids: Omega-3, -6 and -9. When consumed, Omega-3 is the angel of the family, Omega-6 is the black sheep and Omega-9 is the oddball because it technically isn’t an essential fatty acid. Omega-3 helps reduce inflammation, eliminate free radicals and boost the levels of serotonin (the feel-good chemical) in your brain. If you consume too much Omega-6, which is abundant in wheat products, you can experience the opposite effects. Topical use of Omega-6, however, has a more desirable effect. Omega-9 is an essential nutrient that your body produces on its own, unlike Omega-3 and -6.

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