Omega-3 polyunsaturates are essential fatty acids. However, they aren’t produced by the body – they must come for the diet.
Omega-3s have been shown to contribute to slowing down the build up of plaque in the arteries by reducing triglyercides (at type of fat) in the blood. This can help to slightly lower blood pressure. It may also help to reduce the risk of arhythmias or irregular heartbeat.1
Omega-3s may also help to lower the risk of osteoarthritis by reducing inflammation..2
1 large Omega-3 enriched egg provides 400 mg of DHA omega-3 polyunsturates. That’s 10x the amount in contained regular large eggs.
1National Institutes of Health, U.S. National Library of Medicine, https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000767.htm.