Currently Western diets, with an omega-6 omega-3 ratio of 15/1 to 16/1, are very deficient in omega 3 and too high in omega-6. This imbalance has been associated with an increase in chronic diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases.
Omega-3 fatty acids of marine origin, such as EPA and DHA, have been shown to be effective in the treatment and prevention of various diseases, such as:
• Neurodegenerative diseases
• Cancer Prevention
• Inflammatory bowel disease
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Ischemia / reperfusion injury
These fatty acids are directly involved in the modulation of the immune response, decreasing inflammation and anatomo-functional damage.
On the other hand, the brain tissue of mammals is composed of saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, with DHA being the main omega-3 present in the brain. Consequently, the consumption of omega-3, especially DHA, guarantees the normal development and proper functioning of the brain.
It helps fight cognitive diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, depression, memory loss or Parkinson's.
Micro-algae contain a high concentration of pigments (chlorophylls and carotenoids) and antioxidant substances (SOD) that are interesting in the therapy of diseases related to oxidation, such as macular degeneration or various types of inflammation, as well as in the prevention of certain tumor developments and degenerative diseases.