Useful for protection of the cardiovascular system, defence against inflammation and arthritis and the increase of immune, anti-carcinogenic defences.
Omega-3 have significant therapeutic properties for heart disease, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Omega-6 should be in a equal proportion to Omega-3 in a proper diet.
Omega-6 lowers cholesterol and protects the heart and arteries.
Omega-9 (synthesised by the body and therefore not "essential") can reduce cholesterol levels and help diabetics regulate blood sugar levels.