Does Omega-5 promote healthy skin and hair growth?

Q. Which is better for immunity and anti-aging, Omega-5, or Selenium?

Answered by
Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam
and medically reviewed by Dr. Preetha J
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 09, 2020 and last reviewed on: Feb 17, 2023

Hi doctor,

I want to know the difference between Omega-5 and Selenium to boost my immunity and anti-aging. Which one is better?



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Thanks for the query.

I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have a question of the difference between Omega-3 and Selenium to boost immunity with anti-aging and which one is better. Selenium plays an essential role in improving your immunity statement. It is an antioxidant, so it acts as an anti-aging agent. It helps to reduce oxidative stress, which can increase immunity and prevent inflammation. It can help boost people's immune systems with influenza, TB (tuberculosis), hepatitis, etc. So I think Selenium will be the right choice, especially for boosting immunity with anti-aging. If any other query, knock me, and I will try to reply to you further.

Thank you, doctor, for your reply.

But I meant Omega-5 and not 3.



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Sorry for the slip of the pen. It will be Omega-5. Omega-5 may help with hair growth and skin health. It can help in controlling blood sugar levels. It helps to improve the immunity system to some extent too. But in case of boosting both immunities with anti-aging, Selenium may be the right choice, or you can take both of them. In case of any other query, ask me.

Thank you doctor,

What about the skin? Which one is better?



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For skin, Omega-5 will be the best because it has pimple-fighting properties, protection abilities for skin from sun damage, anti-wrinkles properties, stress-busting properties, etc. Omega-5 can nourish skin from outside and helps in holding water to make your skin more moisturized with softer and glowing skin. It can give you a younger-looking appearance. So if your priority is skin, then go for the Omega-5 supplements. In case of any other query, knock me.

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