Super Omega-3 EPA/DHA with Sesame Lignans & Olive Extract, 120 softgels
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Super Omega-3 Plus EPA/DHA with Sesame Lignans, Olive Extract, Krill & Astaxanthin, 120 softgels
Researchers have long known the benefits of the omega-3 fatty acids found in the Mediterranean diet, but now a new branch of research is showing surprising results: omega-3 fatty acids from different sources have complementary benefits throughout the body.
Essential Fatty Acids (EFA)
The body needs fatty acids to survive and is able to make all but two of them: linoleic acid (LA), in the omega-6 family, and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) in the omega-3 family. These two fatty acids must be supplied by diet and therefore are considered essential fatty acids.
Foods high in Omega 3
EPA and DHA are found in fish, seafood and fish oils. ALA is found in certain vegetable oils, walnuts, flaxseeds and soy products.
The health benefits of eating cold-water fish are robust, yet concerns remain about contaminants found in wild and farm-raised fish. This should not stop consumers from including fish in their diet, as the longevity advantages of consuming cold-water fish instead of beef. High quality Fish Oil is Molecular Distilled to virtually eliminate detectable toxins.
It comes from the tissue of oily fish and is considered a PUFA (Polyunsaturated fatty acid). Those fish come from cold and deep water like sardines, mackerel, herring, and anchovies. Salmon is also used as omega 3 fish oil but it is usually found in shallow water. Researchers say fish found in deep water have fewer toxins. To get around this quality Fish Oil Supplement producers will Molecular Distill the fish oil to remove all contaminants. Fish Oil contains EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) the two most important fatty acids in the Omega 3 fish oil family.
Researchers say EPA is good for your heart and DHA is good for your brain. Other benefits of Omega 3 Fish Oil are lowering inflammation and cholesterol, mood disorders, skin and eyes, and colon health. Some Omega 3 supplements are geared toward certain health concerns like heart, brain and depression.
Krill is also an Omega 3 fatty acid and is made from Shrimp-like crustaceans (Shell fish). It contains EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) plus Astaxanthin which is considered a super antioxidant. The EPA and DHA levels in Krill are not as high as Fish Oil but do contain an antioxidant not found in fish oils.
Flax is a vegetable based Omega 3 that is best eaten by grinding up the flaxseeds and putting them into your foods (like cereal). You can also take flaxseed oil supplements. It contains alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) fatty acid and its benefits are similar to Fish and Krill Oil. It’s an anti-inflammatory (Cardio) and very high source of Lignans (antioxidant like). Other benefits are for blood pressure and glucose levels.
Because the wonderful world of Omega 3 fatty acids is constantly changing you probably need to keep up on all the new research being done. Unfortunately that’s not an easy task. Because of this you’re best approach is moderation. Don’t go overboard taking any supplements because your health is in the hands of what experts say and there always seems to be disagreements between them. Always read labels and ask your health care provider about adding more Omega 3 to your diet either through food or supplements but at the end of the day you have to make that decision yourself.
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