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OMEGA - 3

Omega-3 one of the most important dietary supplements you can take to improve your cardiovascular health.

Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential fatty acids, that cannot be manufactured by the body. Thus all Omega-3 fatty acids must be obtained from your diet.

Eventhough pills and capsules are beneficial to the bodies health, getting Omega-3 from natural sources is still the most nutritional way. Fatty fish such as mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna, halibut, and salmon are a good source. Seal oil contains all three essential components of Omega-3: EPA, DHA and DPA and is therefore an excellent source of Omega-3. Algae and krill are also a good source of Omega-3. Getting Omega-3 from flax, nuts or canola oil fats are not as good as the ones found in fish.

Canada's food guide recommends that people eat at least two servings (75 grams each) of fish a week. Adults should get a minimum of 500 milligrams of DHA and EPA a day for heart protection.

The Omega-3 supplements now placed into foods such as eggs, yogurt and orange juice are only a fractional amount of what is needed by the body- they are not a good source. Also if its source is flax seed, flax seed oil, walnuts, or canola oil it's not the EPA or DHA type of Omega-3 that your body needs.

The four major types of omega-3 fatty acids that are ingested in foods and used by the body are:

(ALA) Alpha-Linolenic Acid - It needs to be converted into EPA by a healthy body to be beneficial.ALA is found in flaxseeds, flaxseed oil, canola oil, soybeans, soybean oil, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin seed oil, purslane, perilla seed oil, walnuts, and walnut oil. Not as good as as fish Omega-3.

(EPA) Eicosapentaenoic acid - abundantly present in fish and seal oil reduces inflammation and blood clots. EPA aids the body with Rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, lupus, asthma, multiple sclerosis and skin conditions.

(DHA) Docosahexaenoic acid- DHA is a natural part of mother's breast milk and is also added to infant formula. Fish and Harp seal oils are an excellent source of DHA.It is essential for brain, nerve and eye tissue devellopment, especially for infants.

(DPA) Docosapentaenoic acid- Is found in significant amounts in human mothers milk and seal oil. DPA is almost as important as either EPA or DHA.

Benefits:
Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and help prevent risk factors associated with chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. They are important in normal brain and eye development. Omega-3 allows cholesterol lowering medications such as Liptor, Mevacor, and Zocor to work more effectively.

In Ocober 2010, researchers from the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health found that dietary intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) like fish oil, known to have anti inflammatory properties, also shows promise for the effective treatment and prevention of periodontitis.

Here is a list of conditions Omega-3 benefits: High cholesterol, High blood pressure, Heart disease. Arthritis (reduces inflamation), Diabetes (lower triglycerides), Depression, Osteoporosis, Weight loss, Bipolar disorder, Skin disorders, Asthma, and Cancer (Colon, Breast, Prostate).

Omega-3 fatty acid deficiency will cause extreme fatigue, poor memory, dry skin, heart problems, mood swings or depression, and poor circulation.

Cautions:
Taking excessive amounts of omega-3 fatty acids may lead to bleeding, therefore be careful if you are also taking blood-thinning medications.


SEE OUR FISH & SEAFOOD OMEGA-3 VALUES TABLE




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Warning: Many supplements adversely interact with modern medicines and should only be taken after consulting with medical professionals. Use as directed by a health care provider. Always follow the manufacturers dosage guidelines!






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