What are Arachidonic acid (AA) and Alpha Linoic Acid (ALA)?

Arachidonic acid is a 20 carbon omega-6 fatty acid with 4 double bonds. Omega-6 fats are polyunsaturated with the first double-bond beginning with the 6th carbon atom from the methyl end of the molecule. An 18 carbon Omega-3 fatty acid with 3 double bonds. Alpha-linolenic acid is found in flaxseed and other plant oils. Note [...]

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What are EPA Fish Oil and DHA Fish Oil?

Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is a type of omega-3 that is essential for healthy immune function, cardiac function, mood, joint, eye, and brain health. Docosahexaenoic acid is also an omega-3 fatty acid. DHA is crucial for neurological and visual development in the human fetus and newborn, and is found in high concentration in the brain. EPA [...]

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Why are Omega-3s from plants (such as flaxseed oil) ineffective in most people?

Some people can convert EPA and DHA from ALA, but many cannot and therefore often times people may not receive the full benefits of omega-3s from only consuming plant based products. Even for people who can convert ALA into EPA and DHA, the conversion rate is very small. Only 5% of ALA can be synthesized [...]

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What are the benefits of omega-3 fish oils vs omega-6?

Omega-3 fish oil is an anti-inflammatory molecule. Omega-3s may improve many conditions such as: high blood pressure, arthritis pain, inflammation and depression. Omega-6 is an inflammatory molecule and competes with omega-3 for the same chemical receptors in the body. Omega-6 is important in the body as it promotes inflammation but it is abundant in western [...]

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Can’t I just eat more fish?

A lot species of fish, specifically larger fish, may contain toxins. OmegaBrite is rigorously tested at every stage of production for impurities, toxins, and PCB’s.

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