Not All Omega-3’s Are Created Equally
As important as it is to increase our dietary levels of omega-3 fatty acids, not all omega-3s are created equally. There are three important omega-3 fatty acids to consider: alpha linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
ALA is found in plant based oils like flaxseed oil, perilla oil, soybean oil, green, leafy vegetables, and nuts and seeds like walnuts, almonds and flaxseeds. An important fatty acid involved in the conversion of glucose into energy for normal bodily functions, ALA should should be metabolized into the longer chain fatty acids, EPA and DHA, but many people have difficulty making this conversion.
EPA and DHA can be found in cold-water fatty fish including salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines and anchovies. High EPA omega-3 promotes a healthy inflammatory response†. Furthermore, the limited ALA we do consume is converted to EPA and DHA at a very slow rate. This is a result of being human! Humans are poor converters of ALA. As a result, most people living in Western countries are deficient in EPA and DHA.
It is therefore evident that closer attention needs to be paid to dietary fat selection. Greater intake of ALA can be achieved by increasing consumption of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds and it can also be readily acquired by dietary use of canola, flax, and certain other plant oils. Attempting to obtain adequate amounts of EPA and DHA poses greater challenges. Due to the restricted dietary sources of these nutrients many individuals have turned to high quality omega-3 supplements such as OmegaBrite to obtain these health promoting fatty acids. OmegaBrite 70/10 MD is especially valuable here given its high EPA to DHA ratio (7:1).
Omega-3 in Health
In the 1970s, the benefits of omega-3s from fish oil emerged when researchers noticed that certain populations, such as the Inuit, had healthier hearts than those who seldom ate fish and were healthier in other ways too. The Inuit advantage was attributed to the long-chain omega-3s EPA and DHA, found in their food staples of fatty fish and fish-eating marine mammals such as whales and seals.
Good Fats for Good Health
Consuming omega-3s daily is a vital component to overall health and well-being. As essential nutrients, our bodies require them, yet our modern diets have led to very low levels of consumption.
Therefore, supplementing with a high-quality omega-3 source is recommended to improve overall health. The omega-3 fatty acids in OmegaBrite provide us with the EPA and DHA we need for optimal wellness and health from head to toe.
Many people lack the ability to convert ALA to longer chain EPA and DHA essential fatty acids. By providing our bodies with OmegaBrite, we are giving our bodies EPA and DHA and don’t need to worry about any rate of conversion.
EPA is rapidly turned over in our bodies as a normal part of the immune system and needs to be replenished by diet and the high strength EPA contained in OmegaBrite can help to balance the omega-3 to omega-6 ratio.
Experience the OmegaBrite difference today with OmegaBrite 70/10 MD—OmegaBrite’s 90% omega-3 with a high EPA 7:1 ratio of EPA to DHA and proprietary antioxidants.