Omega oils and essential fatty acids When most people think of fats, they think of foods that will lead to weight gain and deterioration of health. However, while some fats (particularly saturated) should be avoided, there are others that are essential to maintaining good health. These “good” fats are typically missing from the average Western diet. Scientists have broken down two types of polyunsaturated fats into what are called Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids (EFAs). It is vital to include these acids (good fats) in our daily diet, because the body cannot produce them itself. Found in every cell in the body, Omega 3s and Omega 6s play an important role in a number of biological functions and processes, ranging from maintaining cells and regulating body temperature, to affecting blood pressure, reproduction and immune function. When the body is deficient in EFAs, it uses saturated fats to create cell membranes. This produces cells with rigid, inflexible membranes that have difficulty performing some basic cellular functions. Omega 9 is a monounsaturated fat (Oleic acid) and, in contrast to Omega 3 and Omega 6 oils, is not classed as an essential fatty acid because it can be produced by the body. However, it is still highly beneficial when also obtained from food. Search Terms: Omega 3 Fish oils, Cod Liver Oil, Falxseed Oil, Omega 3, Fish Oil Gels, Fish Oil Softgels, Omega 3 Softgels, The Best Omega 3, Best Omega 3 Softgels,
- BENEFICIAL FOR: Brain health, Cognitive function, Concentration, Stable moods, Healthy heart, Healthy joints, Hair, skin and nails, Inflammatory conditions, Healthy weight loss, Fighting the signs of ageing, Circulation, Immunity, Protection for cell membranes, Nervous system function
- HEALTYH FATS: A balanced blend of these healthy fats (including essential fatty acids) in ideal ratios for the human body, for all-round support of good mental and physical health
- FLAXSEED OIL: Flaxseed oil is one of the best sources of Omega 3 fatty acids. In addition, the oil is a rich source of lignans – a type of fibre that is changed by friendly bacteria in the gut into compounds that can help to fight against disease.
- VITAMIN E: D Alpha Tocopherol is a fat soluble vitamin and potent antioxidant. Not only does it have a powerful effect on the brain, it can help to protect against the harmful effects of free radicals, encourage recovery, ward off heart disease and support the immune system. In addition to the benefits described above, vitamin E has been added to this balanced blend of Omega oils because fish oils oxidise very easily and can therefore add to the oxidant stress on the body.
- SUNFLOWER SEED OIL: Sunflower oil is high in vitamin E and low in saturated fat. Grown naturally, it contains the Omega 6 fatty acid linoleic acid, a polyunsaturated fat which makes up 65% of the oil in natural sunflower oil, and oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat making up 21%. Omega 6 fatty acids support brain function, healthy skin and bones and help to regulate the metabolism.