Do you know about the different types? Omegas 3, 5, 6, 7, and 9 fatty acids are vital for maintaining both good physical and mental health.
Many people take fish oils to improve their levels of Omega 3 – now there is a vegan alternative.
Omega 3 can benefit ADHD; Anxiety; Alzheimer’s Disease; Arthritis; Cancer; Cardiovascular Disease; Depression; Diabetes; Eye disorders; Immune System; Hair & Skin health; Fertility & Pregnancy; Weight Loss.
https://draxe.com/fish-oil-benefits-health/ Did you know that Omega 3 deficiency can be fatal?
Among Omega 3s, what are DHA, EPA, and ALA, and how do they differ?
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) are the two main “long chain” Omega 3 fatty acids that are found primarily in algae and fish. ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) is the main “short chain” Omega 3 fatty acid found primarily in plants such as flaxseed, chia, and others. Most of the proven benefits of Omega 3s have been linked to DHA and EPA rather than ALA, but ALA can have some additional benefits in the body.
Omega 5 is an extremely powerful antioxidant https://www.pomega5.com/store/pages.php?pageid=16
Omega–6 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function, and normal growth and development. As a type of polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA), omega-6s help stimulate skin and hair growth, maintain bone health, regulate metabolism, and maintain the reproductive system. www.umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/omega6-fatty-acids
Omega 7, known as palmitoleic acid, may appear to have ‘minor’ status in the world of monounsaturated fats but its health benefits are definitely not minor. Omega 7 helps regulate fat and blood sugar metabolism (in adipose tissue and in the pancreas). In vitro studies suggest that omega 7 helps improve the function of the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas. And when it comes to the skin, omega 7 is no ‘minor leaguer’…it is a major fatty acid in epithelial cell membranes – this means skin, blood vessels and mucous membranes. The presence of omega 7 in the epithelial cell membrane plays a protective role including inhibiting bacterial growth, as well promoting tissue recovery and healing. Research specifically on sea buckthorn oil, (which contains 30-40% omega 7), shows its role in improving eczema, acne, oral and stomach ulcers, and vaginal irritation/dryness. Dietary sources of omega 7 fatty acids include wild salmon, macadamia nuts and sea buckthorn berries. https://ashleykoff.wordpress.com/2010/07/20/omega-5-and-7-%E2%80%93-are-they-in-you/
Omega 9 – This fatty acid plays a role in promoting heart health by supporting healthy, balanced cholesterol levels and improving immune function. www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/benefits-of-omega-3-6-9-fatty-acids/
TRUST YOUR GOOD DECISIONS EACH AND EVERY DAY
Eating better begins with a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Plant-based diets can be lacking in good omega 3s, which generally only come from fish. Scientific studies have demonstrated: heart, brain and eyes benefit from omega 3 fatty acids*. However, some people do not consume sufficient amounts of essential omega fatty acids in their diets. This is where Juice Plus+ Omega Blend comes in: The Juice Plus+ Omega Blend closes the gap between what we should eat and what we actually eat every day. The convenient dosage capsules contain a balanced mixture of carefully selected oils from vegetable sources. They provide the body with valuable omega 3, 5, 6, 7, and 9 fatty acids.
Why do we use algal oil in Juice Plus+ Omega Blend rather than fish, like many other Omega 3 products do?
The algal oil in Juice Plus+ Omega Blend comes from a microalga Schizochytrium, which is grown specifically
for its rich DHA and EPA content. Fish actually get their DHA and EPA from eating algae, so we like to say that we are just cutting out the middle fish and going to the original plant source.
Does the algal oil come from the open ocean, and should I be concerned therefore, about ocean
contaminants in the algal oil?
No. The algal oil that we use in Juice Plus+ Omega Blend comes from algae grown in a contained and
controlled environment, so that it is free of any contaminants.