Enjoy the Brain and Heart Healthy Fats October 14, 2019

woman holding an omega 3 capsule

Have you ever wondered why people in the Mediterranean countries have low rates of heart disease, Alzheimer disease, and diabetes?  Part of the reason may be due to their regular intake of Omega 3 Fish Oil!  Omega 3—also known as Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA)—is one of the two human essential fatty acids that need to be ingested regularly (through marine oils and supplementation), because the body is unable to synthesize these vital fats.  Once these Omega 3 is ingested, the body converts it to the active, healing form of essential fatty acid called Eicosapantenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).  It is these bioactive essentials fatty acids (EPA/DHA) that help support brain health, improve heart function, and promote healthy cholesterol and blood pressure status.  Doctor’s Favorite Omega 3 EPA/DHA provides the most natural and effective form of EPA/DHA at high concentration—tested in the laboratory to remove harmful PCB toxins found in fish—and will ensure that your brain, eyes, and heart cells are receiving optimal nutritional support. 

Omega 3 Deficiency is a Global Epidemic

A strong body of evidence shows that most people living in North America and Europe are deficient in essential fatty acids (EPA/DHA).  Several epidemiological studies have confirmed that deficiency signs and symptoms of Omega 3 (EPA/DHA) are associated with:

  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (low DHA) 1
  • Learning Deficits (low DHA)1
  • Cystic Fibrosis (low DHA)1
  • Heart Disease and Sudden Heart Death (low DHA)1
  • Inflammatory Disorders (such as Rheumatoid Arthritis)2
  • Depression and Dementia (low DHA)1

Important Clinical Nutrition Note: Are Vegetable Oils Rich in ALA Worthy Substitutes of Fish Oils?

Although the precursor for the healing bioactive oil EPA/DHA is found in canola oil, soybean oil, flaxseed, pumpkin, and walnuts.  The health benefits of these oils in the body is not the same as the benefit derived from ingesting fish oil or eating deep sea oily fish.  The reason for this is because in order to convert ALA from vegetable oils into the active EPA/DHA, the body’s enzymes need several minerals and vitamins (e.g., cofactors) and only 10-15% of the vegetable-derived ALA gets converted to the healing EPA/DHA.  Therefore, the body obtains greater health benefit by getting EPA/DHA from the best direct source, fish oils.3

What Can Taking Fish Oil Do For You?

Numerous studies have confirmed that there are countless health benefits to regular consumption of fish oil.  Although all the human cells are benefited by supplementation of EPA/DHA, there are some tissues that need more DHA than others, such as red blood cells, brain cells, retinal cells, and heart cells.  This explains why some of the health benefits of supplementing with EPA/DHA are associated with:

  • Improved heart health
  • Improved cholesterol levels4
  • Healthy vision
  • Improved brain health
  • Improve skin health5

Your Best Source of Omega EPA/DHA

Doctor’s Favorite Omega EPA/DHA is unique in that it offers the special combination of features designed to improve your health.  Some of these features are:

  • High Concentration of EPA/DHA
  • PCB-tested to ensure safety levels
  • No fish aftertaste
  • No burping sensation
  • No pork gelatin

References

[1] Horrocks LA, Yeo YK.  Health benefits of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).  Pharmacol Res 40.3 (1999): 211-225.

[2] Navarro E et al. Abnormal fatty acid pattern in rheumatoid arthritis. A rationale for treatment with marine and botanical lipids.  J Rheumatology 27.2 (2000): 298-303.

[3] Davis BC, Kris-Etherton PM. Achieving optimal essential fatty acids status.  Nutr 78.3 (2003): 640-6S.

[4] Jeppesen J et al.  Triglyceride concentration and ischemic heart disease: an eight-year follow up in the Copenhagen Male Study.  Circulation 97.11 (1998): 1029-1036

[5] Hirakata T et al.  Dietary omega 3 helps alleviate allergic conjunctivitis.  The J of Fed Amer Soc Expt Biol 2019 Mar; 33(3): 3392–3403. doi: 10.1096/fj.201801805R.  PMID: 30383446

 

 

Note: due to the anticoagulant property of EPA, it is important to discontinue taking fish oil supplements 3 days before undergoing a surgical procedure.  If you suffer from a bleeding disorder, please, consult with your doctor.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.  This information is only intended to educate and not to replace medical advice from your healthcare provider.  This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  If you are pregnant or have a chronic disease, please, consult with your healthcare provider.

 

 

 

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