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Getting Fishy with Omega-3s

For a long time, there has been a lot of debate over healthy and unhealthy fats. But it “was the Omega-3 fats that made fish famous.”[1]  Fatty Acids are required by our body. Our body does not make Omega -3 and it can only be obtained by certain foods or supplements.

The human body can make most of the types of fats it needs from other fats or raw materials. That isn’t the case for omega-3 fatty acids (also called omega-3 fats and n-3 fats). These are essential fats—the body can’t make them from scratch but must get them from food. Foods high in Omega-3 include fish, vegetable oils, nuts (especially walnuts), flax seeds, flaxseed oil, and leafy vegetables.[2]

Source http://newhope.com/news-analysis/share-educational-omega-3-infographic
Source http://newhope.com/news-analysis/share-educational-omega-3-infographic

Many people, either through poor dietary habits or health concerns, cannot eat the required foods to obtain these critical fats.  But remember, not all fats are created equal. Omega-3 fats have been revealed to assist with many of the essential processes of the body and deter health concerns.

Omega-3 fats provide the starting point for making hormones that regulate blood clotting, contraction and relaxation of artery walls, and inflammation. They also bind to receptors in cells that regulate genetic function. Likely due to these effects, omega-3 fats have been shown to help prevent heart disease and stroke, may help control lupus, eczema, and rheumatoid arthritis, and may play protective roles in cancer and other conditions.[3]

Simplesa® has just introduced its newest product, Omega 3 EFA (Essential Fatty Acids) which contains 1500 mg of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, 800 mg of EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid), 600 mg of DHA (Docosohexanoic Acid) and 100 mg of other Omega-3 Fatty Acids per two soft gel serving.   It contains the three main Omega-3 fats in the family of polyunsaturated fats.  The blend contains Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and other Omega-3 acids.  Simplesa has created a trifecta for one of the highest quality fish oil products on the market. The lemon flavored enteric coated soft gel allows for maximum absorption without the “fish burps” of some other Omega 3 supplements. It is perfect for those who are sensitive to the smell of the fish oil tablets. This super concentrated Omega-3 fish oil is an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

  • High quality lemon flavor fish oil for those who are sensitive to the taste of the fish oil tablets.
  • Multi-stage molecular distillation process that both concentrates the Omega 3 EPA and DHA and removes environmental toxins.
  • Concentrated Omega-3 provides an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

The timing of the launch of this new product aligns with a recent JAMA study published on Time.com that was released in June 2016.  This study supports the health benefits of Omega-3s.

Recently, a large study led by researchers at Tufts University and published in JAMA Internal Medicine added to the weight of evidence in favor of the fatty acids for heart health. The researchers looked at levels of omega-3s in the blood and tissue of 45,637 healthy people, using data from 19 prospective and retrospective studies, to see if there was a connection to coronary heart disease. They didn’t find a link between omega-3s and heart attacks in general, but they did find that people who had diets rich in fish-derived omega-3s had a lower risk of fatal heart attacks. How impressive the association depended on their omega-3 consumption. For every extra serving or so of fish a week, they saw about a 10% reduction in risk, and people who ate the most fish had about a 24% lower risk of fatal heart attack than people who ate the least.  “Evidence from experimental models and animal studies show that a major effect of these omega-3 fatty acids is to stabilize heart membranes,” says Liana Del Gobbo, lead author of the study who is now a research fellow at Stanford University. Stable heart membranes means the heart is less likely to go into life-threatening dangerous rhythms, adds O’Keefe (who was not involved with the study).[4]

Although consumption of important nutrients via diet is always ideal, not everyone can consistently consume the quantities recommended to benefit health. Also, some people just don’t like to eat fish, so finding a quality effective “non” fishy supplement is very important.  For more information on Simplesa® Omega 3 please click here.

.[1] http://time.com/4396909/omega-3s-heart-health-fish-oil/?xid=newsletter-brief

[2] https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/omega-3-fats/

[3] https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/omega-3-fats/

[4] http://time.com/4396909/omega-3s-heart-health-fish-oil/?xid=newsletter-brief