Nutrition

Are There Different Kinds of Omega 3 Supplements?

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The Omega 3 – high concentration pure fish oil is extracted from sardines, tuna fish and salmon. The fish used to obtain the best omega 3 oil is sourced around Patagonia, Chile and the islands of New Zealand. This sub Antarctic region of the Pacific is one of the few places left on earth that has yet to be affected greatly by pollution and water contaminants. Exacting standards are used when it comes to the manufacturing of MX Omega 3, and it is considered one of the highest quality fish oil supplements in the world.

What is reasoning behind taking fish oil? Isn’t it just another fad addition to dieting that will fade as quickly as the Atkins diet? In this case, we can assure there is real value in taking fish oil supplements. Everyone from the peddlers of conventional wisdom to certain vegetarians will agree that ingesting enough Omega 3 fatty acids is good for you. The reasoning behind this is partly due to maintaining the balance of Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids. When these are kept at a 1:1 ratio, dangerous inflammation is kept in check. As it turns out, most people get higher levels of Omega 6 in their everyday diet than Omega 3, which is why taking Omega 3 supplements is important to keep that 1:1 ratio.

Well, where are the Omega 6 fatty acids coming from? Omega 6 is found in everything from vegetable oils and fake butter products to grain-fed animal fat and other modern contrivances. In other words, with a normal dietary habit today, you will get far more Omega 6 than Omega 3, unless you are eating plentiful amounts of seafood, wild game, and vegetation. In fact, many diets today approach a ratio of 30:1.

Even without taking this imbalance into consideration, high quality MX Omega 3 supplements provide you with many other benefits. Increased levels of memory and concentration improve your sense of well-being. Improved brain cell activity decreases levels of stress and depression. Healthier joints prevent inflammation and pain. Smoother, firmer skin makes you look younger. All these benefits can be had by taking MX Omega 3, but the most recognized benefit is that of heart health. Take Omega3 and reduce your risk of stroke, decrease the amount of plaque buildup on artery walls, and lower your bad cholesterol levels.

Q & A

QUESTION:  What benefits can be derived from taking fish oils, omega 3 and omega 6? Professional advice only please.  What exactly does omega 6 do for my health? I’ve been instructed by my doctor to take omega 3, omega 6 fish oils, but after six months of doing so it’s become almost impossible to find the omega 3, omega 6 combination.  Most are only omega 3. I’m trying to find out how important omega 6 is for my health. What does it help?  I’m a heart patient and know that the omega 3 is for cardio health.  Thanks.

ANSWER:  There seems to be a little bit of a misunderstanding… Fish Oil is only Omega 3 fatty acids, but there are some combinations that may add Omega 6 fatty acids (like from Borage Oil or Evening Primrose Oil). Most commonly, if the Fish Oil is with an Omega 6 fatty acid, it would also be with Flax Oil so you can also get the Omega 9 fatty acids.  You are exactly right that the Omega 3 in Fish Oil helps with cardiovascular health, as well as skin and brain health. Omega 6 fatty acids help with skin health and hormonal health (for women). If you only want the cardiovascular health, just go for the Fish Oil… if you want the added skin and hormonal health, you could take a separate Borage Oil for the most benefit. Good luck!

QUESTION: What is the ratio of omega 3 and omega 6 oil in pumpkin seed oil and avocado seed oils?

ANSWER:  It doesn’t look like either are major sources of Omega3 & there is no listing for avocado SEED oil – just avocado:  77/8759 pumpkin seed ratio 1:114; 957/12531 avocado (not the seed) ratio 1:13

AVOCADO SEED: Avocado seed oil, from the plant Persea Americana, is rich in oleic acid and linoleic acid – which is omega 6 &9 not 3.

QUESTION:  Omega-3 and Omega-6 Oils, sources? What are the best sources, and how much can be taken a day to achieve maximum health benefits?

ANSWER:  Omega three fatty acid is generally deficient in many people as we consume too much omega 6.  The best fish sources of omega three fats are salmon, mackerel, herring and sardines both canned and fresh.  Most sea-foods have a little but tuna many just 1/6th as much as salmon or mackerel.

The few and sources of omega three fats are flax and flax seed oil, walnuts (best to use raw walnuts) and purslane which I just found at a farmer’s market for the first time and am going to try today.

As little as an ounce of fish a day will help or three high omega three fish meals a week or take 1-3 mg (or more if suffering from any type of mental or brain illnesses (manic depression, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, dyslexia, add, agoraphobia’s etc.).

Flax seed oil is usually taken in 1-3 tbsp. lots and for best absorption (and to help cure things like cancer and heart disease) take it blended in cottage cheese or yogurt (preferably organic…do budwig did a lot of research on this and said for one tbsp. of flax seed oil take it in 2 tbsp. of cottage cheese or 1/4 cup of yogurt).

QUESTION: Best source of omega 3 and 6 without eating fish?

Hi, recently stopped eating meat for various reasons. I would like to give up fish also, however not sure which foods other than fish are high in omega 3 and 6 oils. Don’t really want to substitute with a vitamin supplement, rather eat the real thing.   Also, if you have any tasty, kid friendly, egg-free recipes which are rich in omega oils this would be very much apprectiated (sorry if this is a big ask!). Thanks.

ANSWER:  Nuts, Seeds, and Avocados

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