Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Fish oils, grains and lamb are good sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, a nutrient that has a lot of buzz as being beneficial in the reduction of coronary artery disease. It's also been linked in studies to helping sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis. Flaxseed oil is another good source of this acid. Much research is being done on this nutrient, assisted by the fact that the Japanese diet typically has 10 times or more of the nutrient than the American diet. Some studies have also shown a reduction in colon cancer related to Omega 3 fatty acid consumption. Not everyone is able to reap the same benefits from Omega 3's however - one study shows that women with type 1 diabetes do not have a reduction in coronary artery disease with a diet high in this ingredient.

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    Scientific evidence shows that increased dietary omega-3 consumption helps reduce depression. The association between low omega-3 levels and a higher incidence of depression is especially noticeable among women who are pregnant or nursing, which depletes their nutritional reserves.

    Foods high in omega-3s include wild salmon, sardines, tuna, trout, walnuts and hemp and chia seeds. Choose fish that have the lowest levels of mercury and other toxins, especially if you're pregnant.
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    Children (under 18 years old):
    • To treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), 345 milligrams of DHA as DHASCO® has been taken daily for four months.
    • To improve brain function in healthy children, 400-1,000 milligrams of DHA has been taken daily for up to four months.
    • To treat cystic fibrosis, a dose of 70 milligrams of DHA per kilogram of body weight has been taken for six weeks.
    • To treat high cholesterol, 1.2 grams of DHA has been taken daily for six weeks.
    • To support infant development and care, DHA has been added to formula at levels of 0.14-0.76 percent energy for up to four months. A dose of 20 milligrams of DHA in liquid form has been taken daily for one year.
    • To treat liver disease, 250-500 milligrams of DHA has been taken daily for six months.
    • To treat methylmalonic acidemia (protein and fat breakdown disorder), 25 milligrams of DHA per kilogram has been taken daily.
    • To treat pneumonia, DHA has been taken from hospitalization until discharge.
    • To treat eye damage (retinitis pigmentosa), 1,200 milligrams of DHA has been taken daily for up to four years.
    • To treat sepsis, 100 milligrams of DHA has been taken daily for 14 days.
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    The Most Powerful Source Of Omega 3s
    Salmon is known to be a good source of omega-3 fats in the diet.

    Watch as Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Oz discuss the best sources of omega-3 fats in the diet in this video.



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    The reason that 99.7 percent of infant formula in the USA contains plant based DHA omega-3 supplements is that the IQ of such infants is ten to 18 IQ points higher six months and six years later than those who receive non-supplemented infant formula.

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    Are Omega-3 Supplements Safe for Everyone?

    Omega-3 supplements are extremely safe, according to Dr. Tanya Edwards, guest on The Dr. Oz Show. In this video, she explains which people should talk with their doctor before trying these pills.


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    Children (under 18 years old):
    • There is no proven safe or effective dose for krill oil in children.
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    I believe that no other vitamin or mineral in the entire nutraceutical business is as good for human health as krill oil. One study showed krill oil may be 48 times more potent than fish oil!
     
    While fish oil can be a good source of omega-3s, there are problems with it. For example, fish oil can spoil quickly due to oxidation, it has low absorption rates and quality control concerns that vary from vendor to vendor. The EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in krill oil are incorporated into phospholipid molecules which make the omega-3s highly absorbable and bioavailable.
     
    The phospholipid form in krill oil is both fat-soluble and water-soluble, while
    the DHA and EPA in fish oil are bonded to triglycerides, which is fat-soluble only. This difference has broad implications for absorption. Additionally, taking krill oil typically does not result in fishy burps and aftertaste related to digestion reflux.
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    • Krill oil may increase the risk of bleeding when taken with drugs that increase the risk of bleeding. Some examples include aspirin, anticoagulants (blood thinners) such as warfarin (Coumadin®) or heparin, antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel (Plavix®), and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Motrin®, Advil®) or naproxen (Naprosyn®, Aleve®).
    • Krill oil may lower blood sugar levels. Caution is advised when using medications that may also lower blood sugar. People taking insulin or drugs for diabetes by mouth should be monitored closely by a qualified healthcare professional, including a pharmacist. Medication adjustments may be necessary.
    • Krill may cause low blood pressure. Caution is advised when using medications that may also lower blood pressure.
    • Krill may also interact with agents that affect the heart and blood vessels, agents toxic to the liver, anticancer agents, anti-inflammatory agents, bone loss agents, hormonal agents, kidney-protective agents, lipid-lowering agents, nervous system agents, and pain relievers.
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    Fish high in omega-3 include:
    • Anchovy
    • Atlantic herring
    • Atlantic salmon
    • Bluefish
    • Capelin
    • Dogfish
    • Mackerel
    • Sardines
    • Shad
    • Sturgeon
    • Tuna
    • Whitefish
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    Omega-3 is a fatty acid found in coldwater fish, vegetables like broccoli and brussel sprouts, flaxseeds and olive and nut oils. It is especially high in fatty coldwater fish like salmon, tuna and halibut. Four grams of omega-3 a day increases high-density lipoprotein (HDL) by 3% and reduces triglycerides by 25-40%. Although it's not known exactly how, omega-3 most likely accelerates the cleansing of triglycerides from the blood. If your triglyceride level is elevated, omega-3 is a good option. Taking omega-3 with the statin group of cholesterol medications reduces the body's C-reactive protein (CRP) by 48%. High levels of this protein indicate inflammation, a cause of the buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries. Omega-3 has been shown to significantly reduce the small, dense low-density lipoprotein (LDL), which causes the most damage to our veins. And lastly, according to an Italian study, omega-3 reduces the risk of sudden death within the three-month period following a heart attack by 42%.