The science behind omega-3 fatty acids is more compelling than ever. Here are just a snapshot of the scientific studies validating the many health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids that have been published:
How critical is our need for enough omega-3 fatty acids?
Extremely critical, according to a report in the Public Library of Science Medicine Journal. Harvard researchers looked at twelve dietary, lifestyle and metabolic risk factors such as tobacco smoking and high blood pressure and used a mathematical model to determine how many fatalities could have been prevented if people took control of their health.
Amazingly, they found that between 72,000 and 96,000 preventable deaths each year due to omega-3 deficiency. (Danaei G et al. PLoS Med. 2009 Apr 28;6(4):e1000058.)
We have no arguments with the numerous studies cited in this article. In fact our Fish/Flax Oil has a combination of both the Omega-3 fish oils referenced in the study – we have also added flaxseed oil to to provide nutritional support for the cardiovascular system, brain function, the immune system and now research tells us – weight loss benefits.
Fat Loss Benefits of Fish Oil
Six weeks of supplementation with fish oil significantly increased lean mass and decreased fat mass in test subjects according to the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.
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“I have taken you Fish/Flax Oil for years. My eye doctor suggested flax oil and after drinking the awful stuff, I tried these capsules and discovered other benefits besides helping dry eyes. My skin was better and my digestion was better. I have tried a few other brands and these just are the best.”
Omega-3s Decrease Inflammation
Researchers from the Nutrition, Metabolism and Genomics Group at Wageningen University found that after six months of fish oil intervention, healthy elderly subjects had less inflammation markers in their blood. The study is said to be the first to show that DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) can affect gene expression to a more anti-inflammatory status. (Bouwens M. et al. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 90:415-424. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.2009.27680.)
Omega-3s Could Save Your Eyesight
Researchers from the National Eye Institute in Bethesda found that a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids could help prevent age-related macular degeneration. Omega-3s were shown to retard the progression of lesions in a mouse model of age-related macular degeneration. The omega-3s were also associated with an improvement in some lesions. (Tuo J. et al., American Journal of Pathology. 175: 799-807, doi:10.2353/ajpath.2009.090089.)
Omega-3s Keep You Thin
New findings reported in the British Journal of Nutrition indicate that overweight and obese people have blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids almost one percent lower than people with a healthy weight. (Micallef M., et al. British Journal of Nutrition. Published online ahead of print, doi: 10.1017/S0007114509382173.)
Let’s Talk Health’s Fish/Flax Oil formula is a powerful combination of fish oil and organic flaxseed oil providing a healthy supplement of EPA and DHA, and essential fatty acids deficient in most diets.
We know that Fish Oil contains DHA which is an omega-3 fatty acid found mostly in the brain, retina, and in sperm. It plays an important role in vision. Omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial because they provide fluidity to cell membranes and improve communication between brain cells. They also reduce the clotting ability of platelets, thus potentially decreasing the incidence of heart attacks and strokes.
Fish/Flax Oil Capsules provide nutritional support for the cardiovascular system, brain function, the immune system and the skin. A welcome addition for those who prefer to get their supplemental fish oil and flaxseed oil in capsule form!
The Anti-Aging Bottom Line: Why become a statistic? Take supplemental omega-3s to keep you living a long and healthy life. In addition to the research presented here, scientists have found that omega-3s also have brain and heart benefits. To make sure that you’re reaping their rewards, take at least 500 – 800 mg of omega-3s daily.