What Are Omega-3s and How Do They Work?
Omega-3s are the building blocks for hormones that help combat or resolve inflammation. When we have too much inflammation it is one of the main reasons we gain weight, develop chronic disease, and age at a faster pace. A diet rich in omega-3s (e.g. fish and fish oil) can help minimize inflammation, whereas a diet rich in omega-6 fats (e.g. corn oil, soybean oil, safflower oil) can promote inflammation. The problem is that most Americans have a diet incredibly low in omega-3s and incredibly rich in omega-6 fats.
Studies have shown that the rise in our obesity epidemic parallels our increased intake of omega-6s and decreased intake of omega-3s. This is why it’s important to have the appropriate balance of both to minimize inflammation and promote overall wellness.
Health Benefits of Omega-3s
There are numerous benefits that come from having a diet rich in omega-3s and low in omega-6s like the following:
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Which Omega-3s Are Important for Health?
The primary benefits of omega-3s come from their ability to resolve inflammation. There two omega-3s that have been most widely studied for their clinical benefits pertaining to decreased inflammation are EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid).
- • EPA and DHA are found primarily in fish and fish oil.
- • EPA helps minimize the formation of hormones known to promote inflammation (i.e. eicosanoids) while both EPA and DHA help generate hormones critical to resolving inflammation (i.e. resolvins).
- • A 2:1 ratio of EPA to DHA has been shown in the scientific literature to cover the widest range of health benefits.
Did you know…
90% of us fall short on intake of omega-3s, especially those rich in EPA and DHA. Omega-3s are the building blocks for hormones that help combat or resolve inflammation. When we have too much inflammation it is one of the main reasons we gain weight, develop chronic disease, and age at a faster pace.
Trust and Leadership
Dr. Sears has spent more than 35 years researching the role of omega-3 fish oil and inflammation in the body. His scientific contributions have helped lead the omega-3 industry in the manufacturing, purification, and stabilization of high potency and purity omega-3 products.
Dr. Sears’ standards for PCBs are 25 times more stringent than pharmaceutical standards and 45 times more rigid than those established for the dietary supplement industry.
EPA and DHA are the two most widely studied omega-3s for their clinical benefits. Each serving of OmegaRx (4 capsules) supplies 3000mg of EPA and DHA.
The proprietary antioxidant blend used in OmegaRx provides one of the most stable omega-3 fish oil supplements available. This guarantees the freshest product possible.
Whether your interests are general wellness, athletic performance, weight loss, healthy aging, or pre/postnatal health, OmegaRx can help support your goals.
For new ingredients like Omega-3 fatty acid concentrates, obtaining GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status means the product has undergone rigorous toxicology testing and the results must be approved by an outside panel of independent experts. If an omega-3 fatty acid supplement doesn’t have GRAS status, it means it doesn’t have supporting toxicology to support its safety.
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