How Omega3-90% is different
The market is flooded with various types of fish oil and consumers are often confused on what grade or product to buy. We will list out the key parameters the consumer must evaluate while choosing a fish oil supplement.
1.The strength of the omega 3 content in fish oil
There are supplements available which has a very low content of omega 3 PUFAs. This can be as low as 20% in some cases. So in order to attain therapeutic levels of omega3 PUFAs in your system you would have to take a larger quantity of softgels leading you to consume a lot of unnecessary materials just to achieve your daily recommended dose of beneficial omega 3 PUFAs.
This is where the benefit of 90% omega 3 enriched products come in. With total beneficial omega 3 PUFA content reaching 90%, you eliminate the need to consume a large number of softgels and thereby also eliminate the intake of unnecessary materials.
You get the recommended dose in a single softgel !
2.Source of fish oil
Fish oil can be produced from various types of fish that are rich in fatty acids. Careful selection of the fish type can eliminate the build up of toxic material and pollutants in the product. Arjuna uses only sardine fish for the production of its 90% omega 3 product
The benefit of sardine is that since they are shorter living fishes, they accumulate lesser toxins during their lifecycle thereby reducing the chances of product contamination with ocean pollutants. Furthermore these fish live on the upper layer of the ocean which is comparatively less polluted than the deep-water. Since all these fish are wild harvested from the ocean we can confidently say this is absolutely GMO free and is as natural as nature intended it to be.
3.Applications of 90% omega 3 product
Fish oil has a myriad of health benefits right from tackling inflammation to protecting the heart. However the major application of the 90% omega 3 product is for cardiac health. This is very beneficial in reducing the triglyceride levels and has even been approved by FDA as a drug for the treatment of high triglyceride levels.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids from Fish Oil
The considerable health benefits of fish oil were first discovered back in the early 1970s when doctors in Denmark studied Eskimos living in Greenland. They noticed that the Eskimos had fewer cardiovascular diseases and the incidence rate of arthritis is less compared to the Danes, in spite of the fact that the Eskimos ate a fat-rich diet. Further studies have revealed that the health benefits of fish oil coming from two omega-3 fatty acids—EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are the reasons behind these observations.
But despite the growing evidence that the omega-3 fatty acids in fish boast a bevy of health benefits, most Americans still don’t in¬clude enough fish in their daily diets due to their serious concern about contaminants, especially mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Hence many are inclined to buy fish oil supplements instead.
Fish Oil Benefits
What makes these omega-3s important? Because they are essential. Why are they considered es-sential? Even though they are required for good health, the body can’t synthesize these compounds as it does other fatty acids—we must get them directly from foods we eat.
Omega-3 fatty acids are primarily found in fish with a high oil content such as sardines, tuna etc. But oil from sardine is considered to be the best because sardines are short lived and they won’t get enough time to accumulate toxic chemicals. These EFAs have potent properties to quell inflammation, sup¬port a healthy heart, and avoid blood clots and clogged arteries. Omega-6 fatty acids, however, come from the oils in seeds and grains such as sunflower, safflower, wheat, corn, and soy. Omega-6s are important for stimulating skin health and hair growth, maintaining bone health, regulating metabolism. Both of these EFAs are important to good health—but only if they are consumed in the right ratio. Many years ago, people ate equal amounts of these two types of fatty acids. But today, people focuses on too much omega-6 fatty acids and not enough omega-3s—an imbalance that may contribute to chronic health problems. A well-balanced diet should consist of roughly one omega-3 fatty acid to four omega-6 fatty acids. This is easily accomplished by eating fish once or twice a week and taking a daily fish oil supplement.
What happens to omega-3s and omega-6s after they have been consumed? Once in the body, EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids) break down to form eicosanoids—hormone-like substances that regulate important bodily functions, including the nervous system, immune response, blood pressure, heart rate, blood-vessel con¬striction, and clotting. Omega-3 fatty acids produce eicosanoids that prevents coagulation and reduce the immune response. This results in less clotting and inflammation, which is good for the heart as well as for au¬toimmune and inflammatory diseases like arthritis. Omega-6 fatty acids promote inflammation as they convert arachidonic acid into prostaglandins and leukotrienes. While this can be a good thing if you are sick or injured.
Expectant mothers have a special need for omega-3 nutrient. Researchers have discovered that a pregnant woman who supplements with omega-3 fatty acids has less risk of premature deliv¬ery. Their babies are also more likely to be born at a healthier weight
Omega-3 fatty acids have at¬tained a magical status in keeping good cardiovascular health. Fish oil is so heart healthy that people in Europe who have suffered a heart attack are instructed to take an omega-3 fatty acid supplement when they are released from the hospital. Most recent studies show that people who eat fish at least once a week have a lower risk of heart disease than those who rarely eat fish. Blood pressure naturally goes up as you age and the arteries become less elastic. Fortunately, omega-3 fatty acids can help you maintain normal blood pressure.
Numerous studies suggest that omega-3 fatty acids can lower triglyceride levels. In fact, for people with very high triglyceride levels, 2 to 4 grams of DHA plus EPA a day is recommended.
Coming to cholesterols Fish oil have something good to do. Supplementing with fish oil can give your HDL, the good cholesterol, levels a boost.Omega-3 fatty acids don’t just increase the good cholesterol; they also inhibit the synthesis of very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) cholesterol in the liver. VLDL is particularly damaging because it contains high levels of triglycerides and contributes to the buildup of cholesterol on the walls of arteries. But there is some evidence that taking DHA and EPA can lower VLDL levels.
Research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that DHA may also improve cognitive function and memory by suppressing inflam¬mation and oxidative damage in the brain. Conventional medicine is helpless in curing or controlling Alzheimer’s—there is no effective cure for the disease. People afflicted with Alzheimer’s gradu¬ally lose their cognitive ability as their brain cells are de¬stroyed. In the end stages of the disease, patients become completely dis¬oriented and must rely on caregivers for even their most basic functions.Omega-3 fatty acids, however, may have a protective effect against the ravages of Alzheimer’s. It has been shown that DHA helps guard against the accumulation of tau, a protein involved in the development of neu¬rofibrillary tangles (NFTs)
Along with boosting your brain power, fish oil may improve your mood and might also play a role in treating depression and other mental disor¬ders. A growing number of studies suggest a link between a higher inci¬dence of depression and decreased omega-3 consumption. ARMD is a degenerative retinal disease. The macula—the area at the back of the retina that controls fine vision—deteriorates, result¬ing in central vision loss and even blindness. High intake of omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of ARMD (Age Related Macula Degeneration)
Now the question is how to get the best in the most purified form? One process, known as fractionation and concentration, not only purifies the fish oil, but it also increases the percentage of DHA and EPA the fish oil contains. Other purification methods using enzymes are also available to concentrate EPA and DHA content.
To put it in a nutshell omega3 offers a range of benefits. It comprises a class of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids obtained primarily from fish oils. DHA is one of most important omega-3 fatty acids and is a major component of brain and eye tissues. The omega-3 fatty acids play an important role in reducing the incidence of CVD, cancer, mental disorders like attention deficit disorder, bipolar disease, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, omega-3 fatty acids perform many biological functions that can benefit the heart and blood vessels. They can inhibit the synthesis of substances that promote inflammation, reduce the tendency of the blood to form clots, stabilize the electrical activity of heart, lower triglyceride levels, reduce blood pressure moderately, and improve the functioning of artery linings. These findings prompted the American Heart Association to recommend to include fatty fish like sardines in the weekly menu.
Finally, note that although fish is an important part of the Inuit (Eskimo) diet which contains high levels of fats, this does not increase the incidence of CVD among these people. Now a Tel Aviv University researcher has revealed that it has a positive effect on bedsores, too; the results of which are reported in the British Journal of Nutrition and the American Journal of Critical Care.