Getting More Omega-3s Just Got Easier
Why do you need plenty of omega-3? It can be confusing! Omega-3, omega-6, omega-9, omega-18—if you’re like many Americans, you’ve heard these mentioned again and again and still don’t understand why they’re important. Simply stated, these are all fatty acids and the first two, omega-3 and omega-6, are essential fatty acids, critical components of the cell, particularly of cell membranes that your body doesn’t manufacture on its own. As such, they’re required for regulating blood pressure and brain function and many other needs. Specifically, omega-3 fatty acids are critically essential because they:
• Support brain cell function
• Provide cardiovascular support: by maintaining cholesterol levels and healthy blood pressure levels already within a normal range
• Promote healthy mental function
• Support the immune system
• Reduce metabolic inflammation
• Support joint health
• Maintain healthy weight
With functions this important, your body needs adequate amounts of the finest quality omega-3s you can give it. ArcticPure® Omega-3 1125 Fish Oil, with 1125 mg of omega-3 oil, is one of the highest potencies available on the market today. This is not filler oil or a combination of other essential fatty acids, this is 1125 mg of omega-3s, the essential fatty acids your body needs the most.
The quality of the omega-3 fish oils and their benefits to your body depend on the purity and freshness of the oil throughout all phases of its manufacturing and production. Our encapsulation processes follow the highest standards, meeting and exceeding purity standards and pharmaceutical protocol of the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Our commitment to quality ensures that you have the finest, purest, most potent oils available.
Unique Processing and Encapsulation
The omega-3s in ArcticPure® Omega-3 1125 Fish Oil are extracted with a supercritical fluid technology CO2 process. This method not only replaces the need for the potentially harmful hexane and methylene chloride solvents frequently used for fish oil extraction, the lowtemperature, oxygen-free processing also protects the integrity of the oils and prevents oxidation. The CO2 process is not only gentler to the environment, it is gentler for the oil, which enables the very high potency of our oil.
Omega-3 and omega-6 are called “essential” fatty acids because they are not produced naturally by the body; you must obtain them from food sources. Most Americans get more omega-6 than they can handle because omega-6 is derived from corn oil, sunflower oil, and safflower oil— more than abundant in typical American diets. However, we have severe deficiencies of omega-3, which is from fatty fish and to a limited extent, flax seed oil. Most medical experts consider an optimal omega-6/omega-3 ratio to be 2:1 or even 1:1. Americans commonly range from the 10:1 to the 50:1 ratio.
This unbalanced ratio has important consequences. Omega-6s and omega-3s compete for the same metabolic enzymes, enzymes that break down fats. If there is too much omega-6 in the diet, too many omega-6 byproducts are produced, including compounds called eicosanoids that are involved in inflammatory response: prostaglandin E-2, thromboxane A-2, and leukotriene B4. Eicosanoids participate in the healthy immune defense systems of the body, but an overabundance of these compounds can overstimulate inflammatory responses. Omega-3, however, produces compounds that minimize inflammatory response. These are the long-chain compounds that have been found to have such positive effect in cardio, brain, and immune function health. A balance of omega-3 and 6 is needed; sufficient quantities of omega-3 keep the omega-6 acids in their proper, healthy ratio.
Omega-3 and 6 Balance
The omega-3s balance the omega-6s in many functions, but they also have importance on their own. Omega-3s are an essential part of the structure of every cell in the body as an integral component of the cell membrane. This cell integrity enables each cell to accomplish its function. Omega-3s are part of the body’s internal message communication system. Without them, hormones that deliver important messages from the brain and glands cannot instruct the DNA on what action to take or what compounds to make. Most hormones cannot enter the cell; instead they dock on the outer cell membrane, converting the fatty acid present into certain prostaglandins-intracellular, hormone-like compounds that relay the instruction of the hormone to the DNA in the nucleus of the cell. The DNA then begins the process of producing the relevant proteins, enzymes, and other compounds to enable the body and mind to further function in good health. Omega-3s enable the body to function in all its amazing intricacy and multi-leveled beauty.
DHA and EPA
Two of the omega-3 acids that have the greatest importance to human health are: Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA). Although these two wonder-acids can be formed by the metabolism of alpha-linolenic acid from plants, the process of conversion is slow and only 15 percent of the alpha-linolenic acid is properly metabolized. But EPA and DHA are found in rich quantities in fish oil, where the metabolizing and conversions have already been completed. These two acids are synthesized from ocean phytoplankton, which are the first links in the food chain of fishes.
DHA is a primary part of the nerve cell membranes that influence the proper activity of neurological transmitters. DHA is also recommended for prenatal nutrition, as it is essential for the growth and functional development of the fetal and infant brain and visual systems.
EPA assists in thinning our blood and dilating blood vessels. It is the fatty acid most associated with a healthy cardiovascular system, and it helps to regulate the 1- and 3-series thromboxanes, prostaglandins, and leukotrienes, chemical mediators that help regulate physiological processes including blood pressure and blood clotting.
DHA and EPA together support heart health by enhancing nitric oxide production, which helps keep the blood vessels flexible. Both EPA and DHA inhibit 2- and 4-series interleukens and prostaglandins, compounds associated with overstimulation of inflammatory response. Both EPA and DHA inhibit low density lipoprotein cholesterol synthesis in the liver, thereby supporting healthy circulation.
Supporting our heart, brain, immune system, and joints, and helping maintain healthy inflammation response, omega-3s are a critical part of human health. You owe your body nothing less than the Potency, Purity and Performance of ArcticPure® Omega-3 1125 Fish Oil.
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