Long-chain Omega-3 essential fatty acids are highly beneficial “good fats” that are used in a myriad of ways by the human body to produce eicosanoids that help our bodies enhance circulation, reduce joint inflammation, and improve cardiovascular function. In addition, they have been clinically proven to improve eye and brain function and to enhance total body wellness. The benefit of consuming long-chain Omega-3s has also been proven for proper eye and brain development during pregnancy and in early childhood. The typical western diet, low in consumption of fish and high in grains and Omega-6 fats, has led to some profound deficiencies of long-chain Omega-3s EPA (eicosapentaeonic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). As a result, many people have an imbalance of beneficial eicosanoids in their body.†
Regularly eating fish with a high oil content like sardines and salmon is an effective way of incorporating long-chain Omega-3s like EPA and DHA and other important nutrients into your diet, but a diet that is extremely high in oily fish can lead to other issues with toxicity from heavy metals and organopollutants like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and dioxins. Many people choose to supplement their regular diet with a refined fish oil supplement that has been purified to increase the beneficial long-chain Omega-3 concentration and remove harmful heavy metals, PCBs, and dioxins To help address this deficiency, in 2005 the FDA has allowed the following qualified health claim to be added to foods and nutritional products. “Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA [n−3] fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.”†
Organic Technologies produces AlaskOmega™, a certified sustainable Omega-3 oil product. We have several grades of highly refined Omega-3 fish oil concentrates that allow for increased intake of long-chain Omega-3 EPA and DHA essential fatty acids through either a soft gel capsule or a functional food ingredient. Our products are produced to the highest standards of purity and quality and can be tailored to your specific requirements for EPA and DHA ratios.
†These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to treat any disease or particular condition.
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