Omega-3s, the good fat

Omega-3s, the good fat

  • Why are Omega-3s the "good" fat?
  • Benefits of consuming Omega-3
  • Dangers of over consuming Omega-3
  • Sources of Omega-3
  • Omega and Algae

Why are Omega-3s the "good" fat?

Omega-3 fatty acids are one of many natural miracles that have been shown to prevent ailments such as heart disease, dementia, arthritis and many other diseases. As well as possessing anti-inflammatory properties.  


Benefits of consuming Omega-3s



According to a study on Fish Oil in Cardiovascular Prevention from The Ochsner Journal noted that peoples or cultures whose life that is centered around a high diet of fish, usually have considerably higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids and lower levels of arachidonic acid in plasma, platelets, and red blood cell membranes.

 In addition to reducing rates of chronic heart disease (CHD), they also had a more favorable lipid profile and low levels of blood pressure.


For instance, cultures with lifestyles consisting of smoking and prevalent hypertension (HTN) have been expected to have higher cases of CHD. They would instead have lower rates of HTN and CHD, due to the high consumption of fish.


 Potential Beneficial Effects of Omega-3


Dangers of over consuming Omega-3

Though these fatty acids can be greatly beneficial to heart health and inflammatory problems, consuming way too much Omega-3 fatty acids in a short period of time could be detrimental to our immune functions. 
As researchers at Oregon State University stated that excess amounts of omega-3 fatty acids can alter immune function sometimes in ways that may lead to a dysfunctional immune response to a viral or bacterial infection.
"The dysfunctional immune response to excessive omega-3 fatty acid consumption can affect the body's ability to fight microbial pathogens, like bacteria." 
- said Norman G. Hord, PhD, MPH, RD
Image source: Oregon State University

Sources of Omega-3 

Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)

found mainly in plant oils such as Flaxseed, Soybean, and Canola oils.

Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

these fatty acids can be found primarily in salmon, mackerel, sardines, herring and tuna.

In addition, it can also be prominently found in marine plants such as AlgaeChlorella and etc.

Omega and Algae

Yes, you heard right, algae. Like Chlorella and Crypto PPARs, both contain similar amounts of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids. Not only are they an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, but they are also rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.

Especially with Crypto PPARs. Which is proven to be more beneficial in terms of nutrition and health. Containing more than 75 different vital nutrients, it has more than the aforementioned examples above. Apart from nourishing the body, it contains elements which regulates our inner bodily functions. Functions such as anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, neuroprotective and more.

Making both Chlorella and Crypto PPARs viable sources of nutrients for vegetarian and vegan diets, as well as all other diets. 

An ideal food item to incorporate into everyone's daily diet.

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