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What are Omega 3 Fatty Acids?

Omega 3 Fatty acids are essential fatty acids that your body uses for many things.  However, they cannot be manufactured by your body, and so you must  consume them in one form or another.  Some common Omega 3 Fatty Acids include EPA, DHA and ALA. 

Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Research has shown many benefits of getting enough omega 3 fatty acids in your diet, including boosting many heart and circulation functions.  Omega 3 fatty acids have also been shown to be of benefit in lowering cholesterol, especially the HDL (“bad”) cholesterol, lowering triglycerides and lowering blood pressure.  In addition, omega-3s seem to lower insulin levels, which is very important as higher insulin has been linked to inflammation and eventually to higher blood sugar and type II diabetes. 

Many studies have shown the health benefits of the omega-3s from the greenlip mussel, including a University of California study which showed lowered arthritic symptoms in those using the greenlip mussel.  Greenlip mussel oil has been shown to have very potent anti-inflammatory properties, much more than many other sources of omega-3s.  Other research has shown omega-3s to be very important to joint and respiratory health, and they may also help with dry eyes, depression and skin conditions such as psoriasis.  A recent study has linked omega 3 fatty acids with protection of accumulating a protein in the body that may lead to Alzheimer’s as well.

So as you can see, making sure you have enough omega-3 fatty acids in your diet is very important.

Omega 3 Fatty Acid Sources

EPA and DHA are found in animal foods, especially fatty fish.  But with fish you have to be very  careful about the source - much of our fish is contaminated today with mercury, PCBs and more.  In fact, some health care practitioners caution about the regular consumption of most fish in today’s polluted world.  They also are found in abundance in cod liver oil and fish oil, as well as in krill oil and in greenlip mussel oil, which is why many health care practitioners suggest supplementing with these oils. 

Greenlip Mussel Oil Has Much Higher Anti Inflammatory Potency

The EPA and DHA found in greenlip mussel oil and krill oil seems to be absorbed much more completely and is easier to digest for many people.  If you have problems with fishy tasting burp-ups with fish oil or cod liver oil, you may not be digesting the EPA and DHA properly.  In this case, we highly recommend greenlip mussel oil, such as is found in Moxxor.    The greenlip mussel oil has also been shown to have much higher potency as far as an anti-inflammatory, 158 times higher than that of fish oil.  So if you have any anti-inflammatory condition, we also highly recommend getting your EPA and DHA in the form of green-lip mussel oil such as is found in Moxxor

In addition, since greenlip mussel oil is so well absorbed and utilized in the body, you can take much less of it than fish oil, making it very easy to take, even for those who have a hard time swallowing pills.

ALA can be converted in the body to EPA and DHA, but the conversion does not seem to happen in all people, depending on their state of health, and in some of us, is very inefficient.  You can find ALA in plant foods like flax seeds and flax oil, walnuts, but most experts caution against thinking you can get all the EPA and DHA you need from plant foods.

Are you getting enough Omega 3 Fatty Acids? 

Most people today are deficient!  Especially if you have some of the above problems, such as heart problems, blood sugar or blood pressure problems, obesity, dry skin, psoriasis, try adding some fish oil, cod liver oil or greenlip mussel oil to your diet, and take it for at least 2 months to see how you feel.  Many health care practitioners think most of use should be taking some type of Omega-3 fatty acid supplement for life.  Some people have taken fish oil for years, and never noticed a difference.  But that may be because your body is not absorbing it or able to utilize it that well.  If this is the case, a trial of greenlip mussel oil or krill oil may be a good idea.

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