“Omega 3 provides anti-inflammatory molecules that defend us against allergy, autoimmune disease & chronic diseases…”

Dr. Paul Clayton

The benefits of Omega 3

Omega 3 What a gift of nature!

Feed your entire body throughout your life. Without that, we just do not work so well. So, what exactly is Omega 3 and why do we need it?
Speaking of science, it is a polyunsaturated essential long chain fatty acid. It’s called essential because we can not do it on our own. We can convert sunlight into vitamin D, for example, but the only way to get Omega 3 is by eating it.

WHAT IS OMEGA 3?

Speaking of science, Omega 3 is a polyunsaturated essential long chain fatty acid. It is ‘essential’ because our bodies can not do it by themselves. We can convert sunlight into vitamin D, but the only way to get the Omega 3 we need is by fishoil ( or fat rich non farmed fish )
Many different types of fatty acids belong to the Omega 3 family, but EPA , DHA and ALA  are the three types you hear most often because they’re the most useful for us.
The difference is that EPA and DHA is coming from the fish and ALA from the plants. ALA is found in many plant foods, as kale, spinach, purslan soybeans, walnuts and many seeds such as chia, flax and hemp seeds.
SO is important to understand that you will not have the MOST important fatty acids EPA and DHA whem you eating Omega 3 from the plant family.

WHAT DOES OMEGA 3 DO TO THE BODY?

Once you have finished the teaspoon of Zinzino fish oil the Omega 3 fatty acids  go through a series of chemical reactions as your body converts them into compounds you can use. However, both EPA and DHA work in different ways.
EPA: A potent anti-inflammatory, EPA is used to diminish the effects of a family of compounds known communally as eicosanoids. The extra EPA you have in your diet, the less inflammatory eicosanoids you will produce in the first place. And that’s good news when it comes to the treatment and prevention of conditions related to inflammation such as arthritis and eczema.
DHA: Used to build cell membranes, particularly the nerve cells of the brain and eyes, DHA is crucial for proper brain development. It is highly concentrated in the brain, constituting around 40% of the organ’s polyunsaturated fats.
DHA studies shows it protect against depression and Alzheimer’s disease, while insufficiencies have been linked to ADHD. DHA has a role to play in the heart; DHA seems to lower blood pressure and increase HDL cholesterol.

WHAT IS OMEGA 3 USED FOR ?

Omega 3 is good for our hearts, brain, and eyes and helps keep our joints and skin healthy. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2008, published three studies showing low concentrations of EPA and DHA in the elderly, which increased the risk of death from all causes.
Some other studies shows that Omega 3 can benefit and is recommended for, a lot of health conditions. They range from joint problems such as rheumatoid arthritis and skin disorders such as eczema and acne. There are also hundreds of promising trials that record the positive effects of Omega 3 on Alzheimer’s, ADHD, depression, blood pressure and children’s learning and behavior.
Just 150 years ago, the ratio of Omega 3 to 6 in our diets was 1: 1; now it is closer to 1:15 and as high as 1:25 in the US That imbalance is really not good for us. Actually its a global health problem.

Global health issue – to much Omega 6

Omega 6 Fatty Acids

Omega 6 fatty acids are an essential fatty acid that the body needs for normal growth and development. The body needs a healthy balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Excess consumption of omega-6s can trigger the body to produce pro-inflammatory chemicals.

Omega 6  is of vital importance to us as well and is also used for the growth and development of the brain. The problem is that we eat too MANY of them. It’s hard not to do it; they’re practically everything we eat. These fatty acids are found in oils such corn, safflower, sunflower, grapeseed, soy, peanut, and vegetable; mayonnaise; and many salad dressings. Often used by the industry as they are cheap.

It can be found in the healthy-looking granola and the oils we cook with. It can also be found in the animals we use for meat are fed grain rich in Omega 6 instead of their normal grass diet.
Too much Omega 6 in our diets prevents Omega 3 from working and is a major cause of disease and inflammation.

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RATIO OF OMEGA 3 TO OMEGA 6

Just 150 years ago, the ratio of Omega 3 to 6 in our diets was 1: 1; now it is closer to 1:15 and as high as 1:25 in the US. That imbalance is really not good for us because once you’ve eaten all the Omega 6 you need, the excess becomes a type of prostaglandin that stimulates inflammation in the body.
With so many inflammatory compounds to contend with, the body enters a state of low-grade inflammation that “turns on” its immune system, something it is not designed to do for long periods of time.

HOW MUCH OMEGA 3 DO YOU NEED?

Although conditions such as arthritis, coronary heart disease, and depression have their own recommended therapeutic doses, there is no established standard for the amount of Omega 3 we need for overall health. Suggestions range from 200 mg to 1,000 mg, including up to 13,000 mg of total Omega 3. It also depends on who you ask.
It may also depend on the amount of Omega 6 you receive in your diet. If you know you are eating too many processed foods and vegetable oils, you may need to be closer to the upper limit of the recommended amounts of Omega 3 to provide the correct balance.

HOW CAN YOU MAKE SURE YOU GET ENOUGH OMEGA 3?

In a perfect world, your diet will provide you with all the Omega 3 fatty acids you need to be healthy. Realistically, when was the last time you sat down to a good plate of sardines? And how often do your children eat blue fish? In places like Japan and Iceland, where bluefish is a staple (a bit like bread for us), people are much less prone to diseases such as heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Skin conditions such as acne are virtually unknown.
To obtain 500 mg of Omega 3 per day, an amount that is in the middle of the average range suggested for good health, you would still have to eat a portion of salmon every day, and that if you choose wild salmon, because the fish of Farm contains only about half of Omega 3 levels (as well as worrying levels of antibiotics).
Even if you manage to eat a portion of fish every day, there is also concern about the amount of environmental toxins that could expose it, such as mercury and heavy metals.

WHAT IS THE BEST SUPPLEMENT TO TAKE?

The finest Omega 3 fish oil supplement will have decent amounts of EPA and DHA. Do not be fooled by any 1,000 mg claim, since this usually refers to the weight of the capsule. The amounts of EPA and DHA can often be much lower, which means that you may have to take up to 10-15 capsules per day to achieve a similar amount to the recommended amount.
It is vital to read the product label before buying fish oil supplements because it varies enormously in quality and strength.
Zinzini balance fish oil contains a real hit, with 2,500 mg ( 2000 mg EPA and DHA ) of Omega 3 and the most important part is the polyphenols ( antioxidants ) and the D-vitamins. this together will ensure you the best effect. Other fishoil do not normally contain the important polyphenols and the D vitame.

Six good reasons to take
OMEGA 3 Fish Oil

1. FOR BRIGHT BRAINS

Did you know that about 60% of your brain is fat? A large part of which is Omega 3. It is called ‘brain food’ for a good reason. It is essential for healthy brains, especially young people in development. Studies shows it helps reduce memory loss related to age and counteracts depression. And it is used to help autism, ADHD, Alzheimer’s and dementia.

2. TO BOUNCE BABIES

Pour kindness into those small growing bodies. Omega 3 has essential nutrients for the development of brains, eyes and the nervous system of babies. It also helps maintain the brain of healthy mothers and stable mood. A happy mother is equal to a happy child. As an added benefit, it can also help reduce allergies and asthma in children.

3. FOR STRONG HEARTS

Keep your ticker pumping like a champion.  Omega 3 reduces blood pressure and triglycerides. Reduces the risk of “hairy” arteries (atherosclerosis) by reducing inflammation and thinning the blood to help it flow smoothly. It is the number one supplement for healthy and strong hearts.

4. FOR JOYFUL JOINTS

Stay agile and on tiptoe. The high dose of Omega 3 helps with arthritis (rheumatoid and osteoarthritis) by reducing inflammation and keeping joints lubricated. Arthritis.org recommends 2,700mg per day. It is also ideal for fitness enthusiasts, which helps reduce the risk of injury during intense exercise and can soothe annoying aching knees.

5. FOR BRIGHT EYES

Be aware. Dry eyes can be a symptom that you need a little more Omega 3 in your life. DHA forms a large part of the eye tissue and can maintain the proper functioning of the tear ducts. It can also help avert age-related macular deterioration. We have a habit of taking our eyes for granted, do not do it.

6. FOR FABULOUS SKIN, HONEY

Keep your skin supple, plump and shiny. Dry skin and the back of bumpy arms are often a sign that you need to increase your Omega 3. It helps the skin stay hydrated and elastic. It helps protect against sun damage and increases repair of the cell membrane. By reducing inflammation, it can have a dramatic effect on eczema, acne, and psoriasis.