Essential Fatty Acids for Many Conditions19.09.2008
by Life Enthusiast Staff
Omega 3 is a fatty acid that is essential to the well-being of the human body and can be extracted from various seafood & mothers milk. The highest concentrate is found in seafood, in many cultures are losing their natural diet that deprives us of these valuable nutrients. With the loss of these nutrients our bodies suffer many health problems because of the lack of Docosapentaenoic (DPA), Eiciosapentaenoic (EPA) and Docsahexaenoic (DHA) that are collagens which balance out the many healing properties humans require.
The 10 top diseases or conditions related to Omega 3 deficiency:
- Premenstrual Syndrome
- Heart disease, Stroke, Cardiovascular Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Breast Cancer
- ADD and ADHD & Hyperactivity
- Acne, Psoriasis & Eczema
Fatty Acid Compositions of Serum Phospholipids of Postmenopausal Women: A Comparison Between Greenland Inuit and Canadians Before and After Supplementation With Fish Oil
Many people who begin to use higher grade edible omega oils are amazed at the difference in their skin. They find that their skin feels creamy, supple, soft, and lovely to the touch. It is known that eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) counteracts the formation of these pro-inflammatory agents and some studies have shown that oral supplementation with fish oils benefits psoriasis patients.
Your skin's appearance is a window to the internal state of your body. As you know, when you look good, it is usually when you are feeling strong and healthy. When your skin has a rosy glow, this means that good blood circulation is occurring within the skin and probably through the rest of your body. On the one hand, you often know you are getting sick when you see pallor to your skin, indicative of poor blood flow. You can bet that the rest of your body is not too far behind.
ADD, ADHD & Hyperactivity
The hyperactive children suffered more from symptoms associated with essential fatty acid deficiency (thirst, frequent urination, and dry hair and skin) and were also much more likely to have asthma and to have had many ear infections. The researchers conclude that supplementation with the missing fatty acids may be a useful treatment for hyperactivity.
Arthritis /Rheumatoid Arthritis
Arthritis treatment started in the 1700s in England and was beneficial for the patients reducing the pain in their joints. Today the benefits of these EFA oils have been proven the have many other benefits for human health. Omega 3 oils have shown improvements in many patients with both Arthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Breast cancer rates differ greatly between countries. They are 5 times higher in the United States than in Japan, and twice as high in France as in neighboring Spain. The study found no significant correlation between omega-3 fatty acid levels and breast cancer incidence, but did find a trend to higher incidences with increasing levels of omega-6 fatty acids in the adipose tissue samples. Omega 3s EPA and DHA inhibit the production of these harmful compounds and may also, on their own, inhibit tumor growth.
The human race evolved on a diet having a ratio of about 1:1 of these acids; it is now estimated to be between 10:1 and 25:1. Docsahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a main component of the synaptic membranes and a lack of it has been linked to depression.
Diabetes can damage the large blood vessels increasing the risk of stroke, heart attack, and in the limbs, can lead to gangrene. Many studies now suggest that omega-3 is invaluable in combating circulation problems associated with diabetes by rendering the walls of the veins and arteries smoother and more elastic.
Heart Disease & Cardiovascular Disease
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in western society. For men, the risk of heart attack begins very young and remains fairly constant throughout life while the female incidence of heart disease begins to equal and surpass that of men as women reach menopause. Studies indicate that omega 3 can reduce the chance of a primary cardiac arrest by 70% and a second arrest by 30% This results primarily from the fact that omega 3 facilitates the maintenance of the walls of the blood vessels, making them smoother and more elastic, thus reducing vessel blockages which are often the cause of heart problems. At the National Hospital in Nuuk, a person with very high cholesterol was given various diets and medicines without major impact. When placed on a traditional Greenland diet (of mostly seal), his cholesterol level fell dramatically by 70% in one month.
During this time of rapid hormonal changes, your body's eicosanoids balance gets thrown off, giving rise to hot flashes and other discomforts. New evidence suggests that hot flashes may stem rapidly changing levels of eicosanoids and may be due in part to overproduction of the 'bad' eicosanoids PGE 2 series. High dose of marine oil (omega 3 fatty acid) will reduce the production of eicosanoids by lowering the level of Arachidonic acid.
Omega 3 help us to lose weight and increase our energy levels, with the end result being more energetic. This is a special bonus, because activity makes us feel good, builds lean body (muscle) mass, makes us healthier, increases our metabolic rate and resets our fat thermostat to a lower level, helping make weight loss permanent.
It has been suggested that supplementation with seal oil, or increased fish intake, during pregnancy prevents the pregnancy-induced hypertension, prolongs gestation, increases birth weight and reduces the incidence of premature birth. It would generally seem prudent to recommend an increased intake of omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy. EPA will benefit the mother's heart and circulation, and DHA will definitely be good for the development of fetal brain and nervous system.
Omega 3s have been beneficial to many women having less breast pressure, less depression & feeling healthier throughout this time.
The researchers conclude that men who never eat fish have a two-to-threefold higher risk of prostate cancer than do men who eat moderate to high amounts.
A stroke has become known as a brain attack and is the third leading cause of death in this country. A stroke cuts off oxygen to the brain causing the death of vital nerve cells. Large doses of marine oil (Omega 3 Fatty Acids) have been shown to reduce blood pressure and also reduce blood clot formation. Dutch researchers have confirmed a line between fish consumption (as little as one 3 ounce serving per week), and a reduced risk of stroke, Nothing marine oils ability to retard coagulation, a thickening of the blood that can lead to stroke inducing clots.>
DPA, DHA & EPA
Oils rich in Omega 3 poly-unsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) including docosapentaenoic acid (DPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). In addition, there are considerable levels of squalene and Vitamin E. These compounds are essential to development and maintenance of good health.
DPA is naturally present in human milk and is postulated to be an essential fatty acid for infant nutrition and development. Seal oil is one of the few known natural sources of DPA. In contrast, fish oils have little or no DPA. Recent studies have also shown that DPA is involved with the healing process associated with cardiovascular diseases, namely atherosclerosis and thrombosis. Each capsule contains 23.5 mg.
DHA has been identified as an essential fatty acid in brain, nerve and eye tissue. It is especially important to the development of infant's visual acuity and motor skills. Researchers have been investigating the relationship between decreased dietary DHA and increased incidence of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's and Dementia. DHA is supplied naturally through mother's breast milk and more recently through few DHA supplemented formulas. Harp Seal Oil is an excellent source of natural DHA. Each of our capsules contains 44.5 mg of DHA.
EPA reduces inflammation and blood clots within the cardiovascular system. In addition, clinical tests have shown people with diets rich in EPA are less prone to inflamed joints (Rheumatoid arthritis), inflammation of the intestine (Crohn's disease), lupus, asthma, multiple sclerosis and skin disease. New research has shown an inverse relationship with inflammatory disorders, where EPA is effective, and schizophrenia. Each of our capsules contains 38 mg of EPA.