About Omega-3 Fatty Acids

What are Omega Fatty Acids?

Your body is made up of trillions of cells and requires many different nutrients to stay healthy. Some of these nutrients, like essential fatty acids, cannot be produced by your body and must come from your diet. Essential fatty acids are part of building blocks of every cell membrane in your body.

The two major types of essential fatty acids are Omega-3 and Omega-6. Omega-6 provides cell rigidity, and promotes inflammation. Inflammation is a vital defense mechanism, but must be balanced with anti-inflammatories, such as Omega-3.

Omega-3 Sources

Omega-3 EPA and DHA are often sourced from the ocean, where animals such as fish and krill consume EFA-rich plant matter.

Omax3 is sourced from oily free-swimming pelagic fish, such as sardines and anchovies. These fish are caught far from shore, in the cleaner waters less polluted by toxins and mercury, which can bind to the oil molecules ultimately taken by you. Omax3 is also molecularly distilled to ensure that you’re taking 100% contaminant-free omega-3.

Omega Balance, Diet, and Inflammation

Researchers believe that humans evolved on a diet balanced in both omega-3 and omega-6. Nowadays, we eat more processed foods high in omega-6, up to 20 times more than omega-3s. Too much omega-6 and not enough omega-3 can cause uncontrolled inflammation within the body, leading to Chronic Inflammation. Chronic Inflammation has been linked to ailments like arthritis, joint and muscle pain, heart disease, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease. It’s important to balance not only our omega-6s and omega-3s, but also the different types of omega-3: DHA and EPA.

There are two main types of Omega-3s: DHA and EPA. DHA is a major building-block of nerve and retinal cells. EPA replaces some of the Omega-6 in cell membranes, and reducing inflammation by resolving inflammatory cytokines. EPA and DHA work together to keep the cell membrane flexible. Getting the right ratio of EPA to DHA is also important. Research has shown that a 4 to 1 ratio of EPA to DHA has the best anti-inflammation response while maintain cellular stability.

Choosing the Right Omega-3 Supplement

To maximize the benefits of omega-3 supplements, it’s important to focus on 3 areas: Dosage Strength, Purity, and EPA & DHA ratios. Dosage strength indicates a large enough omega-3 amount. Purity is important as many omega-3 supplements contain as much as 40% undisclosed fillers, such as saturated fats which can negate the beneficial anti-inflammatory effects of omega-3. EPA & DHA, the two main types of omega-3, carry different benefits. EPA resolves inflammation. DHA boosts brain and nerve function. Too much DHA by itself, and LDL can go up. Omax3 is the only Omega-3 supplement that maximizes EPA and DHA to resolve inflammation AND keep LDL low.