Eat Fat if you want to be Healthy and Slim

aquasource-fatty-acid-complFats are probably the most misunderstood food group there is.

For decades now, we have been told that in order to be healthy, or to lose weight, we must eat foods low in fat. Of course there is an element of truth in this – some foods contain trans fats (hydrogenated vegetable oil) which is almost impossible for the body to process – eliminating these from your diet is certainly a great idea.

However, the fact is, fats do not make you fat. Some fats are ‘good’ fats, and some are ‘essential’ to good health. These are known as ‘Essential Fatty Acids’. The two known essential fatty acids are Omega 3 and Omega 6. There are also a number of other essential fatty acids which become essential only under certain conditions. The important thing to note about essential fatty acids is that whilst they are essential to good health, and proper functioning of the body, they cannot be synthesized by the body.

So if these products are essential to good health and function, and cannot be produced by the body, it is certainly wise to ensure that you are getting them from diet and supplementation.

Essential fatty acids affect a number of vital processes, and are important for:

  • Helping maintain hormonal balance
  • Cholesterol metabolism
  • Maintaining heart health
  • Maintaining healthy skin
  • Maintaining supple joints
  • Sustaining energy and well-being
  • Maintaining brain health

AquaSource have had their Fatty Acid Complex at the heart of their range for years now. They keep a careful eye on all the latest research and ensure at all times that their Fatty Acid product is the best it can possibly be.

As with all nutritional products, it is vital when considering a food supplement, that you take the right one. AquaSource have worked extremely hard to optimize the quality, and bio-availability of their products, so that they can be fully assimilated by the body. Their Fatty Acid Complex contains a diverse range of essential and non-essential fatty acids from evening primrose, garlic, sesame seeds, flaxseed, apricot kernels and many more plant oils. All are cold-pressed to maintain their full nutritional integrity and the majority are certified Organic. The ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 is optimized according to research in order to support heart health.

AquaSource Fatty Acid Complex also contains Omega 9 Fatty Acids. Although these are not ‘essential’ fatty acids, they are very important for good health, particularly heart health.

One of the most important things about AquaSource Fatty Acid Complex is that it is not made from fish oils. There are several reasons for this, the main ones being:

  • Due to high levels of pollution in the oceans, many farmed fish stocks have become contaminated, whilst contamination can be ‘processed’ out of the fish oil, effectively what you have left is no longer a natural product.
  • As fish levels fall, increasingly fish oil will not be able to be sourced from high quality or wild fish, and reliance on farmed fish will increase.
  • Even in wild fish we are seeing an alarming buildup of toxicity, especially in heavy metals.

This is why AquaSource Fatty Acid Complex is made purely from cold pressed vegetable oils, including Safflower, Sunflower, Olive, Rape Seed (Canola), Flax Seed, Sesame Seed and others. The focus is on quality, not quantity of Omega 3, to ensure maximum absorption and benefit to health.

Naturally, this product, as all AquaSource products, is guaranteed 100% free of genetically modified ingredients. Essential Fatty Acid Complex is also approved by the Vegan Society.

Fatty Acid Complex comes in a very convenient and concentrated form, and makes a wonderful addition to a salad dressing.

Whilst the Fatty Acid Complex is one of AquaSource’s best sellers, and provides the Essential Fatty Acids which everybody needs, AquaSource have developed a product over the years to help those who may have greater needs in this area. Their Liquid Gold Complex is probably the best possible formulation in the market today, formulated from the top ingredients regardless of cost, and is a very special premium product for those who require it. Liquid Gold Complex provides important fatty acids from plant sources providing a range of important omega 3, 6, 7 and 9 fatty acids.

  • DHA-rich oil from microalgae source – provides DHA to help maintain brain function.
  • Echium plant oil provides stearidonic acid (SDA) which is more easily converted into EPA than the parent omega-3 fats in oils such as ALA in oils such as flax. Echium oil is also a source of GLA and ALA.
  • Sea Buckthorn oil – provides omega-7 fatty acids, to help maintain the health of the skin and the delicate linings of respiratory, digestive and genitourinary tracts.

Both products can also be taken together, since they provide different and complementary benefits.