Why Should I Take Omega Oils, Anyway?

Aquasource Fatty Acid ComplexFatty Acid Complex has long been one of AquaSource’s most popular products, deservedly so. But now there is a ‘new much improved’ formulation.

As before, it’s still rich in antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, but additions such as Black Cumin seeds and Goji Berries have increased immensely the healthful benefits. And best of all, the new marine algae Schizochytrium Sp., which is exceptionally high in the brain fat DHA, has brought the level of omega 3 up six-fold on the previous product, dramatically improving the balance of the various ‘Omegas’.

As before, virtually 99% of the agricultural ingredients are organically produced, and it’s approved by the Vegan Society. Fatty Acid Complex now contains oil from:

Flax Seed*, Olive*, Sunflower*, Safflower*, Evening Primrose*, Rose Hip*, Pumpkin Seed*, Borage*,

Black Cumin*, Wheat Germ*, Apricot Kernel*, Sesame Seed*, Goji Berry, Soya Lecithin*,

DHA-rich oil from Marine Algae Schizochytrium Sp. with Rosemary flavouring, Raspberry, Nutmeg (Nutmeg, Sunflower, Olive oil blend), Carrot

*98.8698% agricultural ingredients are organically produced

2ml of AquaSource Fatty Acid Complex now contain:

Omega 3 = 514mg             Omega 6 = 592mg            Omega 9 = 544mg      KJ=73.18KJ   Kcal = 17.8kcal

Recommendation: 20 drops or 1ml, twice per day

Why Do We Need Omegas Anyway?

Essential fatty acids Omegas 3 and 6 are necessary for human health, but the body can’t make them — you have to get them through food. Both play a crucial role in brain function, as well as normal growth and development.

Omega 6 is found in the oils of various nuts, seeds and berries, such as flaxseed, hempseed, pumpkin seeds, pistachio nuts, raw sunflower seeds, raspberry, sesame seed, black currants, acai and black cumin. A more desaturated and more important version of Omega 6 (GLA, or gamma linolenic acid) is rarely found in nature but is particularly abundant in borage oil and evening primrose oil.

Omega 3 is found in marine algae, cold water high fat fish, flaxseeds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds, as well as dark green leafy vegetables.

While Omega 9 is not technically classified as an essential fatty acid because our bodies can manufacture it, nevertheless foods rich in oleic acid, found especially in the Mediterranean diet, are recommended for health. Olive oil (extra virgin or virgin), olives, avocados, almonds, sesame oil, pistachio nuts, cashews, hazelnuts and macadamias contain Omega 9.

Consuming fats slows down absorption so we can go longer without feeling hungry; they also act as carriers for important fat-soluble vitamins A,  D,  E and  K. Dietary fats are needed for the conversion of carotene to vitamin A, for mineral absorption and for a host of other processes – everything from keeping our hormones in balance, controlling circulation and blood pressure, feeding and making the structure of our brains (especially DHA as found in marine algae), stabilizing blood sugar levels, and controlling inflammation. Importantly, as chronic inflammation is now recognized as being involved in virtually all major diseases, we can see how crucial these fatty acids are to our health.

As already mentioned, the new formulation contains many healthy ingredients – too many to describe in detail, but here are some of the highlights:

Schizochytrium Sp is a fast growing marine algae which contains extraordinarily high levels of DHA (dicosahexanoic acid). DHA accounts for 97 percent of the omega-3 fats in the brain. Cold-water fatty fish, like salmon, are good dietary sources of DHA, but the marine algae is an excellent and sustainable vegetarian option.

has been used by the ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Native Americans because of its healing properties and now beauty professionals worldwide use Rosehips for its skin rejuvenating properties. It’s a natural source of vitamin E, as well as omegas 3, 6 and 9, and lycopene. Has to be preferable to botox!

Borage oil provides about 23 percent of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a strong anti-inflammatory. Evening primrose is another excellent source, providing about 9 percent GLA. Other than these two, and blackcurrants, GLA is rarely found in nature, so it’s important in these days of chronic inflammation to get your GLA from these three foods. The first two are found in AquaSource Fatty Acid Complex.

Black Cumin Seed is also called black caraway, black sesame, onion seed and roman coriander. There are more than 600 published scientific peer-reviewed articles about its benefits, according to which there are few issues that it cannot help the body overcome.

Perhaps the most promising research has been done connecting Black Cumin Seed to multi-drug resistant bacteria. This is important because these so-called “superbugs” are becoming a significant public health risk. According to the National Institute of Health:

A study conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College researchers set out to determine just how potent black seed oil against some of these superbugs and compared it against several antibiotics such as Amoxicillin, Gatifloxacin and Tetracycline. According to the study, “Out of 144 strains tested, most of which were resistant to a number of antibiotics, 97 were inhibited by the oil of black cumin!”

Goji berries contain a wide range of phytonutrients, vitamins and trace minerals.   According to a study published by the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, goji berry benefits include: increased ratings for energy levels, athletic performance, quality of sleep, ease of awakening, ability to focus on activities, mental acuity, calmness, feelings of health, contentment, and happiness and significantly reduced fatigue and stress.

Pass me the Fatty Acids, please!