Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be important for cognitive (brain memory and performance) and behavioral function. In fact, infants who do not get enough omega-3 fatty acids from their mothers during pregnancy are at risk for developing vision and nerve problems.
Symptoms of omega-3 fatty acid deficiency include fatigue, poor memory, dry skin, heart problems, mood swings or depression, and poor circulation. It is important to have the proper ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 (another essential fatty acid) in the diet.
Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation, and most omega-6 fatty acids tend to promote inflammation. The typical American diet tends to contain 14 – 25 times more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3 fatty acids, which many nutritionally oriented physicians consider to be way too high on the omega-6 side.
River Bend Medical Wellness provides our patients with OmegaHealth, which is is an ultra-purified, high dose omega 3 supplement. Omega 3 supplementation is critical for the management of metabolic syndrome as it increases insulin sensitivity, lowers triglycerides, decreases endothelial inflammation, improves platelet function, lowers atherogenic, small dense LDL and improves arterial compliance resulting in better blood pressure control.
Each OmegaHealth softgel contains 460 mg of EPA and 180 mg of DHA for a total of 640mg per softgel. More impressive than the dose however is the purity- there is no purer omega 3 oil available anywhere, with the lowest levels of PCB, dioxin, mercury of any oil available in the world. The extreme purity results from a proprietary three-stage, molecular distillation process. Whereas all the finest omega 3 supplements are molecularly distilled, OmegaHealth is triple distilled resulting in mercury levels measured in parts per billion rather than parts per million like other omega 3’s.
The OmegaHealth oil is processed under a nitrogen blanket and packaged into cobalt blue glass jars to further protect it from oxygen and UV light. Most omega 3 supplements are full of lipid peroxides (rancid) and may be doing more harm than good due to membrane toxicity.