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Essential Fatty Acids

Omega 3 and Omega 6 are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). Linoleic acid (LA), an Omega 6 fatty acid, and α-linolenic acid (ALA), an Omega 3 fatty acid are considered essential fatty acids (EFA) because they cannot be synthesized by the body and are therefore consumed through diet and supplements. Oleic acid, an Omega 9 fatty acid is a mono unssaturated fatty acid (MUFA). Omega 9 fatty acids are ‘conditionally essential’ as they can be produced by the body.

Omega 3 and Omega 6 are important structural components of cell membranes affecting the cells fluidity, flexibility and permeability. They produce eicosanoids, chemical messengers that help regulate immunity, blood pressure and blood clotting. The eicosanoids produced from Omega 3 tend to be less inflammatory to those produced from Omega 6. In many cases, these fatty acids act like steroid hormones and control gene expression.

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Omega 3

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are Omega 3’s that are used by the body efficiently, so they have the most direct health benefits. Sources of DHA and EPA are oily fish (e.g salmon, herring) and Omega 3 fortified foods including milk, yoghurt and eggs.

Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is a type of Omega 3 that can be converted into DHA and EPA in the body. Sources of ALA are mostly plant sources; chia seeds, flax seeds, nuts, tofu and ALA supplements.

DHA is found at very high concentrations in the cell membranes of the retina and it is therefore required for the normal development of the eye and for normal vision. DHA intake during pregnancy and breastfeeding (350 – 450mg per day) promotes healthy brain and eye development for the baby.

EPA and DHA aid heart health, normal blood pressure, and normal blood triglyceride levels. A study showed that ALA supplements might slightly reduce the risk of heart attacks, death from heart disease and arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat).

The phospholipids of the brain contain high amounts of DHA and AA, suggesting their importance to the central nervous system. EPA and DHA are beneficial for improving memory in older adults with mild cognitive impairment.

EPA and DHA have a wide range of physiological roles, which are linked to certain health or clinical benefits, particularly related to cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, inflammation and neurocognitive function.

There is some evidence that Omega 3 may be beneficial in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, (when taken in addition to arthritis medication). 

The anti-inflammatory effects of Omega 3 may help to reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, such as colon, liver, breast and prostate cancer.

Omega 6

Omega 6 includes linoleic and gamma linoleic acid (GLA) which can be found in sunflower, corn, evening primrose and borage oils.

Studies have shown that Omega 3 and Omega 6 are both needed to exert beneficial effects in the body due to their complex interactions.

As foods rich in Omega 6 are easier to find than those rich in Omega 3, more often than not people have a higher ratio of Omega 6:Omega 3 than recommended. Most diets have a ratio of 12:1 to 20:1 (Omega 6:Omega 3), but we are recommended to have 4:1 to aid health. Over time this high ratio of Omega 6:Omega 3 may lead to an imbalance of these EFA in the body, causing inflammation and increasing the risk of illness and disease.

The excessive intake of refined and processed vegetable oils is one of the main causes of the significant increase in Omega 6 fatty acids in the modern diet. In addition to this there has been an increase in Omega 6 fatty acids in dairy, eggs and meat due to animals being fed more grain and soy as opposed to grass and worms. This is why it is recommended to consume grass fed meat and wild fish as they tend to contain more Omega 3 as opposed to grain fed and farmed products.

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Omegabiocell369 oils have a natural lemon flavor and can be used in salads, smoothies and porridge in addition to be taken daily as part of your regular wellness routine.

What is best for health?

Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids compete for the same desaturase enzymes which produce the eicoisanoids which is why it is important that we get sufficient amounts of each. Over time, high consumption of Omega 6 in the modern diet leads to a higher production of pro inflammatory reactions in the body. This can build up, causing cellular damage leading to chronic inflammation, type 2 diabetes, weight gain and cancer.

Studies in rodents showed that significant impairment of Omega 3 can impact learning and memory. It is therefore associated with cognitive development and decline. Low levels of Omega 3, DHA have been associated with diseases linked to the circulatory system and the nervous system.

The greatest demands for Omega 3, DHA occur during pregnancy for the developing foetus, at early childhood and in the elderly.

Due to the availability of Omega 3 rich foods and the depletion of Omega 3 in animal products, Omega 6 consumption has become progressively higher than Omega 3 so the correct ratio of Omega-6:Omega-3 (4:1) is no longer obtained from diet alone.

Supplementation is beneficial to ensure we get the right amounts of Omega 3,6 and 9 and in the correct ratio.

What is Omegabiocell369?

Omegabiocell369 is a 100% plant based omega oil created using a patented bio ester technology. It contains a mixture of flaxseed, borage, evening primrose and blackcurrant oil. This unique composition of oils gives Omegabiocell369 the highest concentration of Omega 3,6 and 9 to deliver the optimal ratio of omega 3:omega 6 (3:1). 

What advantages does Omegabiocell369 have?

Omegabiocell369 contains up to 60% of Omega 3, ALA which is a natural precursor of EPA and DHA.

Supplementing with ethyl esters of ALA controls the amount of ALA that is converted into EPA and DHA that it requires as opposed to flooding the cell with excess amounts as with other products. Excess amounts of EPA and DHA can disturb metabolic pathways in the body.

It is important to note that DHA and EPA supplementation from fish oils will present the fatty acids in triglyceride form (see fig 1) and will contain impurities including protein and phospholipids.

Omegabiocell369 is the only omega oil supplement on the market created a unique patented bio ester technology to provide EFA as ethyl esters.

This bio ester technology uses a transesterification process changing the structure of the fatty acids so that they are in ethyl ester form as opposed to triglycerides.

The patented bio ester technology enables easier absorption of the EFA into the cells in comparison to all other omega oils which are present as triglycerides.

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The ethyl ester form of the fatty acids provides high bioavailability (more of the fatty acids are absorbed and used by the body) and excellent bioretention in the body (stays in the body for longer). This ensures fast transportation of Omega 3, 6 and 9 to the cells to exert their beneficial health effects.

The production process used to create the ethyl esters ensures complete removal of all pollutants occurring in vegetable oils, resulting in 100% plant preparations as ultra-pure bio esters. All Omegabiocell369 products are free from preservatives, artificial colours, aromas, allergens, heavy metals, pesticide residues and contaminants as a result of the 4 step purification process used.

What is the advantage of ethyl esters over triglycerides?
The ethyl esters are much smaller in size in comparison to triglycerides. This enables easier abosprtion and better bioretention of the fatty acids in the body, so they can exert their beneficial effects for longer.

With triglycerides the peak of absorption tends to be within a few hours after consumption, with ethyl esters (fig 1), they have a slower peak of absorption, so the fatty acids stay in the cells for longer. This enables more of the fatty acids to be absorbed by the cells and to stay in the cells for longer to exert their beneficial effects on health.


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