omega-3 fatty acids

  1. Omega-3 fatty acids could be low even with a supplement

    Your omega-3 supplement could be missing something!

    We all know the deal on omega-3s now. We need them -- and if you're like most health-conscious people these days, you probably have a fish oil supplement handy.

    But is it enough?

    Not according to new research!

    Even if you take it daily... even if you never miss a dose... you could STILL fall well short of what you need each day.

    Researchers tested 200 volunteers in both the United States and Germany, including folks as old as 80 years old.

    They found that almost no one had healthy omega-3 levels.

    Just ONE person in each country reached those amounts.

    The rest -- 98 percent of the volunteers -- fell well below, with many of them not even coming close to half of what they should have.

    Doctors consider 8.0 to be the optimum level based on what's called the Omega-3 Index, but the average range in the American volunteers fell between 3.25 to 5.75.

    Since Germans eat more fatty fish, their levels were higher, but not by much. They fell between 4 and 6.25 on the Omega-3 Index.

    What makes this study alarming is that omega-3 fatty acids aren't some exotic new trend in natural health.

    They've not only been around a while... they've gone mainstream in a big way in the form of widely used supplements.

    If you're taking them -- and I hope you are -- you've got plenty of company, as omega-3s have become the top-selling supplement outside of the standard vitamins.

    They're taken by roughly 20 million Americans every year. They're so popular that many of the folks in this study were almost certainly taking them and should have had higher levels.

    But there's one likely reason they didn't.

    It's not that the supplements don't work. It's that most folks don't get nearly enough of what they need.

    Many folks think "fish oil" and "omega-3" are interchangeable terms.

    They're not.

    A supplement that promises 1,000 mg of "fish oil" might not have anything close to 1,000 mg of the essential omega-3s EPA and DHA that you need, so you have to read each label closely to ensure you really know what you're getting.

    Some folks don't even look at the number at all. They buy a "fish oil supplement," get just a few hundred milligrams of omega-3s, and assume they're covered.

    The lesson here is to be a smart shopper. Read labels... know what you're getting... and make sure you get what you need each day.

    Speak to a holistic doctor to help figure out how much you should take.

  2. Omega-3 fatty acids could replace ‘medical’ marijuana

    The hidden powers of omega-3 fatty acids... unlocked!

    Medical marijuana?

    It's time to take the politics out of this one and end the debate for good -- because new research reveals what could be one way to get nearly ALL of the same benefits of cannabis.

    But this one carries NONE of the risks!

    You don't need marijuana at all -- in any form -- to activate the same pathways in the body.

    And if the new study is any indication, all you really need are the safe, healthy, inexpensive omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil.

    It's as if the answer was swimming right in front our noses all along!

    The key is already in your body, in what's known as the endocannabinoid system. It can play a role in mood, sleep, appetite, memory, and more.

    Your body produces its own cannabinoids to bind to the receptors in this system and help with all of those functions, but you can also get cannabinoids in other ways to help boost the whole system.

    The most famous one is probably the THC in marijuana, which binds to cannabinoid receptors in the body's nervous or immune systems to help fight inflammation and pain in some people.

    Unfortunately, THC also does a few other things, too. It can make you "high," of course, and has other side effects (not to mention the very real risk of overuse and abuse, and the costs to both people and society that result).

    But the new study on animal tissue finds that your body can convert omega-3 fatty acids into endocannabinoids, which then can also seek out the receptors in the all-important immune system.

    The result is the SAME inflammation-fighting action or BETTER... and potentially MORE pain relief... but with ZERO side effects and ZERO chance of abuse!

    Well, almost zero.

    Since omega-3s are found in delicious foods like salmon, you could always end up with an expensive "addiction" to this quality source of healthy fats.

    Of course, since the experiments published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences were done on animal tissue, we need to see human studies before we get too excited about this.

    If we see the same results in people, scientists will also have to determine the best dose of omega-3 and the best way to get it for maximum protection.

    But we don't need to see more research to know that omega-3 fatty acids are already widely recognized as potent inflammation-fighters, and the doses you'll find in supplements can help fight pain and protect the body from chronic disease.

  3. Omega-3 fatty acids boost longevity

    Cut your death risk for 50 cents Ladies, there's a simple, safe, and inexpensive way to boost your health -- one you've heard me mention before. But now, it's backed by science in a big way. And if you get started on this all-natural treatment yourself -- RIGHT NOW -- you could cut your risk of DEATH from ANY cause...
  4. Omega-3 fatty acids can improve memory

    Omega-3 fatty acids can help improve your brain, and you can give your own brain a boost just by eating fish once a week.
  5. Omega-3s and metabolic syndrome

    The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil can protect the heart, especially in people with metabolic syndrome, according to a new study.
  6. Physical activity can ease MS

    Short exercise sessions can help ease pain, fight fatigue and improve quality of life in MS patients, according to a new study.
  7. Reverse ‘brain shrink’ with fish oil

    The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil can slow the brain shrink that comes with age – and maybe even slow cognitive decline along with it.
  8. Essential fatty acids cause telomeres to grow

    The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil can stop one of the key markers of aging on the cellular level.
  9. Beat depression with the benefits of acupuncture

    Acupuncture can work against depression as well as counseling and perhaps even better than meds, according to the latest research.
  10. Atrial fibrillation cases could double

    The number of patients with atrial fibrillation could double in the coming years. Learn how to avoid the condition now.
  11. Psychotherapy as good as antidepressant drugs

    Psychotherapy works about as well as antidepressant drugs, according to new research -- but even that's not the best way to cure the condition.
  12. Feeling depressed doubles stroke risk

    A new Australian study finds that depression may double stroke risk in women... even younger ones in their 40's and 50's.
  13. Omega-3 fatty acid adds years to your life

    The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil can add 2.2 years to your life and slash your risk of serious heart problems, according to new research.
  14. Omega-3 deficiency and intelligence

    The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil can actually make young children smarter, according to new research.
  15. Saturated fats kill sperm

    Saturated fats -- the unhealthiest of the fats found in meat and junk food -- can cause sperm counts to plunge by 41 percent.
  16. How carbs lead to mild cognitive impairment

    A new study finds that people who eat the most carbs have four times the risk of mild cognitive impairment, which often leads to dementia.
  17. Beat the causes of depression

    Many cases of depression are really just cases of poor nutrition -- and fixing the diet can also cure the depression.
  18. How fish oil can reverse aging

    The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil can stop one of the key markers of aging on the cellular level.
  19. CoQ10 benefits can help you avoid coronary artery disease

    High levels of coenzyme Q10 can help slash your risk of coronary artery disease -- and low levels may actually cause it.
  20. Mercury in fish dangerous during pregnancy

    Babies exposed to mercury during pregnancy have a higher risk of ADHD later on.

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