Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are essential for the appropriate functioning of the body, as anti-inflammatory hormone-like substances are produced from the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, while the excess consumption of a certain omega-6 fatty acid (arachidonic acid) results in the production of pro-inflammatory substances. The majority of the most common diseases (lifestyle diseases) develop due to high levels of overall inflammation, which accelerates aging as well. The human body is genetically “designed” for a ratio around 1:1 of omega-3/6 fatty acids. The fatty acid ratio was close to 1:1 in the bodies of our ancestors, as it is still in the members of modern, very healthy ethnic groups. Unfortunately, the current low consumption of salt water fishes, and the excess consumption of vegetable oils and fats of fed animals, both with high omega-6 fatty acid levels, this ratio has shifted significantly towards omega-6 (1:8 - 1:32). This shift is the cause for many diseases. In order to restore the appropriate ratio, the best is to decrease the consumption of food rich in omega-6 considerably, to take pure dietary supplements containing EPA and DHA regularly, and to eat salt water fish and other seafood multiple times a week. Vegetable oils with omega-3 content are not appropriate, except for algae oils, since they contain alpha linoleic acid (ALA) instead of EPA and DHA as omega-3 fatty acids. However, this is not or only hardly transformed to the useful EPA and DHA fatty acids in the human body.
Omega-3 of animal and algae origin are the most useful for the human body. The omega-3 of plant origin (ALA), apart from its restricted ability to be transformed to useful EPA and DHA forms, also decreases the production of dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid in our body – a beneficial fatty acid with anti-inflammatory properties. The production of this important fatty acid is also increased by the excess consumption of omega-6 fatty acids, thus it is extremely important not to compensate our high omega-6 fatty acid intake by consuming omega-3 sources of plant origin, as both of these will cut down the level of this important anti-inflammatory fatty acid in our body. While, on the contrary, EPA and DHA do not decrease it, indeed. It is worth providing the majority of our EPA and DHA intake from dietary supplements of purified fish oil and only a small portion from consuming seawater fish and seafood, as our waters are highly contaminated today. Thus you can achieve the minimal intake of contaminating substances per unit of EPA and DHA.Omega-3 of animal and algae origin are the most useful for the human body. The omega-3 of plant origin (ALA), apart from its restricted ability to be transformed to useful EPA and DHA forms, also decreases the production of dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid in our body – a beneficial fatty acid with anti-inflammatory properties. The production of this important fatty acid is also increased by the excess consumption of omega-6 fatty acids, thus it is extremely important not to compensate our high omega-6 fatty acid intake by consuming omega-3 sources of plant origin, as both of these will cut down the level of this important anti-inflammatory fatty acid in our body. While, on the contrary, EPA and DHA do not decrease it, indeed. It is worth providing the majority of our EPA and DHA intake from dietary supplements of purified fish oil and only a small portion from consuming seawater fish and seafood, as our waters are highly contaminated today.
Thus you can achieve the minimal intake of contaminating substances per unit of EPA and DHA.
When developing our product, the main considerations were the following:
• To contain the most effective omega-3 fatty acids (EPA, DPA and DHA) in the natural triglyceride form instead of ethyl esters.
• To be able to introduce a large amount of these substances into the body with the least possible amount of contaminating substances.
• The product should be as economic as possible, as long as this does not compromise its efficacy and purity.
• The product should be very stable, thus preventing the oxidation of the instable omega-3 fatty acids both within the body and during storage.
Taking into consideration all of the above, we decided to use purified fish oil, which we stabilized with a large amount of a mixture of natural tocopherols (generally known as vitamin E complex) and camphor-free rosemary extract. Softgel capsules are not economic and the proper effect can be achieved only by taking many capsules, thus we opted for the liquid measured with spoon. We added natural lemon oil for a mild taste.
One liter of our product contains less contaminants than a single can of sardines. Also, its daily dose (approx. 10 mL) contains about 1/100 of this amount, while providing about 5 times as much omega-3 fatty acids as a portion of sardines or salmon. This means that you can get 1 unit of omega-3 fatty acid together with a hundredth of contaminants compared to eating fish.It is impossible to list all the beneficial effects of consuming fish oil, that is, of a proper omega-3/6 ratio and the high level of EPA, DPA and DHA fatty acid intakes.
A short summary of the most important benefits revealed by research so far:
Brain and nervous system:
• Decreases depression, aggression, irritability and bad mood
• Promotes learning processes and improves intelligence, increases brain weight, helps brain development, especially in case of appropriate intake during pregnancy and childhood
• Helps maintain the elasticity of blood vessels, regulates cardiac rhythm and the level of cholesterol
• Decreases the risk of thrombosis, stroke and infarction, just as it maintains triglyceride and blood pressure levels.
• Helps prevent the developing macular degeneration (AMD) and dry eye syndrome, beneficial for the capillary vessels of the eye.
• Due to its strong anti-inflammatory effect, it was found to be effective against rheumatic arthritis.
• Helps maintain the health and shine of hair and skin.
• The telomere that protects the ends of the DNA-strand is shortening more slowly in people with high blood levels of EPA and DHA, which is currently the most accurate marker of life expectancy.
Our fish oil is produced from small, non-farmed wild fish. We buy the basic substance, purified fish oil from Germany, from a reliable and significant participant of the German and EU-markets; however, this does not mean that it originates from German waters. Our German partner imports fish oils from various resources, depending on which complies the best with the strict requirements on purity and quality at a given time. This means that the actual place of origin is varying; however, it is not the place of origin that matters, but the quality. What only matters for us is to select the best quality fish oil every time, considering the most favourable EPA+DPA+DHA values. This means choosing the oil with the highest purity and active substance content. Another important criterion is to have an active ingredient in triglyceride form. This is the natural and effective form - the ethyl ester form is not natural and is less effective, or even harmful. Unfortunately, most fish oil capsules are made of ethyl ester compounds, and this is often the case with bottled products as well. The purity of our fish oil is exemplary, the amount of contaminants typical of fish oils is below the detectable level, and also well below the maximum limits set by EU. (The amount of mercury and other heavy metals, for example, fails to reach one-hundredth of the limits set by the EU, while the amount of other toxic materials, such as pesticide residues and other contaminants typical in similar waters is also only a tenth or even lower than the levels considered to be safe according to EU standards.) The TOTOX value of the product is also very low, about 8.
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