Those interested in eating right know how important it is for the human body to get healthy fats. Omega fatty acids have numerous functions of critical importance. From supporting bones and joints, to giving the brain energy, improving skin health, the respiratory and immune systems, and strengthening the cardiovascular system, these constituents are simply irreplaceable. The organic omega 3-6-9 oil blend by Udo’s Choice is a magnificent means to obtain all of them and boosting your culinary experience tremendously.
The organic omega oil mixture gives you the opportunity to acquire enough amounts in the right 2:1 ratio of the essential omega 6 and 3 fats. It also contains some omega 9 fats that the body usually generates when it’s supplied with enough of the first two omega types. But just in case you’re a little short of it, this product has it covered.
Since your body cannot produce these compounds on its own, it’s very likely that it becomes deficient in them if you don’t consume them through your diet. Surveys say that the modern Western diet is frequently poor in omega 3 EFA (essential fatty acids).
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Understanding Omega fatty acids
We already mentioned that omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids are considered to be essential since they aren’t produced by the body and have to be obtained via nutrition. We also listed the wide number of health benefits of omega fatty acids, but let’s say a few words about the essence of each one of them.
What are omega-3 fatty acids?
The omega-3 fatty acid is called Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA). Our bodies work to convert ALA into the two most important omega 3 fatty acids – eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). That conversion, however, often seems to be inadequate and that’s why we have to consume more EPA and DHA through either food or supplementation.
Today it’s been scientifically proven that these constituents support cardiovascular health (by preventing bad LDL cholesterol clamming to arteries), brain functioning, the central nervous system and even have anti-inflammatory properties. Because of that, omega fats may be useful in cases of depression, attention disorders, macular degeneration, skin disorders, asthma and (thanks to their laxative character) digestive issues.
In fact, the potential of these healthy fats in the field of neurology is so highly esteemed that omega fatty acid supplementation is often recommended in the fight against neurological problems. The anti-inflammatory qualities of the essential omega-3 fatty acids have also proven their positive effects on the joints. Trials have shown that omega fatty acids can relieve and reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis.
What are omega-6 fatty acids?
Many of omega 3’s health benefits we described in the previous paragraphs are supported namely thanks to the primary and shortest-chained omega-6 fat called linoleic acid (LA), which is a type of oxidized polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA). LA is converted into another kind of omega-6 PUFA named arachidonic acid (AA).
The omega-3 fatty acid EPA and arachidonic acid serve as precursors to a key group of signaling molecules called eicosanoids. When they’re derived from AA, they have been shown to increase inflammation, pain and fever. When they’re derived from EPA however, they’re the reason omega-3 PUFA have anti-inflammatory properties. That’s why the right ratio between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids is so fundamental for achieving the best positive effect of omega fats in the first place.
Just like you already read, the perfect omega-6 to omega-3 proportion is 2:1. Therefore, it’s logical to say that you should be eating twice as much omega-6 fats than omega-3 fats. You should be careful not to over consume omega-6 fats though, or else the benefits of omega fatty acids can rebound.
What are omega-9 fatty acids?
They are monounsaturated oleic and stearic acids – non-essential fatty acids, generated by the body if adequate amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are obtained. If you don’t take enough of the essential fats, you should think about supplying yourself with omega-9 through supplementation or your diet.
This fatty acid plays its part in improving heart health by stimulating healthy cholesterol levels, and fortifying the immune system.