• Heart health
• Neurological hralth
What Is It?
Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid. Essential because this polyunsaturated fat which plays an important role in health, it is not synthesized by the body and must be consumed from other sources including fish, krill, algae, flax seeds, chia seeds and walnuts.
What Does It Do?
Primary Uses: On a cellular level, omega 3 fatty acids are necessary for maintaining cell structure, fluidity, cellular health and balancing a diet high in pro-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids. One of the most important properties of omega 3 fats is that they are a source of the essential long chain fatty acids EPA and DHA. EPA and DHA have different but very important roles in heart, brain and eye and cognitive health. EPA is the anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acid associated with downregulating the cytokines which contribute to chronic inflammation, heart disease, neurological diseases and joint pain. In studies, supplementing with EPA was also associated with optimal mental health. DHA's role in the body is especially critical during the fetal stage and early infancy. It is involved in the development and healthy functioning of the brain and retina. DHA also has an important role in preventing LDL oxidation in the arteries, a key step in the progression of heart disease. The omega-3 index (the amount of EPA + DHA in red blood cells) is considered to be a biomarker for cardiovascular disease with the risk decreasing as the omega-3 index increases. To maximize EPA and DHA in the body, both fats should be consumed in their ‘converted' forms, such as in fish or microalgae oil, as the body is inefficient at converting plant based omega-3 fats into the longer chain EPA and DHA.
Secondary Uses: A number of studies have shown the benefits of omega-3s on post exercise recovery namely a reduction in delayed soreness and improved body composition. Studies also show that omega-3 exposure especially at an early age has a protective mechanism on bones and is a marker of improved bone quality.
Who Should Take It?
The numerous health benefits of Omega-3s indicate that this essential fat should be a part of every supplement regime as numerous studies have shown that the omega 3 status in North Americans is considerably low, especially in vegans and vegetarians. Since AOR's Omega-3 is sourced from microalgae, it is ideal for those who choose not to consume seafood but still want to use a high quality omega-3 supplement.
Why Vsoftgel™ ?
Manufactured with a patent pending technology, Vsoftgels™ offer superior advantages that vegans/vegetarians can now benefit from. One of the biggest advantages of offering nutrients in a softgel is that softgels allow for better bioavailability of active ingredients. Inside a softgel, fat soluble nutrients such as omega-3 fats can be suspended in an oil base which optimizes their potential for absorption in the gastrointestinal tract. Vsoftgels™ Omega-3 is also sourced from microalgae oil and provides the active, converted form of DHA for optimal efficacy. Vsoftgels™ offers these benefits to suit every lifestyle.
DID YOU KNOW?
• Studies show that an omega-3 index > 8% is optimal for cardiovascular, cognitive and cellular health. Vegans and vegetarians on average demonstrate an omega-3 index of 3.7%.
• Although humans are inefficient at converting plant omega-3s to EPA and DHA, women are better converters than men. The higher levels of estrogen in women assist the conversion process.
• The body will convert DHA into EPA if EPA levels get too low. This is why it is important to consume healthy amounts of both fats in order to not deplete one or the other.
• The fish used to make omega-3 supplements don't actually synthesize their own omega-3s. They accumulate it in their bodies from the microalgae they eat.
• Nutrients found in microalgae have been used in premium quality cosmetics for their powerful anti-aging benefits.
Take 2 softgels daily with/without food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
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