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Oil | Omega Oil 3:6:9

ABSOLUTE ORGANIX

R 166.00

We've curated every product in our I DO | Nutrition shop based on their nutrigenomic properties and leading manufacturing standards. Nutrigenomics is the study of food and nutrients as one of the most important environmental modifiers of gene expression. A personalised protocol based on your unique DNA, biochemistry and symptoms can help you create optimal wellness and prevent many chronic lifestyle-related diseases. This is called 'personalised scientific wellness'.

Balanced ratio of omega 3:6:9 from plant sources

Absolute Organix Omega 369 is blended at a ratio of 2:1:1 Omega 3:6:9 essential fatty acids to ensure that you receive the correct amount of fatty acids for optimum health and well-being.

Benefits |  Features

  • A potent nutritional oil made from cold-pressed, extra-virgin flax, cranberry, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower and evening primrose oils specially blended in a 2:1:1 ratio of omega 3,6 and 9 essential fatty acids (EFA's)
  • EFA's are important in controlling the inflammatory responses in the body
  • The use of organic oils like cranberry and pumpkin has resulted in a light, pleasant tasting oil that can be used in salad dressings or drizzled over vegetables and other dishes.
  • It’s an oil that the entire family can use and enjoy.

Info about essential fatty acids

Essential fatty acids are crucial for good health but it can get a bit complicated, to control immune function, cell membranes and cell growth as well as blood clotting, the body requires two long chain Omega-3 fatty acids: EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) from food.

Omega 3 prevents cardiovascular disease, macular degeneration (loss of vision), cognitive decline and depression, further to aiding against acts of violence. An enquiry in a British prison showed that incidents by inmates decreased by 37% when they were given omega 3 as part of their diet.

DHA is particularly important for the brain development in young children and during pregnancy, further to improving memory loss and brain function in adults. Our modern diets are rich in Omega 6 and our bodies produce Omega 9, however, we tend to have lower levels of Omega 3 which is a problem as the balance of Omega 3, 6 and 9 in the body is crucial to maintaining heart, brain and cardiovascular health.

Unfortunately, plant-based diets have little or no EPA or DHA, with the exception being microalgae and some sea vegetables. The good news is that ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), a short chain fatty acid that is found in flaxseed and other plant-based foods is a precursor to EPA/ DHA, this means that the body can convert ALA to EPA or DHA.

However this requires a balance of Omega 3 and 6 within the body, when you have too much omega 6 (LA) it acts against the Omega 3 (ALA) and reduces absorption. It is important to avoid trans fatty oils if you are wanting your body to convert ALA, as highly processed oils like margarine will boost the Omega 6 content and inhibit conversion within the body.

Studies have shown that woman more effectively convert ALA especially during childbearing years, however, it must be noted that genetics play a crucial role in conversion. Interestingly research has also shown that conversion rates of ALA to EPA/DHA are lower in those who consume fish or algae that already have these nutrients.

It was believed that before processed diets humans had a ratio of 1:1, currently the recommended ratio is 2:1, especially for vegans and vegetarians, so basically you need double the amount of Omega 3 to Omega 6 for your body to benefit from the essential fatty acids. An imbalance of Omega 3 and 6 can lead to numerous health complications like asthma, coronary heart disease, autoimmunity, obesity, dyslexia, hyperactivity, and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

On another note, too much DHA is easily oxidized by free radicals in the blood. So the body will not convert the ALA to DHA if levels are sufficient and taking a supplement could have adverse effects and contribute to the disease process.

Benefits | Features

  • Helps reduce inflammation
  • Antioxidant
  • Helps improve and stabilise moods and depression
  • Makes a tasty salad dressing
  • Organic

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  • Organic
  • Free from harmful, chemical preservatives that can cause DNA mutations, endocrine disruption, and cancer

Our comments

"Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be important for cognitive (brain memory and performance) and behavioural function. Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids. They are necessary for human health, but the body can't make them. You have to get them through food. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in fish, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut, other seafood including algae and krill, some plants, and nut oils. Also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function, as well as normal growth and development. They have also become popular because they may reduce the risk of heart disease. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends eating fish (particularly fatty fish such as mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna, and salmon) at least 2 times a week. Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. It is important to have the proper ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 (another essential fatty acid) in the diet. Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation, and most omega-6 fatty acids tend to promote inflammation. The typical American diet contains 14 to 25 times more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3 fatty acids, which many nutritionally-oriented physicians consider to be way too high on the omega-6 side. The Mediterranean diet, on the other hand, has a healthier balance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Many studies have shown that people who follow this diet are less likely to develop heart disease. The Mediterranean diet emphasizes foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, including whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, olive oil, garlic, and moderate wine consumption".

Dr Heidi

Pair with these tests

To check if you should include this product in your daily supplement protocol, you can order the following DNA and/or biochemistry tests online:

  

Ingredients

Vegetable oils

  • Flax
  • Pumpkin
  • Sesame
  • Sunflower
  • Cranberry
  • Evening primrose

Anti-oxidant

Rosemary extract (anti-oxidant)

Directions

Take 1-2 teaspoons per day.

Cautions | Warnings | Interactions

Allergens

Contains sesame seed oil

Storage

Refrigerate.

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