A deficiency in any nutrient will ultimately lead to sickness and disease of some kind—it’s just a matter of time.
But when it becomes a top-10 cause of death, it’s time to take notice!
I’m talking about Omega-3 essential fatty acids—specifically EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid).
Here’s why being low in these bad boys can be positively deadly.
Heart attack prevention AND recovery
Studies have shown that getting sources of Omega-3 EFAs can lower your risk of a fatal heart attack by as much as 10 percent!
Their natural anti-inflammatory action helps counteract plaque buildup in your arteries and encourages smooth, healthy blood flow.
Well, the awesome work of Omega-3s doesn’t stop there…because when they are taken AFTER a heart attack, these fats can also significantly improve your chances of survival and help your heart heal from the trauma.
In addition, Omega-3 fish oil has been proven to effectively lower blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides.
Kicking cancer’s a*@
Studies have found that Omega-3 fish oil can help to prevent and kill various cancers, including colon, prostate and breast cancers!
Research has also shown that it helps make traditional allopathic cancer drugs more effective, plus it’s also a valid stand-alone therapy in natural cancer treatment.
60 percent of your brain is composed of fats, and 90 percent of those fats are DHA—do the math and acknowledge that Omega-3 EFAs are vital for proper brain function.
So it should be no surprise that a deficiency in Omega-3s has been associated with ADHD, Alzheimer’s, anxiety and depression!
And all the Ritalin, Prozac and Xanax in the world won’t change that.
I firmly believe that if we gave our young people fish oil from an early age, (instead of drugging them with legal speed or psychotropic meds), we’d be looking at far fewer school shootings, suicides and violent crimes.
Other impressive nods!
The resume of Omega-3 fats goes beyond critical life-saving measures and includes these impressive benefits:
Weight loss: Studies have shown that a combination of fish oil supplements and regular exercise can reduce body fat while also improving heart and metabolic health.
Looking younger: Omega-3 fish oil nourishes your skin and helps skin maintain a smooth, elastic texture. There is also evidence that it prevents wrinkles and counteracts the aging process!
Other skin help: Fish oil has also been shown to reduce symptoms of skin problems like eczema and psoriasis.
Eye health: Fish oil can reduce your risk of macular degeneration and cataracts, as well as diabetes-related eye problems.
Fertility: Recent studies have shown that the Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil can improve fertility in both men and women.
Pregnancy: The human brain undergoes its most rapid development as a fetus in the womb. During this period, the fetus is completely dependent upon its mother to supply the EPA and DHA it needs.
Easing arthritis: Research has shown that Omega-3 fish oil supplements worked just as well as NSAIDs in reducing arthritis pain, plus they are a FAR safer alternative!
Animal vs. plant sources—does it make a difference?
Although all Omega-3 fatty acids support your health in some way, the superstars—EPA and DHA--are only found in animal (marine) sources of Omega-3 fatty acids—specifically fish oils.
Now, there are also plant sources of Omega-3 fats such as flaxseed oil, nuts and leafy greens. However, plants do not provide DHA and EPA—the primary plant-derived Omega-3 fat is alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Although ALA is an energy source for your body, it does not provide the health benefits that DHA and EPA do.
Your body can convert some ALA into DHA and EPA, but the conversion rate is typically less than 1 percent…so you would be getting FAR less than you need.
Get enough of the right kind!
In addition to incorporating more oily fish into your diet (be sure to choose only fresh, wild-caught varieties and NEVER farmed fish!) the best way to ensure you have health supporting levels of EPA and DHA is to take a purified, pharmaceutical-grade fish oil formula like VitalMega-3.
Every 2-capsule serving of Vitalmega-3 delivers a whopping 1,200 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids, including 600 mg of Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and 400 mg of Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), which is in the optimal 3:2 ratio recommended by health experts to provide the most benefits.
Make sure you’re absorbing them too!
Getting sources of crucial nutrients is step one, but if your body is not absorbing those nutrients, they will be doing you little to no good.
A healthy gut environment is critical to nutrient absorption. Your nutrients are absorbed through the villi in your small intestine, but when your gut is plagued with harmful yeasts, bacteria and inflammation, your ability to take up nutrients may be greatly reduced.
To encourage sound gut health, be sure to incorporate lots of fresh vegetables and fermented foods into your diet, and take a top-notch full-spectrum probiotic formula like Super Shield.
Super Shield provides a wide-range blend of 13 of the most effective probiotic strains, at a gut-supporting 7.25 billion CFUs.
Since health experts recommend getting a variety of probiotic strains for optimal gut health, Super Shield contains a blend of both Bifidobacterium (which colonize in the large intestine) and Lactobacillus (which colonize in the small intestine)—so your entire microbiome is covered!
Put the power of Omega-3 essential fatty acids to work in supporting your great health, and make sure your gut can absorb ALL the awesome nutrients you take in!
Your body will thank you handsomely.
To your health,