Omega 3 (usually needs to be supplemented)

Sources: DHA & EPA – fatty fish, krill and grass-fed ruminants, ALA – fatty fish, ruminants and plant oils

  • Heart health
  • Brain function
  • Helps with inflammation
  • Improves blood vessel function
  • Improves cholesterol levels
  • Lowers triglycerides
  • EPA helps keep body tissues healthy
  • DHA is a major component of cell membranes in the eyes and brain
  • ALA also helps maintain healthy body tissues

Omega 5 (usually needs to be supplemented)

Sources: Pomegranate, Wild salmon, Grass-fed dairy, Tropical oils, Saw Palmeto

  • Cell repair
  • Digestion
  • Skin quality
  • Regulates glucose transport
  • Reduces inflammation

Omega 6 (over-abundant in standard diet)

Sources: Vegetable oils

  • Cell structure
  • Tissue health
  • Inflammatory response

Omega 7 (usually needs to be supplemented)

Sources: Fish, Buckthorn and Macadamia nuts

  • Heart health
  • Insulin sensitivity
  • Moisture replenishment of mucosal membranes
  • Anti-aging effect on skin, hair and nails

Omega 9 (overly-abundant in standard diet) (body fat is almost exclusively Omega 9)

Sources: Olive oil, Peanut oil, Sunflower Oil

  • Heart health
  • Sugar control
  • Metabolism and mood
  • Stroke

CONCLUSION: Your body likely has an oversupply of Omegas 6 and 9 but needs supplementation of other Omegas. In the standard Western diet the ratio of Omega 6 to 3 is between 10:1 and 30:1. The ideal ratio is closer to 1:1. An overabundance of Omega 6 due to excessive amounts of food cooked in, and utilizing vegetable oils, reduces the effectiveness of Omega 3’s health benefits as the compete for the same receptors. Although Omega 9 has health benefits, excess gets stored as body fat.

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