Balance Omega-3/Omega-6s in your diet and turn your body into a powerful anti-inflammatory machine
Omega-3 and omega-6 are types of essential fatty acids – meaning we cannot make them on our own and have to obtain them from our diet. The diet of our ancient ancestors bears little resemblance to what we eat today. While we think nothing of running through the drive thru for a burger and fries, such options were unheard of even as few as a hundred years ago. Instead, the standard diet throughout the distant (and not-so-distant past) was lower in nuts and grains and much higher in meat from grazing animals…plus lots of seafood if you were lucky to have an ocean nearby.
This simple diet had a significant impact on our ancestors’ health with evidence of lower occurrences of painful inflammatory conditions including high blood pressure, arthritis and others. Why? Balance. Eating a diet high in grass-fed meat and seafood provided an omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acid ratio of roughly 1:1. Though essential to our general health, omega-6 fatty acids contribute to inflammatory processes in the body. On the other hand, omega-3 fatty acids play a vital role in every cell, and have a well-researched reputation of decreasing inflammation throughout the body.
Today, our modern Western diet is high in vegetable oils and grain fed meats and, as a result, most people consume 15 to 17 times more omega-6 than omega-3 fatty acids on average. The effects of this imbalance can be seen all across our society with millions of people sick and in pain.
Why the imbalance? Obviously, since fatty acids are found in the food we eat, diet is the main culprit. However, it’s more complicated than just that. When we consume fatty acids, they are broken down and converted by enzymes into substances the body needs. Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids compete for the same conversion enzymes when they are metabolized. That means if you have 17 times more omega-6 fatty acids, the chance of getting the full benefit of your omega-3 fatty acids is low.
So, what’s the solution? The simple solution is to restore balance. Because fatty acids compete as they are metabolized, you may want to start by cutting down on foods that are high in omega-6s. Unfortunately, omega-6 fatty acids are found in just about everything you eat with the main exceptions of seafood and grass fed meat. Thus, unless you dramatically change your entire diet and give up a lot of the food you love, it’s not enough.
The true simple solution for restoring balance is taking a high quality supplement like Omega XL. Significantly increasing omega-3 consumption with Omega XL’s patented PCSO-524TM fatty acid will go a long way towards balancing out your fatty acid intake, which will help improve your overall health and well-being.
Omega XL is 100% safe, pure, and is more potent––and a whole lot easier to swallow––than just upping your intake of cold-water fish and grass fed meat. This makes Omega XL the clear choice for those looking to improve their health and well-being with omega-3 supplements.