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DHA in the Diet

Written by OmegaXL on May 12, 2014

Omega-3 fatty acids are now recognized as a valuable nutrient in a healthy diet. Omega-3s comprise a group of fats know as essential fatty acids (EFAs). These are termed “essential” because the body cannot synthesize them in adequate quantities, and they are vital for life. The three main Omega-3s are: Alpha linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic

Omega-3 and Omega-6 Balance

Written by OmegaXL on May 9, 2014

Omega-3s and omega-6s are both important polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in the diet. Because the Western diet is highly processed and thus saturated in omega-6 dense corn, wheat and oils, we consume far too many omega-6s. Health experts recommend that we should aim to improve our omega-3 to omega-6 balance by increasing omega-3 intake. The

Pain Relief From Fish Oil?

Written by OmegaXL on May 9, 2014

Can fish oil relieve pain? Fish oil actually can help relieve certain kinds of pain. Considering the number of people in America who are suffering from some form of pain, if fish oil can have a beneficial effect, it would help a great many people. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), an

Pain Relief with OmegaXL

Written by OmegaXL on May 9, 2014

Noted authority on women’s diet and health issues, Nikki Haskell is hosting a star-studded round table discussion speaking out about inflammation – a damaging condition that affects millions of individuals around the world daily. Pain Relief with Omega XL, airing mid-April, will include Supermodel Beverly Johnson, pop icon Taylor Dayne, celebrated legal authority Rikki Klieman

What is Bioavailability

Written by OmegaXL on May 9, 2014

Bioavailability describes the difference between how much of a substance (drug, herb, or chemical), entering the body is actually absorbed and available to various tissues or to metabolism. In other words, bioavailability accounts for the difference between exposure and effective dose. A drug’s therapeutic action or a chemical’s toxicity is determined by the dose received

Are Fish Oil Supplements Safer Than Eating Fish?

Written by OmegaXL on May 9, 2014

The American Heart Association currently recommends that healthy adults eat fish (particularly fatty cold water fish) at least 2 times a week. The FDA recommends that consumers not exceed more than a total of 3 grams per day of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids, with no more than 2 grams per day from a

Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fats – Balancing for Your Health

Written by OmegaXL on May 9, 2014

There is plenty of good science out there suggesting we should be adding omega-3 fats to our diets. The American Heart Association tells us that cold-water fish, such as wild caught salmon, is the preferred source of Omega-3 fats because it has the greatest concentrations of DHA and EPA. While some popular plant-based sources of