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Why is the American Diet Deficient in Omega 3 Fats?

Written by OmegaXL on May 9, 2014

Estimates in the US are that over 90 percent of adults are Omega-3 deficient. If you are a typical American, eating what has become a “typical American diet,” chances are you, and your family, are not getting enough essential Omega-3 fats. To wit, the 2005 US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee stated that 70% of Americans

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