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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

What Is Fish Oil?

Written by OmegaXL on May 12, 2014

“Fish oil” is the common name for the polyunsaturated Omega-3 fats found in the tissue of cold-water fatty fish such as salmon, herring, mackerel, etc. Omega-3s are known as “essential fatty acids” (EFAs). These polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are essential because the body needs them, however cannot synthesize them in adequate quantities. Omega-3s must come

Alpha-Linolenic Acid and The Health Benefits

Written by OmegaXL on May 12, 2014

Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is one of the three Omega-3 fats that are known as “essential fatty acids” (EFAs). These polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are essential because the body needs them, however cannot synthesize them in adequate quantities. These fats must come from an outside source, preferably your diet. Along with Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the other

Fish Oil: How Does It Work?

Written by OmegaXL on May 12, 2014

While several sources, such as flaxseeds, soybean oil and walnuts, contain omega-3, that fat comes in the form of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is the chemical precursor to EPA and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid, which we discussed in a previous article about fish oils). The body must convert the ALA into the more

What Are Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Written by OmegaXL on May 12, 2014

Omega-3 fatty acids (also known as n-3 fatty acids) are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) commonly found in cold-water fatty fish such as salmon, herring and mackerel. These fatty acids are termed “essential” because we need omega-3 fatty acids for numerous normal body functions, such as building cell membranes in the brain, but the body cannot

What is Joint Pain

Written by OmegaXL on May 12, 2014

Joint pain SOUNDS like a simple condition, but it’s actually complex when you get down to the nitty-gritty of the physiology involved. In anatomy, the term “joint” refers to the physical point of connection between two bones. For example, the knee joint refers to the point of connection between the femur, or thigh bone, and

What’s so Good About Fish Oil?

Written by OmegaXL on May 12, 2014

What’s so Good About Fish Oil? The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil are known as “good fats.” They are vital for human health and well being, but the body can’t make them; you have to get them through diet or through supplementation. For decades research has indicated that, not only are fish oil

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

Knee Problems and Injuries

Written by OmegaXL on May 9, 2014

Knee pain is a fairly common complaint, especially among active people and the elderly. For much of our lives our body movements do not cause problems, but everyday wear and tear, injury, or illness can cause knee symptoms to develop. While most knee problems arise from sport or work related activity, some complaints are due

Dramatically Ease Joint Pain With the Hottest Selling Remedy in Years!

Written by OmegaXL on May 9, 2014

“Over 25 years of multiple clinical studies confirms that Omega XL is one of the most powerful, natural, anti-inflammatory money can buy.” How often do painful joints slow you down or stop you dead in your tracks? Do your knees, hips, elbows, and hands scream out for relief? Joint pain from inflammation steals your mobility