Essential Fatty Acids – Polyunsaturated fatty acids are important for maintaining a healthy heart, joints, bones and many other bodily functions, including good metabolism. Modern life does not always allow us to get what we need through food.
Our Fatty Acid Complex is a great way to ensure we are getting the right fatty acids. Over 98% of the ingredients are organically grown.
The body needs a range of essential fatty acids. When the word “essential” is used in describing fatty acids, amino acids or other nutrients, it means that they cannot be produced by the body, but need to be provided through food.
Fatty acids help the body to:
– Hormonal balance.
– Cholesterol metabolism.
– Heart health.
– Joint health.
– Healthy skin.
– Brain and nervous system.
AquaSource Essential Fatty Acids Complex contains a wide range of essential and non-essential fatty acids from candlenut, garlic, sesame seeds, flax seeds, apricot kernels, DHA-rich microalgae oil and many more plant oils from organically grown plants that are cold-pressed to preserve their nutritional qualities.
Essential Fatty Acids Key Benefits:
– We use 100% non-GMO (non-Genetically Modified Organisms)
– Over 98% of the ingredients are organically grown and cold pressed to preserve their full nutritional value.
– Optimal ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3, according to scientific specification, to support heart health.
– Good source of Omega-9.
– Oils rich in DHA, from a microalgae source – provides DHA to help maintain brain function.
essential fatty acids Ingredients in a recommended daily intake of 2ml:
The complex of ingredients listed below provides the omega acids for the recommended daily intake.
Oils of: linseed*, olive*, sunflower*, safflower*, black cumin*, evening primrose*, rosehip*, pumpkin seed*, borage seed*, apricot kernel*, goji berry, turmeric*, Schizochytrium Sp. (DHA-rich seaweed oil), raspberries, nutmeg (a blend of seedless nutmeg, sunflower and olive oils), carrot.
*98.87% of agricultural ingredients are organically produced
Composition in recommended daily intake of 2ml
Omega 3 – 470mg
Omega 6 – 565mg
Omega 9 – 630mg
Energy – 73.48KJ 17.88kcal
Storage conditions: store upright in a cool, dark place after opening. Shake well before use.
Health claims approved by EFSA:
Does not contain allergens according to Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers.
Fats, especially saturated fats, have been demonized for more than half a century. We were encouraged to eat “low fat” foods for fear of gaining weight and getting some heart disease if we dared to put too much fat on our plate. However, the evidence clearly shows that healthy fats are not the enemy, but are absolutely necessary for our health. Yes, fat and oil contain more calories than the same amount of protein and carbohydrates, so we have to compensate by minimizing refined carbohydrates and sugars. In addition, refined carbohydrates and sugar are stored as fat in the body if not used quickly for energy, so we might as well eat the tasty fats first. The benefit of this is twofold as we will not upset our blood sugar balance. Fats are also satiating and help to prevent the frequent feelings of hunger and strong cravings for certain foods, of which refined carbohydrates are known to be the culprits, and this helps to keep our calorie intake at the required level.
If you feel like it would be good for you to increase your fat intake and at the same time severely limit refined carbs/sugar, it would be wise to monitor your calories for a while until you start to intuitively get a feel for how much food is appropriate to eat in a day. And don’t make drastic changes abruptly – make the changes gradually, within a week or two.
It is also extremely important to distinguish between healthy and harmful fats.
Useful fats that are essential for health include:
- Saturated fats from pasture-raised animals and tropical plants – e.g. Aberdeen Angus beef, Kerrygold butter, free-range eggs, coconut oil.
- Monounsaturated fatty acids – e.g. unrefined olive oil, avocado and macadamia nuts.
- Polyunsaturated fatty acids – e.g. flaxseeds, apricot kernels, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, seaweed and other nuts and seeds. They contain mainly a combination of Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids.
At the same time, avoid consuming ‘harmful fats’, which are widely used in commercially available margarines and bakery products such as biscuits, cakes, pies, doughnuts, confectionery and processed and convenience foods. Avoid also most salad dressings available in stores.
Fatty acids are mostly used by the body to produce hormone-like substances called “prostaglandins” that regulate and refine multiple functions. They are vital for mental functions (especially Omega 3 docosahexaenoic acid/DHA), eye health, neuro-transmitter formation and brain communication, etc.
As for cooking, it is very important to use fats that are stable at higher temperatures. It is usually best to use coconut oil or olive oil, but always cook at the lowest possible temperature and for the shortest time. NEVER use polyunsaturated fats in cooking (sunflower oil, vegetable oils, safflower oil, etc.) Literally all bottles of “cooking” oil available in supermarkets and neighborhood stores are already highly oxidized and not a good choice for health even before we heat them further. Extreme care must be taken when extracting the fatty acids from the nuts and seeds so that they do not spoil and go rancid (which you will not feel when consuming because commercially oxidized oils are deodorized before bottling). Extracting fatty acids without oxidizing them and therefore damaging them is a difficult and costly process.
AquaSource Fatty Acid Complex, on the other hand, is manufactured with extreme care. Raw materials are never exposed to light, heat or oxygen that would cause oxidation, are cold pressed and stored in dark brown glass bottles to protect them from light.
Only small amounts of them are needed – 20 drops twice a day are enough. At this rate, one bottle lasts about a month. The product has a pleasant taste (indicating that the nutrients in it are preserved) and you can consume it straight with a spoon, with food or add the drops to salad or salad dressing. As well as to the green smoothie.
AquaSource Fatty Acid Complex contains oil from: flaxseed*, olive*, sunflower*, safflower*, black cumin*, evening primrose*, rosehip*, pumpkin seed*, borage*, apricot kernel*, goji berry, turmeric*, Schizochytrium Sp. (DHA-rich rosemary-flavored marine microalgae oil), raspberry, nutmeg (a blend of nutmeg and sunflower oil and olive oil), carrot.
*98.87% of ingredients are environmentally friendly
Several of the ingredients deserve special attention. First, evening primrose and borage oils contain an essential fatty acid called “GLA (gamma-linolenic acid)”. Although in theory the body can produce it from linoleic acid, which is found in Omega 6 fatty acids, in practice many people are unable to carry out this process. GLA is highly valued for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
Schizochytrium Sp. is a fast-growing unicellular seaweed that contains extremely high levels of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). The human brain is composed of about 60% lipids, about 25% of which is cholesterol, necessary for the construction and synthesis of steroid hormones. DHA, which is present in AquaSource Complex Fatty Acids in the form of marine microalgae, accounts for 97% of the omega-3 fatty acids in the brain. Cold-water oily fish, such as wild Alaskan salmon, are a good source of DHA, but this seaweed is a superior and sustainable plant-based option.
More than 600 peer-reviewed scientific papers have been published on black cumin seed, and perhaps the most promising research links it to the fight against multidrug-resistant bacteria. This is extremely important, as these so called. “superbugs”, are becoming a significant public health risk. One study tested 144 strains of superbugs and as many as 97 of them were suppressed with black cumin oil. That’s why AquaSource insisted on adding this oil to this already fantastic product.
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is also known for its significant health benefits, which include its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and aiding digestion.
As already mentioned, a person does not need large amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids, but it is of great importance that the quality meets the highest possible standards. Just 20 drops of AquaSource Fatty Acid Complex, twice a day, with food, is enough as a supplement to a healthy diet.