Omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 are dietary fats that can benefit your body by improving skin and hair health, lowering inflammation, and supporting brain and heart health. However, they are required in different amounts for your body with varying beneficial properties.
Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats that can only be obtained from external sources, as your body cannot produce them. Compared to Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids which are easily obtainable, most people seem to be lacking in Omega-3s with the modern Western diet. There are 3 types of omega-3 fatty acids: Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
Omega-3s improve heart health, support mental health, fight inflammation, prevent dementia and help in infant brain development, making them a key essential fatty acid. You can find Omega-3s in oily fish such as salmon and mackerel which are rich in DHA and EPA, as well as chia seeds, walnuts and flax seeds. However, most individuals do not consume enough of them as per the recommended amounts.
On the other hand, due to our diets, Omega-6 fatty acids are present in most foods like dairy, eggs, cereals, vegetable oils and meats. Most people obtain enough of these fatty acids from their diet. Omega-9s can only be found in foods like vegetable oils, cashews and almonds and are monounsaturated fatty acids produced by the body. It’s unlikely that individuals will be deficient in Omega-9s.
Eskimo-3 is made from oily fish living in the deep seas that are rich with Omega-3s DHA and EPA. Amongst other benefits, Omega-3s are known to lower triglycerides or fat in the blood vessels, leading to lowered risks of heart attacks, strokes and abnormal heart rhythms.
ESKIMO-3 is produced according to pharmaceutical standards and has a guaranteed high quality. Eskimo-3 is over 10 times more stable against oxidation than other leading fish oils. There are no chemical modifications, unpleasant odours or after tastes, artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.
Omega Nutrition Hi-Lignan Flax Oil
Omega Nutrition Hi-Lignan Flax Oil is a source of polyunsaturated Omega-3s plus SDG lignans. Hi-Lignan Flax Oil contains 25 times more lignans than regular Flax Oil. Flaxseed is broken down into lignans in the body, and these are said to help with reducing the risk of breast cancer, reducing atherosclerotic plaque and improving blood sugar levels. Lignans can also help to maintain cholesterol levels, enhance the immune system, and regulate bowel movements.
The flax oil can be used directly in drinks, salad dressing or over-prepared foods to obtain maximum absorption. It shouldn’t be exposed to heat through cooking, baking or frying.
Eskimo Kids is a natural food supplement that contains pure natural Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9 for the needs of children. These fatty acids are "building blocks" which are essential for brain function as well as children's growth and development. The formulation also contains vitamin D for healthy bone development and vitamin E to keep it fresh longer.
Low levels of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids in growing children can result in them becoming more hyperactive, having learning disorders and behavioural problems. Omega-3 deficiencies have also been tied to dyslexia, violence, depression, memory problems, weight gain, cancer, heart disease, eczema, allergies, inflammatory diseases, arthritis, diabetes, and many other conditions.
Omega Nutrition Cold Milled Flax
A cold milling process extracts the flaxseed without heating the mill blades so that the essential fatty acids remain intact. The flax is not crushed, ensuring that precious flax oil is retained. Omega Nutrition's Cold-Milled Flax is rich in all Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) and high in dietary fibre. The cold-milled flax helps improve bowel movements, balance blood sugar and cholesterol levels while strengthening the immune system.
Omega Nutrition's Cold-Milled Flax is certified organic, GMO and gluten-free.
Omega Nutrition Flaxseed Oil
Omega Nutrition Flaxseed Oil is made from unrefined OMEGAFLO organic flaxseed oil, gelatin, glycerin, purified water, carob. The unique OMEGAFLO process is careful preparation and manufacturing of oils, ensuring that all valuable nutrients are intact. The resulting flaxseed oil is completely unrefined and does not include any additives, preservatives, bleaching agents or hexane.
Omega Nutrition Hi-Lignan Nutri-flax Capsules
Nutri-Flax capsules are a high-quality fibre supplement containing both soluble and insoluble fibre, and yielding an extraordinary 225 mg of lignans per level tablespoon.
Lignans are plant compounds that mimic the action of the natural hormone estrogenic. Studies have shown that flaxseed lignans may reduce hormone-related cancers such as breast, endometrial and prostate cancer, as well as anticancer, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties.
It has also been suggested that flaxseed (both the ALA in the flaxseed oil and lignans in the seed) may play a role in the prevention and treatment of high cholesterol, heart diseases, and menopausal symptoms.