Species Nutrition Omegalyze Complete Essential Fatty Acid Supplement - 180 Softgels
Species Nutrition Omegalyze Complete Essential Fatty Acid Supplement contains an ideal ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. These fats, also known as the essential fatty acids (EFAs), help to lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, decrease inflammation, optimize hormone levels, and maximize muscle growth and repair. Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats are considered essential fatty acids (EFAs) since they are essential to human health. Because they can't be manufactured by the body, they must be obtained from the diet. A healthy diet should consist of roughly equal amounts of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. The typical American diet tends to contain 14 - 25 times more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3 fatty acids, and many researchers believe this imbalance is a significant factor in the rising rate of chronic inflammatory disorders in the United States.
Numerous reliable studies show that adding omega-3 fatty acids to the diet can reduce the risk factors for coronary heart disease, arthritis, and certain cancers. Furthermore, many studies strongly suggest omega-3 fatty acids play a vital role in proper cognitive function (memory and thinking). For example, people who are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids demonstrate poor memory, mood swings, excess fatigue and other health related problems. You can balance your essential fatty acid levels in one simple bottle with OMEGALYZE.
OMEGALYZE -The Perfect Fat Loss Supplement
Although Omega-3 fatty acids are generally thought of as a supplement for cardiovascular support, the benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids go far beyond that. OMEGALYZE contains an ideal blend of essential fatty acids to help optimize the loss of body fat and mood stabilization during a pre-contest diet. For example, it was reported that a daily dose of omega-3 enriched fish oil combined with regular exercise provides significantly greater benefits for fat loss than exercise or fish oil alone. In this study, overweight to obese adults participated in a 12 week intervention trial that examined the effect of omega-3 fish oil taken daily in combination with moderate aerobic exercise three times a week. These people were compared with three groups taking fish oil, sunflower oil or a combination of sunflower oil and exercise. At the end of the study, research showed that the fish oil and exercise group lost significantly more fat mass than any other group in the study. More excitingly, the results showed that the total proportion of fat in the body, particularly in the abdominal region, was reduced significantly in the fish oil and exercise group, but not by fish oil or exercise alone. In the International Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers reported that when male volleyball players were administered fish oils (3 grams per day) in conjunction with a high protein, low carbohydrate diet - resulted in greater fat loss than a Mediterranean diet group (predominantly olive oil).
Diets rich in omega 3 fatty acids protect against metabolic dysregulation (insulin resistance and obesity) in humans. The anti-obesity and anti-diabetic effects of Omega 3 fatty acids includes enhancement of fat mobilization, increased insulin sensitivity, and increased mitochondria function (the energy machinery of the cell).
Fish oils contain two vital omega-3 intermediates: Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Both EPA and DHA form vital components within cell membranes that allow insulin to transport nutrients into cells. A recent study showed that testosterone levels are directly related to insulin sensitivity therefore, the better your insulin sensitivity the more testosterone you produce.
OMEGALYZE - Appetite Control
If you are dieting for a show, OMEGALYZE may reduce appetite. In one study, obese subjects on a calorie-restricted diet were divided into four groups (control, low omega 3 fish, high omega 3 fish, or fish oils). The subjects who ate diets rich in omega -3 fatty acids or whom consumed fish oils felt less hunger and more satiety immediately after and 2 hours after their counterparts fed with the low Omega-3 fatty acid diet. This observation indicates that omega 3 fatty acids reduce hunger signals. The researchers speculated that omega 3 fatty acids affect the transport of appetite-regulating molecules and changes in receptor affinity in the brain. Consuming supplemental omega 3 fatty acids may be perfect for pre-contest bodybuilder and all dieting individuals alike.
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are, by definition, polyunsaturated fats that are essential to human health and that can't be manufactured by the body. There are 2 specific families of EFAs: Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.
(1) Linoleic Acid is an Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid that can be found in sunflower, safflower, corn, sesame, and other oils. The modern diet is overloaded with omega-6 fatty acids because of the reliance on grain-based sustenance such as breads, cereals, pastas, and cakes. To make matters worse, most of the omega-6-rich oils are also either highly processed and/or damaged by handling.
One specific omega-6 intermediate, gamma linolenic acid (GLA), found in evening primrose, has some interesting health-promoting effects in the body. Unlike most of the other pro-inflammatory omega-6 fats (such as arachidonic acid), GLA converts to prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) which acts as an anti-inflammatory, blood thinner, and blood vessel dilator. This makes GLA a valuable asset to any healthy supplement program.
(2) Alpha Linolenic Acid is an Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid that can be found in fatty fishes such as salmon, swordfish, herring, and mackerel as well as in seeds and nuts such as flax seed, walnuts, and almonds. Studies have shown that the alpha linolenic acid derivatives, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), found in fish and fish oils dramatically reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.Â According to the American Heart Association (AMA), omega-3 fatty acids decrease the risk of arrhythmias (which can lead to sudden cardiac death), decrease serum triglyceride levels, decrease the growth rate of atherosclerotic plaques, and they slightly lower blood pressure. More important to athletes, omega-3 fatty acids help repair damaged muscle cell membranes, increase insulin sensitivity, and provide building blocks for important prostaglandins and growth factors.
FLAX SEED OIL vs FISH OIL
When evaluating which source of omega-3 oils to consume, it's important to acknowledge one very important fact: All omega-3 fatty acids are not created equal.Â While flax seed oil contains the highest naturally occurring source of alpha linolenic acid (ALA) - the parent omega - 3 it's important to remember that ALA must still be converted into the omega - 3 intermediates, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). The problem is that humans don't convert ALA very readily into DHA and EPA. Likewise, diets that are rich in trans-fatty acids make this fatty acid conversion even more difficult. A much better solution is to supplement with fish oils since they already contain rich, naturally occurring, sources of both DHA and EPA. Remember, it's the DHA and EPA that provides all the valuable cardio-protective effects.
Note, before purchasing any fish oil supplement, make sure it's pharmaceutical grade to ensure that it's pure and free of environmental toxins.
**** Deficiencies in any of the essential fatty acids (EFAs) will result in decreased muscle synthesis and repair (due to lack of raw materials), decreased rates of fatty acid oxidation (due to energy conservation mechanisms in the body), and decreases nd systemic hormone production.