Omega 3 – true Superfood (Part 3)
One of the absolute keys is the ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 in your body.
Ideally the human diet should run at 1:1 Omega 3 – Omega 6. In our current western diet that ratio could be up to 1:20 and if you eat fast food more than twice a week, those ratios, not for any other reason than what that tells us about your eating habits could be as high as 1:40-1:50.
When these ratios are so far out of whack it can lead to chronic disease partly due to one key word, INFLAMMATION.
Omega 3 intake and ratios to Omega 6 will reduce inflammation in the body, it can definitely help reducing joint pain. The Omega 3 fatty acids will assist in developing healthy cells in the body, due to the fact that the human body comprise these exact fats in the membrane of the cells. It softens the membrane of the cells allowing them to operate correctly. Also 70% of the human brain is made up of these fats.
These fatty acids and supplementing and consuming the correct amount and quality of animal sourced Omega 3 is essential all the way down to a cellular level and how they function in the body.
These fatty acids should be preserved, not oxidized, not rancid, encased in such a way that they break down in the body in the right part of the gut. Unfortunately 80-85% of Omega 3 supplements break down in the wrong part of the digestive system/intestine.
The most common selling point with Omega 3 supplements is that it is "odourless" and "no fishy aftertaste". This is only possible for one of two reasons, the Omega 3 super unsaturated fatty acids are already dead, oxidized and rancid, OR the casing does not break down the right part of the gut and is simply passing through where it can be of any use to the body. You can reduce the fishy aftertaste by chilling the capsules but storing in the fridge, however that is an important sign that the supplement is working.
This is such an important element of your diet that buying the cheapest option, really shouldn’t be an option.. 5000 capsules for $10 is not going to get the quality you need.