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Omega 3:Is Your Fish Oil Poisoning You?

You’ve been told to take it for everything from heart and brain health to supple skin and eye disorders. Heck, you even take it to ease sore joints and ease both depression and anxiety. You hear terms like ALA, EPA, and DHA, as well as three versus six versus nine. And, if you are really in tune, you may even read about mercury toxicity, proper ratios, and environmental sustainability. In fact, you take this must-have supplement daily, maybe even several times a day. But, what exactly are you taking? Are you choking down toxins, taking a product made from a […]

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Fish Oil Boosts the Immune System

One of the many important benefits of eating fatty fish is obtaining fish oil, which is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties that can help prevent disease. Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which have been thought to reduce inflammation. A new study published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, however shows that DHA-rich fish oil enhances immune function by increasing the activity of B cells (a type of white blood cells), challenging the concept that fish oil is only immunosuppressive. This new discovery is significant because it shows that […]

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Omega-3 for Dental Health

The team of Dr. Alison Coates, PhD, senior lecturer at the University of South Australia, has been studying the potential benefits of fish oil or long-chain omega-3 fatty acids for the treatment of periodontitis (inflammation of gum tissue around the teeth).  The main focus of research relative to dental and oral health was about fighting bacteria that caused gingivitis.  However, it was later found out that as the body tries to get rid of the bacteria, it likewise damages its own tissue, which then leads to periodontitis. According to Coates, low-grade inflammation plays a role in periodontitis and fish oil […]

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DHA Supplements for Weight Loss

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid that is essential to the healthy function of cells. Studies have shown that there are many health benefits associated with the intake of these fats such as cardiovascular health, cognitive function, memory, vision quality, bone health, fertility, cancer prevention, and inflammation reduction. However, its role in metabolism is less understood. DHA has been shown to aid in weight loss and maintain proper weight. Studies show that DHA inhibits the accumulation of triglycerides within stored fat, and helps prevent fat cells from expanding in size by changing multiple gene signals, a factor […]

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