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Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Antioxidants – A New Improved Source

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As a result of the ongoing wellness revolution, more and more people are learning that they need to add quality supplements to their diet to prevent and reverse a variety of chronic degenerative diseases. The basic reason for this is very simple – we are genetically programmed to eat only the simple, whole foods consumed by our Stone Age ancestors. To whatever extent we deviate from this type of diet, we are depriving our body of important nutrients and ingesting substances that are actually harmful to it. (93)

Tragically, about 90% of the average American diet today consists of mummified foods that lack the key nutrients we need. Worse, they often contain a variety of ingredients that are either downright toxic or seriously disrupt the way our bodies function in many ways. And even the natural produce we eat — unless they’re organic and vine-aged — are likely deficient in many of the important micronutrients our bodies need to be healthy. (173)

To make matters worse, our body’s cells are now increasingly subject to free radical damage due to the high levels of environmental toxins in our diets and the reduced levels of antioxidants in our food to fight free radical damage.

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A dietary supplement that almost everyone needs is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids to help offset the excessive amounts of omega-6 oils found in the average diet. Although the ideal dietary ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids is 1:1, it is typically in the range of 1:20 to 1:50. An estimated 85%-95% of North Americans are omega-3 deficient. The increased level of inflammation in our bodies caused by this imbalance is a common factor in many forms of chronic disease, including arthritis and heart disease.

To curb free radical damage, almost everyone also needs to consume quality antioxidants. These are vital to preventing many diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and age-related mental decline. There is a lot of evidence that they actually slow the aging process itself.

A whole new nutritional supplement – Neptune Krill Oil – is now available and is second to none when it comes to meeting both of these important needs. Made from tiny krill harvested in the frigid waters of Antarctica, not only does it offer a much richer source of omega-3 fatty acids than fish oil, but it also contains unique phospholipids that significantly increase their absorption into all cells of our body.

These phospholipids are also important building blocks for cell membranes, protecting those membranes from attack by free radicals and other toxic injuries, and serving as cellular “gatekeepers.” In addition, they are an important source of choline, which is essential for brain development and function. In addition, they also play a major role in protecting the liver and promoting the production of healthy HDL cholesterol.

In addition, krill oil contains one of the most powerful natural antioxidants yet discovered – anastaxthin, a carotenoid that gives krill its distinctive reddish color and protects it from the sun’s rays. Independent laboratory tests have shown that it is 300 times more powerful as an antioxidant than vitamins A and E and 47 times more powerful than fish oil and lutein. Also, because it is 100% bioavailable, it is easily absorbed into our cells. At the same time, it prevents the oil from going rancid and provides strong cell protection against free radical damage. Since krill oil is significantly more bioavailable, the recommended daily dose is only one-fifth that of fish oil.

This product is also unique as it contains the very first flavonoid ever discovered in the animal world. As is usual with plant-based flavonoids, this co-factor works synergistically with other ingredients to deliver major health benefits.

Another very attractive feature of this new product is its safety. Because krill feed on algae and are at the bottom of the food chain, they are not contaminated with heavy metals and other industrial pollutants commonly found in fish. Because of this, krill oil is completely free of these toxins. Since the FDA and EPA have recently issued warnings that eating fish and shellfish is unsafe for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers and even young children, this is one of the very important benefits of krill oil over fish oil.

Clinical studies of this product, as well as several double-blind, placebo-controlled studies, show that it has the following health benefits:

  • Helps reduce inflammation in heart blood vessels

  • Promotes healthy joints and reduces arthritic pain due to inflammation

  • Improves concentration and memory

  • Helps counteract the effects of aging

  • Provides cell membrane protection

  • Improves blood fat and cholesterol levels

  • Improves liver function

  • Relieves PMS symptoms and pain associated with menstruation

  • Strengthens the immune system

  • Increases energy and improves mood

  • Promotes skin health

  • Helps stabilize blood sugar levels

  • Contributes to brain and nervous system health

It is very important not to confuse Neptune Krill Oil with imitations that are not subject to the same strict quality controls in production and that have not been used in the extensive scientific research of this particular product.

Thanks to George Shears

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