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The Research on Omega-3 Fatty Acids is Quite Extensive for Heart, Brain and Eye Health


 

Unfortunately, not all omega-3s are equally effective.  Most people believe that omega-3 fatty acids are derived only from fish oil.  There are actually some plant oils that contain omega-3 fatty acids such as flax seed oil, walnut oil, rose hip oil, and chia seed oil.  However, two very important molecules, EPA and DHA, are only found in fish and not in plants.  The French government set out to improve the quality of omega-3 fatty acids from salmon because all fish oil, including their omega-3s, have been seriously denatured and damaged due to the heat through boiling of the fish and the heat generated by hydraulic pressure.  People using fish oils have to increase the dosage due to the damaged carbon chain which is attached to the EPA and DHA.  Fish oils are highly contaminated and susceptible to rancidity.

 

A new omega-3 fatty acid containing EPA and DHA attached to a complex of phospholipids only from salmon shows no detection of rancidity, heavy metals, contaminants, or PCBs.  It is a phospholipid complex with EPA and DHA with associated hydrolyzed peptides.  All fish is a triglyceride backbone, very ineffectively absorbed.  Based on various tests, this new phospholipid complex discovery can be absorbed up to 50 times greater than fish oil.  Approximately 270 mg based on absorption values is equal to 4-6 grams of fish oil or equivalent to 6 ounces of salmon.  The French government has spent a significant sum of money and three years of research to develop this new form of omega-3 fatty acid.  It’s extracted from the head of salmon with a proteolytic enzyme and a cold water flush.

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