Did you know that research and studies have proven that the majority of the population in the Western hemisphere is Omega 3 deficient?
Green Lipped Mussel Extract, taken daily, could be a solution for this sad situation. Unless you would want to eat fatty, deep sea, cold water fish a few times a week. Or, better still, take green lipped mussels. They would be hard to come by in this part of the world. The green lipped mussel has its habitat in the ocean waters around New Zealand’s South Island.
What causes this Omega 3 deficiency?
Both, Omega3 and Omega6 contain essential fatty acids EFAs. These are acids the body needs but cannot manufacture by itself. We do have to obtain these EFAs through our diet.
We can get Omega 3 from flax seed, flax seed oil, canola oil, walnuts, and leafy green vegetables. The trouble is that these plants do not contain DHA and EPA. (Docosahexaenoic acid and Eicosapentaenoic acid). These fatty acids have to come from cold water, deep sea, fatyy fish. Salmon, tuna, sardines and, last but not least, from the green lipped mussel.
DHA and EPA are crucial for a lot of functions in our body. They’re needed for brain health, cardiovascular health, boosting the immune system, and more. Taking Green Lipped Mussel Extract would be a very feasible alternative
Omega 6 comes from nuts, grains, seeds and their oils, and also, in a limited amount, from grain fed animals. Since the opening of fast food outlets and the processing of food we get more Omega 6 than we need.
Years ago the ratio between Omega 6 and Omega 3 was about 1:1
A ratio of 3:1 would be acceptable, but it is now 20:1
Why is the ratio between Omega6 and Omega 3 so important?
The hormones that come from these fatty acids have opposite effects. Omega 6 produces hormones that increase infections, blood clotting and cell proliferation. The hormones that come from Omega 3 have the opposite effect and decrease these functions.
The imbalance between the two Omegas could well be the cause of the increase in heart disease, asthma, and neurodegenerative diseases. After all, they all are associated with inflammation.
The medical community is even considering that this imbalance might cause obesity, depression, dyslexia, hyperactivity and even violence.
Dr. Joseph Giblen, a world authority on the relation between fat intake and mental health, is convinced of the benefits of taking in Omega 3 fatty acids as far as mental health is concerned. Especially the ones offered by salmon, other fatty fish, and by green lipped mussels.
Some people believe they need to take Omega 3-6 supplements. Why? We get too many Omega 6 already.
I think we all need to get some Green Lipped Mussel Extract. If only to get a better balance between the two Omegas. And all the other benefits will just be the icing on the cake.