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The Vanguard Clinic – How to Choose a Fish Oil Supplement – The Vanguard Clinic

Are you taking fish oil or planning to? Do you know that most major brands of fish oil are POORLY absorbed by the body? Watch this video to learn how to get ALL the benefits of fish oil Today, I will let you in on the 5 Proven Benefits of high DHA Omega-3 fish oil and 1 BIG problem to watch out for if you plan to or already take Omega-3 supplements. Docosahexanoic acid or DHA is one of the most important omega-3 fats and older adults may benefit more from taking a high DHA rather than high EPA omega-3 fish oil.

DHA Supports Brain Development Comprising about 90% of the omega-3’s of the brain, DHA stimulates phospholipid production and neuronal growth.1-7 Breastfed infants have higher DHA levels in their brain, which is associated with better neurological functions, visual and auditory acuity, learning ability and higher intelligence scores. Formula-fed infants have lower DHA levels and have twice as many neurological abnormalities. DHA Also Improves Brain Function DHA is concentrated within cell membranes, and functions by making membranes more fluid, resulting in better movement of nutrients, neurotransmitters, thus, improving communication and overall brain function.8,10-11 High DHA levels are associated with improved working memory, memory retention and reaction times, reduced aggression, anger and hostility, lower suicide risk, improved symptoms of depression, ADHD, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder..

High DHA is also associated with slower age-related mental decline, improved memory, learning, verbal fluency, and reduced risk for Alzheimer’s disease in older adults.9,12-20 In contrast, diets low in DHA decrease brain and cellular growth factors, and increase oxidative stress and neuronal aging. DHA May Protect Heart In a recent meta-analysis, DHA reduced triglycerides, EPA did not. DHA increased HDL “good cholesterol”, EPA did not. While DHA also slightly increased LDL “bad cholesterol”, EPA did not significantly reduce it.21-23 DHA also may reduce blood viscosity and blood pressure.24 DHA Promotes Healthy Eyes DHA activates a protein called rhodopsin, which helps the eyes send messages to the brain.

In children, DHA deficiency can cause vision problems. As for Arthritis DHA could also reduce pain, inflammation and cartilage loss associated with rheumatoid arthritis, which EPA may not do. The BIG problem is that… Most fish oil extracts are in ethyl ester form because they are cheaper to produce and easier to work with. But, you see, fats are stored and used in the body in the natural triglyceride form. When ethyl esters are consumed, they are first processed to release the fatty acid bound to the ethanol.

However, this process is pretty inefficient. In fact, ethyl esters take 50 times longer to be metabolized, and only 20% of it is absorbed.25 OUR SOLUTION? Nutrusta DHA Omega-3 Ultra in the natural triglyceride form was formulated with maximum absorption, bioavailability and efficacy in mind. DHA Omega-3 Ultra uses the patented VESIsorb® technology, a novel micelle-based delivery system for enhanced absorption. With Nutrusta DHA Omega-3 Ultra, you can absorb 567% more omega-3’s and enjoy 487% more bioavailability.26 Nutrusta DHA Omega-3 Ultra is also formulated with Astaxanthin and vitamin D3 for maximum oxidant and immune protection. All this from one small VESIsorb® softgel! Click on the link below to get the pure, high absorption DHA Omega 3 your body needs today.

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