Word is out about the wonders of Omega Fatty Acids! We know that the chemical structures of Omega Fatty Acids are needed to maintain cellular health and prevent inflammation and diseases in the body. Since the body doesn’t produce these nutrients, we have been supplementing with any of the following:
1. Essential Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Fish (e.g. trout, salmon, sardines, anchovies, mackerel, herring, tuna, and cod).
2. Essential Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Fish oils containing potent omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA)
3. Sources of Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (other than fish): avacodos (whole or oil), flaxseed, Brazil nuts, flaxseed oil, hemp seeds, hempseed oil, fortified milk products, Omega-3 Eggs, pumpkin seeds, soybean oil, sesame seed, walnuts, wheat germ oil
4. Cooking oils known for Omega-6 Fatty Acids include safflower, olive oil, sunflower, hemp, soybean, sesame, pumpkin, walnut, and flaxseed oils.
*The American Heart Association cautions against a high dietary intake of Omega-6 Fatty Acids. Experts recommend a ratio of three parts Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids to every one part Omega-6 Fatty Acid.
The above list of omega fatty acids probably looks familiar, but one new omega fatty acid is in a class by itself. This particular omega fatty acid is nothing new to the New Zealand fishermen. The New Zealanders have been eating it for years and know of its anti-inflammatory benefits all too well. The Maori people living along the New Zealand coast would rarely get arthritis and they would eat this particular omega 3 fatty acid regularly. The Green-Lipped Mussel (Perna Canaliculus) is the omega 3 fatty acid the New Zealanders have come to love! In recent years, the green-lipped mussel has been out on a ‘preventative healing entourage’ and making headlines for its healing qualities. By the end of November 2008, this green-lipped mussel will be world-renown as a New Zealand CEO releases a green-lipped mussel product that will enhance health and wellness like never before!
For now, we can just eww, ahh, and applaud this green-lipped mussel for its highly potent and effective omega 3 fatty acids that are up to 480 times more effective than other omega-3 fatty acids! Many research studies have indicated that the green-lipped mussel has 158 times more anti-inflammatory effectiveness than Fish Oil EPA!
Connective Tissue Repair
I will conclude with my green-lipped mussel discussion for now, but check back at the end of November to learn about the grand opening green-lipped mussel product! For more info, Contact Alicia a Nutrition Consultant at Alicia1@Awinningway.ws