2Omega fatty acidsOmega fatty acids are essential fatty acids.Our body cannot synthesise them, so they must be consumed in the diet.Omega fatty acids consist of:ALA, Alpha-Linoleic AcidDHA, Docosahexanoic AcidEPA, Eicosapentaenoic AcidDHA and EPA are the most important ones people should definitely include in their diets
3Sources of omega fatty acids ALAEPADHA(Eicosapentaenoic Acid)(Alpha-Linoleic Acid)SalmonSardinesCod liverMackerel(Docosahexanoic Acid)FlaxseedSoybeansLinseedsWalnutsSalmonSardinesTuna
4Recommended Adequate Intakes (AI) for Omega Fatty Acids (Food and Nutrition Board, USA, 2002)Note: Up to 10% of the above amounts (AI values) may be in the form of DHA + EPA
6Signs/symptoms of essential fatty acid deficiency Scaly or flaky skin (e.g. legs)Dry skin (e.g. feet/face/general)Cracking/peeling fingertips & skin (e.g. heel)DandruffDry, lack luster, brittle hairSoft, splitting or brittle fingernailsDull nails - lack of surface shineSlow growing fingernailsDry eyesDry mouth/throatMenstrual crampsExcessive ear waxExcessive thirstAllergic (e.g. eczema/asthma/hay fever/hives)Crave fats/fatty foodsStiff or painful joints
7StudiesOmega-3 and Omega-6 PUFA and Cardiovascular Diseases PreventionThe results of epidemiological studies and randomized controlled trials suggest that replacing dietary SFA with omega-6 and omega-3 PUFA lowers LDL cholesterol and decreases cardiovascular disease risk. Fish would provide about mg/day of EPA + DHA. Thus, some researchers have proposed that the U.S. Institute of Medicine should establish a dietary reference intake (DRI) for EPA + DHA.
8Omega BioPlus™Omega BioPlus™ contains a vegetable derived omega 3, omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids composition in a specific scientifically validated proportion to support healthy cell membranes and cellular functions, and attractive skin, hair and nails.
10Omega BioPlus™ Actions & Benefits Supports healthy immune system Increases esterification of cholesterol making it easily available for utilization in the bodySupports the liver and kidney functionsHelps maintaining normal blood pressure and cholesterol levelsSupports cardiovascular health and joint health
11Omega BioPlus™Supports healthy cell membrane and cellular function and also ensures attractive skin, hair and nailsHelps lower LDL cholesterol and total cholesterolHelps slow down the process of plaque formation (fatty deposit inside the arterial wall)
12Suggested use level: 1 soft gel capsule 2 times daily Omega BioPlus™CompositionEach Softgel contains:Sl. noIngredientsDosageApplication1Omega 3 fatty acid500 mgPromotes overall good health2Sesamin Complex10 mgAntioxidant3*BioPerine2.5 mgBioavailability enhancerSuggested use level: 1 soft gel capsule 2 times daily* Patented - US & International Patents
13Supporting StudiesOmega 6 fatty acids play an important role in brain and heart function and in normal growth (Othman et al, 2009).Increasing the intake of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids has been associated with lower Coronary heart diseases risk (Harrine et al, 2009).Omega 9 fatty acid have high chemical stability ,which prevent the body from forming cholesterol plaques on the walls of the blood vessels (Gillingham et al ,1991).Omega 9 fatty acid that it reduce hardening of the arteries and improves immune function (Hibbeln et al, 2006).
14ReferencesGillingham LG, Harris-Janz S, Jones PJ(2001). Dietary monounsaturated fatty acids are protective against metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease risk factors. Lipids; 46(3):Harrinew.s, Mozaffarian (2009). Omega -6 fatty acids and for CVD disease). A science advisory from the American Heart association; 119:Hibbeln, Joseph R. (June 2006). “Healthy intakes of n-3 and n-6 fatty acids: estimations considering worldwide diversity.” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 83 (6, supplement): 1483S-1493S. American Society for Nutrition. PMIDOthaman R A, Sush M. A (2009)systemic review of the roles of n-3,n-6 Fatty acids in health and diseases, journel of American Dietetic Association; 109: