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Nordic Naturals ProOmega 3-6-9 is a comprehensive EFA blend for balanced omega nutrition in one daily serving. This concentrated formula of important omega-3s, EPA and DHA, is combined with omega-6 GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) from borage oil. Together they promote the production of PGE 1 and PGE 3, two prostaglandins that help facilitate the body's natural anti-inflammatory pathways, and support healthy joints, skin, and immune function.*
Just one serving meets the American Heart Association's recommendation of 1 gram EPA+DHA daily for individuals with documented coronary heart disease*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Probiotics (live micro-organisms) are beneficial to the stomach, and in a new study, out of Spain finds they are also good for your teeth. Researchers at the International University in Barcelona, Spain looked at the effects of probiotics on gingivitis, bad breath, and cavity development. Researchers found that some of the probiotics taken alone or as part of a formula improved oral health.
Denise Cole, a registered dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic who did not take part in the study, said people who took probiotic milk over a seven month period showed a decrease in cavities as well as a decrease in periodontal disease when probiotics were administered straight to the gum.
Probiotics can increase resistance to infectious diseases, help balance upset stomach, and improve allergy symptoms. Probiotic milks & yogurts are a good source of probiotics, and there are also a wide variety of supplements.
Omega-3's are considered essential fatty acids. For our bodies to function normally, we need those essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids (ALA, DHA, and EPA) are not made in the body, and because they are inefficiently converted from ALA to EPA and DHA, we must get them from our diet.
Omega-3s have numerous health benefits. Omega-3s are thought to play an important role in reducing inflammation throughout the body such as the blood vessels, the joints, and elsewhere. However, omega-3 supplements (EPA/DHA) may cause the blood to thin and cause excess bleeding, particularly in people taking anticoagulant drugs.
There are several types of omega-3 fatty acids. Two very important ones are EPA and DHA. Both are primarily found in certain fish. Plants like flax contain ALA, an omega-3 fatty acid that is partially converted into DHA & EPA in the body. Algae oil often provides only DHA. Experts say that DHA and EPA have established better health benefits than ALA. DHA and EPA are found together only in fatty fish and algae. DHA can also be found on its own in algae, while flaxseed and plant sources of omega-3s provide ALA. Read more
Maintaining a healthy gut is not as easy as popping a magic pill. The entire system must be in sync, the flora is just the tip of the iceberg. Consider these 7 steps when trying to take care of your gut:
1. EAT SEVERAL SMALL MEALS: During the day eat several small meals, instead of pigging out at dinner. "Cramming in all your food at the end of the day stresses the gut by giving it too much food at once," says Leslie Bonci, a registered dietitian and director of the Sports Nutrition Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Drink plenty of water to keep the food moving.
2. PRIORITIZE WHOLE FOODS: Stock up on vegetables, fruits, nuts & legumes. If the food on your plate looks like food in the wild, you're off to a good start. The best way to restore your gut is to stop assaulting it with processed food all the time.