Heart, Brain & Vision SuperFood
BioPharma Scientific® is proud to present its latest breakthrough in "Superfoods" made available through health professionals only, NanOmega3: Heart, Brain & Vision SuperFood
NanOmega3 has been especially formulated to support:
- Mental Focus and Healthy Mood / Memory*
- Maintenance of Normal Optimal Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels*
- Healthy Skin and Hair *
- Maintenance of Optimal Blood Pressure*
- Healthy Cardio-Vascular System*
- Maintaining Visual Acuity*
- Healthy Joints*
- Gastro-Intestinal Health*
- Balanced Immune and Inflammatory Response*
- Additional Antioxidant Protection * (ORAC 4854)
- Healthy Bones*
- Healthy Prostate and Breast Cells*
NanOmega3: Omega 3 Nutrition Made Easy!
Essential fatty acids (EFA) are good fats that can only be obtained in the diet. These fatty acids not only provide fuel but also effect many biological processes such as inflammation, immune and brain functions, and blood lipid levels (triglycerides).
There are two families of EFAs: omega-3 and omega-6. The dietary balance between these two EFAs strongly affects their functions. An optimal dietary balance of omega-6 to omega-3 may be 3:1 or even lower. The Standard American Diet (S.A.D.), rich in omega-6 vegetable oils (corn, safflower,) and saturated fats, is 10:1 or higher!
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Heart Association (AHA) recommend we consume much more omega 3 fatty acids, while cutting down on omega-6 EFAs, trans fat (hydrogenated), saturated fat, cholesterol and fried fats.
The main sources of omega 3 fatty acids in the American diet include fish, flaxseed and walnuts. Other good, but less common sources include pumpkin, chia and hemp seeds, canola oil, avocado and blue-green algae (spirulina/ chlorella). Grass fed livestock are also much higher in omega-3 fats than grain fed domestic livestock.
Therefore, when it comes to a healthy omega 3/6 EFA balance, it is difficult for most Americans to eat a balanced diet. Because of this, many health professionals recommend omega 3 dietary supplements and consuming the new "functional foods" now being fortified with omega-3 EFAs.
Optimum Vegan Omega-3 from Flaxseed and Marine Algae
Omega-3 fatty acids molecules come in short chains and long chains. The short chain omega-3 is called alpha- linolenic acid (ALA) and its richest source by far is flaxseed. The long chain omega-3s are called EPA and DHA. Their richest source is marine algae (DHA), plankton and the fish that eat them. Both are important for optimal health. It is generally recommended that at the very least 1-2% of the total calories eaten comes from omega-3 fatty acids which is equal to a very minimum of 500- 1,000 mg of omega-3 a day.
One serving of NanOmega3 supplies a minimum of 1,000 mg of ALA omega-3 a day, plus a minimum of 100 mg of DHA from marine algae. ALA can be converted to EPA, though rates vary. A 20% conversion rate would mean a serving of NanOmega3 provides the equivalent of 300 units EPA/ DHA a day. Dietary recommendations for the long chain EPA/DHA omega-3 vary from a low of 160 to a high of 650 mg a day. Therapeutic doses may be even higher.
“Both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are essential... omega-6 are significantly more inflammatory... This necessitates that omega-3 and omega-6 be consumed in a balanced proportion; the ideal ratio of omega-6:omega-3 being from 3:1. Typical Western diets provide ratios of between 10:1 and 30:1 - i.e., dramatically skewed toward omega-6.” Simopoulos AP, Cleland LG (eds): "Omega-6/omega-3 Essential Fatty Acid Ratio: The Scientific Evidence." World Rev Nutr Diet. Basel, Karger, 2003, Vol 92.
DHA: Vitally Important for Heart, Brain and Eye Health.
Most of the DHA in sea animals originates in single celled marine plants called microalgae and concentrates in animals as they move up the food chain. These animals also convert some DHA to EPA.
Like EPA and ALA, DHA supports cardiovascular health and anti- inflammatory balance. However, only DHA is vitally important for brain, nerve and eye health as well.
Isolated from marine microalgae under tightly controlled manufacturing conditions, Life's DHA™ omega-3 is from an environmentally sustainable and vegetarian plant source, free of oceanic contaminants that may be present in certain fish or fish oil sources of omega-3's.
“Supplementation with purified DHA increases LDL particle size, reduces serum triglycerides, and increases HDL2 cholesterol, as well as improves vascular function and blood pressure.” Woodman, RJ et. al. Docosahexaenoic Acid But Not Eicosapentaenoic Acid Increases LDL Particle Size in Treated Hypertensive Type 2 Diabetic Patients, Diabetes Care 26:253, 2003*
Meadow Pure™ Organic Flax
Flaxseed is by far the richest readily available plant source of omega-3 fatty acids. However, immature and damaged seeds are more likely to oxidize, leading to rancidity. By separating immature and damaged seeds, coupled with a selective purchasing policy, and special nitrogen sealed packaging, the patented MeadowPure™ process helps us to guarantee the stability, freshness and flavor of our NanOmega3 products under normal, ambient storage conditions.
Organic flax seeds also provide powerful antioxidants, special phytonutrients (lignans), along with soluble and insoluble fiber, protein and trace minerals. Indeed, the very high antioxidant acid content of flaxseeds allows them to act as an additional natural freshness stabilizer for Martek’s Vegan DHA!
“For vegan vegetarians who consume no fish or animal food sources whatsoever, increasing their intake of dietary ALA (omega-3) and concomitantly reducing their intake of LA (omega-6) ...can be expected to provide for a moderately better metabolic conversion of ALA to the longer-chain omega-3 fatty acids (EPA/DHA). In addition, algal sources of DHA have recently become available which, when taken as supplements or via fortified foods...can provide a non-animal source of DHA.” Conquer, J.A., and Holub, B.J. Docosahexaenoic acid (omega-3) and vegetarian nutrition. Vegetarian Nutrition: An International Journal. 1: 42-49, 1997.
Due to increased awareness of the scientific evidence of these benefits, flaxseed now qualifies for several FDA approved structure function claims, including but not limited to:
- "Promotes cardiovascular health,"
- "Supports the immune system," and
- "Promotes general health."
“Flax is a potent source of lignans.... studies suggested that they may interfere with the development of breast, prostate, colon, and other tumors in humans.” * Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Vol. 86 No.23. December 7, 1994 pg. 1748
Synergistic Vitamins: B6, Folic Acid, B-12, E & D3 + SuperSorb®
Extra antioxidants from Vit. E are recommended when supplementing with EFAs. Vitamin E succinate may act synergistically with flax’s naturally occurring phytonutrient antioxidants like gamma tocopherol and lignans in supporting breast and prostate health.*
As eating fish is a major source of Vit. D3, 400 IU/ serving have been added. Vit. D is important for strong bones and teeth and a healthy immune system.*
Vitamins B6, B9 (Folic Acid) and B12, are added to support energy metabolism, conversion of ALA to EPA, and to help insure against deficiency. And our SuperSorb® Enhanced Delivery Systems help make sure you get the maximum benefit out of every scoop.