Maximized Living Omega 3 with Omega 6
Maximized Living Omega 3 is a formula developed to provide essential fatty acids in ratios that promote a healthy lifestyle. 1,600mg of ultra-pure, high quality Organic Flaxseed Oil and Pacific Fish Oil combine to provide Omega-3 fatty acids: ALA, EPA and DHA.
Discover the Health Benefits of Optimal Omega
Fatty acids are essential components of overall health and wellness.
They play a role in membrane fluidity, cardiovascular health, cognitive
function and healthy inflammation levels. Humans can synthesize
saturated fatty acids from carbohydrates and proteins and convert some
to essential omega-3 and omega-6. The process of converting fatty acids
requires enzymes and cofactors and is not always an efficient process.
The source of your essential fatty acids matters because of the high
potential for contamination when it comes to fish oil. Mercury toxicity
is a concern when utilizing a fish oil supplement and most conventional
fish oil supplements are not quality checked for mercury toxicity.
This Omega formula includes 160 mg of GLA — a potent
anti-inflammatory fatty acid sourced from borage oil — and 10 IU of
Vitamin E for antioxidant support. The dynamic mixture of flaxseed,
borage, and pacific fish oil provides 2,400 mg of Omega 3 fatty acids
ALA, EPA, and DHA that are essential for a healthy immune system as well
as cognitive and cardiovascular health.†
Optimal Omega vs. Competitors
How to Use Optimal Omega
Take 2 softgels daily with a meal or as directed by your qualified healthcare practitioner.
Western diets contain excessive amounts of omega-6 fatty acids and
are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids. This is a drastic change from the
diet that human beings evolved on along with the genetic predispositions
established by this diet. The standard American high-stress lifestyle
further contributes to this deficiency.
The ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids found in a Western diet
promotes the pathogenesis of many diseases, including cardiovascular
disease, cancer, and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. When the
ratio is corrected and levels of omega-3 fatty acids are increased, they
can exert a suppressive effect on these disease processes.
- Omega-3 a-linolenic acid (ALA) is converted to cardioprotective
eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA); therefore
supplementation with ALA sources can boost serum levels of EPA and DHA.
- Compared to populations without high intakes of omega-3 fatty acids,
those with very high lifelong intakes of omega-3 fatty acids are
notable for low cardiovascular risk and less arterial atherosclerosis.
- Supplementation with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic
acid (DHA), and a-linolenic acid (ALA) may be a useful tool for the
primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Omega-3s
exert their cardio protective effects through multiple mechanisms,
including reducing arrhythmias and altering production of
prostaglandins, which reduces inflammation and improves platelet and
- Omega-3 fatty acids are able to influence levels of neurotrophins,
molecules that promote neuronal survival and growth. Among the
neurotrophins, brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels are
altered by dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids. BDNF is associated
with regulating neurogenesis and neuronal survival along with depressive
illnesses. The association between omega-3 fatty acids and the
regulation these classes of molecules suggests that omega-3 fatty acids
simultaneously influence neurogenesis and depressive illness.
- Research has shown that supplementation with omega-6 fatty acids in
postmenopausal women with metabolic syndrome resulted in a further
decrease in triglycerides and blood pressure and also in an improvement
in insulin resistance and inflammatory markers, important components of
- Fatty acids play a critical role the in health of cell membranes.
Western diets are more abundant in omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3
fatty acids. A high omega-6 to omega-3 ratio can alter cell membranes
properties and increase the production of inflammatory mediators.
Increased omega-3 fatty acid concentrations in the diet can alter the
CNS cell membrane fluidity and phospholipid compositions which can then
affect serotonin and dopamine neurotransmission.
- Gamma linolenic acid is an essential fatty acid produced in the body
from linoleic acid by the enzyme delta-6-desaturase. It is possible to
find preformed GLA in trace amounts in green leafy vegetables and in
nuts. GLA is further metabolized to Dihomo Gamma Linolenic Acid (DGLA)
which undergoes oxidative metabolism by cyclooxygenases and
lipoxygenases to produce anti-inflammatory eicosanoids. GLA and its
metabolites can affect expression of various genes that play a
significant role in immune function and cell apoptosis.
As with any dietary supplement, consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, anticipating surgery, take medication on a regular basis or are otherwise under medical supervision.
MAXLIVING SUPPLEMENTS HAVE NO GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS (GMOs)
All Maximized Living supplements are tested to ensure that they are 100% GMO-free.