Why plant-based Omega 3+6+9
Essential fatty acids Omega ALA present in plants contain in their name the word ‘essential’. That is because they are necessary for the proper functioning and the human body is unable to produce them itself.
Alfa-linolenowy fatty acid (ALA), is a precursor to other fatty acids of the Omega-3 Group namely: Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA). Is called the “father” of Omega-3 fatty acids. Alpha linolenic acid (ALA) has strong pharmacological properties, independently of DHA and EPA, and therefore occupies the most important position in a group of Omega-3 fatty acids. According to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ALA is the only essential polyunsaturated fatty acid from the whole Omega 3 family.
Effects of Omega-3 is very versatile, affecting, inter alia, the operation of:
– human brain and nervous system
– the immune system
– cardiovascular system
A common source of Omega 3 is ‘fish oil’. Omega 3 acids found in fish fat are DHA and EPA – they are not ‘essential’ because the body can produce them itself- of course the process is accompanied by proper supplementation of Omega ALA. EPA and DHA are the result of metabolism.
Nowadays, most of fish oil is obtained from fish farms located mainly in Chile and Peru – the places recognized as the most polluted areas in the world. On fish farms antibiotics and hormones are commonly used. Also natural fisheries are poisoned with heavy metals and dioxins. Fish oil is obtained from the liver, which flushes out toxins from the body, so the fish from polluted seas can give us fish oil, which will include exactly these substances present in water where the used to live: toxins and heavy metals. The full list of harmful substances present in fish are here.