The advantages of fatty acids in fish oils
It is good to know that you now get a great quality extra strength supplement support at your local supermarket at reasonable prices.
The Red Seal Pharmacy Strength range is just a little different from the average supplements in the supermarket, with:
- Easy to swallow capsules
- Most in veggie caps and suitable for vegans
- All high quality
- Higher doses; for when you need it the most
- A Reassurance that they are New Zealand made
- Most are One-a-day doses
Pure Gold – Pharmacy Strength Calamari Gold
It is easy to be confused about which Omega product is right for you. But if you want a supplement that will help support your eyes, heart, brain health and cognitive function think Calamari Gold Oil. This oil offers one distinct difference over Fish Oil and Krill Oil…. it has a very high DHA concentration. Why is this important?
There are two types of essential fatty acids that play vital roles in our health; Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Research has shown that DHA has a specific role in our eyes, brain and heart. So if you do want to focus on these areas of health you may want to ensure you have the best source of supplement to increase the DHA. Krill and Fish Oil contain more EPA then DHA, so remember to think Gold, think Calamari Gold, for DHA.
Red Seal’s Pharmacy Strength Calamari oil comes from an environmentally sustainable source of calamari.
As a quick guideline to increasing your DHA intake: 1 Calamari Gold capsule is equivalent to:
- 150gms of salmon, mackerel or snapper three times a week
- 150gms of squid or oysters three times a week
- 300gms of dory, flounder, snapper, cod or bass three times a week
Krill for the thrill of youth and vigour – Pharmacy Strength Krill Oil 1500 mg
If you want to keep your youth and vigour; the way you move, support your mental clarity/focus and cardiovascular health, and support healthy cholesterol levels then Krill Oil Euphausia Superba is a supplement you should consider. Many ask, “Is there a difference between Krill oil and fish oil?” Both are just Omega 3 essential oils, right? Both provide vital EPA and DHA. There are similarities between the two supplements, but what are the benefits that Krill has that Fish oil doesn’t?
Firstly, Krill is six times stronger than fish oil so you don’t need to take as much. A distinct advantage of Krill oil is that it provides long chain fatty acid phospholipids. This means that the fatty acids bound to the phospholipids in Krill oil include EPA and DHA, which is unique from plant sources of phospholipids. Performing vital functions, phospholipids form our cell walls, supporting mental function, cardiovascular health, nerve health, liver function and absorption of nutrients. During the digestive process, phospholipids form clusters to help move vitamins, nutrients and fat-containing molecules through the body. It also supports healthy cholesterol control by improving the ratio of LDL/HDL.
Krill also contains “the king of carotenoids”, a red-coloured antioxidant called astaxanthin. With the combination of phospholipids it is easier for the body to absorb. Astaxanthin is 10 to 100 times more powerful than other carotenoids like beta-carotene and lycopene. This nutrient is why salmon has its pink flesh and boundless energy to jump upstream on their arduous annual journey to spawn. This antioxidant is known to help keep skin smooth and youthful. It passes through the blood barrier to help protect the brain and enhances recovery from exercise. It is faster acting than fish oil to help with joint mobility and stiffness and healthy joint function.
Supplementary to a balanced diet. Always read the label. Take only as directed.
Endeavour Consumer Health, Auckland.