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Optimise your Omega-3 levels
Chronic inflammation is one of the leading drivers of the most serious modern diseases, including heart disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s and many types of cancer. Omega-3s are found throughout the body, notably in cell membranes, where they affect the fluidity of the membranes and, ultimately, gene expression. All the Omega-3s play numerous important roles in the body, including in cellular metabolism, immune system function, and cardiovascular health.
EPA, DHA and DPA exert anti-inflammatory effects, in contrast to Omega-6s, especially arachidonic acid (AA), which tends to be pro-inflammatory. Linoleic acid from Omega -6s converts to arachidonic acid (AA), a precursor for inflammatory cytokines. Experts argue that our ancestors evolved with a diet that had approximately equal proportions of Omega-3s and Omega-6s. The emergence of the Western diet and refined processed foods has seen a significant increase in the consumption of refined seed and vegetable oils and shortening found in pastries and high-sugar, high-vegetable fat junk food. Science recommends a 3:1 balance between essential fatty acids Omega-6 and Omega-3. ...but 95% of people are at risk of an imbalance. People who don’t take Omega-3 supplements regularly can be out of balance with a ratio of up to 25:1.