Opti3 the UK Vegan Society approved EPA & DHA Omega 3<br />An introduction to Omega 3 nutrition<br />www.opti3omega.com<br />
Omega 3-the basics<br />What is Omega 3?<br />Who needs Omega 3?<br />Where does it come from?<br />How much omega 3 shoul...
What are omega fatty acids?<br /><ul><li>Omega-3’s are a broad group of fatty acids in which the first double bond exists ...
Omega-6’s are a broad group of fatty acids in which the first double bond exists at the sixth carbon</li></ul>www.opti3ome...
Omega 3 EPA & DHA are Important Throughout Life<br />Infants & Children<br />Children & Adults<br />Adults<br />Pregnancy<...
less  cognitive decline,
lower risk of dementia
lower risk of age-related macular degeneration</li></ul>Maternal health & outcomes<br /><ul><li>Promotes maternal DHA status
Increases DHA content of breast milk
Supports normal gestation period
Promotes fetal brain and eye development</li></ul>Brain & eye development -function<br /><ul><li>Improves visual acuity
Promotes cognitive performance</li></ul>Cardiovascular heart health<br /><ul><li>Lowers triglycerides, BP & heart rate
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Introduction to opti3

  1. 1. Opti3 the UK Vegan Society approved EPA & DHA Omega 3<br />An introduction to Omega 3 nutrition<br />www.opti3omega.com<br />
  2. 2. Omega 3-the basics<br />What is Omega 3?<br />Who needs Omega 3?<br />Where does it come from?<br />How much omega 3 should I take?<br />www.opti3omega.com<br />
  3. 3. What are omega fatty acids?<br /><ul><li>Omega-3’s are a broad group of fatty acids in which the first double bond exists at the third carbon
  4. 4. Omega-6’s are a broad group of fatty acids in which the first double bond exists at the sixth carbon</li></ul>www.opti3omega.com<br />
  5. 5. Omega 3 EPA & DHA are Important Throughout Life<br />Infants & Children<br />Children & Adults<br />Adults<br />Pregnancy<br />Brain & eye health -function<br /><ul><li>Maintains higher DHA blood levels which are associated with
  6. 6. less cognitive decline,
  7. 7. lower risk of dementia
  8. 8. lower risk of age-related macular degeneration</li></ul>Maternal health & outcomes<br /><ul><li>Promotes maternal DHA status
  9. 9. Increases DHA content of breast milk
  10. 10. Supports normal gestation period
  11. 11. Promotes fetal brain and eye development</li></ul>Brain & eye development -function<br /><ul><li>Improves visual acuity
  12. 12. Promotes cognitive performance</li></ul>Cardiovascular heart health<br /><ul><li>Lowers triglycerides, BP & heart rate
  13. 13. Increases HDL
  14. 14. Improves blood vessel function</li></ul>www.opti3omega.com<br />
  15. 15. Omega-3 Fatty Acids Are Not The Same<br />www.opti3omega.com<br />
  16. 16. Health Benefits of Omega 3’s<br />DHA and EPA:<br />Regulate blood flow<br />Are anti-inflammatory<br />Assist Hormonal Response<br />Reduces triglycerides levels in the blood<br />Is an essential structural component of the eye, brain, heart and spermatazoa<br />Facilitates and regulates electronic signaling including the heart beat<br />Controls cell division (apoptosis)<br />Helps facilitate neurogenesis<br />www.opti3omega.com<br />
  17. 17. Where does Omega 3 come from?<br />The most common source of EPA & DHA is fish but did you know fish do not produce EP or DHA? The omega 3 oils actually come from the food fish eat which ultimately is algae.<br />Algae produce omega 3 which is then concentrated in the fish.<br />Unfortunately fish also concentrate other less desirable from the oceans such as heavy metals and pollutants.<br />Wouldn’t it better to choose a sustainable and clean source of omega 3 EPA & DHA?<br />www.opti3omega.com<br />
  18. 18. Omega 3- Fish or Algal source? <br />Limited resource<br />Contaminants<br />Variable source<br />Vegetarian<br />Sustainable<br />Algal omega 3Oil<br />Fish oil with omega 3<br />Fish eat algae <br />(Uncontrolled & Variable)<br />Fermentation Process<br />(Closed & Controlled)<br />Algae make DHA<br />www.opti3omega.com<br />
  19. 19. DHA Distribution in the Brain<br />DHA represents 10 to 15% of brain total fatty acids<br />DHArepresents 97% of brain omega-3 fatty acids, <br />DHA supports brain cell growth so is key during<br /> pregnancy and child development<br />www.opti3omega.com<br />
  20. 20. Omega 3’s for mental healthMeta-Analysis of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Depression<br />Best-case analysis; <br /> only 1-g/day doses were included<br />Freeman et al, J, Clin Psych., 67:00, 2006<br />Correlation and <br />95% Confidence Interval<br /> -1.00 -0.50 0 0.50 1.00 <br />Favours<br />Placebo<br />Favours<br />Omega-3 EFA<br />www.opti3omega.com<br />
  21. 21. NDA Dietary Reference Values for Fats EFSA Journal 2010, 8 (3) 1461<br />An AI (Adequate Intake) is considered as: 250 mg/day of DHA + EPA for prevention of CVD in adults. ( Same dose for children of 2 -18 yrs)<br />For children of 7 – 24 months, the AI for DHA only is 100 mg/day for visual development<br />For women who are pregnant or lactating, an additional 100-200 mg/day of DHA only is recommended<br />www.opti3omega.com<br />
  22. 22. Omega 3 fatty acid summary<br />Omega 3 EPA & DHA are key to good health and required throughout life.<br />The best source of EPA & DHA is either fish or algae.<br />Algae sourced EPA & DHA offer a sustainable supply solution and are pure and certified to be contaminant free.<br />For further details about the benefits of algae source omega 3 visit our web site www.opti3omega.com<br />www.opti3omega.com<br />

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