ProHealth's Omega 3-6-9 is one product that truly covers all aspects of supporting heart and circulation health - it contains flax and canola seed oils for Omega 3, GLA from primrose for Omega 6, and Oleic acid for Omega 9. ProHealth's Omega 3-6-9 is the perfect product for those wanting to add essential oils to their diet.
Consuming adequate amounts of healthy kinds of fat - "essential fatty acids," like those found in Pro Health's Omega 3-6-9 formula, is vital for your overall health.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Promote Heart Health
Studies have shown diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids support heart health by promoting proper triglyceride and cholesterol levels.
The Important Role Played by Omega-6 Fatty Acids
The key type of omega-6 fatty acid is called GLA (gamma linolenic acid). GLA is a precursor to hormone-like prostaglandins (PGE-1). Prostaglandins and specifically PGE-1 are powerful health "gladiators" cascading through the body.
PGE-1 promotes healthy blood flow to and from the heart by supporting blood vessels.
Immune function is also under the powerful influence of PGE-1, which controls the release of lymphokines known to activate immune system cells.
Production and secretion of vital hormones in the pituitary, thyroid and adrenal glands, as well as immune boosting and lean tissue building growth hormone, are all stimulated by "multi-talented" PGE-1. PGE-1 also promotes the release and uptake of neurotransmitters, the chemical messengers of the nervous system, which support healthy sleep patterns and mood.
Healthy levels of fatty acids which lead to adequate PGE-1 are important for those wishing to maintain energy levels.
Omega 9 Fatty Acid
Common to olive oil, peanuts and avocado, Omega 9 fatty acid is also known as oleic acid. While not an essential fatty acid (the body can manufacture omega 9), supplementing with Omega 9 provides a good source of monounsaturated fat that promotes a healthy inflammation response.
Does your Omega 3-6-9 contain a meaningful amount of fat?
Your body needs some fat to properly absorb and utilize some vitamins. The essential fatty acids found in Omega 3-6-9 are no exception. As such, 2 gels contain 0.2g of saturated fat and and 1.76g polyunsaturated fat, which as a part of a normal diet is a very small amount.