People age prematurely due to oxidation and glycation. Antioxidants help control the former
( vitamin E,C,GREEN TEA etc) they are not helpful with glycation which causes sugars to link with proteins which degrades the function of the proteins. The amino acids L- Carnosine and L-Taurine in combination with vitamin B1 inhibit the pathways involved in the sugar toxicity to the cells.
FISH OIL, WHAT IS IT? This supplement known under the names:Omega 3, Essential oil, Salmon Oil, Krill is basically derived from cold water fish like salmon, mackerel, and tuna. It has been recognized for years for its strong ability to protect against cardiovascular disease and now in depth research has added remarkable new attributes to fish oil: guarding against depression, cancer, osteoporosis, and arthritis among others. These simple oils became so important that one drug company “persuaded” the Federal drug Administration ( FDA) to approve a fish oil drug called OMACOR which will sell for over $250.00 or about 12 times what you pay for Omega 3 in the store.
The American Heart Assoc now endorses Omega 3 fatty acids to lower triglycerides, reduce heart arrhythmias and slow plague growth. Fish oil also clears the fat from the blood after a meal. Scientists suspect this fat a contributor to atherosclerosis. Studies show that Omega 3s slow the rate of plaque growth, This plaque can cause sudden heart attckes without warning. In fact it is believed tha Omega 3 actually changes the composition of the plaque making it less likely to rupture.
In addion, these fatty acids can help dilate blood vessels helping the blood flow.
Fish oil also suppresses abnormal heart rhythms In one study eating one or more servings of old water fish per week reduced the risk of sudden cardiac death by 52%!!
Cold water fish oils are EPA and DHA. A much less concentrated source is Flaxseed oil and Canola oil. These should not be considered in the same heart disease fighting category as the Omega 3 oils.
CANCER: Omega 3 oils are now used to fight cancer. These oils alter genetic signaling in cells preventing them from becoming cancerous and “reprogram” damaged genes so they cannot contribute to the start of cancer. Fats called Omega 6 fats from vegetable oil, eggs and poultry
contribute to the growth of pro-inflammatory compounds; the Omega 3 oils produce anti inflammatory compounds.
EPA and DHA have prevented the progression of breast and prostate cancer cells in both laboratory and animal studies. Also the Omega 3 fatty acids can inhibit receptors on the cells that are needed for tumor cells to grow. Other studies show that the Omega 3s have a powerful ability to reduce the risk of prostate cancer and breast cancer.
For over 10 years doctors have known that Omega3 can shield your skin from harmful sun rays and sunburn!
DEPRESSION: New compelling evidence shows that mental health disorders such as depression, attention deficit disorder, and schizophrenia may reflect a severe lack of Omega 3 fatty acids.
The low fat craze can cause depression; Omega 3 fight depression and enhance the action of other drugs. The fatty acids fight depression in doses of 2000 to 4000 mg per day.
More than 1/3 of the brain’s fat is Omega3 fatty acid. A deficiency of these fats can decrease the blood flow to the brain.
BONES: Research now understands that Omega3 fats improve bone structure by increasing calcium absorption ,reducing bone loss, and maintaining mineral density. They may prevent age related declines in bone mineral density while increasing the intake of calcium.
ARTHRITIS: . New ssubstances from EPA and DHA called “resolvins” and “protectins” may relieve pain, inflammation and immobility associated with arthritis without any side effects.