Healthy Fats (Essential Fatty Acids)

EFAs are healthy fats that the body does not make on it’s one, but needs to maintain health.  There are two types of EFAs, omega-3 and omega-6. Essential fatty acids are the main structural components of the body’s cell membranes; therefore, a balanced intake of fatty acids is necessary for healthy cell function. Remember that our entire system functions on the basis of an osmotic interchange between cells, so healthy cell membranes will allow a greater flow of nutrients in and toxins out. The cell is like a tiny factory, taking in raw materials from the surrounding fluid and sending out various chemicals. Everything going into or coming out of the cell has to pass through the cell’s outer surface; its membrane. The membrane depends on essential fatty acids to remain fluid and flexible. Without them, the membrane becomes stiff and unable to do its job. There are numerous health problems associated with EFA deficiencies. These include hair loss, eczema-like skin eruptions, susceptibility to infections, arthritis-like conditions, liver or kidney degeneration, growth retardation and vision or learning problems. Because the body cannot manufacture Essential Fatty Acids on its own, it is imperative that they are ingested either through food or dietary supplements.

Omega 3 First– Greens First

With today’s busy lifestyles, many diets are lacking in the essential Omega-3 Fatty Acids that can support health maintenance and overall well-being. Omega-3 First is the perfect formula for daily supplementation. It is derived from pelagic fish, which are harvested from the cold, pristine waters of Norway. This product undergoes an exclusive purification process that removes mercury, heavy metals, environmental pollutants, pesticides and oxidative impurities.  While removing impurities, EPA/DHA are selectively concentrated to provide the highest potency source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Thanks to this unique purification process and selectively concentrated EPA/DHA, it is now safe and easy to incorporate the highest potency source of biologically active omega-3 lipids in your diet on a daily basis!

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Tuna Omega-3’s (standard process)

Tuna Omega-3 Oil helps to support optimal brain development, healthy eye development, maintains brain and memory function and supports a healthy mood.  It also supports joint health and supports the immune system.

Black Currant Seed Oil (standard process)

Black Currant Seed Oil is a source of omega-6 fatty acids.  In the body this oil helps to promote healthy immune system functioning, promotes arterial health by maintaining healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and helps to maintains normal nerve functioning. 

Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil (Green Pastures)

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Blue Ice Royal Butter Oil and Fermented Cod Liver Oil (Green Pasture)

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Pure Organic Flax Seed Oil (Pharmax)

Finest Pure Fish Oil (Pharmax)