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The Benefits of Omega 3-6-9

What is Omega-3 Fatty Acid?

Omega-3 fatty acid (Alpha-linolenic acid) is an essential fatty acid that plays an important role in brain function and may aid in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. The American Heart Association recommends a diet in which fatty fish, like salmon, herring, sardines and tuna are recommended natural sources.  Supplementation can be found in Carlson's products of fish oils and it is suggested that taking twice daily can be very beneficial.
Carlson Super Omega-3, 100 + 30 Softgels
Carlson Labs Norwegian Natural Vitamin E Cod Liver Oil, Lemon, 500ml
Carlson Lightly Lemon Cod Liver Oil 1000mg, 300 Softgels
Carlson Super 1000mg Cod Liver Oil, 100 Softgels
Carlson Laboratories - Kid's Norwegian Cod Liver Oil Lemon, 8 fl oz liquid
Carlson Kids Liquid Vitamin D Drops 400 IU .34 fl oz (10 ml)
Carlson Carlson For Kids Chew. DHA Orange, 120 Softgels

Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acid

Research on the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acid have shown that it may be useful for supporting the following conditions.
  • Asthma [1]
  • Diabetes [2]
  • Arthritis [3]
  • Osteoporosis [4]
  • Some Cancers [5]
  • Skin Disorders [6]
  • High Cholesterol [7]
  • High Blood Pressure [8]
  • Attention Disorders [9]
  • Depressive Disorders [10]
  • Macular Degeneration [6]
  • Digestive Difficulties [11]
Omega-3 fatty acids are found naturally in:
  • Grains
  • Spirulina
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Hempseed Oil
  • Mustard Seeds
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Chia Seed Oil
  • Wheat Germ Oil
  • Canola Oil (Rapeseed)
  • Green Leafy Vegetables
  • Raw Walnuts & Walnut Oil
  • Flaxseeds or Flaxseed Oil
(I personally recommend using only organic sources)

What is Omega-6 Fatty Acid?

Omega-6 fatty acid (Linoleic Acid) combined with omega-3 fatty acid produces many of the health benefits described above, but the trickiest part about playing the fatty acid game is that it is best to eat them in the right amounts.

You should be eating about twice as much omega-6 as omega-3, so that your omega-6 to omega-3 ratio is 2:1, but in today’s world of fast food, frozen entrees, and high calorie snacks, it is not uncommon for most people to actually be getting about 15 times more omega-6 than omega-3. Washington DC’s center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health suggest that eating omega-6 and omega-3 in the wrong proportions may actually negate the health benefits.

The best sources of omega-6 are seeds, nuts and grains and green leafy vegetables, like lettuce, broccoli, purslane and kale, and in certain raw vegetable oils. Care should be taken to use raw cold pressed vegetable oils because cooking destroys the benefits of the fatty acids.

Additionally, great supplements for Omega 6 can be found in: 

Omega-6 fatty acids are also found naturally in:
  • Olive Oil
  • Wheatgerm
  • Grapeseeds
  • Pistachios
  • Sesame Oil
  • Hempseed Oil
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Chia Seed Oil
  • Safflower Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Cottonseed Oil
  • Raw Nuts & Seeds

What is Omega-9 Fatty Acid?

Omega-9 Benefits
Omega-9, or monounsaturated oleic and stearic acid, is a non essential fatty acid produced naturally by the body whenever there is enough of either Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids.

However, if you do not have enough omega 3 and omega 6, then you must get omega 9 from your diet.

This fatty acid plays a role in preventing heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels. Other benefits of omega 9 are that it reduces hardening of the arteries and improves immune function.

Omega-9 fatty acids are also found naturally in:
  • Avocados
  • Pecans
  • Cashews
  • Almonds
  • Hazelnuts
  • Pistachios
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Chia Seed Oil
  • Olives & Olive Oil

Great Sources for OMEGA 9:







What is EPA and DHA?

Within the body omega-3 fatty acids are converted to DHA and EPA (docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid, respectively). DHA and EPA are highly unsaturated fats that play very important roles in the vision development and brain function of infants.

One study found significantly lower amounts of EPA in the cells of patients who had attempted suicide, suggesting that omega-3 fatty acids may actually play a role in suicide prevention. A lack of DHA has been associated with Alzheimer disease, attention disorders, phenylketonuria, cystic fibrosis and other diseases.

Blue green algae is a good source of EPA and DHA.


Hemp plants produce seeds that are rich in pure oil.  The oil contains about 75 to 80% polyunsaturated fatty acid (the good fat) and only 9 to 11% of the lesser desired saturated fatty acids.   Hemp seed oil is a rich source of  both Omega 6 and Omega 3 essential fatty acids (EFA's), and Vitamin E.  It also contains small amounts of the following polyunsaturated fats:  Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), Oleic acid, and Stearidonic acid.  

Omega 6 and Omega 3 EFA's are required more in our diet than any other vitamin, and yet our bodies do not produce them naturally.  These oils must be ingested in their pure form, as they can not be metabolized from other food sources.  These healing enzymes can be absorbed directly into the skin to replenish missing oils, so they are ideally suited for many cosmetics and skin care products.  Hemp oil also provides an ample supply of carotene, phytosterols, and phospholipids, in addition to a large number of minerals including: calcium, sulfur, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.  It is also a good source of chlorophyll.

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