by Melissa Chichester
Fat adds flavor to your food, improves the texture, and it is a component of some of the most nutritious foods around, including avocados, nuts and seeds and seafood. Fats are also involved in many important functions in the body. Unsaturated fats contain omega fatty acids that are either monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) or polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which refers to their chemical structure. Balancing omega-3, -6, and -9 fatty acids are an important part of any diet. And if your regular diet doesn’t contain enough omega fatty acids, you can also consume them through supplements.
Seaberry (or sea buckthorn), is a plant that contains tart, bright orange berries that contain many nutrients. Interestingly, seaberry is a rare source of omega-7 (Palmitoleic Acid). It also contains essential fatty acids omegas -3,-6, and -9. These omegas are “good” fats that have antioxidant properties.**
Puritan’s Pride Seaberry Omega is a new formulation that also features tart cherry. Cherries contain a natural antioxidant called chlorogenic acid that contributes to cellular health.**
Our omega-7 complex also contains several omega fatty acids and is made with sea buckthorn oil.
All in One Omega is a premium omega supplement that contains Vitamin D3 and is made with Alaskan Salmon Oil. This supplement contains omega-3, -5, -6, -7, and -9 fatty acids, and it has been purified to eliminate mercury. Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA & DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
Chia Oil is a vegetarian source of essential omega 3-fatty acids and beneficial fats. In addition, chia seeds themselves contain fiber and antioxidants. Our chia seed oil contains essential omega fatty acids to support heart and skin health. **
Heart-healthy flaxseeds are a source of omega-3 fatty acids, and flaxseed oil supplements are an alternative for those who do not like fish oil supplements.** Flaxseeds are a premium source of omega-3 and omega-6, two essential fatty acids that can’t be made by the body and must be obtained from the diet. These omegas help provide nutrients to support the well-being of the body.
Fish, including salmon, anchovies, and trout, are some of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids benefit your body by supporting the health of your heart, joints and skin.**
Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil can help support and maintain the health of the cardiovascular system.** They also help maintain triglyceride levels that are already within a normal range.**
The American Heart Association recommends at least two servings of oily fish per week. Unfortunately, this is not possible for many people which is where fish oil supplements help you get these essential nutrients. Krill oil, cod oil, and salmon oil are other essential sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
Evening primrose oil is a flowering plant traditionally used by Native Americans for food and wellness.** The flowers open very quickly at night and only last until around noon during the day, giving the plant its nickname “evening primrose.”
Evening primrose oil is one of the most concentrated sources of GLA, an omega-6 fatty acid that helps regulate a variety of important functions in the body.
Evening primrose oil also nutritionally supports healthy skin.**