Another myth busted by Dr. David Seaman, the best practitioner at deflaming your diet is back to show you why Krill oil derived Omega 3’s just doesn’t make sense when put to the test. We get a lot of patients telling us that they get Krill oil pushed on them from other avenues (Television, Radio Ad’s, Popup Stands at Costco and Walmart) and they all discuss that Omega 3’s from Krill oil are better and that is just not simply true. Check out the video below narrated by Dr. Seaman showing you why good Omega 3’s Fish Oils like the products we carry from Anabolic Labs.
So what are the basics of Omega 3 fatty acids from both fish and plant sources. Here we go hold on tight.
There are the two main types of omega-3 fatty acids:
Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). These are plentiful in fish and shellfish. Algae often provides only DHA.
Short-chain omega-3 fatty acids are ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). These are found in plants, such as flaxseed. Though beneficial, ALA omega-3 fatty acids have less potent health benefits than EPA and DHA. You’d have to eat a lot to gain the same benefits as you do from fish. This somewhat puts vegetarians at a bit of a disadvantage right from the start when dealing with inflammation levels.
At this time we have very supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
Hundreds of studies also suggest that omega-3s may provide SOME benefits to a wide range of diseases: asthma, depression, cardiovascular disease, ADHD, and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, and even possibly neurologically disorders like Alzheimers all may benefit from omega-3 consumption.