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Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Pitt, Sunburn, and Cheap Health Insurance!

We can tell you all you need to know about the health benefits of our best selling Nuique Omega 3. We all like to read about the science behind this wonder supplement -Yet sometimes we just need reassurance from other sources. Celebrities!

Gwyneth Paltrow swears by Omega 3

Gwyneth Paltrow swears by the miraculous impact of Omega 3 on her complexion. Katy Perry, Marilu Henner and Lisa Snowdon are all big fans. Fitness fanatic Hilary Swank used it to get in shape for her boxing role in Million Dollar Baby. Hilary actually suffered from mercury poisoning from eating too much fish on the shoot, which can be completely avoided by taking our natural Nuique algae based Omega 3.  The ever young looking Cherie Lunghi, currently on tour in Steel Magnolias, always insures she takes a daily dose to stay fit and healthy.

And it’s not just the girls…

Brad Pitt, Daniel Craig and other Hollywood Hunks can get that ripped look with help from Omega 3 fatty acids. Because Omega 3 fats have been proven to have a wide range of benefits in different scientific studies. Among these benefits, they promote fat burning, and make your body more efficient when taking energy from fat stores.

With summer here we all want to look best for the season.

Here comes the sun.

The sun is out here in the UK and we all need to protect our skin from burning and those premature wrinkles that UVA rays cause. The good news is that Omega 3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation, sunburn and it can also reduce your risk of melanoma, a deadly type of skin cancer.

Omega 3 helps get that fat free muscle-honed look

 

A research group in Liverpool has tested the effect of Omega 3 fatty acids in people. A group of volunteers were exposed to artificial UVB light till reddening of the skin occurred before starting taking Omega 3 capsules. Nearly nine months later and skin biopsies were taken from six subjects. It was shown that their tolerance to UVB radiation improved significantly. After one month of treatment the effect compared to before the treatment started was statistically significant. The tolerance improved continuously during 6 months of treatment and disappeared rapidly after stopping Omega 3 intake.

 

 

Health insurance on the cheap?

From simple annoyances like – Can’t find your car keys ? Can’t concentrate ? To helping protecting yourself from brain damage after a stroke, keeping your vision sharper and giving your heart a helping hand. Taking Omega 3 is a kind of health insurance policy that you’d be stupid to avoid. Prevention is better than cure they say … It’s also a lot cheaper.

Of course we would say that because here at Nuique we are evangelists for Omega 3. And we believe we supply the safest, trusted and most effective Omega 3 you can buy.

But you don’t have to take our word for it, Here are some examples of what some experts have been writing this month in the esteemed Washington Examiner :Dr. Mehment Oz, Michael Roizen wrote –

Omega 3s guard your brain. There’s ever more evidence that DHA omega 3 does great things for your gray and white matter. The key is DHA: the active component of omega 3. Missing out on these good fats shrinks your brain and boosts dementia risk.?DHA omega 3s keep your vision sharp. And they slash your risk for low vision and blindness. These good fats help by cooling inflammation, slowing the overgrowth of blood vessels in the eyes and keeping your retinas – the “movie screens” in your eyes – damage-free.  Ready to grab your daily dose?  Do Omega 3s right, by getting them the way we do – pure natural and simple. Take an omega 3 supplement daily. It’s your good-fat insurance policy. So pop what we pop: Pure Natural Algae-based omega 3. These great supplements get their fats from the same place fish do: microscopic algae.?

Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” and Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute.

Hollywood hunks? Omega 3 makes a difference

Using Nuique algae based omega 3 is natural and unlike fish based products is guaranteed to be toxin free. It’s also vegan,vegetarian, and obviously free from heavy metals and PCB’s. If this is not enough great reasons to take the plunge, then consider that they are also free from filler additives.

So whether you take your supplements because celebrities endorse them or you want reassurance from good scientific advice then we suggest you try our Nuique Omega 3 as it is one of the most effective and natural products on on the market.

Studies & Research on Omega 3 DHA EPA Re Brain Health

The Daily Mail publishes an interesting article on Omega 3 DHA / EPA, essential fats and their importance for brain health and optimal cognitive function. ( Daily Mail: Fat lot of good: How eating more cheese and milk could make you brainier )

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We need fats for our brain not more fat for our bottoms

More fats for our brains, not more fats for our bottoms!

Despite the obligatory Daily Mail red herring headline advising us all to eat cheese to get brainier, there is a good summary of Omega-3 studies in the article. It’s a shame they don’t go into the benefits of Omega-3 DHA and EPA from Algae but it’s only recently that purified forms of algae have allowed higher doses of plant based DHA that now rival the dosages in fish oil.

With the study on cheese there could be a number of points overlooked. Organic milk has up to 71 percent more Omega-3 than non-organic milk, according to a?study by the University of Aberdeen so the type of cheese may play a part. Also if more of the participant’s calorific content is from cheese, it is likely they are replacing meat with cheese, typical of?many vegetarians who use cheese as a protein replacement for meat. In this case, one would hope they are also eating a higher percentage of fruit and vegetables. “The study was published in the International Dairy Journal, and did not conclusively establish the link between dairy and fatty diets and brain power”,?say the Daily Mail

More relevant is a U.S. study, published in Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology,? involving 104 pensioners, where scientists found older people with higher levels of (Omega-3 essential fats) in their blood had less brain shrinkage typical of Alzheimer?s disease.? Relevant because it measured Omega-3 in blood, rather than relying on food diaries.

A study published in the journal Archives of Neurology found that people with the highest levels of DHA in their blood had a 50 percent lower risk of developing dementia from any cause. After nine years, they were also shown to be less prone to Alzheimer?s.

The article is right to point out the perils of very low fat diets, we need essential fat for the integrity of all cell membranes and for optimal inter cellular communication a dysfunction of which is linked to diabetes and heart disease. The type of fat is essential, as is the type and balance of cholesterol in the blood. Too little of good cholesterol could be almost as harmful as too much bad cholesterol. This is why the medical profession are now looking at triglycerides as a more reliable method of assessing chronic disease risk.? Meta analysis of algae Omega-3 DHA studies have shown algal oil to be useful in reducing triglycerides

Another? study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found the children of women who had high levels of DHA in their red blood cells around the time they gave birth, scored above average on the intelligence tests at age six. Other studies on fish oil supplements have struggled to prove the benefits of fish oil but this could be because many fish oil supplement research studies are on Cod Liver Oil and this may skew the meta analysis into a neutral conclusion.

Cod liver oil is not the optimum source of Omega-3, it’s cheap but not necessarily good value. Firstly cod liver oil is over 70% not Omega-3. Cod liver oil is mainly saturated and mono-unsaturated fats, already abundant in our diets and found to thwart Omega-3 conversion in our bodies. Cod liver oil is only around 22% Omega-3 and even less than that of DHA. There are also numerous citations of Cod liver oil found to be contaminated with illegal levels of mercury,?PCBs and dioxins. We feel it’s?detected contamination would logically be more frequent?if it were tested more frequently.

Trans fats

Another problem are trans fats in the diet, the? subject of many new laws and legislation to ban or seriously restrict their use especially in restaurants.

Dr Alex Richardson, a research fellow at the University of Oxford and an authority on the impact of nutrition on the brain, is particularly concerned by trans-fats. ?They should have been banned years ago,? she says. ?They are toxic.?

One of the most damaging things about these fats, she adds, is that they actually stop essential fats, such as Omega 3, from being absorbed in the brain.

Leading health consultant and Nutritionist in London Yvonne Bishop-Weston reveals “It’s not just trans-fats that make it difficult to attain the optimum balance of Omega-3 fats from our diet. We need a number of vitamins and minerals such as b vitamins and zinc to process basic Omega-3 fats into longer chain EPA and DHA. The modern half food diet of junk food rather than whole food? is deficient in these nutrients. The balance and ratio of triglycerides and Omega-6 and Omega-3 plays a part too as they need similar nutrients and enzymes to be processed. If your little bit of Omega-3 is crowded out and last in the queue at the bus stop it won’t get to your brain where its’ needed.? If you get tested and find you have insufficient DHA for optimal health and reduced risk of disease, combined with a healthier diet a very pure EPA/ DHA supplement is the most reliable to get you back on track.

Read the Daily Mail article: Fat lot of good: How eating more cheese and milk could make you brainier

See Vegetarian Omega-3 EPA DHA now 410mg of DHA/EPA per daily dose approx cost ?10 per month* (*3 for 2 offer) from? NuIQue

See also Vegetarian Omega 3 DHA vs Fish Oil Supplements

Triglycerides Meta Study – Omega 3 DHA Key

Too Many Triglycerides?

Too Many Triglycerides? Try Omega 3 DHA

As written in the abstract of the Journal of Nutrition publication:

A Meta-Analysis Shows That Docosahexaenoic Acid? from Algal Oil Reduces Serum Triglycerides and Increases HDL-Cholesterol and LDL-Cholesterol in Persons without Coronary Heart Disease

Adam M. Bernstein, Eric L. Ding, Walter C. Willett and Eric B. Rimm

Certain algae contain the (n-3) fatty acid DHA, yet the relation between algal oil supplementation and cardiovascular disease risk factors has not been systematically examined.

Our objective was to examine the relation between algal oil supplementation and cardiovascular disease risk factors. We conducted a systematic review of randomized controlled trials published between 1996 and 2011 examining the relation between algal oil supplementation and cardiovascular disease risk factors and performed a meta-analysis of the association between algal oil DHA supplementation and changes in the concentrations of TG, LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C), and HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C).

We identified 11 randomized controlled trials with 485 healthy participants that evaluated the relation between algal oil DHA supplementation and TG, LDL-C, and HDL-C.

DHA supplementation from algal oil, a marine source of (n-3) fatty acids not extracted from fish, may reduce serum TG and increase HDL-C and LDL-C in persons without coronary heart disease.

Leading UK?Nutritionist at Foods for Life Health and Nutrition in Harley Street, London Yvonne Bishop-Weston said, “Triglyceride imbalances?are a factor in a number of chronic diseases so it’s good to have some meta analysis to back up our findings in clinic that Omega 3 DHA can make a difference as part of an optimal health strategy”

World Diabetes Day – Omega 3 Essential Fats

Diabetes and Omega 3 Essential Fats

Here’s what the University of Maryland Medical Center says about Essential Fats and Diabetes

People with diabetes often have high triglyceride and low HDL levels. Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil can help lower triglycerides and apoproteins (markers of diabetes), and raise HDL, so eating foods or taking fish oil supplements may help people with diabetes. Another type of Omega-3 fatty acid, ALA (from flaxseed, for example) may not have the same benefit as fish oil. Some people with diabetes can’ t efficiently convert ANA to a form of Omega-3 fatty acids that the body can use. Also, some people with type 2 diabetes may have slight increases in fasting blood sugar when taking fish oil.

The Physicians Commitee for Responsible Medicine PCRM disagree that fish oil is the solution for diabetes

The high amounts of fat and cholesterol and the lack of fiber make fish a poor choice. Fish are also often high in mercury and other environmental toxins that have no place in an optimal diet.

Fish oils have been popularized as an aid against everything from heart problems to arthritis. The bad news about fish oils is that Omega-3s in fish oils are highly unstable molecules that tend to decompose and, in the process, unleash dangerous free radicals. Research has shown that Omega-3s are found in a more stable form in vegetables, fruits, seeds and beans.7, 8

A number of health organisations are now recommending eating a diet richer in plant foods to combat diabetes. There is a list of free resources on the One World Day website including a couple that specifically claim to fight the symptoms of diabetes.

In a study looking at Dietary fats and prevention of type 2 diabetes by Walter Willet et al in Collaboration between the Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Uppsala University, Sweden, and the the Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, Boston, they advise:

Improving fat quality should be considered part of a dietary lifestyle strategy to prevent or manage type 2 diabetes. In practice, replacing fats from red meats and butter with non-hydrogenated vegetable oils and margarines rich in MUFA and/or PUFA should be encouraged to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce diabetes risk. Such dietary fat composition also lowers cardiovascular risk by reducing the serum LDL/HDL ratio and triacylglycerols [33, 34].

Leading UK Nutritionist in London, Yvonne Bishop-Weston says vegetable oil and margarine is an unreliable way to to alter the balance of essential fats in the diet for a number of reasons:

  1. - Studies show that we not only have too much saturated animal fat in our diet but that the polyunsaturated fat that is readily available is usually heavily biased towards Omega 6. This makes it even harder for our bodies to process Omega-3 into longer chain cell building and repairing DHA
  2. - Polyunsaturated Omega-3 essential fats are very delicate and prone to deterioration from exposure to air, light and heat. Unless the fats are freshly pressed you could end up doing more damage to your health than good.
  3. - An Omega-3 oil can be cold pressed, virgin, fresh as grass but it is still a half food rather than a whole food. It’s missing many of the vitamins and minerals needed for your body to process those essential fats in to cell building compounds.
  4. - Consuming oil and margarine is an inefficient use of your daily calorie allowance.
  5. - Oil and margarine is not an adequate? alternative to meat only an alternative to butter. Polyunsaturated fat rich combinations of vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, fruit and grains are an alternative to saturated fat rich meat, fish and dairy.

“If a reliable test shows you are deficient in Omega-3 long chain essential fats EPA and DHA then you should consider both dietary changes and supplementation with a sustainably produced toxin-free?EPA / DHA algae product to help balance levels.” says Yvonne.