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Health Benefits

Mum & Baby

Evidence suggests that pregnant women are more likely to have an increased need for essential Omega 3 fatty acids compared with women who are not pregnant.  Studies show significant beneficial effects on pregnancy and child development with increased consumption of Omega 3, preventing low birth weight, pre-term labour and pre-eclampsia.

 

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a major structural fat in the human brain and eyes, representing about 97% of all Omega 3 fats in the brain, and 93% of all Omega 3 fats in the (eye) retina.  This information offers that DHA is particularly important for foetal development of the brain and retina during pregnancy and child development.

 

Maternal intake of DHA contributes to the normal brain and eye development of the foetus, and breastfed infants. The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 200 mg of DHA in addition to the recommended daily intake for Omega 3 Fatty Acids for adults (250 mg DHA & EPA).

 

DHA intake contributes to the normal visual development of infants up to 12 months of age. The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 100 mg of DHA.

immunity

Immunity

In a world where viral infection is topical, it highlights the importance of having and maintaining good health. Balanced nutrition is a key element in maintaining immunity and is vital for prevention and management of viral infections.

 

However, there is information currently coming to the forefront, showcasing specific nutrients known to support and maintain a healthy immune system.

 

Vitamins A, C, D and E are essential towards the proper functioning of the immune system. Trace elements such as Zinc and Selenium are suggested to be beneficial to improve immunity during viral infections. Omega 3 fatty acids, another essential nutrient known to have well-established positive effects, and with benefits in infectious disease as it has favourable effects on immunity and inflammation.

 

In today’s changing world, investing in your tip top health can only benefit.

Prostate

Prostate problems are commonplace in men aged over 50, hence the importance of supporting and maintaining prostate health.

The prostate is a small gland found only in men. It surrounds the tube or urethra which carries urine out of the body. The prostate is about the size and shape of a walnut and tends to get bigger as one gets older. The prostate can also become swollen or enlarged by conditions such as prostatitis, prostate cancer, and prostate enlargement.

Prostatitis is when the prostate gland becomes inflamed. Unlike prostate enlargement or prostate cancer – which usually affect older men – prostatitis can develop in men of all ages.

 

If you are a man over 40, now’s a good age to consider prostate support!

Men's Health
gut health

Gut Health

The gut and brain are connected physically through millions of nerves, most importantly the vagus nerve. The gut and its microbes also control inflammation and make various compounds that can affect brain health. This is otherwise known as the Gut-Brain Axis.

 

With numerous studies demonstrating links between gut health and the immune system, mood, mental health, autoimmune diseases, endocrine disorders, skin conditions, and cancer. It’s thought that an unhealthy gut can increase systemic inflammation and alter the proper functioning of the immune system.

 

Every cell in the human body uses enzymes for building, maintenance, and repair. Although the human body naturally produces many enzymes, their production can dwindle as early as age 25.

 

Systemic enzymes are enzymes that not only aid digestion but also support bodily functions in every tissue and organ. These functions include defence against inflammation, fighting infection, modulating the immune system, and cleansing the blood.

 

Digestive enzymes or proteolytic enzymes aid the digestive process, which offer better support of diet tolerance for vegetarians or vegans.  Find out more about our Vegan ZymeRite Supplements.

 

A happy gut creates a happier mind!

Brain Function

Omega 3 fatty acids are major constituents of neuronal membranes.  They have a wide variety of potential beneficial effects on neuronal functioning, inflammation, oxidation and cell death.  Higher levels of Omega 3 DHA & EPA may help protect against the development of dementia.

 

DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function (250mg per day).  A healthy human brain contains tens of billions of neurons, specialised cells that process and transmit information via electrical and chemical signals. They send messages between different parts of the brain, and from the brain to the muscles and organs of the body. Alzheimer’s disease disrupts this communication among neurons, resulting in loss of function and cell death.

 

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a major structural fat in the human brain and eyes, representing about 97% of all Omega 3 fats in the brain, and 93% of all Omega 3 fats in the eye retina.

Source: The European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA).

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Skin, Hair, Nails, Bones & Muscles

The skin is our largest organ covering the body protecting us from microbes and the elements. It helps to regulate body temperature, and permits the sensations of touch, heat, and cold.  Hair and nails are essentially made up of a tough protective protein called keratin, which also present in the skin. Bones are made up of a framework of a protein called collagen, whereas muscles are made of protein, and their building blocks are amino acids.

 

To protect and maintain these vital components there are specific nutrients that can do just that…

 

Methylsulfonylmethane or MSM is a popular dietary supplement. A naturally occurring organosulfur compound with broad biological effects. MSM is used for a variety of purposes, such as joint health, sports nutrition, and immune function. It’s well tolerated for inflammation, physical function, performance, and arthritis. MSM is said to have therapeutic uses for the improvement of skin quality and texture, by acting as a sulphur donor to keratin. This includes the maintenance of normal keratin levels in hair, skin, and nails.  Find out more about our Vegan MSM Supplements.

 

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that supports the immune system. One of the fat-soluble vitamins, Vitamin D is naturally produced by the body when exposed to sunlight. This vitamin plays an important role in protecting the bones, both by helping the body absorb calcium and by supporting muscles. Find out more about our Vegan Vitamin D Supplements.

 

Omega 3 EPA DHA DPA fatty acids works harmoniously with MSM and Vitamin D, all providing essential, protective, and supportive nutrients to the body.

Heart Health

A healthy heart is important to a good quality of life. Maintaining normal levels of cholesterol and triglycerides is key to heart health.

 

Triglycerides, a fatty substance not unlike bad cholesterol, are carried in the blood from the food we eat. Excess calories, alcohol or sugar in the body are converted into triglycerides and stored as fat in adipose tissue, circulating in the blood and enabling the transfer of fat and glucose from the liver.

 

A high triglyceride level combined with high LDL (bad) cholesterol or low HDL (good) cholesterol is linked with fatty build-ups within the artery walls, which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

 

Maintaining a healthy heart therefore includes lowering the levels of both cholesterol and triglycerides in the body.

Blood Pressure

nuIQue Vegan EPA DHA DPA Oil contains the main Omega 3s required to maintain good health in just two easy to take capsules.  Recent years have shown an increased focus on the role of these specific dietary fatty acids and their effect on health and disease.  Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) from marine sources in particular, have been extensively studied.

 

They show that these Omega 3 fats can help protect the heart and blood vessels from disease by helping to:

lower triglycerides (a fat that enters our blood after a meal)

improve blood circulation

prevent blood clots

lower blood pressure

 

Further studies have proven that by increasing Omega 3 fatty acid intake, increases the Omega 3 content of red blood cells, immune cells, atherosclerotic plaques, cardiac tissue and other cell types throughout the body. Higher levels of the Omega 3 fats EPA and DHA in the blood have also been linked with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

Cholesterol

High cholesterol affects many people. It becomes a serious condition when too much cholesterol in the blood causes disease of the heart and arteries – a main cause of death in the Western world!

 

Cholesterol is a waxy type of fat produced by the liver. It plays an essential role in maintaining the health of the cells in the body and is involved in the body’s production of Vitamin D.

 

Cholesterol is carried around the body by proteins or lipoproteins:
– Low-Density Lipoproteins (LDL) or ‘bad’ cholesterol because it contributes to fatty build-ups in arteries or atherosclerosis. A condition that narrows the arteries and increases the risk for heart attack, stroke or peripheral artery disease.
– High-Density Lipoproteins (HDL) are ‘good’ cholesterol.

 

Cholesterol and triglycerides are both types of fat in the blood known as lipids. Cholesterol is used to build cells and several hormones, whilst triglycerides provide energy for cell function and the metabolism of alcohol.

Omega 3 and Vision

There are many links between the food we eat and the health of our eyes.  Like the brain, the eyes are already highly enriched with Omega 3 fatty acids, a process that begins when we’re in the womb.

 

Omega 3 DHA is found in the highest concentration within the cell membranes of the retina.

 

Research indicates that DHA plays an important role in optimising rhodopsin, the visual pigment photoreceptor required for image-forming vision, particularly at low light intensity.

Allergies

Fish oil Omega 3 supplements are not recommended for people with a fish or shellfish allergy because fish oil and cod liver oil supplements may still contain small amounts of fish proteins even when these proteins have been removed from the oils supposedly.

 

Our Omega 3 is ONLY made from algae; it’s a totally NON-FISH, NON-ANIMAL source of long-chain Omega 3 EPA & DHA. Even the capsule shell is vegan. There are no harmful proteins within nuIQue algal oil, therefore unlikely to experience any of the associated risks with fish and shellfish allergy or intolerance. Safe, Clean & Green!

Vegan Algae Omega 3 (EPA DHA DPA)

60 capsules / BOTTLE

£16.95

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