VIDEO: OmegaGize3 – Pharmacist Lindsey Elmore

Summary of Lindsey Elmore video from September 5, 2016

OmegaGize3 has everything needed to support normal brain, heart, eye, and joint health. It also supports overall general wellness by providing the body with critical Omega 3 fatty acids.

Why is it called OmegaGize3? Because it provides three critical supplements all in one:

  1. Omega 3 fatty acids
  2. Vitamin D supplements
  3. Bio-identical CoQ10 in the form of ubiquinone

We’ll focus on the Omega 3 fatty acids…

Omega 3 fatty acids are critical to a healthy body, but unfortunately Western diets consist mostly of Omega 6 fatty acids that are not as beneficial for the body because the body doesn’t utilize them in the exact same way.

Omega 3 fatty acids are found in high concentrations in fish-type products as well as algaes.  Omega 6 fatty acids are found in wheat-based snacks, crackers, cookies, as well as corn-fed beef. Grass-fed beef has higher Omega 3 fatty acids.

There are two Omega fatty acids in OmegaGize3…

  • EPA
  • DHA

DHA is the most abundant fatty acid found in cell membranes. It’s present in all of our organs, it’s very abundant inside the brain and inside the retina of the eye where it plays a critical structural role.

EPA is present in minute quantities because it is constantly being utilized and is constantly in demand and being replaced.

DHA plays a structural role, whereas EPA has the dominant functional role. If the body need a fatty acid, it will go after the EPA. If the body needs to build a structure, it will build it out of DHA.

DHA is critical in early life and in later life.
EPA is critical in the middle of life.

In early life when we need DHA…when we have rapidly developing cells, when we need to build cells quickly and we need structural integrity. Because of this, the US Health Department recently increased the amount of recommended doses of seafood per week in pregnant women because mom, while pregnant, passes all that DHA through the placenta to the baby. So DHA is a great supplement to potentially include for pregnant women. Especially because many pregnant women are concerned about the consumption of mercury.

How much mercury is in OmegaGize3? Young Living doesn’t publish what its cutoff is. But we DO know that the levels allowed in Young Living’s OmegaGize3 are LOWER than what is required by law and it’s lower than what is considered the industry standard.

So when choosing between going to the grocery store to get an Omega fatty acid or getting OmegaGize3 from Young Living, there are two key talking points…

  • OmegaGize3 includes THREE supplements: Omega 3s, Vitamin D, and CoQ10.
  • OmegaGize3 includes less mercury than in typical supplements found over the counter.

OmegaGize3 contains 950iu (international units) of Vitamin D3. To understand the difference between D3 and D2, see my previous video on Master Formula. Most of the D supplements on the market contain D2.

OmegaGize3 is NOT a vegetarian formula. But it has only fish oil, not porcine. So it’s ideal for those with pescatarians lifestyles.

OmegaGize3 is supplement to help support overall brain, heart, eye and joint health…great things for everyone throughout life, especially for those who are active. You get a lot of Vitamin D and CoQ10, as well as an optimal balance of fish oil.

DHA and EPA are very similar structurally. When they are taken in, they compete for receptors. Normally, DHA stays bound to a glycerol molecule, meaning that it gets absorbed and goes straight into the body. EPA, unfortunately, doesn’t get that free pass…it has to bind back into a glycerol so that it can get absorbed. For that reason, it is desirable to have a 1.5 to 1 ratio of EPA to DHA…a bit more EPA to get into the bloodstream so it can be utilized on an ongoing basis.

It’s important to have good levels of both EPA and DHA. DHA builds the cell membrane, so a certain level is important to for the integrity of the cell membrane. However, since DHA and EPA are long-chain fatty acids, too much DHA makes the cell structure too “wobbly.” EPA is not a problem, because the body constantly uses it as an energy source.

It’s important that DHA and EPA are both long-chain fatty acids, because short-chain fatty acids are still beneficial but don’t have as much evidence to say that they are AS beneficial as long-chain fatty acids.

FAQ

With or without food? Check out the label. Some who burp fish oil supplements may choose to use it with food.

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