Living Magazine Fall 2015 Living Magazine - Page 23

Fatty Acids SUPPLEMENTATION XEO MEGA® Although focusing on whole, unrefined foods and limiting ingestion of processed vegetable oils will go a long way toward a better EFA ratio, actually consuming enough omega-3s can be quite a challenge. Fatty fish is the best source of EPA and DHA, but due to the risk of exposure to toxic pollutants such as mercury, it is generally recommended that no more than 2—3 servings a week are consumed. Marine algae, another excellent source, is not a common component in most cuisines and can be cost-prohibitive. Walnuts, flaxseeds, and canola oil are excellent sources of ALA, but lack significant concentrations of the other two omega-3s. All of these sources are also very energy dense, so those on calorie-restricted diets may seek other options. An omega-3 dietary supplement is a very convenient solution to a complex problem, and fish oil is a rapidly growing segment of nutrition supplementation. According to the National Institutes of Health, as of 2012 nearly 8 percent of U.S. adults take a daily fish oil supplement, making it the most popular natural product in the industry. As effective as fish oil supplementation is, there is a better alternative with an even wider spectrum of health benefits. Four xEO Mega softgels provide 950mg of marine-derived omega-3 EFAs, and another 210mg from plant-based sources, along with other micronutrients and antioxidants—sufficient to meet the entirety of your daily needs. Also, the included essential oils work synergistically to support the digestion process, immune system function, and enhance the antioxidant benefits.* Furthermore, the astaxanthin, vitamin E, and vitamin D content promote healthy response to oxidative stress.* The combination is formulated to work with Microplex MVp™ to naturally benefit health in a manner which no simple fish oil and multivitamin supplement can match. Your body requires EFAs to regulate bodily functions, counter oxidative stress, maintain overall wellness, and perform at its best every day.* Balancing a diet including moderate amounts of vegetable oils and regular servings of oily fish, along with xEO Mega daily, ensures that you will meet the recommended guidelines for EFA consumption. (xEO Mega) is formulated to work with Microplex MVp to naturally benefit health in a manner which no simple fish oil and multivitamin supplement can match. * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 1. Simopoulos AP. The importance of the ratio of omega-6/omega-3 essential fatty acids. Biomedicine & Pharmacology. 2002;56(8):365-379. 2. Calder PC. N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, inflammation, and inflammatory disease. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.2006;83(6):S1505S1519. 3. Ratnayake WMN, Gilani GS. Nutritional and health effects of dietary fats. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition. 2004;3(4):205-212. pjn.2004.205.212. 4. De Lorgeril M, Salen P. Alpha-linolenic acid and coronary heart disease. Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases. 2004;14(3):162-169. / 23