Omega Fat Supplements Columbus MS

Local resource for omega fat supplements in Columbus. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to omega-3 fat supplements, omega-6 fat supplements, and alpha-linolenic acid supplements, as well as advice and content on fish oils and other dietary supplements.

Wellness Store A Natural Pharmac
(662) 328-0833
1202 Main St
Columbus, MS
 
White Robert C Pharmacist
(662) 327-5400
2219 5th St N
Columbus, MS
 
General Nutrition Center
(662) 328-4450
1404 Old Aberdeen Rd
Columbus, MS
 
Bank First Financial Services Lehmbe
(662) 327-0229
110 N Lehmberg Rd
Columbus, MS
 
Lamar County Commission Aging Program
(205) 662-3819
294 Old Kennedy Rd
Millport, AL
 
Madison Robert
(662) 328-5269
715 1st St S
Columbus, MS
 
Robert's Apothecary Ltd
(662) 327-5400
2219 5th St N
Columbus, MS
 
Hollydale Health Foods
(662) 327-6293
3189 Highway 45 N
Columbus, MS
 
Shelton's Pharmacy
(662) 327-1614
115 Alabama St
Columbus, MS
 
General Nutrition Center
(601) 261-9100
Turtlecreek Mall
Hattiesburg, MS
 

The Omega Ratio

In proportion, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids team up to fight inflammation
and support heart health. The modern American diet, however, is overloaded with
omega-6s...which cancels any benefits and instead sets the stage for disease.
Learn how simple dietary changes can bring the omega ratio back into healthy balance.

By Susan Weiner

February 2007

When humans were hunter-gatherers, meeting daily nutritional needs was fairly simple: What could be more nutritionally complete than fresh mastodon, flame-broiled and garnished with local vegetation? Nevertheless, throwing spears at wild game eventually gave way to throwing plastic-wrapped meats and produce into a shopping cart, and village hunts morphed into fast-food lunches.

As shelf life and profits began to take precedence over healthful benefits, vital nutrients were lost in the shuffle. This has left modern-day humans to bear the brunt of a diet lacking in nutrients that are crucial to good health including a family of essential fats called omega-3 fatty acids.

Once thought of as run-of-the-mill fats, omega-3s have been found to perform so many jobs in the human body that health practitioners of all types are using these amazing substances in the prevention or treatment of numerous medical problems, including arthritis, cancer and obesity. But the biggest omega-3 advantage may lie in cardiovascular protection, in which omega-3s are proving themselves to be as effective as some cholesterol-lowering statin drugs—without unwanted side effects like memory problems, and muscle and liver damage.

There are a number of omega-3s, so picking the right one can be confusing. Even more confounding is that simply adding more omega-3 fats to your diet isn’t enough because their disease-fighting impact is being nullified by a lesser-known family of fatty acids called omega-6s. To understand why, it helps to know something about the different types of fat in your diet—and how modern food processing has upset the natural balance among them.

Essential Fat Tug-of-War

Of the four major types of fats found in foods—saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and cholesterol—both omega-3s and omega-6s are part of the polyunsaturated class. The
basic omega-3 is alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA. From ALA, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and DPA (docosapentaenoic acid) are produced. (There are also several types of omega-6 fats, the primary one being linoleic acid.) Consumed in proportion, omega-3 and omega-6 fats work in tandem to keep inflammation in check and fight off illness. When they are eaten out of proportion, however, havoc ensues: Experts believe that excessive, unbalanced omega-6 intake may be linked to cancer, arthritis, diabetes, stroke and heart disease.

“We want our diet to be no more than four or five molecules of omega-6 to one of omega-3,” notes Susan Allport, author of The Queen of Fats: Why Omega-3s Were Removed from the Western Diet and What ...

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