Omega Fat Supplements Grand Forks ND

Local resource for omega fat supplements in Grand Forks. 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.

Nature's Country Store
(701) 772-8086
1830 S Washington St
Grand Forks, ND
 
General Nutrition Center
(701) 746-7442
Grand Forks, ND
 
Neo Life All Natural Food Supplement
(701) 772-6770
702 S 19th St
Grand Forks, ND
 
Swanson Health Products
(701) 293-9842
109 Broadway N
Fargo, ND
 
AAA Barley Life Distributor
(701) 788-3651
420 Ash Rd
Portland, ND
 
Amazing Grains
(701) 775-4542
214 Demers Ave
Grand Forks, ND
 
Center for Healing & Wholeness
(701) 738-8888
117 N Washington St
Grand Forks, ND
 
Osteoporosis Center The
(701) 280-2033
1707 Gold Dr S Ste 101
Fargo, ND
 
Walsh County Nutrition Program
(701) 284-7999
Park River, ND
 
Tochi Products and Specialty Foods
(701) 232-7700
1111 2nd Ave N
Fargo, ND
 

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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