Wednesday, 25 July 2018 | Editor
Last week’s highly publicised Cochrane review on fish oils made headlines by claiming omega 3 from fish oils had little or no effect on heart health. The review, ‘Omega-3 fatty acids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease’, aimed to investigate the effects of increased omega-3 intake on mortality and cardiovascular events. The authors concluded that evidence suggests omega-3 supplementation has little or no effect on cardiovascular health.
The study has some major problems
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 | Editor
A mother’s levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids during pregnancy can impact upon childhood emotional and behavioural issues, a study has reports.
The study, published in the journal Pediatric Research, examined maternal levels of the long chained polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and omega-6 AA (arachidonic acid) alongside the 3/6 ratio in mid-pregnancy. Once the children reached the age of 6, behaviour and emotional problems were assessed using a combination of school teacher reports and parental behaviour checklists.
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 | Editor
Krill oil is the number 1 choice in the UK for omega 3 essential fatty acid (EFA) supplementation and there’s good reason: The omega 3 EFAs in krill oil are in phospholipid form and are proven to have 47% greater bioavailability compared to triglyceride forms of omega 3 EFAs found in fish oil.
Sunday, 17 September 2017 | Editor
Eskimo Bright Kids Jelly Splats is Nutri's exciting new omega-3 fish oil designed specifically for kids. Each jelly tab, or ‘splat’ tastes great, is easy to take and provides 250mg of DHA which supports healthy brain function.
Nutri know that it can be difficult to get our kids to eat enough fish which is why we designed a fuss-free alternative (they should do, they already have the famous Eskimo Kids amongst their premier products). In tests, 80% of kids were still voluntarily taking jelly splats daily after 15 weeks! And as well as being made of 100% pure fish oil, our jelly splats are naturally flavoured with no artificial flavourings or sweeteners, and are sugar-free too.
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 | Editor
Krill oil is the number 1 choice in the UK for omega 3 essential fatty acid (EFA) supplementation and there’s good reason:
The omega 3 in krill oil are in a form proven to have 47% greater bioavailability compared to forms of omega 3 in fish oil.
Tuesday, 2 August 2016 | Editor
Giving heart attack patients a high dose of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil, daily for six months after a heart attack improved the function of the heart and reduced scarring in the undamaged muscle, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 | Editor
A new study has indicated that a unique combination of ingredients in a krill oil supplement may be effective at reducing 10 of the most common psychological and physical symptoms of PMS by an average of 44%.
The study was conducted over four months with 29 women who suffered from some or all of the symptoms listed in the table below. The results indicated that improvements ranged from between 10 – 80% after 90 days of supplementation and every one of the women reported some improvement.
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 | Editor
Omega Oils are an essential part of our diet, yet, as with many other nutrients, all too often, modern diets do not produce enough. Omega oils can have a significant effect in helping the heart, improving mental ability for adults and particularly hyperactive and dyslexic children.
Wednesday, 8 June 2016 | Editor
Fatty acids are the basic structural units of lipids, which are dietary fats. The body can synthesize many fatty acids, but those that cannot be manufactured in adequate amounts must be obtained from the diet. These are called essential fatty acids (EFAs).
Fatty acids are classified as saturated, monosaturated or polyunsaturated – depending on the amount of hydrogen in the basic carbon chain of the molecule.
(The process of ‘hydrogenation’ – hydrogenated vegetable oil – involves adding hydrogen to the molecule to make a polyunsaturated, liquid oil, into a saturated, solid oil, such as margarine).
Monday, 6 June 2016 | Editor
Two studies reveal fish oils have dramatic beneficial effect on children. Children who were under performing in class have seen an improvement in concentration and behaviour after taking natural fish oils. One head teacher said children with specific difficulties now concentrate more, read better, and their self-esteem has rocketed.