The class of omega fatty acids include the three important unsaturated omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids our body needs to function properly. These fatty acids are an essential structural component of every cell of your body and take part in almost innumerable, vital functions in your body. A lacks of these important fatty acids will not only severely affect your health and well-being, but also your mental and physical performance.
Since the three omega fatty acids - omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 – work together synergistically to support and enhance each other's effect, even a deficiency in one of these three fatty acids can have serious negative consequences for your health, fitness and well-being. That is the reason why GN Laboratories Omega 3-6-9 includes all three omega fatty acids in a healthy and balanced ratio. When consumed in the right quantities, these three omega fatty acids can counteract a variety of ailments and disorders, including diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, allergies, cancer, high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, painful joint inflammations and many more. In the following sections, we will briefly discuss the individual omega fatty acids and their beneficial effects. Since the health benefits of these important unsaturated fatty acids could easily fill several books, we will limit ourselves to the most important health benefits.
But health and well-being are not the only areas where Omega 3-6-9 can shine. Physically active people and athletes can benefit particularly from a supplementation with omega fatty acids, as these will not only increase your physical performance and your energy levels, but also accelerate your post-workout recovery and combat joint pain. And if that's not enough, omega 3-6-9 fatty acids can also support your fat loss efforts and reduce cravings by improving your insulin sensitivity while increasing the use of body fat for fuel.
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential monounsaturated fatty acids your body can not produce itself. There are omega-3 fatty acids of animal origin, including DHA and EPA, which your body can use directly, and plant-derived omega-3 fatty acids that have to be convert to other fatty acids, before your body can use them. Omega 3-6-9 leaves nothing to chance and provides you with both animal and plant derived omega-3 fatty acids to ensure the best possible function of your body. Omega-3 fatty acids are important components of the cell membrane, as well as your nerve and brain cells. They also serve as precursors of many endogenous prostaglandins that possess pronounced anti-inflammatory effects and can relieve joint discomfort and other inflammatory ailments. In addition, omega-3 fatty acids play an important role in protein synthesis - and thus also in muscle building – and are needed for the production of important hormones and your immune function. Additional health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids include, among others, cholesterol lowering and antihypertensive effects, a promotion of your cardiovascular health, a protection of the DNA of your body from damage and mutations, as well as a promotion of your brain function and a protection against dementia and other degenerative brain diseases.
In addition, omega-3 fatty acids can improve your insulin sensitivity and thereby protect against diabetes as well as reduce cravings due to blood sugar fluctuations. Because omega-3 fatty acids increase the usage of body fat as fuel, they can not only speed up your fat loss, but also show a glycogen-sparing effect that can positively impact your energy levels and your athletic performance. For body-conscious people, it may be of interest that omega-3 fatty acids can counteract the body's aging process while promoting a youthful and healthy skin appearance, as well as promoting healthy a hair growth and full and shiny hair.
Omega-6 fatty acids are essential unsaturated fatty acids that your body can not produce itself and therefore need to be supplied in form of food or supplements. Stress, strenuous exercise and other factors can significantly increase the need for omega-6 fatty acids. The fact that omega-6 fatty acids have gained a bad reputation in recent years because of their potential pro-inflammatory effects should not hide the fact that omega-6 fatty acids are essential fatty acids that are urgently needed for many important bodily processes. The often proclaimed pro-inflammatory effects of omega-6 fatty acids are not due to the consumption of omega-6 fatty acids per se, but rather to an unbalanced ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids, which is often the result of an unhealthy diet. If the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids is within a range of 5:1, omega-6 fatty acids may even produce anti-inflammatory effects and support the effects of omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-6 fatty acids have numerous health benefits and may increase physical and mental performance. The can also promote your general well-being and are an essential component of the membranes of all cells of your body. Furthermore, omega-6 fatty acids are needed for healthy and elastic skin, healthy hair growth, bone health and a proper function of your reproductive system. Omega-6 fatty acids can also help to detoxify your body by transporting fat-soluble toxins to skin, kidneys, lungs and intestines, where they can be eliminated from your body. In addition, omega-6 fatty acids may promote your cardiovascular health because they can lower your cholesterol levels and promote a healthy blood platelet function, while reducing excess blood pressure. This can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases that may lead to heart attacks and strokes.
For athletes it may also be interesting to know that omega-6 fatty acids promote the energy metabolism of your body and can accelerate your post-workout recovery after intensive workouts. In addition, dietary omega-6 fatty acids are converted into arachidonic acid in your body, which plays a crucial role in stimulating muscle growth post-workout.
Omega-9 fatty acids are monounsaturated, non-essential fatty acids that your body can produce by itself when needed. This, however, is only possible if sufficient amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are consumed, which is often not the case. Such an inadequate intake may also make omega-9 fatty acids essential fatty acids that have to be consumed in form of food or supplements. Omega-9 fatty acids have a number of health benefits, including reducing an existing insulin resistance, improving your immune function, and potentially protecting against some forms of cancer. There is even evidence that omega-9 fatty acids can enhance memory and support the cognitive abilities of Alzheimer's patients.
Because omega-9 fatty acids support a healthy inflammatory response in your body, they work synergistically with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which counteract excessive and harmful inflammatory responses that can result in numerous illnesses and ailments. Many scientific studies have shown that omega-9 fatty acids can raise blood levels of healthy HDL cholesterol while lowering blood levels of unhealthy LDL cholesterol. This counteracts a formation of plaques in your arteries, which are considered to be a major cause of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular diseases.
Symptoms of a lack of omega-9 fatty acids can include symptoms such as dry and brittle skin, dandruff, hair loss, infertility, irregular heartbeat, cravings for fatty foods, and joint pain.
take 2 capsules without chewing and with sufficient liquid.