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Omega 3 supplementation

Discussion in 'The Epi-Paleo Diet' started by Clabbergirl, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. healthnut

    healthnut New Member

    In addition to omega 3 from F.O......Dr Larry McCleary (The Brain Trust Program) also speaks of focusing on plant forms of ALA omega 3 from foods like flax, chia, walnuts for brain health.
  2. janagram

    janagram New Member

    there's no way I can wrap my brain around this issue....I tried following Barry Sears' formula and ended up being the rare "anomaly" (accoding to him) who reacts badly to the influx of EPA....I got arachadonic acid symptoms, bad nails, hair skin, constipation, etc.....so dropped the oils....may try Dr. Kane's oil.......help!

  3. I did this test and just got the results back. For timing if any wants to know, I mailed the test out on 3/4 and just received the results back today. So it takes about three weeks. FWIW, my results are 3:1. I expected much worse because the CT is still really cold for me.

    Now I need to go back and re-read this thread to understand the other four pages of the results!
  4. healthnut

    healthnut New Member

    Probably comes down to genetics! If it didn't work, it is obviously not for you. All you can do is keep experimenting and tracking to find out what will work best for you. I am an Apo E/4 E/4 and a hyperabsorber of fats according to genetic testing. We are all uniquely different, what works well in one may be poison for another.
  5. KiwiLauren

    KiwiLauren Gold

    PattyCakes, when you say your ratio is 3:1, is it LA:ALA or O6:O3?
  6. KiwiLauren

    KiwiLauren Gold

  7. freshveggies

    freshveggies Silver

    Here is some info about krill oil. So it looks like if you have a good ratio that krill oil would be the way to supplement.

    A krill, in profile

    Krill oil, like fish oil, contains both of the omega-3 fats eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA), but hooked together in a different form. In fish oil these omega-3 fatty acids are found in the triglyceride form whereas in krill oil they are hooked up in a double chain phospholipid structure. (The fats in our own cell walls are in the phospholipid form.) Attached to the EPA leg of the phospholipid is a molecule of astaxanthin, an extremely potent anti-oxidant. The phospholipid structure of the EPA and DHA in krill oil makes them much more absorbable and allows for a much easier entrance into the mitochondria and the cellular nucleus. In addition to EPA and DHA krill oil contains a complex phospholipid profile including phosphatidylcholine, a potent source of reductive-stress-reducing choline, which also acts as a natural emulsifier.

    Krill oil contains vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin D and canthaxanthin, which is, like astaxanthin, a potent anti-oxidant. The anti-oxidant potency of krill oil is such that when compared to fish oil in tems of ORAC (Oxygen radical absorptance capacity) values it was found to be 48 times more potent than fish oil.

    The astaxanthin found in krill oil provides excellent protection against ultravoilet light and UV-induced skin damage. It was for this reason that I started taking krill oil to begin with–I only discovered its other virtues later on.

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