Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The most abundant omega-3 fatty acids are Eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5n-3 EPA), Docosahexaenoic acid (22:6n-3 DHA), and Docosapentaenoic acid (22:5n-3 DPA), in that order. Eggs contain some DHA, especially those from chickens fed on algae, fish and Omega-3 containing plants like purlsane or moringa. Poultry feed plentiful purslane, insects and lots of fresh green grass, supplemented with fresh and dried figs, barley, and corn can have an Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio of 1:3. “Grass” fed lamb and organ meats such as liver and brains, are abundant sources, too. Nuts and seeds such as walnuts, flax-seed and hemp contain omega-3s, though the body has to convert these plant sources from ALA to DHA. The short-chain plant source omega-3 known as ALA delivers lesser heart benefits. The body partially converts alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) to the two omega-3’s EPA (15%) and DHA (5%), but there are many things that interfere with this conversion such as: high omega-6 linoleic acid (LA) from vegetable oils, saturated transfats, alcohol, certain drugs, diabetes, certain races used to high seafood diet and deficiencies of vitamins B3, B6, C, and zinc.
RATFISH OIL: This deepsea shark liver oil contains Omega 3, 4, 6, 7, 9 and 11 in an advantageous distribution to the body. Of all the omega-3 sources the synergistic effects of Ratfish oil may be the fastest route to reestablishing mitochondria energy production through the normalization of Ca2+ concentrations, building of cardiolipin concentrations in the mitochondrial membrane, and as a powerful antioxidant to prevent disruption of the electron transport chain. Ratfish oil heals the effects of the toxic halogens on the pineal and thyroid—thyroxin being needed for cardiolipin production.
Ratfish oil is such a powerful antioxidant that it helps to revive the thyroid from the destructive effects of the halides chlorine, fluorine and bromine…thereby raising Thyroxin enough to maintain cardiolipin levels in the mitochondrial membranes. The introduction of chlorine and fluoride into our lives since the WW2 is one of the greatest factors in the destabilization our immune system and instigated conditions ripe for cancer, fungi, tooth decay and candida, by further reducing iodine levels in bodies that are already iodine deficient. Thus we see the chronically fatigued, diseased and low conscious state of the Borg is very much a culturally instigated phenomena. Ratfish oil is sold online by a Norwegian company ratfishoil.com. An approximation of Ratfish oil’s attributes can be achieved by using krill oil, spirulina, Vitamin K2 and sunlight.
KRILL OIL: Together with plankton, krill make up the largest biomass on earth. During feeding season a blue whale eats up to 8,000 pounds of krill each day. Supplemental Krill oil is better than fish oil for it is loaded with its own antioxidants such as the carotenoid Astaxanthin, which is at least ten times more effective than beta-carotene and may be as much as five hundred times more powerful than Vitamin E. The hydroxyl and carbonyl groups in Astaxanthin help to anchor this molecule to the cell membrane thus protecting the cell membrane and the mitochondrial membrane from lipid. Krill oil also contains vitamins A and E. Antarctic Pure Krill Oil is so stable that it is said last for two years at room temperature. The omega-3’s in fish oil are in the less-beneficial triglyceride form, while krill oil omega-3’s are in the form of phospholipids, which are little liposome packages that deliver the fatty acids directly to your cells. Studies have also shown that the Omega-3 bound phospholipids are far less prone to oxidations than Omega-3 in traditional triglyceride forms. The most predominant phospholipid in pure krill oil is phosphatidyl choline, which is partially composed of choline needed for brain development, learning and memory. It can also be of benefit to the function of the eyes, brain and the nervous system because Antaxanthin does cross the blood-brain barrier. Not all krill oil is equal, Dr. Mercola’s Antarctic Pure Krill Oil and krilldoctor.com looks high integrity. Dr. Ray Sahelian endorses Physician Formulas Krill oil.
FISH OIL: Fish oil supplements contain a mix of the long-chain omega-3s docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). However DHA is superior to EPA in improving mitochondrial function and suppressing inflammation. As with other omega 3 sources fish oil increases mitochondrial phospholipid unsaturation of cardiolipin, resulting in an increase in ROS and initiating apoptotic cascade of programmed cell death that helps prevent cells with damaged DNA from proliferating out of control. Both dietary flaxseed oil and fish oil increased the expression of mitochondrial acetyl-CoA binding protein and phosphatidic acid mass, but only fish oil increased cardiolipin mass. The DHA and EPA in fish oil are more easily oxidized than the unsaturated ALA fatty acids in vegetable oil and so high quality, and fresh fish sources are best, specifically those that are low in mercury. Do not eat shark, swordfish, king mackerel or tilefish as these fish typically contain high levels of mercury. The combination of cod liver oil and olive oil may have greater benefits to platelet membranes than either taken separately.
OMEGA-3 RDA: Fish Oil/Omega-3 recommended rate: A 180-pound man take 4.5 g EPA+DHA per day. 1 pound of fish per week works out to about 1.5 g omega-3 fats per day. Fish with the most amount of Omega-3 are: 100gm King salmon - 2,300mg, Albacore tuna - 1,800mg, Black cod - 1,600mg, Silver salmon - 1,300mg, Sockeye salmon - 1,200mg. Shellfish have relatively few omega-3s, compared with fish. The higher a marine animal is on the food chain the more diversity of fatty acids it contains. In some marine mammal and fish species, omega-3 fatty acids may represent 15 -45% of all fatty acids present. Generally avoid cooking or exposing omega-3’s to heat, sun or air.
MICROALGAE: Marine microalgae, or phytoplankton is perhaps the most nutritious food that exists, containing every nutrient required by the human body, in near-perfect ratios. Its deep color comes from a rainbow of solar-collecting pigments: chlorophyll (green), phycocyanin (blue) and carotenoids (orange). As primary producers algae are at the bottom of the food chain, in fact fish get their DHA from algae. Algae are rich sources of DHA, but contain little EPA, therefore Spirulina, Blue-Green Algae and Chlorella may be the best food for building up high integrity cardiolipin, for they are also loaded with a large variety of antioxidants, phytonutrients, protein, beta-carotene, GLA, B-Vitamins including Vitamin B12, minerals, chlorophyll, lutein, thiamine, sulfolipids, glyco-lipids, superoxide dismutase, lipoic acid, enzymes, RNA, and DNA. Spirulina is 50% vegetable protein with a digestibility coefficient is 95.1% and unlike high uric acid forming protein from animal products that contribute to osteoporosis and can cause kidney damage. Algae have the powerful ability to help detoxify the body, suppress candida yeast and bad bacteria like e-coli, while increasing beneficial flora as much as four times normal, which helps you resist diseases. DHA manufactured using microalgae is vegetarian, eco-friendly and sustainable. You'll need at least 1 teaspoon every day, which is the nutritional equivalent of 3 servings of dark green leafy vegetables!. Cyanotech uses deep sea water for their spirulina cultivation so it will be radiation free. 4 lbs for $86.95 from www.nutritiongeeks.com. Cyanotecmh also isolate Astaxanthin in the product BioAstin®.
DHA OMEGA-3: Docosahexaenoic acid is the most abundant omega-3 fatty acid in the brain and retina. Fifty percent of the weight of a neuron's plasma membrane is composed of DHA. DHA comprises 40% of the polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in the brain and 60% of the PUFAs in the retina. In chemical structure DHA omega-3 is a carboxylic acid with a 22-carbon chain and six cis double bonds. DHA is a major fatty acid very high metabolic tissue such as sperm, brain phospholipids and in the retina. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) are the two specific omega 3 fatty acids found in such cold water fish as salmon, cod and mackerel. DHA and EPA are also the two substances the body uses most readily. ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) is another omega 3 fatty acid, and it is found in plant oils such as flaxseed (linseed) and perilla, with lower amounts in walnut, canola and soy. It is converted by your body to DHA and EPA once you consume it. These substances are inserted in cell membranes throughout the body, where cellular machinery converts them into substances which prevent abnormal clotting, reduce inflammation, and relax blood vessels. Although we can do much in our own lives to reinstate our mitochondrial energy production such as eating less grains and more salmon—it is through changing the energy metabolism of women who are to bear children and ensuring that they have adequate levels of DHA fatty acid that we will make the quickest advances in regaining species sanity, integrity and spirituality. Basically cell memebrains/membranes have to be made smart in order to uptake fuel and nutrients and excrete toxins and send messages. If they are not smart enough to do these functions then metabolism and consciousness start heading towards death. DHA makes brain cell membranes flexible, and optimizes electrical signaling, and quickens and intensifies brain processing. Essential Fatty Acids are the prime structural components of brain cell membranes and are also an important part of the enzymes within cell membranes that allow the membranes to transport valuable nutrients in and out of the cells.
DPA OMEGA-3: Docosapetaenoic acid which contains 22.5 carbon bonds and works synergistically with the other types of Omega 3’s. About a third of the long-chain Omega 3 fatty acids circulating in human blood is attributable to DPA, concentrating mostly in the heart, brain and liver. In the 1970’s a Danish researcher, Jorn Dyerberg, wondered why Greenland
Eskimos had such a low incidence of heart attacks when their diet was so high in fat. DPA along with the other omega 3 fatty acids may be a major contributing factor to the overall good cardiovascular health of the Eskimos as DPA is said to be ten times more effective than EPA in healing damaged blood vessels. DPA may have a structural role in cell membrane organization, preserves synaptic connections, prevents cognitive decline and reduces reduce inflammation. Seal Oil contains all three components of Omega 3; EPA, DPA, DHA and in the same proportions that are found naturally in the human body. While most fish oils lack DPA seal oil can provide up to ten times the DPA as fish oils. Some ringed seal specimens, the percent composition of all omega-3 fatty acids exceeds 35%. In the body supplemented DPA is converted into EPA and vice versa, but supplemented EPA and DPA do not seem to be converted into DHA.
OMEGA-3 PLANT SOURCES: Plants and nuts contain mostly contain mostly the short-chain ALA omega-3. The body does a poor job of converting short-chain omega-3s to long-chain to the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids — DHA and EPA. Things such as stress, gender, genetics, diet, disease, toxins, balance of fats, caffeine, alcohol, smoking, sugar and freshness of the product all can hinder our ability to convert alpha linolenic acid (LNA ) omega 3 to DHA and EPA forms.
Dark leafy greens including moringa leaf contain a small amount of ALA omega-3. Purslane contains the highest amount of Omega 3 fatty acids of any leafy green plant. Seeds and oil of Hemp, Flax, Borage, and Chia which is a mint plant. Sacha Inchi Oil, Camu camu oil. I intuit the fatty acids in the oil of Camu-Camu (Myrciaria dubia) we will probably find to be one of the best oils for reinstating mitochondria function. Camu Camu Fruit Powder, and leaves also provide maximum antioxidant power to protect the mitochondria. Cold pressed black raspberry seeds contain 85% essential fatty acids, 30% of which is Omega-3. Argan oil from Moroccon argan kernels are rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, phenols and phenolic acid, carotenes, squalene, and more resistant to oxidation than olive oil. Avocado Seed Oil also contains omega-3 and raises levels of soluble collagen thereby rebuilding collagen in the skin. Mustard seeds, like all seeds of the Brassica family have high levels of omega-3 (6–11%). a very high source of selenium, niacin, as well as a good source of iron, calcium, zinc, selenium, manganese, magnesium, and the amino acid tryptophan.
KIWIFRUIT: Consider that when trying to increase Omega-3 in the body that it is the actual % of ALA compared to the other fatty acids that we are trying to achieve with the ultimate goal to returning to the Paleolithic ideal of 1:1 Omega-3: Omega-6. The queen of all the Omega-3 sources appears to be kiwifruit seed oil for it contains 62.9% alpha-linolenic acid. www.osel.co.nz/
PERILLA OIL: (Perilla frutescens) shiso a member of the mint family. Perilla contains multiple anti-inflammatory flavones, present in both the leaf and the seed. The seeds of the Perilla plant are a good source of oil, at approximately 40% oil content, 54-64% of which is omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) which is converted into DHA and EPA by the body. By comparison, flax seed oils have ranged as low as 46% omega-3 fatty acids. Oleic acid (omega-9) is also present in perilla oil. Perilla is one of the best oils to achieve balance in the fatty acids because of its unusually high content of omega 3 fatty acids, and the absence of mercury risk from fish sources. The very highest sources of vegan Omega-3 appear to be Kiwifruit and Perilla oils...but to really catalyze ATP production it looks like Omega-5 from Pomegranate seed oil is the master booster.
OMEGA-5: Pomegranate seed oil (Punica granatum) is one of the only plant sources of omega-5 conjugated fatty acids and it contains an abundant amount of punicic acid 18:3 (n-5), i.e. it has three conjugated double bonds. The genus name, Punica is named after the Phoenicians, Pomegranate fruit has rounded hexagonal shape. The punicic acid found pomegranate seed oil and has been called a "super CLA" or Conjugated Linolenic Acid, which supports the immune system. Pomegranate contains many phytochemicals with antioxidant action, such as ellagic acid which has anti-cancer, anti-arthritis and anti-inflammatory activity. The pomegranate seed oil carries ORAC values which top the list of the ORAC chart. Omega-5 or Punicic Acid, an 18-carbon fatty acid possessing three double bonds, that is one of the most potent antioxidants known to modern science, in fact six times more potent than grape seed extract. Pomegranate seed oil also has strong chemopreventative, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial effects. It improved digestive health, and greater hormonal balance, and stimulates keratinocyte proliferation, which promotes regeneration of the skin. As a CLA Omega-5 helps repair damaged cells, and also controls and regulates glucose transport at the cell membrane level, making it particularly useful for individuals with insulin resistance. Because of its effect on repairing cell membranes and therefore ATP production it has a significant effect on the human electromagnetic field, increasing it by as much as much as tenfold (40 to 50 feet). This looks like the best place for Pomegranate, Perilla and Blackseed oil. http://stores.ebay.com/islamichalalstore
OMEGA-7: Macadamia nut oil is the main commercially available source of the omega-7, containing approximately 22% palmitoleic acid. Its oil is unique among edible sources in that monounsaturated fatty acids are the predominant component (about 80%), while the palmitoleic acid provides high oxidative stability making it a desirable ingredient in skincare. Other sources of omega-7 include the Chilean hazel (Gevuina) and Sea Buckthorn oil. Omega-7 helps stabilize cell membranes and is effective in protecting the skin from damage while also lowering cholesterol and triglycerides.