Omega-3's FOUR Times More Effective with GLA!!!
Synergistic Enhancement with Blackcurrant Seed Oil GLA
Exciting human clinical research, from scientists at the University of Guelph in Canada, has found in less than 1 month treatments that combined GLA with the Fish oil Omega-3's EPA and DHA improved the effectiveness of lowering 'bad' LDL cholesterol by over 4 times! (compared with treatments using EPA and DHA without GLA).
A recent clinical study demonstrated the powerful synergistic effects of combining GLA with Omega-3 oils EPA and DHA. After only 28 days of supplementation the GLA, EPA and DHA combination reduced LDL cholesterol (a risk factor for heart disease) by as much as 11.3% compared with only a 2.3% drop with EPA and DHA alone!!
- Encouraging Healthy Brain Development,
- Promoting Cognitive Performance and Improving Heart Health
- Key components in regular brain chemistry
- Shown to positively affect mood in clinical studies
- Demonstrated benefits for brain activity including, memory, attention and reaction time
- Potential prevention of cognitive decline (including Alzheimer's)
- Helps maintain eye health and function
- Shown to play a large role during children's brain and eye development plus, shown to help children suffering from learning disorders
- Produces powerful prostaglandins responsible for anti-inflammatory reactions
- Contributes to rebalancing Omega 3: Omega 6 ratios reducing unhealthy inflammation levels (helping with conditions such as joint pain and Rheumatoid Arthritis)
- Helps lower unhealthy cholesterol and encourage 'good' cholesterol levels for heart health
- Promotes overall health and longevity
Health Benefits of Omega-3's
Omega-3's are a type of Fatty Acid that are used throughout the body. Two types, which are commonly found in fish, have been shown to be very beneficial to health (EPA and DHA). Unfortunately, most western diets consist of very little fish and much more red meat (which contain Omega-6's). This imbalance is believed to be responsible for many health problems! Medical professionals recommend Omega-3s (either through eating fish or taking supplements) to promote good health.
There are hundreds of studies on omega-3s that show they may provide some benefits to a wide range of diseases including: cardiovascular disease, cancer, asthma, depression, ADHD, and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Omega-3's and Heart Health
The most comprehensive research has shown Omega-3's EPA and DHA provide protection against heart and cardiovascular disease. Reducing risk of complications such as sudden death, cardiac death, stroke and myocardial infarction (heart attack). Other studies have also shown they help maintain normal heart rate, blood flow, blood pressure and help maintain healthy cholesterol levels!
Blackcurrant GLA Health Benefits
Blackcurrant Seed Oil Helps Lower the Risk of Heart Disease!
The GLA and Omega-3 Fatty acid content found in Blackcurrant Seed Oil has been shown to improve cardiovascular health in a number of ways:
- Lowering levels of 'Bad' LDL Cholesterol (which can lead to Arteriosclerosis)
- Increasing levels of 'Good" HDL Cholesterol
- Inhibiting platelet aggregation (that lead to blood clots)
- Blood vessel dilating effects (improving blood flow and circulation)
Together these effects promote correct cardiovascular health and lower risk factors for developing heart disease, the number one disease causing death in America affecting over 26.5 million people (2011).
Healthy Cholesterol Levels That Lower the Risk of Heart Disease
Lowering LDL (Bad) Cholesterol:Preventing Plaque Up and Atherosclerosis
Too much Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood slowly builds up in the arteries that flow to the heart and brain. This build up forms hard plaques that cause the arteries to narrow and become less flexible (known as atherosclerosis). If a clot forms in these arteries, it can block the flow of blood to the heart and/or brain resulting in a heart attack or stroke respectively.
GLA and various other Omega-3 fatty acids, have demonstrated abilities to lower cholesterol, effectively reducing the risk of these dangerous conditions. One study from Japanese researchers found that rats receiving GLA supplements gained up to 18% less cholesterol compared with rats receiving the control treatment!
Rats Fed GLA had Reduced Cholesterol Levels Compared with Control
Clinical Trial Finds GLA enhances OMEGA-3's over 4 times!!
Increasing HDL (Good) Cholesterol:
Helping Remove Bad Cholesterol From the Arteries
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is known as "good" cholesterol. Higher levels of HDL appear to have protective qualities against heart disease while low HDL levels increase the risk of heart disease. It is thought that HDL cholesterol moves cholesterol away from the arteries and to the liver where it can be processed out of the body. Some experts believe that HDL can even remove excess cholesterol from arterial plaque, slowing its buildup.
GLA has been shown to help not only decrease the levels of bad LDL cholesterol but to also increase the levels of good HDL cholesterol. One study from researchers at the University of Chile found supplemental GLA (like that sound in Blackcurrant Seed Oil) was able to improve HDL cholesterol levels in humans by 22%!
Blackcurrant Seed Oil Helps Prevent Plaque Build Up in Arteries Reducing the Risk of Atherosclerosis and Heart Disease
Inhibiting Platelet Aggregation and Formation of Dangerous Blood Clots
Platelets are a critical part of normal human health. However, if there are too many or they aggregate (join together) too much they may form blood clots (thrombosis) which can obstruct the blood vessels and result in stroke or other serious health conditions.
Researchers at the University of Chile identified that the Omega Fatty Acid GLA (a key component of Blackcurrant Seed Oil) was able to lower induced platelets aggregation in both humans and mice by up to 45%!
Efficient Blood Circulation and Cardiovascular Activity Mean You Can Enjoy An Active and Healthy Lifestyle Longer!
Dilating Blood Vessels to Improve Circulation and Lower Blood Pressure
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, means the heart needs to work harder to pump blood around the body. This condition can cause damage to organs and the body's senses, it has been closely linked to a shortened lifespan.
Fortunately, researchers have found blackcurrant seed oil GLA is able to effectively dilate blood vessels and improve blood circulation. One study (involving 27 borderline hypertensive male volunteers) found that, after only 8 weeks of blackcurrant seed oil supplementation, subjects had a significant reduction in diastolic blood pressure with inhibition to blood pressure cardiovascular reactivity by over 40%!