Whether you have seen the word ‘Omega-3’ at the grocery store or read about it in an article (such as this one!), this word may not be new to you. These fats are often referred to as PUFA’s and considered to be “good fats” with an array of health benefits and we are constantly reminded that they are good for our health. But what exactly are these fats and how do they contribute to our health?
Omega-3 is the word given to a whole family of essential fats or “fatty acids” which serve important roles in our body. The parent omega-3 is called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). ALA is an essential fatty acid for humans, meaning that we need to get it from our diet since we cannot make it in our bodies. If you can picture it, from the smallest level of a cell in our body, omega-3s are embedded in the cell membranes, outside and inside the cell, being particularly rich in the cells of our brain, eyes and heart.1 These fats play a structural role in our membranes and are used to provide important signal substances that balance and regulate our immune system. This in turn helps to ensure that our bodies inflammatory response remains controlled.1,2 Simply said omega-3s are absolutely vital to the structure and working of our bodies.Continue reading
NeoLife is a nutrition company that manufactures and sells superior quality whole food nutrition products, with a mission to make the world a healthier and happier place. NeoLife has been in business for 60 years, since 1958, and operating in over 50 countries around the world.
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“At this point I feel that there is no stopping the happiness that I have been given and the passion of fire that was lit in my inner soul and heart. I have new energy and feel great every day and this has been going on for months and I still have the same drive. I’ve been able to do kickboxing now and it feels great to do hard work for great results.”*
The foods and supplements we consume make up our diet. The diet is our body’s only source for raw materials it needs to perform its day-to-day functions. These cellular workings are complicated and continual. Fortunately, our cells perform their jobs automatically, without any forethought on our part. Our only responsibility to this intricate, dynamic system is to provide the high-quality nutrients the body needs to do a good job.
By: Mark Lowman, NeoLife SAB Member
Since 1958, generations of families have counted on NeoLife to provide them with products based in nature, backed by science that are naturally safe and proven effective. We take pride in our unwavering quality and safety standards — standards that exceed all global regulatory standards — that have ensured the effectiveness of our products. NeoLife has millions of satisfied customers in over 50 countries around the world, and for 60 years NeoLife’s carefully charted pathway from the farm to the table guarantees you and your family the finest quality in product formulation.
Quality is NeoLife’s highest priority, and it is the Scientific Advisory Board that sets the quality standards and expectations for all NeoLife products and the ingredients that go into them. Everything that goes into each NeoLife product – every supplier and all raw material ingredients – must qualify before they can be used by meeting our strict demands for purity, potency, consistency, origin and other critical quality factors. Through our integrated global supply structure, all of this is monitored and managed by teams of highly skilled people in a state of the art quality assurance program that is unsurpassed in our industry.Continue reading
By: John Miller, Scientific Advisory Board Director
In the May 2017 issue of the journal Nutrition & Diabetes, a small but important study appeared in the “Short Communications” section. That study showed evidence that the amount of daily flavonoid intake was inversely associated with the risk of obesity as well as the inflammatory burden associated with obesity. That means when flavonoid intake is high, the risk of obesity is lower and the inflammatory burden that obesity puts on the body is also reduced. Not an entirely new discovery, but an important affirmation of the power of flavonoid rich foods.Continue reading