Until a decade ago, Omega supplements were a crucial part of the daily vocabulary of pregnant women and cardiovascular patients as these segments of people were prescribed Omega supplements by their physicians. Omega supplements were prescribed to pregnant women in their first trimester onwards as it aided in the infant’s brain development and prevented cardiac arrests in heart patients, particularly those suffering from ischemic heart disease.
Fortunately for the remaining general public, when more studies were conducted towards preventing cardiovascular conditions, the benefits of Omega supplements were declared beneficial to all. The health benefits of Omega supplements created awareness among individuals towards the consumption of omega-rich products in the form of dietary supplements, drugs, and functional foods.
In addition, there have been several forms of Omega supplements identified in various forms of fruits and vegetables. In fact, the print media was full of recommendations on which form of Omega was most beneficial and after a certain point, all that noise got confusing.
Worry not, there is a one-stop solution for all your Omega needs - Purayati Omega supplements which consists of a combination of Omega 3 (168mg), Omega 6 (280mg) and Omega 9 (220mg).
All these three forms are important dietary fats required by the body.
Omega 3 are polyunsaturated (poly = many and unsaturated = double bonds) fats not synthesized by the body. Since they are not naturally present in the body, hence the dependency on it from diets or external supplementation is essential. The Omega 3 compound is again of different types based on the differences in the chemical structures. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are the two kinds of Omega 3 fatty acids mainly found in fish. However, Purayati’s Omega Supplements consist of Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA), the Omega 3 fatty acids mainly found in vegetable oils, nuts, flax seeds, and leafy vegetables.
Moving onto Omega 6, which similarly to Omega 3 is also a polyunsaturated fat and sourced externally for the body. The most common format of this Omega 6 is Linoleic Acid which when further converted becomes arachidonic acid (ARA) which is used to produce eicosanoids. These eicosanoids are important chemicals for our immune system.
Lastly, Omega 9 is a monosaturated fat and scientifically speaking may not be considered as essential such as Omega 3 and Omega 6. However, studies have proven that humans consuming monounsaturated fats lead to reduced incidences of inflammation, better insulin sensitivity and reduce the formation of “bad cholesterol” in diabetes patients. Oleic Acid is the most common form of Omega 9.
A note to all readers, the source of these ingredients in Purayati’s Omega supplement is strictly vegetarian. The supplements have been derived from Flax seeds and Black seeds. Noteworthy is the ability of Omega 3 from Flaxseeds in preventing hardening of arteries and reducing plaque deposit.
Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Following are some of the benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids, especially Omega 3 Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA):
- Helps in the prevention of heart diseases: Nutritionists often recommend a diet rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids, for patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases. There have been a few studies suggesting the low prevalence of fatal heart attacks among people who consume a diet high in omega 3 ALA. People consuming Mediterranean Diet that focuses on whole grains, vegetables, fruits, canola, and olive oils, and seeds such as flax seeds are known to have healthy hearts. Some research studies have also concluded that women who took high levels of omega 3 ALA (1.5 grams per day) had a 46% lesser chance of sudden cardiac death than those who took lesser amount.
- Helps in controlling high blood pressure: Dietary omega 3 ALA has been associated with a lower prevalence of hypertension and blood pressure. However, the effects of the consumption of flax seeds as the only source of ALA among patients suffering from high blood pressure have been inconclusive.
- Helps in increasing levels of High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) or ‘good’ cholesterol: Walnuts, a rich source of omega 3 ALA, are known to reduce low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and triglycerides among people suffering from high cholesterol. Further, multiple trials have noted the beneficial effects of flaxseeds on blood total cholesterol, LDL, and HDL.
- Improves lung function: Perilla seed oil, another rich source of omega 3 ALA, has been known to improve lung function and decrease inflammation in patients suffering from asthma.
- Provides antidepressant effects: A study on a sample size of 50,000 women observed that increased consumption of omega 3 ALA reduced depressive symptoms.
How deficiency of Omega affects?
A lack of Omega supplements in the diet often leads to chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. However, keeping in mind the currently applicable factors such as unhealthy food habits, lack of physical activity, smoking, and consumption of alcohol can only increase the pace of these chronic conditions.
Why should I take Purayati's Omega Supplements?
All Purayati’s products including the Omega Supplements have been manufactured at a well-equipped FSSAI and ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturing plant. This ensures that every capsule of the supplement is a high-quality product that supplies the necessary nutrients to keep your body healthy.
In addition to this, it is recommended that an individual maintains a healthy diet, regular sleep patterns and a regular exercise regime.
What is the recommended intake?
One tablet twice daily or as recommended by your physician. It is advisable to follow intake instructions as mentioned on the product label. In case you are suffering from any pre-diagnosed medical conditions or are scheduled for surgery, please consult with your physician before taking omega supplements.
How Purayati's Omega Supplements improve your health?
The appropriate mixture of all required Omega supplements in the required ratio from the house of Purayati ensures the required supply of “good fats” to the body.