As a new parent, making sure your newborn is getting the right nutrition is bound to be a priority—and that’s normal! Proper early stage nutrition is key to establishing a healthful pathway for your child. Omega-3s are essential for so many aspects of early growth and development, particularly for the brain, the eyes and the cardiovascular system where omega-3s are really concentrated.1 It is important that pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are consuming adequate amounts to help provide the most benefits to their newborn.Read More
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.Read More
It is well known that the NeoLife Scientific Advisory Board delivers leading edge science and product formulations long before mainstream science or other product manufacturers. It’s a fact! Once again that fact is showcased in leading edge research. This time it comes from the 11 May 2017 edition of the peer-reviewed journal Nutritional Neuroscience. That article points to the importance of three specific omega-3 fatty acids to brain health and function; ALA – alpha-linolenic acid, SDA – stearidonic acid and ETE – eicosatrienoic acid (also known as ETA(3)).Read More