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Alpha-linolenic acid as effective as long chain omega 3 fatty acids in reducing coronary death

Written by Kelley Fitzpatrick, M.Sc. LeanLife Health Advisor and Editor of flaxresearch.com

Evidence continues to support an equivalent role of plant-based omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid and the long chain omega-3 fatty acids found in marine products, eicosapentaenoic acid, docosapentaenoic acid, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA; 22:6n-3) in the reduction of coronary heart disease (CHD). ALA is an essential fatty acid. It is the precursor of EPA and DHA which are two well-known members with recognized positive roles in human physiology. ALA comprises 58% of the fatty acids in LeanLife Health Flaxseed Oil, making it the richest plant source.

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Flaxseed Oil, Omega 3 and Immunity

Written by Kelley Fitzpatrick, M.Sc. LeanLife Health Advisor and Editor of flaxresearch.com

COVID-19 has proven to be challenging and have introduced a “new normal” to life as we know it. One encouraging outcome of this crisis is that many consumers are seeking ways to improve their overall health. The role nutrition plays in supporting the immune system is well-established. Omega-3 fatty acids play important and complementary roles in supporting the immune system. Inadequate intake and status of these nutrients are widespread, leading to a decrease in resistance to infections and as a consequence an increase in disease burden.

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