Category Archives: Essential Fatty Acids

Vitamins, Minerals and Essential Fatty Acids Benfit Mental Health Prison Study

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The Nutritional Value of Mushrooms

Much has been made of the vitamin D content of ultraviolet irradiated mushrooms. And for good reason, as mushrooms can be an excellent source of vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol). However, mushrooms have been shown to be a good source of a … Continue reading

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Omega 3 Fats Against Depression?

Omega 3 fats are a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids that have their first double bond 3 carbon atoms away from their methyl end. This group of fats includes the important essential dietary fat alpha linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3 (n-3)) … Continue reading

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Fish Oils Reduce Blood Pressure

Fish oils are the oils of cold water fish such as salmon, mackerel, tuna and trout. Fish oils, both in supplemental form and from fish, may have a number of cardiovascular benefits. In particular, fish oils supply eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, … Continue reading

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Docosahexaenoic Acid Synthesis Rates

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C22:6 (n-3)) is a metabolite of the essential fatty acids alpha linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3 (n-3)), and can be synthesised in mammals, including humans. Most human are able to synthesise small amounts of DHA from dietary ALA, … Continue reading

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Novel Metabolites of Fish Oils

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An Ounce of Prevention is Worth A Pound of Cure

Nutrition is all about preventing ill health and disease. The most obvious examples of this are the nutritional deficiency diseases that result from intakes of essential nutrients that are too low. There exists a threshold for a number of dietary … Continue reading

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Essential Fats

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B Vitamin and Fish Oils: Brain Protection?

It is often assumed that cognitive decline is a normal part of ageing, and to some extent this is true. However, the decline if often exaggerated considerably by poor diet and Western lifestyle habits. Evidence from populations that eat high … Continue reading

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Contamination of Fish Oils

Humans require two essential fatty acids. These essential fatty acids are alpha linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3 (n-3)), an omega 3 fatty acid, and linoleic acid (LA, C18:2 (n-6)) an omega 6 fatty acid. These fatty acids are metabolised to a … Continue reading

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