Echiomega echium seed oil is a complete source of omega-3-6-9 good fats. Its unique content of ALA & SDA boosts levels of the important omega-3 EPA 60% more than other plant oils such as flaxseed. By supporting EPA and DHA levels this supplement offers brain, heart and eye health benefits.
Box contents: 60 capsules (1-month supply at a daily dosage of 2 capsules).
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Echium seed oil has a unique omega-3-6-9 makeup that makes it superior to other commonly available plant oils such as flaxseed. Echium seed oil is rich in the rare omega-3 SDA that is easily converted to EPA and DHA – the active long-chain omega-3s in fish oil that offer brain, heart and eye health benefits. In comparison with flaxseed oil, Echiomega echium seed oil generates 60% more omega-3 EPA in the body.
The synergistic omega-3-6-9 fatty acids in Echiomega offer support for cardiovascular health and eye function, maintaining anti-inflammatory and immune response, and promoting healthy skin. Echium seed oil is rich in a special anti-inflammatory form of omega-6 known as GLA – the active ingredient for which evening primrose oil is renowned. Echium oil also contains the omega-9 oleic acid – the principal fat found in olive oil that is consumed in large amounts in the Mediterranean diet.
Research suggests that long-chain fatty acids derived from SDA and GLA may help to maintain cardiovascular health, support brain and eye function, aid concentration and learning, retain joint flexibility and maintain emotional wellbeing. Echium oil is the ideal nutritional supplement for those who are vegetarian, vegan or allergic to fish, to help boost the levels of the important omega fats in the diet.
It is not advisable to exceed the above dose unless advised by a healthcare practitioner. Take Echiomega with food for optimum absorption.
Echiomega contains approximately 73% polyunsaturated fatty acids, of which 26% are omega-6 and 47% omega-3. The optimal omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of 1:1.8 makes it ideal for balancing omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the body. Echiomega is also rare in being a rich source of SDA, a unique vegetarian short-chain omega-3 fatty acid that has known benefits for immune function and for regulating inflammatory pathways. Furthermore, as the direct precursor to EPA, SDA can synthesise up to 5 times more EPA than ALA alone, making echium seed oil a superior alternative to other plant-derived oils such as flaxseed or hempseed oil.
EPA is a very important fatty acid that plays an integral role in the proper functioning and structure of the brain. EPA may improve the cardiovascular system by reducing the stickiness of platelets in the blood and by lowering blood pressure. It is also converted into prostaglandins (hormone-like substances which control many bodily functions) and leukotrienes (important for the correct functioning of the immune system) which regulate inflammation and pain, and also help to maintain healthy joints.
The fatty acid GLA is vital for the structure of the brain – it ensures that cell membranes are permeable, thus contributing to efficient brain function. GLA is the precursor to dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA), which is converted into prostaglandins that regulate inflammation, pain, blood clotting and fluid balance. Furthermore, oils that contain both SDA and GLA raise EPA levels significantly better than oils that contain SDA alone. Oleic acid, usually associated with the ‘Mediterranean diet’, has been shown to slow the development of heart disease by lowering total cholesterol levels and raising levels of high-density lipoproteins (HDL or ‘good’ cholesterol), whilst lowering low-density lipoproteins (LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol).
It is not advisable to exceed the above dose unless recommended by a healthcare practitioner. If taking any medication, especially blood-thinning medication, seek professional medical advice before taking this product. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking any food supplement. Echiomega should not be used as a substitute for a balanced diet. Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and away from children.
Ingredients: Echium seed oil; capsule shell (glycerol, modified corn starch, carrageenan, sodium carbonate).
|Serving size two capsules||Amount per serving|
|Total fat||1 g|
|of which saturated fat||102 mg|
|of which polyunsaturated fat||728 mg|
|of which monounsaturated fat||167 mg|
|Echium seed oil||1000 mg|
|Omega-3 fatty acids||469 mg|
|of which ALA (alpha-linolenic acid)||325 mg|
|of which SDA (stearidonic acid)||144 mg|
|Omega-6 fatty acids||259 mg|
|of which LA (linoleic acid)||146 mg|
|of which GLA (gamma-linolenic acid)||112 mg|
|Omega-9 fatty acids||146 mg|
|of which oleic acid||146 mg|