A: Phytosyn™ is a proprietary blend that aids with digestion and the elimination of toxins, thereby helping your body to absorb the maximum amount of nutrients.
Additional benefits Phytosyn™ include:
- Increasing bioavailability
- Boosting the metabolism and burning more fats and calories
- Fighting allergies and inflammation
- Replenishing trace elements
- Improving digestion.
Q: Is Omega 3 from plant oils better than that of krill oil?
A: Not all Omega 3s are the same. The three main forms are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). EPA and DHA are considered long-chain forms of Omega 3 and are found in krill, krill oil supplements, fish, fish oil supplements, and algae extract. ALA, the short-chain form, is found in plant sources like walnuts, flax seed, canola and soybean oil, and, to a lesser degree, green leafy vegetables. The body needs to convert the short-chain version to a long-chain version in order to make use of it—but this conversion doesn't happen very rapidly. It is therefore easier for the body to absorb long-chain forms of Omega 3 than convert the short chain forms.
Krill oil has further benefits compared to sources rich in ALA Omega 3 fatty acids:
Krill Oil is less perishable than ALA Omega 3 Sources – compared to ALA based sources of Omega 3, krill oil is less perishable and has a longer shelf life. ALA rich sources of Omega 3 such as flax seed can become rancid much faster.
Q: How soon will I see results from supplementing with Omega 3?
A: It will vary depending on the concentration of the fish oil, and current nutritional state, dosage, and current health. A report “feel better” and experience “clearer thinking” and “enhanced wellbeing” within 2 weeks is usually expected. For optimal results, it is recommended that Omega 3’s are taken daily for at least two months to evaluate their benefits, and also a reduction in the intake of saturated, hydrogenated, and trans-fats.
Q: What is the difference between Omega 3 and Omega 6?
A: Both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are essential polyunsaturated fatty acids. They are called essential because you need them for good health yet your body cannot make them. You should consume a proper balance of these fatty acids in your diet in order to obtain their benefits and prevent deficiency. Both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are important for your brain function and your normal growth and development.
Omega-3 fatty acids are extremely important for our health — probably the most important. Omega-3 acids may reduce inflammation in the body along with helping to improve cognitive function, heart health and joint performance. They do this by countering the pro-inflammatory effects of omega-6’s.
Omega-6 fatty acids are the most commonly consumed polyunsaturated fats in a person’s diet. There are two key dietary omega-6 fatty acids, one found in plants, called linoleic acid (LA), and the other found in meats, called arachidonic acid (AA). Fish has no omega-6 fatty acids. The top three omega-6 fats in a standard diet are soybean oil, cottonseed oil and corn oil.
The ratio of 6’s to 3’s is an important consideration for your health because LA tends to gear up the inflammatory process. Omega 6 acids may increase inflammation in the body. Inflammation is crucial for survival—when a joint is injured the immune response sends fluid to protect the joint and begin the healing process. The inflammatory process is crucial for survival, but also how it requires, an efficient set of checks and balances. This dietary imbalance between Omega 3 and Omega 6 may explain the rise of such diseases as asthma, coronary heart disease, many forms of cancer, auto-immunity and neurodegenerative diseases, all of which are believed to stem from inflammation in the body. The imbalance between Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids may also contribute to obesity, depression, dyslexia, hyperactivity and even a tendency toward violence.
Q: What is the difference between EPA (Eicosapentanoic acid) and DHA (Docosahexanoic acid)?
A: Both EPA and DHA are important Omega 3 fatty acids. These fatty acids cannot be produced in the human body, and therefore have to be provided from sources outside. However, the roles of DHA and EPA in the body are very different from each other. Let us find out the differences between them:
DHA Omega 3 is one of the most complex and beneficial of the omega three fatty acids. It has an important role to play in the development of the brain and the nervous system. It is especially important in the case of pregnant women. In the adults, it is important for the normal functioning of the adult brain and the nervous system.
EPA is also a very important fatty acid. Though it also has an important role to play so far as the human brain is concerned, its role is more important in the case of the hormone and immune system.
Q: What are the disadvantages of Krill oil?
A: One of the disadvantages of krill oil over fish oil capsules is that it tends to be more expensive. However, it must be remembered that krill oil has the added benefits of the powerful antioxidant Astaxanthin and the different structure of the Omega 3 that lets it be more easily absorbed into the body. In addition, because of the high levels of antioxidants in krill oil, it has a longer shelf life than fish oil.