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Saturday, August 27, 2011

This Almost Perfect Natural Oil Could Slow Down Your Aging Clock

This Almost Perfect Natural Oil Could Slow Down Your Aging Clock.  Whatever works is my personal motto and here is a product that I use and believe in.  Dr. Mercola's research on Krill oil is excellent.  

The brief excerpt below 
gives you an inkling of what this super food can do for you. 

"It merely took time for the science to document what was obvious clinically, that krill had the identical fats as fish oil but was a far higher quality source due to astaxanthin protecting the perishable fats, and the phospholipids that massively increase the absorption of the fats.
Please remember that omega-3 fats are essential to the health of your heart and brain, among other body systems. What you may not be aware of is the ever-widening array of diseases for which krill may have a positive impact. New research is emerging all the time revealing benefits that broaden the scope of what this powerful natural source of fat can do for you.

The research regarding omega-3 fats and krill has really exploded over the past two years, and it's getting downright hard to keep up. This article will focus on the research specific to krill, but realize that there's a massive body of research out there on omega-3 fats in general that I will only touch on, which has direct applicability to krill. By the end of this article, it should be obvious why I'm such a fan. Before we begin to talk about the health benefits of krill oil, allow me to refresh your memory about why you need omega-3 fats in the first place."

Young or Old—Krill Oil Helps Protect Your Brain
"Some omega-3 fats—especially DHA—are critical for your nervous system, particularly your brain. DHA is converted into substances called neuroprotectins. Alzheimer's disease is associated with a shortage of these neuroprotectins. Fats make up the majority of your brain tissue (about two-thirds). Myelin, the protective sheath that covers your neurons, is composed of 30 percent protein and 70 percent fat. These fats are not just important for adults. Omega-3s are also important to infants and children, for proper cognitive development and vision.
A number of interesting omega-3 studies have emerged in the past two years. Here are a few:
  • A study published April 2010 found that older adults with higher blood levels of omega-3 fat were 33 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and 38 percent less likely to develop dementia than those with lower omega-3 levels.
  • Yurko-Mauro, et al studied the effects of algal DHA on the memory of healthy older adults. After six months of treatment, their performance on memory tests significantly improved. After completion of treatment, participants' learning and memory skills were equivalent to those of people "three years younger," researchers said.
  • A 2010 study found that DHA-derived neuroprotectins promote good neuro-signalling and overall brain health.
  • Another 2010 study found omega-3 fat so effective for treating psychotic disorders that they concluded omega 3s are "a safe alternative to anti-psychotic drugs." Researchers also stated that omega-3s may delay the onset of schizophrenia.
Low concentrations of EPA and DHA are known to accelerate cognitive decline and increase your risk for mood swings and mood disorders. Those suffering from depression have been found to have lower levels of omega-3 in their blood, compared to nondepressed individuals. A 2010 study involving 46 depressed elderly women concluded that omega-3 supplementation is an effective treatment for depression and can improve quality of life.
According to a report published in 2007 in the Alternative Medicine Review, DHA and EPA in krill oil can lessen a variety of brain and mental disorders, including autism and dyslexia. DHA also protects your cells from gene mutations that can lead to brain diseases such as Parkinson's and some forms of Alzheimer's disease, by preventing "misfolding" of certain proteins that occur as a result of those mutations."
This Almost Perfect Natural Oil Could Slow Down Your Aging Clock.  I wasn't too sure 
about the claims that Krill could help a person's health in so many ways,  
but willing to try it. 

To my relief and delight I can say that it really does help me feel better, more energized 
and alert.




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