Omega 3: Your immunity boost

Everyone is familiar with Omega 3s, but do you really know their benefits? Omega 3s are part of the polyunsaturated fatty acids family and are indispensable for our health.

The benefits of Omega 3 in managing inflammation and supporting the immune system

The body’s inflammatory response mechanism acts to contain, reduce, destroy and eliminate aggressions: infections and more. Inflammation normally absorbs itself at the end of the immune response to minimize tissue damage.

With low levels of omega-3, the resolution of inflammation can be delayed, reducing the body’s resistance to disease and infection.

EPA can inhibit the release of pro-inflammatory mediators from ARA, thereby reducing the body’s inflammatory response and protect against immune-mediated damage. EPA can also increase the production of anti-inflammatory eicosanoids.

Endogenous bioactive derivatives from EPA and DHA are called Resolvins. These specialized proresolving lipid mediators associated with eicosanoids, are key signal molecules in the immune function, in particular the resolution of inflammation, by playing a key role in regulating the inflammatory profile.

Note that EPA/DHA are bioactive molecules with great potential for manipulating the immune system, being able to influence both innate and adaptive immunity. EPA and DHA have immuneregulatory functions, exerting a positive influence over the immune system throughout life.

The importance of a good balance between Omega 3 and Omega 6

A balance is necessary between Omega 3 and Omega 6. The ideal ratio is 1 Omega 3 for 5 Omega 6. However, we have an excessive consumption of Omega 6, of the order of 1 Omega 3 for 11 Omega 6. This over-consumption is due to our diet, which is very rich in Omega 6, coming from vegetable oil such as sunflower oil, or from prepared products.

Polaris offers you the best of Omega-3s

An expert in Omega-3s for over 25 years, Polaris is today the leader in concentrated EPA/DHA fatty acids. Today, Polaris is one of the only players on the market to be able to offer you high EPA and DHA concentrations of marine or microalgae origin.

  • Thanks to the high concentration of our products you will be able to provide to your customers the recommended daily dose of EPA and DHA in a single dose.
  • Exceptional stability thanks to our patented Qualitysilver technology.
  • Our microalgae and marine oils have a unique purity: free of heavy metals and other pollutants.

New -March 2021 : The DHA Algae Immunity Capsules complete our range. This formulation combines Omega 3 and Vitamin D3, two select vegan ingredients that act synergistically to strengthen our immune system.

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