AIMega: Product Information
AIMega is an organic seed oil that helps deliver important sources of essential omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids. The Essential Fatty Acids that are present in our AIMega, are important components to your body’s cell function. The EFAs are incorporated into every cell of the body, and help with the structural, metabolic and regulatory function of each cell. Without these fatty acids, we simply cannot live, so it is imperative that we include these EFAs into our diets. They have a lot of health benefits, including moderating your immune system, improving your cellular function, reducing inflammation, and can help prevent chronic disease.
Essential fatty acids (EFAs)
Similar to vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients, including Essential Fatty Acids into our diets, is necessary to attain optimal health and overall well-being. Each and every cell in our body requires EFAs for growth and division. As the main structural component for all cells, EFAs keep the cell membranes fluid, and allows the entry of important nutrients to enter our cells. Finally, they help rid the cells of toxins.
Additionally, certain EFAs are metabolized into
longer-chain fatty acids which are, in turn, converted
to hormone-like compounds known as eicosanoids,
including a group of mediators called prostaglandins.
Prostaglandins are the critical components that effect
physiologic functions such as cell growth and division,
platelet aggregation (blood clotting), inflammatory
responses, vasoconstriction and vasodilation of blood
vessels, blood pressure, and immune function. EFAs
restore energy, help us digest our foods, transport nutrients
throughout the cells, contribute toward healthy
hormone balance, and help us to maintain healthy
blood lipid levels.
AIMega™ offers a healthy ratio of
omega-3, -6, and -9 fatty acids
Optimal health and well-being depends upon an
adequate intake of EFAs from healthy fats (monounsaturated
and polyunsaturated). These ‘good
fats’ with their essential fatty acids must
be supplied in the diet as the body is not
able to manufacture them. AIMega™ is
an organic seed oil blend that combines
healthy EFAs from organic flax, sesame,
olive, and sunflower oils, with mediumchain
triglycerides (MCTs) for additional
health benefit. This formula offers a
healthy ratio omega-3, -6, and-9 from
‘good’ sources of polyunsaturated and
monounsaturated fat, providing the daily
nutrition needed to maintain a healthy,
Why are EFAs so important?
The inadequate intake of EFAs is one of the most
widespread nutritional deficiencies in the modern diet.
EFAs cannot be made by the body and their availability
is totally dependent upon dietary sources. The body’s
immune system cannot be efficient without EFAs and
the prostaglandins they produce. Without EFAs, continual
and cumulative damage occurs to the cell membranes,
which erodes our health, weakens our immunity,
accelerates aging, and contributes toward disease.
Omega-3 fatty acids in the form of alpha-linolenic
acid (ALA) and the omega-6 fatty acids in the form of
linoleic acid (LA) are critically important for good
health. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids affect
growth, vitality, and mental state. They are involved
in converting food substances into usable energy, and
play a role in cardiovascular health, as well as maintaining
overall health and well-being for virtually
every body system. Consuming these fatty acids
through the diet allows the body to make all the essential
fats it needs to support healthy cellular and
immune function. The omega-9 (oleic fatty acids) are
monounsaturated and not essential to the diet because
the body can make them from other fatty acids,
although they are recommended for overall good
health and to prevent disease.
Flax oil is a good source of
Flax seed oil is one of the best sources of omega-3
(ALA) essential fatty acids. ALA must be consumed
through the diet as the body is unable to manufacture
it. Flax oil typically contains double the amount of
omega-3 (ALA) found in an equal quantity of fish oil.
(Flax oil contains 50-55% ALA). Flax oil also contains
omega-6 (LA) for good health.
Omega-3 fatty acids are important to promote cardiovascular
health and immune system function, as
well as kidney function, and hormone synthesis. ALA
can help to decrease the risk of arrhythmias, heart
attack, stroke, atherosclerosis, and blood clots; it helps
modulate blood lipid levels, decrease high triglycerides;
and helps decrease high blood pressure. Omega-3 fatty
acids (ALA) can be useful in managing arthritis, as well
as reducing inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid
arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, as well as eczema,
lupus and fibromyalgia.
Strong evidence suggests that ALA has a protective
effect on coronary heart disease. In the 10-year Nurses’
Health Study, the risk of heart attack was reduced by
45% in individuals consuming a high intake of ALA.
The Health Professionals Follow Up Study found a similar
decrease in risk for men who increased their ALA
intake by 1%. Similarly, the National Heart, Lung, and
Blood Institute Family Heart Study found a decreased
risk of up to 70% in women with high intakes of ALA
(0.96 g ALA per day).
Strong scientific evidence also supports the use of
ALA (omega-3) as a protective measure against certain
types of cancer. In one study, it was found that women
with high levels of ALA in their adipose breast tissue
had a 60% lower risk of breast cancer than women with
low levels of ALA. (Eur J Cancer 2000, 36: 335-340).
Additionally, a portion of ALA is metabolized by the
body into the longer-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA
and DHA, and these fatty acids are well-known to support
brain and cognitive function, and are important
for good mental health, especially as we age.
Omega-6 and -9 included for a balanced ratio of good fats
When consuming good fats, we need to ensure that
we are getting the right balance of omega-3 and omega-
6. While there is a wide range of opinion about the
optimal ratios of fat, virtually all experts agree that
North Americans consume too much omega-6 (as well
as omega-9) from hydrogenated oils and processed
foods. In addition to flax oil, which is an excellent
source of omega-3 (also includes omega-6), the
AIMega™ blend includes olive oil, which is a good
source of omega-6 and an excellent source of omega-9.
Omega-6 content from healthy sources, such as olive
oil, is lacking in the average diet. Olive oil has been
found to decrease blood pressure, reduce the risk of
heart attack, decrease high lipids, and reduce the risk of
developing cardiovascular disease. The AIMega™ formula
also includes sunflower and sesame seed oil to further
enhance the optimal ratio of good fats in the diet
for omega-6 and -9.
Signs of fatty acid deficiency:
Attention deficit disorder
Dry, cracked skin
High blood pressure
Poor wound healing
Rapid heart rate
Signs of aging
Soft nails that break easily
Sterility in men
Tingling sensation of the nerves
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knowledge and practical implications. Am J Clin
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Belluzzi A, Boschi S, Brignola C, Munarini A,
Cariani C, Miglio F. Polyunsaturated fatty acids and
inflammatory bowel disease. Am J Clin Nutr 2000;
Simopoulos AP. Essential fatty acids in health and
chronic disease. Am J Clin Nutr 1999; 70(30
Simopoulos AP. Human requirement for n-3 polyunsaturated
fatty acids. Poult Sci 2000; 79(7): 961-970.
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