The fight for fats in modern diets, fortunately, seems to bring positive results. Low-fat diets, very popular a few years ago, are becoming more and more forgotten. Carrying out a healthy diet, we should be aware of the important role fats play in it, taking care, among other things, about the appropriate immune response of the body and the optimal state of the nervous system, including the brain. Of course, we can't say that all fats are healthy - after all, we have, for example, palm oil which is more of spoilage than actually a noteworthy component of the diet. However, on the other side, we have healthy, unsaturated fatty acids, including Omega 3 fatty acids, which are the main ingredient of today's review guest!
Omega 3 fatty acids
We have already written many times about fats, their individual types as well as about the fatty acids from the Omega 3 family at their own. Now we will mention only the most important facts related to them.
Omega-3 is a group of unsaturated fatty acids, in which the last unsaturated double bond is present at third to last carbon atom (analogous in acids omega-6 to bond present in 6 of the end atom of carbon, and in Omega 9 nine carbon atoms from the end).
The most important Omega 3 acids are:
Of which the first 2 are most often mentioned. Their best sources of those are fishes, which unfortunately are still an uncommon component of our diet (and they should be eaten at least 2-3 times a week). Therefore, it is often suggested to introduce a constant, daily supplementation with them to get significant health benefits.
Benefits of taking Omega 3 fatty acids
The most key benefits of their supplementation are:
- Improving cholesterol level - reducing the amount of LDL, and increasing the level of HDL in the circulation of our body
- Reduction of hypertension
- Mood improvement - Omega 3 acids often support antidepressant therapies (mainly through the mechanism of reducing nervous system inflammation)
- Reducing inflammation
At the same time, there is a lot of research indicating a much broader possibility of using these acids, among others in reducing the level of cortisol, improving training results or even increasing the possibilities of the nervous system in the context of cognitive abilities.
At the same time, there is minimal or even no side effects from their use. The range of benefits and low risk of using them definitely convince us towards making a decision about their supplementation!
How to supplement Omega 3?
The basic criterion is dosing. It is suggested that the positive effects of Omega 3 supplementation can be seen when taking 330mg EPA and 220mg DHA daily. However, doses of at least 500mg EPA and 250mg DHA are more often suggested nowadays. Ultra Fish Oil from Apollo Hegemony in order not to compromise on quality, provides a higher dose of Omega 3 to ensure that you get real health benefits from its supplementation.
Why Ultra Fish Oil from Apollo Hegemony?
To further ensure the quality of the product, it was sent to an independent laboratory for professional review of its composition in terms of quality, quantity and pollution content. The test results are presented below.
The most crucial thing is that in the review the DHA content is almost 20% higher than assumed by the manufacturer! Also for the second Omega 3 fatty acid - EPA, the value assumed by the laboratory is higher than that assumed by the manufacturer. This proves the fact that the manufacturer does not cut costs on the product, providing more of bioactive substances in it than it is actually obliged to!
Apollo's Hegemony Ultra Fish Oil and TOTOX value
The TOTOX number is a very rare indicator used in qualitative research on supplements containing unsaturated fatty acids.
TOTOX (an acronym for TOTal OXidation) is an indicator that combines two other indicators - peroxide value and anisidine value. But what does that actually mean?
Fats containing unsaturated bonds are prone to oxidation, more commonly known as rancidity. I guess each of us happened to leave the butter on the counter for too long and after a while, we could feel the unpleasant smell coming from the package. It is the volatile peroxides and anisidine substances that are formed in the process of oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids. The peroxide and anisidine values indicate the quality of fats, as they indicate the amount of unfavourable peroxide and anisidine substances in a given oil (the higher the number, the more such substances).
The TOTOX value is nothing more than a combination of these two numbers in order to present the quality of a given oil as simply as possible. Similarly, the higher the TOTOX value, the more unfavourable products of the fat rancidity process, so in dietary supplements, we want the lowest TOTOX value possible.
According to the European Union standards, the TOTOX value must be below 25. However, to call a fat of good quality, it should have a TOTOX number of less than 10.
And also in this frequently ignored matter, Apollo's Hegemony's Ultra Fish Oil stands out positively, because the TOTOX value in it is only 6! At the same time, it turns out that a large number of supplement producers on the market do not pay much attention to this value and even in the most popular products with Omega 3 acids, the TOTOX value reaches even 20!
Therefore, it can be said with full certainty that Ultra Fish Oil stands out from the competition in terms of the quality of the oil used in the product and is one of the best quality Omega 3 supplements on the market.
The fact that it is worth carrying out regular supplementation with Omega 3 should not be disputed. And if you are a fan of fishes in your diet, there should be no problem with their natural supply from it. However, the bigger problem comes when we need more comfort and confidence in providing them. And here a new proposition from Apollo Hegemony - Ultra Fish Oil can come to our aid. And it's one of the few products which presents laboratory-tested quality at a very affordable price!