Hello, and welcome to another episode of
Kyäni Wellness TV. My name is Dr. Andreas Boettcher here at the Scientific
Advisory Board at Kyäni and in this episode, we’re going to talk about why 96,000 people die every single year because of a deficiency in this key
nutrient, and I would even argue more. Stay tuned. Well if you guessed omega-3 fatty acids,
you are absolutely correct. Now, before we dive deep into some of the science and
the research and why omega-3s are so critical to your health and longevity and
preventing preventable causes of death, ie
cardiovascular disease, stroke, heart attack, and so forth. So, what I want
to do right now is, I want to break down the various different forms of omega
fatty acids. You’ve likely heard the Omega-3s Omega-6s and the Omega-9s.
Well, I’m just going to be a real quick high-level overview. Omega-3s and
omega-6s are both polyunsaturated fats. they basically have multiple
double bonds throughout and they only differentiate in terms of where that
double bond is located, and I’ll spare you from the biochemistry.
They are both essential fatty acids, meaning you need to get them from your
diet; your body does not produce them. The World Health Organization recommends
that you get two servings per week of omega-3 fatty acids and as you’re
about to see, the most rich sources of those are going to be from fishes and
most people are not consuming the amounts of fish that they need to get
the Omega-3s ,and plus, you also want to make sure that it’s properly sourced
and wild so that it’s free of toxins and contaminants and mercury and radiation
and more on that in just a moment. Now, the proper ratio of omega-6 to Omega-3
fatty acids is 4 to 1, however, the standard American diet and even the European diet
is as high as 10 to 50 to 1 and as a result of that it creates just a
tremendous imbalance and can become a health problem in
becoming a pro inflammatory condition, and again, more on that in just a second.
The omega-9 fatty acid is a mono unsaturated, meaning it only has one
double bond it’s a non-essential fatty acid meaning your body does produce it,
and it’s also the most abundant found in cells. Now, this is going to be really key
as it comes in to recommendations and whether you should supplement with an
omega-3, 6, and 9 fatty acid supplement. So more on that in just a
second. Let’s talk about some of the benefits here, which is really important
to understand. Omega-3 fatty acids are incredibly important to heart and
mental health, helping you to manage a healthy body weight, decreasing liver fat,
helping with brain development, there’s so much research on its ability to help
prevent dementia and schizophrenia and other brain disorders as well.
Healthy inflammatory response in the body, if you’ve watched any of my
previous episodes where I talk about my own mobility through health and
nutrition and fitness to overcome my own autoimmune condition this is a key
supplement for me. Omega-3 fatty acids because of its nature, helps to manage
a healthy inflammatory response, and there’s a lot of exciting research in
terms of its ability to help your body manage inflammation and bone health just
to name a few. Omega-6 and Omega-9s also have their benefits as
well helping with the immune system and healthy body weight. However, as I just
mentioned, when those ratios get way out of whack, there’s some debate on
this in the medical profession, how much and so forth, but I’m going to
answer that in a simple question I think for you and you can decide for yourself
here, it can become pro-inflammatory. Now, Omega-9s, very interestingly enough,
can also help reduce plasma triglycerides, the free fatty acids
floating through your body, reduce the very low-density lipoproteins, the bad
cholesterol if you will, helping to maintain healthy insulin
sensitivity, and healthy inflammatory response, and this is really key with a
diet that’s high in monounsaturated fats versus saturated fats. I know this
may alarm those that are out there in the keto world and it’s one of the many
concerns that I have with that as a long term lifestyle plan to maintaining
healthy living. We’ll talk about different diets again in another episode, but the point here is that the research talking about
monounsaturated fats as a results to these different types of benefits. Now, what are the natural food sources to obtaining a diet that’s rich in a
balanced of these three fatty acids that the body does need. Well,
here’s just a list of them and they should be popping up on the screen there
for you. Salmon, mackerel, sardines, anchovies, chia
seeds, walnuts, flax seeds, great sources for omega-3 fatty acids. Now I do
recommend that you get them wild and not farm-raised,
because of the way that they’re raised, the pollution that’s in the pesticides
that can be in the radiation, the mercury and so forth. So really be
careful and make the extra investment. It’s not that much more and the ROI is
incredibly high for you, so I strongly encourage you to look for that whenever
it is possible. Now, omega 6 fatty acids are found in like your soybean oils, your
corn oils, and your mayonnaise, and three of which things that I am personally not
a fan of. I don’t recommend these in terms of sources for oils or
condiments if you will. There are some natural sources of products for
mayonnaise that you can go out there and get depending on where you shop and
where you get your groceries. From there are a couple exceptions to that rule, but
more importantly, walnuts, sunflower seeds, almonds,
cashew nuts, none of which I have any problem with. Now, you’ll notice here
processed foods is highlighted in bold when you look at the standard American
diet, you look in research, sixty to eighty
percent of the American diet is in processed food and as a result it’s no
wonder our ratios of omega-6 to Omega 3 are completely out of whack when we
think of how little most people eat this on a weekly basis. Remember, the World
Health Organization recommends you get two servings of these at least per week
most people aren’t getting that and they’re getting plenty of processed
foods and as a result boom their ratios, get completely out of whack, and out of
balance. I strongly recommend you, look for sources like olive oil, cashew nut
oil, almond oil, avocado oil, avocado oil is one that we use here a lot
because it cooks well and reacts well to heat so it’s much better in terms of
that. Peanut oil, occasionally, don’t really use a lot of that, almonds, cashews, and walnuts,
always a fan of those, and so you can see here that you can get a lot of these
things here from diet, but it’s not always the convenient sort. Now, before
we talk about that why Omega-3s are so important, well, we talked about some
of the many health benefits here, but here in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology, 2018, a higher omega-3 index
was associated with a lower risk for total cardiovascular events,
total coronary heart disease events, and total strokes. In fact, in this study,
having proper levels of Omega-3 index, which is something that you can get tested, you can go to your naturopathic physician and get your
blood work done and see exactly where you are. You should be eight
percent or higher if it’s below that, you gotta get it
up a bit. So, it’s very easily to test, but these have been associated
with a 39% reduction in the potential of developing these by maintaining healthy
levels. It’s like Vitamin D; when you have healthy vitamin D levels, your chances of
developing cancer are reduced by 60 percent. These are our essential elements
that all of us need on a daily basis so it’s so important. Not only that,
maintaining healthy levels of omega-3 fatty acids also are shown to reduce overall
mortality from any cause excluding trauma accident and injury and so forth. So, this is a very important marker. In fact, Harris
who’s the researcher behind this study, concluded the following: when baseline
serum cholesterol levels were substituted for the Omega-3 index, the
same multivariable model serum cholesterol was not significantly
associated with any of the track outcomes, whereas the omega-3 index was
related to four of the five outcomes assessed. So basically, what this is saying
is that having a proper omega-3 index is far more beneficial in predicting
mortality than actual serum cholesterol levels. Very important and exciting
because so much today you hear about maintaining healthy cholesterol levels,
well it’s not just that black white, it’s the oxidation of cholesterol that’s
really the problem, it’s not the cholesterol itself. So, you need to look
at lifestyle factors that prevent and nutrition factors that prevent the
oxidation of LDL cholesterol, and so as a result of that, that’s exactly why we
here at Kyäni take pride in providing you the best source ingredients to
help you get the essential nutrients that your body needs.
We’re not here to claim treat or cure or prevent any disease, we’re here to give
your body the essential elements to awaken that inner pharmacy, which is
far more powerful than any outer pharmacy, so that you can maintain your
most precious asset–your health and wellbeing. As a result in
our Kyäni Sunset product, we’ve sourced it not only with Vitamin D and the
omega-3 fatty acids from wild-sourced alaskan salmon, but also providing you in
the right ratio of the EPA DHA 2:1 ratio that the body needs. Now, this isn’t
particularly interesting for those of you that are athletes or even industrial
athletes–those of you that work hard and a traditional nine-to-five week but then
are working out and playing harder in the weekend. Well interestingly enough,
DHA is often used as a fuel source for high-performing athletes, and as a result,
can deprive your body of that key component of an omega-3 fatty acid from
the cell membranes, which is where you actually want it. So it’s very important
that you increase your levels of omega-3 fatty acids as an athlete, not to mention
all the other reasons just for the traditional person who’s maybe not as
active or an athlete per se, so I use that term a bit loosely if you will.
And, we also source it with the most bioavailable form of Vitamin E, a very
potent antioxidant in Tocotrienols because it’s very important in any kind
of omega-3 fatty acid supplement and it has the ability to oxidize itself
very quickly and go rancid and go bad and so it’s very important that as an
antioxidant in there it helped preserve the beneficial effects so it doesn’t go
rancid. So we’ve also got the tocotrienols in our blend. It’s
manufactured in a pharmaceutical grade facility it’s IFOS certified meaning
that our Omega-3 fatty acids have been wild-sourced and are free of pollution
contaminants radiation and mercury. Many supplement companies that offer Omega-3s do not have that. Our palm oil certified for our Tocotrienol blend
and we won the International Gold Quality Award from the Monde Selection
because of the powerful blend that we have in our Sunset formula, so regardless
of what you’re doing, this is a wonderful alternative or complement, or, as it’s
supposed to be, a supplement to a very healthy diet–but what we call Healthy
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