Now available at Rivermead Osteopaths. A high quality and effective Omega-3 supplement. Omega-3 is important for maintaining an ideal balance of fatty acids. A balanced ratio in the body supports:
- Heart health
- Brain function
- Eye function
- Normal bones
- Muscle function
- Normal teeth
- Cell division
- Normal blood triglyceride levels, blood pressure and blood calcium levels
The optimum ratio of Omega 6 to Omega-3 is 3:1. Both are important, but many people are “out-of-balance” and have too much Omega-6. This creates a more inflammatory state in the body.
Rivermead Osteopaths is now partnered with a company called Zinzino. They produce a product called BalanceOil+. This is a unique blend of oils. – A combination of Omega-3 from wild caught small fish, cold pressed extra virgin olive oil and vitamin D3. The ingredients are natural, including natural flavours for a pleasant taste. (Also available in a capsule).
There is a vegan option of the oil, the Omega-3 source here comes from micro-algae.
Olive oil introduces polyphenols into the mix. Polyphenols facilitate effective movement of nutrients into the cells, and protects the product from oxidation. Polyphenols support the health of our cell membranes. This means they support the absorption of all nutrients.
Of course we can choose to eat Omega-3 rich foods. Examples of foods to consider are oily fish, especially cold water fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines. Nuts and seeds such as chia, flaxseeds and walnuts. Plant oils such as canola, flaxseed and soybean oil. For many, these types of foods aren’t taken in sufficient quantity, or with great enough regularity.
The average omega 6:3 ratio for those not supplementing Omega-3 in Northern Europe is 12:1. (For comparison 15:1 elsewhere in Europe and 25:1 in the USA). The data was accumulated from the blood tests gathered at the independent laboratory (Vitas Analytical Services). They also found that following taking the BalanceOil+ for 120 days. The omega 6:3 ratio had been reduced to below 3:1.
So you may ask – how do I know if I need to supplement Omega-3? The answer is you don’t know unless you test your levels.
This is the reason a connection has been made with Zinzino, they offer a test to assess your Omega fatty acid balance.
An easy-to-use blood-prick test is all that’s needed. Tests are sent to a state-of-the-art, and importantly independent laboratory (Vitas). Results are returned in approximately 2 weeks. Results are returned alongside an informative report.
You may just choose to add a supplement to your daily routine, but the most all encompassing option is to test, take the supplement, then re-test after 120 days.
After 120 days (enough time for normal cell turnover) you should see a change, as long as you have been taking the daily dose. If you choose this option, and your initial test is returned showing you are in Omega balance. Your money will be refunded.
This is an exciting opportunity! It is accessible, forward-thinking and another way we can take control of our own well-being.
There are more options for testing – Vitamin D and HbA1c (gives a picture of blood sugar control over time). More information about these options coming soon.
In the meantime if you have any questions please get in touch. Or if you’d like to take a look, follow this link.