Introducing Team OmegaKrill
March Gladness continues at Dr. Newton’s Naturals. We’ve chosen four of our top selling products and over the next three weeks our employees will be putting them to the test. Next up on the road to victory:
Team OmegaKrill AKA “The OmegaKrillers”
Captain Larry S.- Operations
Joe M. – Marketing
Steve S. – Training
Sandy C. – Human Resources
Vania D. – Outbound Sales
The Omega 3 Rundown
Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential nutrients for health. We need omega-3 fatty acids for numerous normal body functions, such as controlling blood clotting and building cell membranes in the brain, and since our bodies cannot make omega-3 fats, we must get them through food or supplements. Omega-3 fatty acids are associated with many health benefits, including protection against heart disease and possibly stroke. New studies are identifying potential benefits for a wide range of conditions including cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and other autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
Fish vs. Krill – Foul Ball
There are two major sources of omega-3 fatty acids – fish oil and krill oil. It comes down to this:
No Pain is a Definite Gain
Estimates show that between 5 percent and 10 percent of the U.S. population uses non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain relief. While NSAIDs are effective in treating both acute and chronic pain, they may also cause a myriad of complications, ranging from headaches and stomach ulcers to dizziness, constipation, diarrhea, heart attack and death. A new study indicates that omega-3 fatty acids may be just as effective as NSAIDs in treating pain, without causing side effects.
The Competitive Edge
DHA is a long-chain polyunsaturated omega-3 and accounts for up to 97% of the omega-3s in the brain. DHA is like nutrition for your brain and is crucial for brain development and functioning. Our bodies continually turn over DHA throughout our lives and we are left needing to replenish the depleted stores. Since we don’t produce the DHA we need, we need to consume it through food, beverages or supplements. Unlike fish oil, the DHA from krill oil come attached to phospholipids. That structural difference leads to better absorption and delivery of DHA to the brain. In addition, krill oil contains a potent carotenoid antioxidant, astaxanthin, that may prevent DHA oxidation. New research suggests that nourishing your brain with omega-3s may reduce your risk of depression and related mood disorders.
Hustle and Heart Sets Us Apart
Omega 3s are best known for supporting heart health. They help the heart by preventing abnormal heart rhythms, and they also ease the inflammation that can contribute to coronary artery blockages. A 2007 study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that 300mg daily supplementation of krill oil resulted in significant decreases in inflammation and arthritic symptoms in cardiac and arthritis patients. Other studies have found that omega-3s can reduce triglycerides (a type of fat in your blood) and raise HDL (the “good” cholesterol) that can reduce your risk of heart disease and lower blood pressure slightly. That’s why the American Heart Association recommends at least two servings of omega-3-rich fish a week.
Follow Team OmegaKrill over the next few weeks as they endeavor to elevate their game while improving their pain, brains and veins.