KEVIN BACON OMEGA POWER
Omega Power 1 liter
Omega 3: What is it, where does it come from?
Fatty acids are labelled “essential” when they cannot be synthesised or made by the body. They are thus “essential” in the same way that vitamins are?.
There are two types of omega 3:
– long-chain omega 3 fatty acids (EPA/DHA), which come from the sea (algae and fish) or from a vegetable oil (linseed oil and camelina oil). EPA and DHA are called “active omega 3”.
– short-chain omega 3 fatty acids (ALA), which are found in fresh vegetable and only when they are fresh. They are precursors that enzymes in the body transform into long-chain omega 3 fatty acids. The bio-availability of ALA in the body is fairly low. That means that large amounts must be consumed to achieve interesting omega 3 levels in the body.
A horse that grazes in a pasture thus takes in a lot of omega 3 (ALA) and its omega 6/omega 3 ratio is an ideal 4:1. A horse that is kept stabled has a completely imbalanced omega 6/omega 3 ratio of 16:1.
This is the capital, fundamental reason why Omega Power is a concentrate rich in long-chain omega 3 (EPA/DHA) of marine origin balanced with cold-pressed vegetable oil that is very rich in ALA. For example, 15 ml of Omega Power is equivalent to 240 ml of linseed oil (an oil that is known and highly reputed for its high omega 3 -ALA- conte