Claire Corlett

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KILO Omega 3 | Help Your Brain Function Better with the Right Fats

KILO Omega 3 | Help Your Brain Function Better with the Right Fats

– Hi guys, Larry with KILO, and today, we’re gonna talk
a little bit about Omega-3s, or more specifically, fish oil, ’cause there can be a difference in there. So, Omega-3s, or fish oil, that’s a fat. That’s a good fat, and one that we find is probably not in your diet, or my diet, as much as they should be. If you think about what
you ate for the past week, how many times did you
have a serving of fish? It’s pretty rare, and what we want to do
is not just understand, “I need to eat more fish.” But, ideally, what we’ll do, is probably gonna be supplement
with Omega-3 fish oils, and you can see, in this case, we’re talking about KILO’s Omega-3, and it just says Omega-3,
but what it really is, it’s the fish oil specifically,
you’re getting EPA and DHA. Those are really the most important of the oils that we get from fish. And, the reason I say
there’s a distinction between Omega-3s and fish oil, is because if you look up here, we’ve got this whole category of Omega-3s. And, I put under it, you’ve got flax, a lot of people like flax in their salads, or something like that. Cheese has a decent amount of Omega-3. Grass-fed meats have Omega-3s. But, they have an Omega-3 fatty acid that’s kind of up here on
the conversion cascade. And so, what there are is, there are enzymes in here, that have to come in and convert this into these other fatty
acids like EPA and DHA. And, what happens is, this is
a very inefficient conversion. So, if we’re only getting flax and cheese, and maybe grass-fed meats, and think that’s enough to get
EPA and DHA, it’s really not, because the body doesn’t convert
this into this very well. The nice thing about fish, or fish oil, is we’re already getting
these EPA and DHA. If you look over here at Omega-6s, right, we’ve all heard Omega-6s, Omega-3s. These are just different fats. So, Omega-6s are the fats we get from things like nuts
and seeds and red meat. This would be like arachidonic acid. But, what happens now, why do we even care about any of this? So, if we look at this Omega-6s, when the body uses them, they use it in a way that
creates a pro-inflammatory state. So, we’ll just use
I-N-F, for inflammation. So, this is pro inflammatory,
and what they found is, when we have sufficient
amounts of Omega-3, and Omega-3s, Omega-6s, all
the fats that we consume, they incorporate themselves
into our cell membranes. So, if you remember, from Biology courses, every single cell membrane we have has what’s called a lipid bilayer, which just means two layers of fat. And, those two layers of fat
are gonna be really good fats, or maybe bad fats, or maybe it’s just an imbalance of too much
Omega-6, not enough Omega-3. Because, these aren’t inherently bad. It’s just when our balance is off, that we start to notice
problems in the body. We’ll talk about that in a minute. But, what happens here,
when we get EPA, DHA, down here, this is converted, when the body uses them, through all its enzymatic processes. What they found, you probably already guessed this. It’s has an anti-inflammatory effect. So, inflammation is not inherently bad, but too much pro inflammatory, without the balance of
the anti-inflammatory. Which basically means the
starting of the process, and the stopping of the process. When these are out of balance, we have too much inflammation, and that’s when it becomes a problem. So, when we have not enough
of really these guys, when we’re low in this, what goes with that is an
increased risk of heart disease. More inflammation in the body, so, what’s that translate to? More aches and pains. Slower recovery from workouts. You wake up in the morning and just feel kinda stiff and
sore, rather than waking up and just feeling like you’re ready to go. That’s, sometimes, what we would see, in the people that are low in EPA and DHA. We’ll see, when people are low in these, we’ll also see more likelihood of neurological and mood disorders. So, we’ve talked about
that with some others, Vitamin D and Magnesium, it’s
gonna show up here, as well. When we’re low in EPA and DHA, they’re more likely to have issues with just brain functions,
so all the neurotransmitters. So, maybe we’ll see things
like our stress response, but more specifically, things
like our serotonin levels. Those will be affected by having
low levels of EPA and DHA. ‘Cause remember, these
fish oils, these fats, incorporate themselves
into every cell membrane, which includes all the cell
membranes that are in our brain. ‘Cause, if you remember,
again, from Biology, that our brain is a big ball of fat. So, we want really good fats to help our brains function properly. So, the goal is not to eliminate Omega-6s. These are, if you look, nuts and seeds, those are fine. The goal is to get a balance, a better balance of Omega-6 to Omega-3. So, we need to put, probably, one to two grams per day of
EPA and DHA back into our diet, and that’s usually gonna be
in the form of a supplement, but if you’re somebody that’s really ready to add more fish to your diet,
go for it, that’s great too. We want to see that, as well. But, we need a balance
of Omega-3 to Omega-6.

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