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A peek into current omega-3 research: May 2021

What is the relationship between levels of omega-3 and omega-6 among elderly men and women who experience an ischemic stroke vs those who don’t? How much and which fatty acids do adult Japanese have in their blood when they eat a traditional Japanese diet? Do these values differ by age? Does taking fish oil along with exercise slow the rate of cognitive decline in seniors? A new study suggests that it does.

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For richer or poorer; in diet or health?

It is commonly believed that citizens of industrialized countries are better nourished. This belief is partially based on research indicating that people with more education and higher incomes are healthier and make better food choices.

It is well documented and replicated that people who consume more EPA and DHA omega-3 have better overall heart health and are at a significantly lower risk for fatal heart attack. Indeed, people with healthier omega-3 levels also have better brain function, eye health, joint mobility, and greater longevity. We also know that people who are depressed have lower omega-3 levels, compared to those who are not depressed. We have a multitude of reasons to be well-nourished with omega-3 fats.

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There’s a new podcast coming to town, er, wherever you listen to podcasts!

Omega-3s are cool. Podcasts are cool. Now there’s a podcast dedicated to Omega-3s!

Omega-3 fatty acids are among the most researched nutrients in the world. This new podcast The Science and The Story: Behind Omega-3, launching 3/30/21 is where you will find interactive discussions with leading scientists, manufacturers, nutritionists, and other global experts. We dive in, headfirst, to explore the science, to hear stories of discovery, to understand what these nutrients are, and why they matter.

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A 10-Year Evaluation of Oily Fish, Fish Oil, and Health

Around the globe……one in 20 persons under the age of 50 have it; one in 7 between age 50-70 have it, and one in 5 adults over 70 years of age have it. It does not discriminate by gender; it equally effects men and women. It is likely you know someone who has it. I am referring to type 2 diabetes. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are different conditions. About 95% of people who have diabetes have type 2. Diabetes can be managed, but that starts with knowledge of the condition. In the USA, about one-third of people who have the condition or the precursor to it don’t know it. What if we could reduce risk for it? Well, in fact, we can.

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Omega-3 and Heart Health: In Perspective

Just over 50 years ago, a Danish medical doctor and his student made a journey to Greenland. The diet of this population was of keen global interest because at that time the death rate from heart disease in the US and Denmark exceeded 35% but was only 5% in Greenland. Could this difference be due to their diet? Confounding the story was that Greenlanders ate a high-fat diet in a time when fat was blamed as the cause of many ailments. In fact, the researchers found that all 3 groups consumed about 40% of their calories from fat, so the difference in these health outcomes could not be explained by fat consumption alone.

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EPA and DHA Omega-3 and Immune Health

Immune health is a top-of-mind conversation these days. Immune health is discussed like it’s a new phenomenon, like we woke to the discovery that our body has a highly sophisticated yet elegant internal guide and protect system. Discussed as if it is a guide and protect system that we can switch on and off at our convenience.

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Manufacturing AlaskOmega Fish Oil: What’s It All About?

AlaskOmega has been processing fish oil for nearly 10 years. It’s not rocket science; it is lipid science, food science, mechanical, and chemical engineering applied to produce fresh and purified fish oils in various concentrations to improve global human health and nutritional status.

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Wiley Companies Earns Coveted FSSC 22000 Certificate of Registration

Wiley Companies announced today it has been certified as an FSSC 22000 company by global certifying body, SAI Global. This certification showcases their commitment to quality by verifying that Wiley Companies conforms to all industry-related statutory and regulatory requirements as outlined by the FSSC 22000 International Standard for Food Safety Management Systems. In addition, it provides a framework for effectively managing the organization’s food safety responsibilities moving forward. This certification comes on the heels of the company earning ISO 9001:2015 certificate of registration earlier this year.

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World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day occurs annually on October 10. This year the theme is investing in mental health. It’s a great time to take a few minutes to review our investment in mental health. Do you know the integral role of nutrition in mental health?

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Omega-3s are Moving from Supplements to the Table

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Take the Wins Where We Can

A report from the best dataset on health and nutrition in the USA (NHANES*) just published on intake of EPA and DHA omega-3 from diet and supplements over the past 10 years.

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Wiley’s Finest Peak EPA has Lowest TOTOX Score for Unflavored Omega-3 Oils

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Wiley Companies Earns Coveted ISO 9001:2015 Certificate of Registration

Wiley Companies, a global leader in specialty chemical manufacturing, food and dietary supplement ingredients and consumer packaged goods today announced the company has earned ISO 9001:2015 certificate of registration for its Quality Management System.

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How Much Omega-3 Do I Need?

One of the most common questions I get is ‘how much omega-3 do I need’? My reply is always the same, ‘it depends on who is asking!’. Why? Because there are a few factors to consider in answering this question.

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The Avoidable Price We Are Paying

In the United States, adults eat about 100 mg of EPA and DHA omega-3 per day, children get about half that. The World Health Organization recommends 250 mg EPA and DHA per day to meet our basic, essential needs. Said another way, 250 mg EPA and DHA is considered enough to prevent nutrient deficiency.

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Why So Many Forms of Omega-3s?

I’m surprised this question doesn’t come up more often: why so many forms of Omega-3s? There is one form of calcium (calcium), one form of vitamin C (ascorbic acid), but several forms of omega-3s. What’s more, the various forms of omega-3s have more differences than commonalities.

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