Overview: Omega-3 many benefits include helping vitamin D


Linoleic Acid increase in American bodies

This increase due to less Omega-3 seems to be concurrent with the increase in obesity

Image from: http://www.iuns.org/features/obesity/obesity.htm
Linoleic chart taken from this blog post - and TED video Feb 2012

There are many books on Omega-3: have read the following

The Omega-3 Effect

Everything you need to know about the superrnutrient for living longer, happier, and healthier
Willian Sears, 2012
Amazon $9.34

The Queen of Fats

Why Omega-3s were removed from the western diet and what we can do to replace them
Susan Allport, 2006, Amazon $14 kindle

Notes by Admin of VitaminDWiki Dec 2012

  • Aroma of food is stored in the fat.
  • Certain fats are much more likely to go rancid than others, and develop off flavors.
  • Animals tend to store excess energy in fat.
  • Linolenic acid in 10X less stable than linoleic acid: This form of Omega-3 has a short shelf life discovered 1952
  • Israel is the top consumer (per person) of Linoleic acid in the world (30 grams), and have a high rate of heart attack, similar to the US, but with less meat.
  • Greens are high in Omega-3
  • Should have a low ratio of Omega-6 to Omega 3: US has a high ratio of 10, Sweden has 5, Japan has only 2
    Japan have highest life expectancy AND highest Omega-3 consumption in the world (as well as a very high consumption of Vitamin K2)
  • PUFA was the only way to describe all Omegas until 1964
  • Ratios in foods:
    Flaxseed oil 0.2, Canola 2, Walnut 5, Corn 46
  • Far less saturated fat in wild animals than domesticated (1968)
  • Omega-3 reduced future heart attacks in Intervention clinical trial
    Intervention trial with 11,000 people who already had a heart attack. DHA and EPA 850 mg or placebo.
    Within 3 years 45% fewer Sudden Deaths due to subsequent hear attacks.

Addional thoughts from reading The Queen of Fats

  • Omega-3 promoters encounter even more resistance than do Vitamin D3 promoters
    Economic resistance from food industry (shelf life) only Omega-3, medical industry opposed to change: Omega-3 and D3
  • Wonder – do Americans pay more on health care than they do on food?
    Answer YES: 16% on health care and 10% on food - as % of disposable income or % of GDP Breakdown by income level
    40 years ago the percentages were almost reversed.
  • The goal of eating a balanced diet without supplements no longer makes sense when our food is no longer balanced
  • Is Omega-3 more flexible – especially in the arteries?

See also VitaminDWiki

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Almonds and macadamia nuts are examples of good foods to take with vitamin D

See also web




See also PubMed ( >10,000 Medical Publications 2004-2014)


PubMed Omega-3 Cardio

PubMed Omega-3 Brain

PubMed Omega-3 Cancer

Clinical Trials of Omega-3

  • INTERVENTION Clinical trials with Omega-3 219 Added Jan 2014 thru Sept 2016
    Bacterial and Fungal Diseases, Behaviors and Mental Disorders , Blood and Lymph Conditions
    Cancers and Other Neoplasms , Digestive System Diseases, Diseases and Abnormalities at or before Birth
    Ear, Nose, and Throat Diseases , Eye Diseases, Gland and Hormone Related Diseases
    Heart and Blood Diseases, Immune System Diseases, Mouth and Tooth Diseases
    Muscle, Bone, and Cartilage Diseases, Nervous System Diseases, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
    Occupational Diseases, Parasitic Diseases, Respiratory Tract (Lung and Bronchial) Diseases
    Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases, Substance Related Disorders , Symptoms and General Pathology
    Urinary Tract, Sexual Organs, and Pregnancy Conditions; Viral Diseases; Wounds and Injuries

Intervention trials using BOTH Omega and Vitamin D

Increase Omega-3 from cows by feeding them more Omega-3

Omega-3 from cattle vanish after eating grain in the feedlot

Note:By US definitions Grass fed beed can be grain finished in a feedlot since the definitions are not regulations nor are they checked.
Also: the defintions allow feeding grain for about half of the year - when the grass is not growing
Fatty Acid Analysis of Grass-fed and Grain-fed Beef Tallow Masterjohn Jan 2014
    Total PUFA Grain: 3.45% Grass: 1.9%

NOTE: PDF of a 2010 study of Cattle and Omega-3 is attached at the bottom of this page

Vectomega claims to have far more bioavailability

I have been using Vectomega since April 2014.
I take 1 Vetomega every 2nd day. (Daily pill caused my nose to bleed)
They claim 1 pill (costing about 59 cents) has the Omega-3 of 6 ounces of salmon
Click on thumbnail to see their product information
I use Vectomega brand of Omega-3 – Admin of VitaminDWiki, May 2014

100% grassfed has the best Omega-3 / Omega-6 ratio


 Download the PDF from VitaminDWiki.
author also has a GREAT book on eating far healthier heritage fruits and vegitables Eating on the Wild Side

Chart showing decreased Vitamin D for decreased Omega


Mortality associated with HUFA (Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acids = Omega-6)


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