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Where insulin is absent or activity is impeded, the enzymes needed to create specific fatty acids cannot be produced and this has major affects on cell membrane fluidity and the production of eicosanoids – hormone-like substances which control immunity, inflammation and play a key role in the cardiovascular system. Indeed there is increasing evidence that supplementing with long-chain fatty acids has significant beneficial effects on diabetic neuropathy and serum lipids (cholesterol, triglycerides), as well as other diabetic complications such as nephropathy (damage to the kidneys) and macroangiopathy (fat and blood clots in the large blood vessels).
Fatty acid supplementation benefits both the cardiovascular system and the nervous system, nourishes the myelin sheath, and prevents further degeneration of inter-cellular communication. It also reduces the risk of developing neuropathy, and actually reinvigorates nerve endings to overcome numbness and the likelihood of eventual tissue loss. EPA plays a role in the compaction, stabilization, and maintenance of myelin sheaths by regulating the production of proteolipid protein (PLP). PLP is literally the ‘glue’ that holds in place the sheets of protective fats which cover the nerve axon. Loss of PLP is associated with many conditions that have nerve damage including Multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease.
We recommend OmegaForce, at up to 8 capsules daily for a period of 3 months. This can then be reduced down to 2-4 capsules daily.
OmegaForce has a multitude of health-enhancing properties. Combining EPA from marine anchovy fish oil, GLA, CLA (conjugated linolenic acid, known, to increase insulin sensitivity whilst also having positive influence on body composition) and oleic acid (for extra cardiovascular benefits), this synergistic formulation provides the necessary ‘good fats’ for the maintenance of health and well-being.
For vegetarians, our Echiomega supplement provides a more effective solution than flaxseed oil, with higher conversion to the important long-chain fatty acid EPA.
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