Omega 3's... Fish Oil, and DHA...

Written by Warren Matthews

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Some suppliers of fish oil claim that it does not matter thatrepparttar EPA is higher thanrepparttar 146522 DPA becauserepparttar 146523 body will convert part ofrepparttar 146524 EPA to DPA. This is indeed true but likerepparttar 146525 conversion of ALA to DHArepparttar 146526 percentage of conversion is very low. This is due in part torepparttar 146527 high consumption of Omega 6 inrepparttar 146528 typical Western diet. Enzymes needed forrepparttar 146529 conversion are in 'short supply' inrepparttar 146530 bodies of those people who have a reasonably high level of Omega 6 intake (via vegetable oils). This is becauserepparttar 146531 enzymes needed are 'used up' in having to deal withrepparttar 146532 processing of Omega 6 oils. As a result,repparttar 146533 conversion in most people is quite negligible which further supports ingestingrepparttar 146534 DHA directly. Important Point # 5

As I indicated earlier most fish oils are inrepparttar 146535 triglyceride forms. A triglyceride consists of 3 fatty acids attached to a glycerol backbone. It does not pass easily throughrepparttar 146536 cell membrane as it is changed. It also requires two enzyme steps to 'release' its fatty acids.

Sometimes because ofrepparttar 146537 structure ofrepparttar 146538 triglyceridesrepparttar 146539 fatty acids are not released but rather stay attached torepparttar 146540 glycerol backbone. In contrast, ifrepparttar 146541 oil is esterified duringrepparttar 146542 concentration and purification processesrepparttar 146543 resulting substance can easily enterrepparttar 146544 body's cell membranes. The esterified molecule has no charge and only requires one enterase enzyme to releaserepparttar 146545 fatty acid. (DHA). This enablesrepparttar 146546 body to use it as an immediate energy source, or store it for later use. In Summary:

To receiverepparttar 146547 many benefits of DHA you have to consider ensuring that you do as follows: 1. Find a source of fish oil that is high in DHA or alternatively be prepared to take much higher doses of conventional fish oil. 2. Ensure thatrepparttar 146548 fish oil you use is molecularly distilled. 3. Try to findrepparttar 146549 oil inrepparttar 146550 Ester form for better bio-availability. In conclusion, try to find a quality fish oil supplement that meets these three criteria and your benefits will far outweighrepparttar 146551 cost.

Warren Matthews is the Chairman of Xtend Life Natural Products, the manufacturer of a pure molecularly distilled fish oil ester with NO CONTAMINANTS and with exceptionally high levels of DHA!

XTEND-LIFE’s 'Omega 3 / DHA Fish Oil Esters' is available at …

How To Get Started With Exercise: The Magic Pill Of Your Weight Loss Program

Written by Jimmie Newell

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In addition to aerobic exercise, most programs should include at least some light weight lifting. Recent tests have shown that senior citizens who participate in some type of strength training or weight lifting program, have fewer broken bone, have more flexibility, are in better overall health, and live longer, there must be a message there. If you are starting a weight lifting program or strength training, it is very important that you follow correct form find a coach, or invest in a book or video to show yourepparttar proper technique. Shop at Mega Fitness -repparttar 146521 Exercise Equipment Superstore! for books and videos. Or for a complete web-based program for women, check outrepparttar 146522 very popular Denise Austin Fit Forever site.

For extensive information check this site:

ACE Get You Moving The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promotingrepparttar 146523 benefits of physical activity and protecting consumers against unsafe and ineffective fitness products and instruction. For more information on ACE and its programs, call (800) 825-3636, or go to their Web site.

Which is best, aerobic exercise or weight training? Whether you're trying to lose weight, get into shape, or just stay healthy, both types of exercise are important for different reasons. Aerobic, exercise conditions your heart and lungs, helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and improves your endurance. Weight, or strength, training helps preventrepparttar 146524 loss of muscle, and helps build new lean muscle that burns more calories by improving and keeping your metabolism going. Loss of muscle occurs naturally as you grow older. With strength training, you'll stay strong, and maintain good posture.

Tips for maintaining your exercise program:

Try to get in 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three to five times a week, and 20 minutes of weight lifting two or three times a week.

Set aside a convenient, consistent time. Some people prefer early morning, an added benefit of early morning workouts is they tend to burn more fat calories. Others find that evening works best.

Do exercises that you enjoy, walking, swimming, biking, weight lifting, circuit training etc. are all great for your weight loss program.

Stick with it... it takes 21 days in a row of doing something, to form a new habit.

After you've reached your weight loss goal, keep uprepparttar 146525 exercise program, this will enable you to easily maintain your weight loss, withrepparttar 146526 added benefit of a healthier and less stressed you.

“To Your Health”

Jim Newell

Jimmie Newell is the webmaster for http://www.To, a health & wellness website, featuring editorials, tips, information and links addressing many of the health issues of today.

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