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OMEGA 3:6:9
SUPERIOR BLEND

 

AN IDEAL 2:1:1 BALANCE OF OMEGA 3:6:9 ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS

Millbrook has developed a special blend of oils to provide a blended ratio of the essential fatty acids for optimum performance and immune maintenance levels.
Essential fatty acids (EFA) cannot be manufactured in the body and therefore must be consumed in our daily diet, which is why they are termed “essential”. They are as important as air, water, vitamins and minerals.
As with all natural nutrient issues, it is the balance that is important and Millbrooks balance is what makes this blend effective.

 

 


BLEND PARTICULARS
Our complex range of omega 3:6 and 9 oils offer a diverse source of micronutrients in the form of sterols, sterolins, polyphenols, tocopherols (vitamin E).  They play a very important role as oil-soluble free radical scavengers; antioxidants; enzyme functions; all of which protect and enhance the role of the EFAs and cellular integrity.
The virgin coconut oil (VCO) inclusion helps to stabilize the more sensitive polyunsaturated oils such as the flax oil and sunflower oils (omega 3 and 6) and complements the conversion stages of these oils in the body (prostaglandin functions – read THE BALANCE)
Remember these oils convey the fat soluble vitamins A, D & E and improve calcium and magnesium absorption, supporting the development of strong bones and teeth.

 

 


BENEFITS


IMPROVES THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

Cardiovascular disease, cancer, blood sugar (diabetes and hypoglycaemia), blood pressure, kidney function, thyroid function, immune system, digestion and cholesterol levels. As well as constipation, dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, hypertension, hyperactivity, depression, osteoporosis, arthritis, and gout.

WEIGHT CONTROL

Promotes loss of excess weight by increasing the metabolic rate, and helps the kidneys lose excess water held in tissues. Decreases fat storage and cravings for snacks and fast foods, improves mood and energy levels, and promotes activity. Improves protein and amino acid utilization to help build and maintain lean mass.

Suggested reading: ‘Eat Fat Lose Fat’ by Dr M. Enig & Sally Fallon

ISBN: 0-718-14761-8

ATHLETES AND OUTDOORS

Our complex range of omega 3:6 and 9 oils provides a nutritional source of instant and prolonged energy. It improves oxygen uptake and utilization. Improves stamina, endurance and enhances performance. Decreases recovery time and inflammation after exercise, speeds the healing of injuries.

BEAUTY AND HEALTH

Or oils improve skin, nail and hair quality. They heighten reflexes, visual function and concentration. Promotes sleep and elevates mood (stress control), optimize glandular function. Decrease arthritic joint pain and strengthens bones. Improves circulation and immune function – a balanced intake of EFAs exhibit strong anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.

 

 


SUGGESTED USES

Use in fruit or vegetable blends, juices, porridges, marinades and dips. Use on baked potatoes, hot corn, vegetables, in soups and stews.

Salad dressing: Mix with lemon or vinegar, herbs, sea salt, olive oil (optional) and pepper, add yoghurt to make a creamy dressing. Add to home made mayonnaise, hollandaise and hummus. Mix with protein: Cottage cheese, tofu, yoghurt and eggs. Blend with butter to make a healthier, softer butter, or use as a spread on toast etc.

Superior Blend will aid the digestion of carbohydrates, and help to lower the glycemic index of refined foods. Digests well with protein and carbohydrate meals.

FRUIT SMOOTHIE  (Serves 4)

1 apple (chopped), 1 carrot (grated) ½ cup pineapple (chopped),

1 banana (sliced) 250ml cold water. 30ml Millbrook Superior Blend.

Liquidize in blender until smooth.  This provides a healthy, nutritious and delicious drink for the whole family to enjoy.

 

 


RECOMMENDED DAILY SERVING

Adults: 15 – 30 ml

Children: 4 – 12 years: 5 – 10ml

Infants: 0 – 3 years: 2 – 5ml

 

 


DIRECTIONS

Scoop out with a spoon.

Do not heat. Use within 8 weeks of opening

 

 


INGREDIENTS

Flax oil, pumpkin oil, grapeseed oil, sesame oil, extra virgin coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil

 

 


NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:

Per 100ml product            Per 15ml serving

Energy                   3679 kJ            551.90 kJ

Protein                   0.01 g               0.00 g

Carbohydrates        8.28 g              1.24 g

Total Fat                99.10 g              14.87 g

Omega 3                35.40 g              5.31 g

Omega 6                17.40 g              2.61 g

Omega 9                17.00 g              2.55 g

Saturated               30.20 g              4.53 g

70 % of the Saturated Fatty Acids are comprised of Medium Chain Triglycerides: Lauric, Capric and Caprylic.

 

 


QUALITY CONTROL PROCEDURE
Seeds are grown by organic, biological farmers. Cold pressed below 38°C, protected from direct light and nitro-flushed in fluorinated opaque containers, ensuring freshness and quality. Manufactured according to SABS 0330:1999 Quality Standards (HACCP)
Our oils contain no preservatives or additives.

 

 


THE BALANCE

It is not only important to get enough of each essential fatty acid in the diet, but also to get them in the right proportion.
Historically, our "dietary archaeology" suggests that we ate these two EFA's in a ratio of 1:1. We know that the brain is built on a ratio of 1:1. We also know that the ratio of modern diets is 1:25. In other words, a diet made up of one part Omega 3 and 25 parts Omega 6. This imbalance contributes to many of today's major diseases and ailments.
So where does this leave us and our Omega 6 intake? Our problem is that we are bombarded with the wrong types of Omega 6's in our diet - This is mainly in the form of hydrogenated oils or a trans fatty acid form of Omega 6 (margarine, fast foods etc), which is in an unavailable form for cellular use, and can be toxic. Furthermore, these bad Omega's 6's rob, or compete for the very enzymes needed for the breakdown of the good essential fatty acids. Therefore, one must be aware of getting the right type of Omega 6 intake on a daily basis, and this comes best in the form of cold pressed oils and in good vegetables, and some fibres.

 

 


The role of these Essential Fatty Acids:
The body is made up cells that are surrounded by a wall that is a double layer of lipids or fats. Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) and Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) are essential components of these walls. Here, they contribute to cell wall flexibility and pliability. They then play a key role in selective permeability, so that only certain substances can enter or leave the cells.

These Essential Fatty Acids (EFA's) affect cell fluidity.  They help to prevent loss of moisture from the skin and from the mucous membranes that line the nose, lungs and the digestive system as well as from the brain. It is therefore logical that if these EFA's are missing, cell walls throughout the body are compromised. Cells, organs and tissues all become damaged, both structurally and functionally.
The other most important role of the EFA's is that they are vital for the formation and balance of a group of compounds called prostaglandins. Prostaglandin's can be thought of as micro hormones, active in fine-tuning the way the body functions at the cellular level and molecular level. These prostaglandin's act on all tissues and have many functions including controlling the inflammatory / anti-inflammatory system and the clotting / anti clotting system.
Various fatty acids form the building blocks for Prostaglandin synthesis. Here is simplified diagram of the conversions:
Omega 6 group
LA---------GLA--------DGLA---------Prostaglandin Series PG1
(anti-inflammatory)
and a more extended pathway:
LA----GLA----DGLA----- Arachidonic Acid (AA)-------Prostaglandin Series
PG2 (mostly pro-inflammatory).
Omega 3 group
LNA--------- EPA----------Prostaglandin Series PG3 The most important effect is from the parent fatty acid EPA which prevents excessive amounts of Arichidonic acid (the pro-inflammatory building block) from being released.

 

 


Balance the EFA's

You can therefore see the need for both EFA's on a daily basis, but also in the right amounts to maintain the correct balance. In some ways they are competitive and are needed to counter balance each other. For example, the Omega 3 PG3 series will reduce the ability of blood to clot. This is important to prevent unwanted clotting and to ensure free flowing blood around the body and lower the risks of heart attacks. The Omega 6 PG2 series, which increases clotting, is also very necessary, for instance when you cut your finger. Another example, the Omega 3, PG3 series are anti-inflammatory, valuable if one has arthritic pain: the Omega 6, PG2 series are inflammatory, and this too is very useful, in dealing with infections.
Both prostaglandins are essential in infant growth and brain development. In the Omega 6 PG2 series: the Arachidonic Acid (AA) is necessary for brain development. So consuming these two EFAs in the right proportion and in the correct natural form is important. Again, one must underline the importance of the enzymes that facilitate these pathways. Poor lifestyle habits and dietary intake (alcohol, smoking, margarines, hydrogenated oils, fast foods etc.) all deplete and compete for these enzymes. Therefore always be aware for the possible need for the co-factors or supplements that help the formation of these enzymes: viz: magnesium and zinc, the vitamins B3, B6 and C.

 


References:
Erasmus, Udo. (1993). Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill. Burnaby, Alive Books.
D Rudin The Omega 3 program.
X Williams Beyond Nutrition Press.

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All material is provided for information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction

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