MONTREAL, Sept. 17, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Stress is a fact of daily life. Between the economy, family responsibilities and work deadlines, nearly one in three1 Quebec adults describes most days as "quite a bit" or "extremely" stressful. The trend is especially true in September with the end of summer and annual return to work and school.
New research3 shows that high blood levels of Omega-3 fatty acids help people better manage the physical and emotional symptoms of stress. "Omega nutrients have potent anti-inflammatory properties," says Jean-Yves Dionne, Montreal-based pharmacist. "The overall healing powers of DHA and EPA essential fatty acids are key components in making the body resilient to the negative effects of stress."
Studies over the last decade have also linked Omega-3 fatty acids to a wide range of stress-reducing benefits, including: reduced feelings of distress,4 improved resting metabolic rate and improved sense of well-being,5 reduced inflammation throughout the body, including in the brain,6 and protection against heart disease3, which is increasingly linked to inflammation and the release of bad cholesterol (LDL) due to stress hormones.7
Made with premium essential fatty acids from pristine sources, Jamieson's OmegaRedTM formulas set a new standard of purity and efficacy ideal for fighting stress. "A nutrient this important to overall health should always be the world's best," explains Vic Neufeld, President and CEO of Jamieson Laboratories. "Our OmegaRedTM products are naturally pure and minimally processed. These mega-nutrients are the future of omega nutrition because they offer the highest concentration of active ingredients and are more effective and better absorbed by the body than standard fish oil."
The Jamieson OmegaRedTM line includes 100% Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil (1,000 mg) and Super Krill (500 mg and 1,000 mg potencies), each derived from a sustainable source. Both formulas contain the essential fatty acids, DHA and EPA in their natural triglyceride form, for superior absorption and effectiveness in targeting sites in the body inflamed by stress hormones.
"Stress is an invisible killer," says Quebec's Stephanie Bureau (ND). "The inflammation it causes in the body contributes to many health issues, including hypertension, heart disease, stroke, and immune and circulatory problems. It is important to know that a daily dose of these premium Omega-3 fatty acids can fight stress, improve your overall health and help you live longer with more vitality."
Jamieson OmegaRedTM products are sold across Canada at leading food and drug retailers.
|1Statistics Canada, Perceived Life Stress, 2012, Accessed August 28, 2013, http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-625-x/2013001/article/11842-eng.htm|
|2Statistics Canada. 2013. Health Trends. Statistics Canada Catalogue No. 82-213-XWE. Ottawa. Released January 29, 2013. Accessed August 20, 2013. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/health-sante/82-213/index.cfm?Lang=ENG.|
|3Casulaa M, et al (2013). Long-term effect of high dose omega-3 fatty acid supplementation for secondary prevention of cardiovascular outcomes: A meta-analysis of randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trials. Atherosclerosis Supplements, 14: 243-251|
|4 Puri BK, et al (2001). Eicosapentaenoic acid in treatment-resistant depression associated with symptom remission, structural brain changes and reduced neuronal phospholipid turnover. Int JClin Pract, 55: 560-563.|
|5Maes M, Smith RS (1998). Fatty acids, cytokines, and major depression. Biol Psychiatry, 43 (5): 313-314.|
| 6Suarez EC, Krishnan RR, Lewis JG (2003). The relation of severity of depressive symptoms to monocyte-associated proinflammatory cytokines and chemokines in apparently healthy men. Psychosom Med. 65:362-368.
7Delarue J, et al. (2003) Fish oil prevents the adrenal activation elicited by mental stress in healthy men. Diabetes Metab, 29(3): 289-95.
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