Forever Arctic Sea
Forever Arctic Sea (#376) offers another means to support the digestive system – via Omega-3 fatty acids. Fatty acids comprise the membranes of every cell in our bodies, keeping them fluid and helping them to not only communicate with each other, but also fostering the transport of necessary nutrients into the cell and waste products out of the cell. Omega-3 fatty acids play an important role in supporting cell membranes, including the cells of the digestive tract to support nutrient absorption, as well as cells in the immune system of the digestive tract to function against invaders.
In addition, Omega-3 fatty acids help to balance out the ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fatty acids in the body, which should be closer to a 1:1 or 1:4 ratio than the current 1:20 ratio the standard Western diet provides. Omega-6 fatty acids contribute to inflammatory pathways in the body, which can impact the cells S the digestive tract and nutrient absorption, as well as immune system function. Omega-3 fatty acids, like eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), can not only help to keep cell membranes more fluid and support transport pathways, but can also help to support secretion of digestive enzymes that help to break down our food. Fostering a balance of Omega-3 fatty acids through supplementation with a high-quality fish oil providing high levels of EPA and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) can help to support overall digestive health.