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Overview: Omega-3 many benefits include helping vitamin D

Omega-3 and Vitamin D separately and together help with Depression, Cardiovascular, Cognition, Pregnancy, Infant, Obesity, Mortality, Breast Cancer, . . . 

Fatty acids and Omega-3

There are many books on Omega-3: I have read the following

The Omega-3 Effect
Everything you need to know about the supernutrient for living longer, happier, and healthier
Willian Sears, 2012 Amazon $6 Kindle
The Queen of Fats
Why Omega-3s were removed from the western diet and what we can do to replace them
Susan Allport, 2006, Amazon $19 kindle

Notes by Admin of Vitamin D Life Dec 2012

  • Aroma of food is stored in the fat.
  • Certain fats are much more likely to go rancid than others and develop off flavors.
  • Animals tend to store excess energy in fat.
  • Linolenic acid in 10X less stable than linoleic acid: This form of Omega-3 has a short shelf life discovered 1952
  • Israel is the top consumer (per person) of Linoleic acid in the world (30 grams), and have a high rate of heart attack, similar to the US, but with less meat.
  • Greens are high in Omega-3
  • Should have a low ratio of Omega-6 to Omega 3: US has a high ratio of 10, Sweden has 5, Japan has only 2
    Japan have highest life expectancy AND highest Omega-3 consumption in the world (as well as a very high consumption of Vitamin K2)
  • PUFA was the only way to describe all Omegas until 1964
  • Ratios in foods: Flaxseed oil 0.2, Canola 2, Walnut 5, Corn 46
  • Far less saturated fat in wild animals than domesticated (1968)
  • Omega-3 reduced future heart attacks in Intervention clinical trial
    Intervention trial with 11,000 people who already had a heart attack. DHA and EPA 850 mg or placebo.
    Within 3 years 45% fewer Sudden Deaths due to subsequent heart attacks.

Additional thoughts from reading The Queen of Fats

  • Omega-3 promoters encounter even more resistance than do Vitamin D3 promoters
    Economic resistance from the food industry (shelf life) only Omega-3, medical industry opposed to change: Omega-3 and D3
  • Wonder – do Americans pay more on health care than they do on food?
    Answer YES: 16% on health care and 10% on food - as % of disposable income or % of GDP Breakdown by income level
    40 years ago the %s of O-3 and O-6 were almost reversed.
  • The goal of eating a balanced diet without supplements no longer makes sense when our food is no longer balanced

Perspective of the importance of Vit D and co-factors to health
Importance to Health VDW10426

See also Vitamin D Life


Almonds and macadamia nuts are examples of good foods to take with vitamin D

Omega-3 product reviews

See also Omega-3 testing

See also web


  • Huge list of studies of benefits of Omega-3 - sorted by health problem Expertomega3
    2. OMEGA-3 IN INFLAMMATORY PROCESSES - Obesity. Metabolic syndrome, Diabetes, Rheumatoid arthritis, IBD, Periodontitis
    3. OMEGA-3 AND THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM - Blood pressure, Sudden death. Plasma lipids, Platelet aggregation, Arteriosclerosis, Arrhythmias, Atrial fibrillation
    4. OMEGA-3 IN GESTATION, BREASTFEEDING AND INFANCY - Prevention of preterm birth, Pre-eclampsia, Premature infants, etc
    6. OMEGA-3 AND BEHAVIOURAL AND MENTAL DISORDERS - ADHD, Depression, Autism, Bipolar disorder, Borderline personality, Substance abuse, Psychotic disorders
    10. OMEGA-3 AND VISION, etc
  • Organic Meats have 50% more Omega-3 - meta-analysis Feb 2016 NYT
    switching to organic meats only adds about 50 mg of Omega-3 - which is not very much
    And Omega-6 was slightly lower in organic meats
  • Cooking oils compared
    InformationIsBeautiful.net March 2016
    Here is a tiny portion of their analysis


See also PubMed


PubMed Omega-3 Cardio


PubMed Omega-3 Brain

PubMed Omega-3 Cancer

Clinical Trials of Omega-3

  • INTERVENTION Clinical trials with Omega-3 219 Added Jan 2014 thru Sept 2016
    Bacterial and Fungal Diseases, Behaviors and Mental Disorders , Blood and Lymph Conditions
    Cancers and Other Neoplasms , Digestive System Diseases, Diseases and Abnormalities at or before Birth
    Ear, Nose, and Throat Diseases , Eye Diseases, Gland and Hormone Related Diseases
    Heart and Blood Diseases, Immune System Diseases, Mouth and Tooth Diseases
    Muscle, Bone, and Cartilage Diseases, Nervous System Diseases, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
    Occupational Diseases, Parasitic Diseases, Respiratory Tract (Lung and Bronchial) Diseases
    Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases, Substance Related Disorders , Symptoms and General Pathology
    Urinary Tract, Sexual Organs, and Pregnancy Conditions; Viral Diseases; Wounds and Injuries

Intervention trials using BOTH Omega and Vitamin D

Increase Omega-3 from cows by feeding them more Omega-3

Omega-3 from cattle vanish after eating grain in the feedlot

Note:By US definitions Grass fed beed can be grain finished in a feedlot since the definitions are not regulations nor are they checked.
Also: the defintions allow feeding grain for about half of the year - when the grass is not growing
Fatty Acid Analysis of Grass-fed and Grain-fed Beef Tallow Masterjohn Jan 2014
    Total PUFA Grain: 3.45% Grass: 1.9%

NOTE: PDF of a 2010 study of Cattle and Omega-3 is attached at the bottom of this page

Vectomega claims to have far more bioavailability

I have been using Vectomega since April 2014.
I take 1 Vetomega every 2nd day. (Daily pill caused my nose to bleed)
They claim 1 pill (costing about 59 cents) has the Omega-3 of 6 ounces of salmon
Clickthe on thumbnail to see their product information
I use Vectomega brand of Omega-3 – Admin of Vitamin D Life, May 2014

100% grassfed has the best Omega-3 / Omega-6 ratio


 Download the PDF from Vitamin D Life.
author also has a GREAT book on eating far healthier heritage fruits and vegitables Eating on the Wild Side

Chart showing decreased Vitamin D for decreased Omega

Reductions in Vitamin D is.gd/VitDReductions

Mortality associated with HUFA (Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acids = Omega-6)


Images from the web


Now I know why the recent Meta-analysis of Omega-3 did not find any reduction in heart deaths - 2018

Previous version of the Cochrane analysis had excluded all trials with fewer than 50 deaths
This review looked at 2100 studies, and excluded 90% of them
This review did not mention if they had continued that outrageous exclusion.
details in Orthomolecular Nutrtion
I had wondered how the Cochrane Review could possibly have not found a benefit.
The reading of the paper did not indicate the reason. But now I have found out why.
I wonder how many other Cochrane reviews are similarly biased by excluding studies which find a benefit
Henry Lahore, founder of Vitamin D Life Aug 2018

Omega-3 index is very low in many places around the world - 2016

Omega 3 Index Map VDW 7552
Omega-3 map (most of the world has low levels) – May 2016

Omega-6's (which block Omega-3) - Mercola July 2020

Are Seed Oils Behind the Majority of Diseases This Century?

  • "Many people now consume 80 grams of PUFAs a day, which amounts to 720 calories and one-third of their caloric intake"
  • "PUFAs became so popular that they now make up 63% of the American diet, form the basis of USDA food recommendations and are found in 600,000 processed foods sold in the U.S. today."
  • " … the rats on the cottonseed oil grow to sixty percent of normal size and lived 555 days on average; they're, weak, fragile, sickly little rats. The rats on the butterfat they are healthy; they grow to normal size and they live 1020 days so they grow to almost twice the size of the cottonseed oil-fed rats, live twice as long and are infinitely more healthy."

Are We Finally Reaching Consensus About Fish Oil ? Life Extension Magazine editorial Aug 2020
 Download the PDF from Vitamin D Life
"On February 26, 1987, the FDA conducted an armed raid against Life Extension®
The FDA seized our fish oil and brochures describing fish oil’s potential to reduce cardiovascular risk.
We fought a multi-year legal battle that resulted in the government dismissing all charges against Life Extension®, marking the first time in the FDA’s 88-year history that it has been forced to give up on a criminal prosecution"

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