345 – Omega Fats and the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

Omega fats are critical for all areas of human health.

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In this interview Sara Pluta will discuss the importance of the “good” fats for the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). This shouldn’t be a surprise since we now understand a great deal more about the critical importance that fats play in human health. There is a synergy between nutrients that benefit health. Our goals should include being well nourished with a wide variety of foods and nutrients.

Emerald Health Bioceuticals is bringing focus to the fact that there are many ways to nourish the ECS. While the popular emphasis is on CBD and hemp extracts, Sara explains the role that other nutrients play in supporting the ECS. In this interview we are focusing mostly on the importance of beneficial fats for the ECS.

Focus on fats

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“Eating a diet rich in “good” fats is critical for the proper functioning of the ECS. Simply stated, without the right type of fats in their membranes, cells do not function properly—and neither will the ECS.

Omega-6 fatty acids, longer-chain saturated fat, and trans fats are all considered “bad” fats, and are linked to many diseases—especially when you also don’t eat enough “good” monounsaturated fats, medium-chain saturated fat, and omega-3 fatty acids. Not surprisingly, this same dietary pattern is also associated with impaired function of the ECS.

Foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids are critical because they are con- sidered “essential fatty acids.” This term refers to fatty acids that are required for key biological processes in the body; however, these fats cannot be manu- factured in the body so they must come from the diet.

There are two types of fat that do increase brain and body levels of endocannabinoids, as well as enhance endocannabinoid  receptor binding: monounsaturated fats (particularly olive oil) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) omega-3s from fish oils.

Interestingly, both EPA and DHA are converted to compounds that have been recently shown to have affinity to CB1 and CB2 endocannabinoid receptors. So it’s not surprising that data indicates that a deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids is particularly harmful to the ECS.

But unfortunately, while most Americans eat way too many omega-6s, they suffer a relative deficiency of omega-3s. The result is not only a poorly functioning ECS, but also an increased risk for heart disease and about 60 other conditions, including cancer, arthritis, stroke, high blood pressure, skin diseases, and diabetes.” Excerpt from the book: The Healing Power of the Endocannabinoid System.


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Endo Omega

WORLD’S FIRST Omega Supplement for the support of your Endocannabinoid System (ECS) *  Provides nutritional co-factors in precise ratios required by the body to produce Omega-Based Endocannabinoids , essential to the state of whole body wellness, vitality and balance known as “homeostasis.”*

Benefits of Omega Fats

  • Cardiovascular Health*
  • Cognitive Function*
  • Eye Health*
  • Positive Mood*
  • Healthy Inflammatory Response*
  • Blood Sugar Regulation*
  • Hormone Balance*

Endo Omega comes in two versions. One contains fish oil omega-3 and the vegan version contains algal DHA.

Sara Pluta

Sara J Pluta is Emerald Health Bioceuticals Educator. Sara has her MS in Nutrition and has spent her 15+ year career as a product and nutrition educator in the Natural Products Industry. She has had the opportunity to work with a variety of companies from innovative start-ups to established main-stays, helping to build brand awareness. Her presentation style weaves science and real-life application together in an enjoyable and easy to understand format. Sara exudes passion and excitement for all things natural.

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Emerald Health Bioceuticals is a global leader in the research and development of plant-based phytocannabinoids and the nutritional support of the human endocannabinoid system. This focus has led to the creation of safe and effective nutritional supplements for people interested in vibrant health and energy.  Emerald Health Bioceuticals is a subsidiary of Emerald Health Sciences whose target segments include Pharmaceuticals, Therapeutics and Bioceuticals.

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