What is the Endocannabinoid System?
The human endocannabinoid system (ECS) is one of the body’s most influential internal communication systems. It is activated by both Endocannabinoids (cannabinoid constituents we create in our bodies) and Phytocannabinoids (cannabinoid constituents from plants including hemp). ECS receptor sites are located throughout our bodies and are especially concentrated in our brain and gut.1,2 When cannabinoids lock into an ECS receptor site, a cascade of intricate reactions is triggered which help restore balance in our bodies.3 Everything from the regulation of energy metabolism to mood, sleep and even immunity are regulated or modulated by the endocannabinoid system. 4,5
What is the Connection between Omega-3s, Phytocannabinoids, and the ECS
Omega-3 fatty acids like DHA,EPA ,DPA and others have been shown to increase brain and body levels of natural endocannabinoids.* That’s because the ECS actually produces endocannabinoids from Omega-3s. Additionally, Omega 3s DHA/EPA/DPA modify cannabinoid receptors on cell membranes, enhancing the benefits of supplemental phytocannabinoids. *6 Simply put, Omega-3s and endocannabinoids are mutually dependent on each other for a healthy brain and body.*
Omega 3s: Food For Your Mood
Made of at least 60% fat, our brains are the fattiest organ in our bodies. And for good reason; fats are used in the pathways for neurotransmitter signaling. The Standard American Diet (SAD) is sorely deficient in the Essential Fatty Acids which support optimal brain function. Supplementation of Omega-3 fatty acids, rich in DHA have been shown to benefit sleep, focus and mood for people of all ages.* 7,8,9
What is the Missing Omega and why is it so good?
We refer to DPA as the "Missing Omega" because most fish oils leave it out (as it happens to be very difficult to capture). While DPA may make up the smallest portion of the Aqua Biome™ +Phytocannabinoids blend, its impact is tremendous. Unlike other Omega-3s, it can be converted to either EPA or DHA whenever you need it. In essence, DPA serves as a storage reservoir for both DHA and EPA, and as dietary intake of DPA increases, the tissue levels of both DHA and EPA increase.*
What makes Aqua Biome™ the cleanest, most potent fish oil out there?
We wouldn’t be able to bring you the benefits of DPA, along with creating the purest fish oil out there, without our breakthrough manufacturing process. Through our “Targeted Molecular Enrichment Technology” (TMET), we overcome the disadvantages of other methods in concentrating fish oils, including capturing the all-important DPA. In addition, TMET provides unparalleled removal of lipid peroxides, heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants. This unique process produces what we consider to be the purest fish oil on the planet.
Quality control testing on our fish oil exceeds industry standards and includes:
• Testing for over 130 environmental contaminants including dioxins, PCBs, pesticide residues and other toxic compounds.
• Strict measurements of heavy metals including lead, cadmium, arsenic and mercury.
Aqua Biome Phyto Cannabinoids + Omega 3 represents the highest quality fish oil with the synergistic benefits of Phytocannabinoids to support whole body health; microbiome, mind and spirit.*
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