Algae, Anti Aging, Anti Inflammatory, Fatty Acids, Vegan
Dr Cousens' Description:
From marine micro-algae sources, Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a critical nutrient that is one of the main components of brain tissue, as well as embryo, brain, eye, and nervous system development. Low levels of DHA have been found in persons with: heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, Alzheimer's, Attention Deficit Disorder, depression, insomnia, stress, hyperactivity, dyslexia, and it is always part of the healing program for postpartum depression.
I recommend it as part of pre- and post-natal breastfeeding nutritional program. Research shows that up to 90% of American women during pregnancy are deficient in it. Because it is so critical to the baby's brain, nervous system, and visual development, the baby will draw it from the mother. A basic dose for pregnancy and breastfeeding is a minimum of 300mg daily.
The other important long-chain omega 3 is EPA, which supports the cardio-vascular system. Both EPA and DHA help create optimal cellular brain cell membrane function and stabilization.
E3Live, the herb called Purslane, and micro-algae sources such as yellow algae, are the primary sources of both EPA and DHA in the vegan world.
One tablespoon of coconut oil amplifies the conversion of short chain omegas found in Chia, flax, hemp seeds, and walnuts from a 3-5% conversion rate to as high as 10%, which is a 200% increase in production of long chain omega 3's.
EPA helps to thin the blood and protect against cardiovascular problems. I have found high doses are helpful in manic depression.
Omega-3 from marine micro-algae sources is far superior to fish oil, often is rancid, and carries the heavy metals, pesticides and herbicides that have accumulated in the fish. The long chain omega 3’s builds chi and post-natal jing.
Dr Cousens - Video Transcription:
Omega 3 will thin the blood. Omega 3s will give you certain protection for the heart. They make the heart function better, I'm talking about long chain omega 3s. They make the heart function better. They make the brain function better.
As we're talking about omega 3s, that like obviously our next topic. What we know about this... Right now, there's, in Iraq, there's a high amount of American soldiers committing suicide. What they found is the people with the lowest amount of omega 3s committed the highest amount of suicide. Follow what I just said. So, and if you take that a step further, the research will lead you right to, like the cholesterol, low omega 3s will create more depression, more emotional instability, more suicide ability, less ability to concentrate, and more accident prone type behavior. Because the omega 3s, particularly DHA, which is probably 40% of the brain, okay? Is essential. So if you're gonna get low in omega 3s, and a lot of people in this low fat diet stuff, suffer from omega 3 deficiencies.
I just wanna make a point there. Is that the low fat diet, I think is, besides the fact that it hasn't been proven that it's any better than a higher fat diet for heart disease, or lowering cholesterol, or for example, in my diabetic program, people are having 25 to 35% fat in their diet. Cause we have no restrictions, so basically that's what people have. And that's the omega 3s, and so forth. And our cholesterols dropped to an average of 159. The 10% diet that was used, in, low fat diet that was used in the 1990's was a big break, their cholesterol was about 173. So that's almost 25, you know 20 points higher. Also, our diet lowered the triglycerides. Our average triglyceride was in the 69, and the Esselstyn Diet, which was a low fat, that was 144, which is really pretty high. And Dr. Ornish, which was formed in 1990, it was a 132. So what I was saying is, you're getting a rise in triglycerides with a low fat diet, but with a 25 to 35% diet you actually get lower cholesterol and lower triglycerides.
So, we're not seeing a significant difference. But I am seeing a downside, cause if your omega 3s are low you're gonna have more suicide. You're gonna have less concentration abilities. You're gonna have less ability to deal with stress. You're gonna have less cognitive skills.
And in college students they found that, college students who had adequate omega 3s, actually were better able to do better with stress for their exams. They had a whole thing with that. That's good. We also know that 85% of people with heart troubles, 85% less heart attack will happen if you have adequate omega 3s. Especially with heart, not fibrillation, but you know, the hearts beating a little bit too fast, and the regular rhythms are off. Adequate omega 3s is very protective. Up to 85% times more protective against heart problems. We also know that it's projected that 96,000 people a year, their lives would be saved if they had adequate omega 3s. That's a significant amount of people. This is in the US. And, in terms of longevity if you have 4% omega 3s versus 8%, 8% you live significantly longer, in terms of longevity research. So there's huge reasons why a low fat diet is very detrimental.
And you really do need to get adequate omega 3s. And I mean long chain, DHA and EPA. So that's what we recommend the V-Pure. The different companies vary. They get strong, they get weak, but V-Pure seems to test the best. And it's from yellow algae. I think everybody really needs a baseline omega 3. We know that women who have adequate omega 3s, their kids are healthier and there is less premature deliveries. Those are all important little pieces to the story.
I like to see people have about 300 mg of DHA. Pregnant woman 1,200 mg to 2,400 mg. For depression, I'm gonna go up more than 2,400 mg, maybe to 3,600 mg. 36. And that helps a lot with depression. You don't have to stay there forever, but for a few months. DHA, or... DHA. No, not pure because the EPA is also important. DHA I'm talking about, specifically. Right as I'm talking now, I'm talking DHA. I'll do it again, everybody listen.
The question is... Average person about 300 mg a day. I'm gonna say 300 to 1,200. Because if you're doing a lot of mental work, you'll want that support system. You really do need it. It is really great for intellectual activity. And for intellectual stress, that's the point I'm making. So, 1,200 is in the upper limit of that, not upper limit, but reasonable. If you're pregnant, I'm talking 1,200 to 2,400. If you're pregnant remember the Child is getting the bulk of that. 2,400. 2,400. DHA, yea. And for depression you may go up to 3,600 a day. Not forever.