More great information by Dr. Laura Ricci, PT, DPT, WHNC
Alright, we talked about Alpha CRS+ in a previous post. So, next up on our Lifelong Vitality Pack trio journey is xEO Mega.
Let’s start off with the name again. x stands for astaxanthin, which is a standardized extract of microalgea used in the xEO Mega formula. EO stands for “essential oil.” Mega represents the omega benefits in this complex.
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are called essential for a reason, because the body requires them for key functions like cell growth, brain development, muscle activity, immune junction, joint health (think tin man with his trusty oil can to oil up the joints), and more.
EFAs cannot be produced within the body, so we need to be getting these from our diet and through supplementation. Again, they don’t call them essential for nothing.
Our Standard American Diet (SAD) contains way too much omega-6 fatty acids (inflammatory) in the form of vegetable oils, trans fats, and hydrogenated fats.
There is scientific evidence suggesting that increasing dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids can provide lots of health benefits including positive effects on cardiovascular health, brain function, immune function, joint health, mobility, and skin health.
We want a proper balance of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids (ideally a 1:1 ratio) for overall health. We want to work on decreasing foods high in omega-6 fatty acids (fried foods, fast food, etc) and increase foods high in omega-3 fatty acids (fish, olive oil, nuts, and seeds).
xEO Mega contains essential oils (clove, frankincense, thyme, cumin, wild orange, peppermint, ginger, and german chamomile), as well as marine and land-sourced omega fatty acids, and plant-based ingredients to support your body in several ways.
Let’s dive deeper into the ingredients. The essential oils are a brilliant addition to this supplement because they stabilize the fish oils naturally so you are not regurgitating for hours after taking them. In fact, one of the first things my oilers notice when taking them is they no longer verp afterwards. Plus, you are getting the added health benefits of these beautiful essential oils. For example, clove is the highest oil on the ORAC score scale, which means it is an antioxidant powerhouse! Peppermint acts on GABA channels of the brain to uplift mood! Adding the oils into the blend makes perfect sense.
xEO Mega contains pure, micro-filtered marine lipids, which provide high levels of fatty acids like eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), gamma linolenic acid (GLA), and stearidonic acid (SDA). It also contains pomegranate seed oil and Echium seed oil for additional fatty acids. This is all bundled up for you in a vegetarian-friendly softgel.
The fish oils in xEO Mega come from a renewable source of anchovy, sardine, and mackerel harvested from the Humboldt Current in the South Pacific Ocean. They are 100% pure marine lipids that have been filtered, tested, and certified free of toxins, have metals, and other harmful contaminants. This is very important because just like our essential oils, quality matters, and most of the fish oil you can purchase at the grocery store is rancid and can actually be inflammatory in the body. Health is wealth. Invest in the good stuff.
Don’t eat fish? No problem. We have the vEO Mega supplement which is a vegetarian-friendly (what the “v” stands for) formula containing plant and algae sourced omega fatty acids (flaxseed oil, cranberry seed oil, pomegranate seed oil, pumpkin seed oil, grape seed oil, borage seed oil, and inca niche seed oil). Select the Vegan Lifelong Vitality Pack and you are good to go. As a side note, the Alpha CRS+ and Microplex VMz (which we will discuss in an upcoming post) are already considered vegetarian friendly.
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