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We’ve all been told we need Omega-3's…but what about the other Omega’s, Omega-6 and Omega-9?
Which ones do you really need and what are the best foods to get them from? Has anyone ever explained to you whywe need them? That’s why we’re here to help!
First, we’ll dive into what Omega fatty acids are and why they are essential. There are three different types of Omega fatty acids, and each of them play a significant role in your body functions.
Omega Fatty Acids:
Not only are they healthy, they are also vital for healthy brain development in our younger years and for keeping us sharp as we grow older. Omega fatty acids also play an important role in a healthy heart and immune system, and positively affect every cell in our bodies. We need Omega fatty acids to function at our best!
Omega-6 Fatty Acids
Like Omega-3, Omega-6 are essential to good health. The main difference is that while Omega-3 fights inflammation, Omega-6 can actually promote it! So, the trick is to have a healthy balance of both Omega-6 and Omega-3.
The correct balance would be 1:1, meaning you are getting the same amount of each. However, most people’s diets are severely lacking in Omega-3’s and the ratio is more like 15:1. The only way to get these back in balance is by getting more Omega-3 in your diet.
Omega-9 Fatty Acids
Omega-9 is crucial to building a strong immune system. It has also been known to help fight various skin problems, helps with ADHD, diabetes and even is shown to help combat some eye diseases. Unlike the other Omega fatty acids, your body will produce Omega-9 all on its own. Yet the production of healthy Omega-9 fatty acids can only occur when you are getting enough Omega-3 in your diet.
So, in other words....
All roads lead back to getting enough Omega-3.
DHA and EPA long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids are what we refer to as Omega-3’s. These are absolutely essential to our health but unfortunately, our bodies do not produce them. We have to get Omega-3 fatty acids from what we put into our bodies.
Omega-3's can be found in oily fish like salmon, also in chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, walnuts and leafy greens.
There is really no way to consume the required amount of any of these foods to receive the benefits of Omega-3’s that your body needs. So then, how do you get enough of this vital nutrient? Unfortunately there is only one way. And that is to get them from a supplement of some kind.
The health benefits of these fatty acids are off the charts:
These benefits make a huge difference in everything from keeping our brain sharp, our blood pressure in check, keeping excess weight off, and having younger looking skin.
Omega-3’s are one of nature's true miracles with all of the good they do for us, however there's one problem...The way most people get the benefits of this amazing nutrient is in the form of fish oil capsules. Let's face it- nothing will kill the moment faster than when you lean in for a kiss right after a fish-burp. Fish oil pills are just plain terrible for your breath, and many people hate that fishy taste that can live in your mouth for hours after taking those giant capsules. Thankfully, Honibe has a solution!
Honibe Omega-3 gummiebees
We recommend our Honibe Omega-3 gummiebees because they have 120 mg of Omega 3 fatty-acids including EPA and DHA to support your cognitive health or healthy brain function. We use Pectin, a plant based ingredient that comes from fruits, such as apples, which hold all the ingredients together naturally.
Our Omega-3 gummiebees are also loaded with natural Canadian honey which is full of nutrients including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acid. So, not only are you getting all the benefits of Omega-3’s, you are also getting the naturally occurring health benefits of pure Canadian honey!
Did we mention they also taste AMAZING? We pride ourselves in having NO traces of fishy smell or taste in our Omega-3 gummiebees. How did we achieve this, you might ask? Our deliciously sour-orange flavour and sugary coating masks any fishy taste or smell, making them taste almost candy-like!
Our proprietary formula only uses sustainable Canadian sourced Meg-3 fish oil that is sourced from a variety of wild fish species. We guarantee that no species of fish used are endangered or threatened, and none are caught for the exclusive production of oil.
Try our Omega-3 gummiebees now while supplies last!
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Meet Sue Rowe, one half of the founding pair that created the Honibe® brand and products. Together with her husband John, they founded the Honibe® brand that would grow to be one of the favourite health and wellness brands in Canada.