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Omega-3 and Omega-6 (EPA, DHA & GLA)

Essential fatty acids

Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids play an important role in brain development1,2,3

Dietary fats are part of our everyday diet. They belong to a larger group of compounds called lipids. Lipids help build our cell membranes and are vital to our central nervous system – making up about 50-60% of the weight of our brain!4


Of these brain lipids, approximately 35% are made up of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which include Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. PUFAs are important to brain development and functioning. Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are just PUFAs that cannot be made or stored by your body and must be provided by food or supplements. 

 

Today, in many countries, the typical diet may not be optimal in these EFAs. Equazen provides a balanced supplementation of Omega-3 (EPA, DHA) and Omega-6 (GLA) fatty acids to people who think they may not be receiving enough in their diet alone. Equazen is made from a scientifically proven ratio of EPA:DHA:GLA=9:3:1, which has been shown in clinical trials to help improve attention and learning and reduce hyperactivity.3

 

Discover more about the unique combination used by Flordis, how it works, and the key studies that support its benefits.

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Essential Fatty Acids in history

The role of EFAs, which include Omega-3, for learning and behaviour in children continues to grow as an area of research.6

 

Omega-3 fatty acids, in particular, are an essential component in the brain. Since your body does not have the ability to synthesise some types of Omega-3 fatty acids on its own, it is important to consume them in your diet. Over the years, concerns have grown that there is a lack of omega-3 in the modern diet, which therefore may have an impact on learning, reading, and attention.6

Essential Fatty Acids in history

The optimal combination used in EQUAZEN

Two types of EFAs to focus on are linoleic acid and a-linolenic acid. Both of these EFAs are needed for growth and repair and can’t be produced by the human body. In their consumable form, these two fatty acids actually don’t have an effect; however, when they are metabolised by the body they form other fatty acids that your body can then use, such as EPA (Omega-3), DHA (Omega-3), and GLA (Omega-6).

Our unique combinaton is a scientifically proven standardised ratio of EPA:DHA:GLA that is 9:3:1. This formulation provides the necessary ingredients that help support brain development and function in the optimal balance. 

Evidence shows EQUAZEN can help support:1-2

  • Concentration/attention 
  • Learning 
  • Reading 
  • Language development
  • Working memory 
The optimal combination used in EQUAZEN

How Equazen: EPA:DHA:GLA=9:3:1 works

Over the years, our diet has changed causing a shift in the types of foods we eat, and the amount of Omega-3, which we classify as “healthier” foods, such as vegetables and fish has decreased. 

As these healthier foods are being substituted more and more for foods that are more processed and convenient, their nutritional value tends to go down, as well as their likelihood to contain these omega-3 fatty acids!

 

EPA:DHA:GLA=9:3:1 works to provide a balanced supplementation of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.

How Equazen: EPA:DHA:GLA=9:3:1 works

Clinical studies on EQUAZEN

EQUAZEN has been researched in multiple clinical studies involving both mainly children and also adults.  The evidence demonstrates the beneficial effects of the Equabalance ratio of EPA:DHA:GLA = 9:3:1  used in the EQUAZEN range, with significant improvement in concentration and learning development.

Stough 2001

154 children over 3 months

Significant improvement

vs. placebo for performed tasks reflecting:

  • Concentration and attention Learning and language development including reading and visual analysis Working memory

Johnson et al. Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2017 Jan;58(1):83-93.

Parletta et al. 2013

409 children over 40 weeks

Significant improvement

vs. placebo for performed tasks reflecting:

  • cognitive and learning development concentration and attention working memory

Parletta et al. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2013 Aug;89(2-3):71-9.

Sinn et al. 2008

167 children over  30 weeks

Significant improvement

vs. placebo for performed tasks reflecting:

  • concentration and attention learning and language development

Sinn, N. et al. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2008 Apr-May;78(4-5):311-2 sin 6.

Johnson et al. 2009

75 children & adolescents over 6 months

SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT

  • concentration and attention

Barragan-Perez, E.J., Heredia-Barragan, I., and Huerta-Albarran, R. 2011. 17(4): 148-153.

Richardson et al. 2005

117 children over 6 months

SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT

vs. placebo for measures reflecting:

  • concentration and attention learning such as reading and spelling

Richardson, A.J. and Montgomery, Pediatrics. 2005 May;115(5):1360-6.

Flordis Difference

EQUAZEN with Equabalance ratio 9:3:1

 

There are now hundreds of formulations containing omega-3s or omega-6 as the main ingredients. So what makes EQUAZEN with the specific ratio EPA:DHA:GLA = 9:3:1 different?

 

  • High quality with the optimal balance of EPA, DHA and GLA  
  • Consistently reliable, batch after batch
  • Researched in clinical trials

That means, you can be confident that the EQUAZEN product you are getting contains the same balance of ingredients that has been demonstrated in clinical research to support concentration, learning and reading. That’s the Flordis difference.

Equazen: EPA:DHA:GLA = 9:3:1: A Summary

Consistent quality

Through our rigorous processes, quality controls and extensive testing we ensure that our scientifically proven ratio of 9:3:1 provides the health outcomes demonstrated by clinical trials

Scientifically proven ratio of fatty acids (EPA:DHA:GLA=9:3:1)

Specially formulated to provide an optimal supplementation omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids

Improve learning difficulties

Provides necessary essential fatty acids crucial for brain development and function in infants and children

Recommended worldwide

to support concentration, learning, reading and healthy brain development

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References
  1. Assisi A. et al. International clinical psychopharmacology 2006, 21:319-336.
  2. Tesei A. et al. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2016.
  3. Bloch MH, et al. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2011 Oct;50(10):991-1000.
  4. Liu JJ. Brain Res 2015 Feb 9; 220-246.
  5. Königs A., et al. Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment 2016:12 1869-1882.
  6. Richardson AJ, et al, Paediatrics 2005;115, 1360-1366.

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