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New Fatty Acid Discovered!

Rethink Omega-3s.  Introducing C15:0

C15:0 is the first essential fatty acid to be discovered in over 90 years. It has 3x more cellular benefits than Omega-3, and helps reverse aging. Our cells need adequate fats to maintain cell membrane health. Cell membranes are responsible for allowing nutrients in and waste products out.  We cannot make these fats; we must get them from food. The best part about C15:0? It doesn’t go rancid like most Omega 3 supplements. Read on to find out why.

Fatty Acids may help:

  • Enhance satiety after eating and reducing carbohydrate cravings

  • Reduce inflammation (if from physical training, great forathletes!) and pain from inflammation

  • Increase lean body mass

  • Decrease cortisol - a hormone associated with belly fat gain when elevated.

  • Turn on lipolytic genes (fat burning genes)

  • Turn off lipogenic genes (fat storage genes)

  • Decrease blood pressure

  • Increase serotonin levels (the happy neurotransmitter) which can decrease depression, anxiety and panic attacks

  • Support health of cardiovascular system, joint, skin, and cell membranes

The Sad Truth About Omega 3 Supplements:

  1. Omega-3s are polyunsaturated fatty acids. Their chemical structures have double bonds, which serve as bending points that make them more fragile, including making them oils at room temperature.

  2. Omega-3s are susceptible to oxidation. Oils are readily oxidized by…well, oxygen. When exposed to oxygen, omega-3s and other polyunsaturated fatty acids start going bad. This process is called lipid peroxidation. We know it better as going rancid.

  3. As many as half of omega-3 supplements on the shelf are rancid.  They can also go bad in your cells.

  4. Rancid Omega-3 can be toxic to cells, and cause cell death. This is why Vitamin E, which is an antioxidant, is often included in omega-3 supplements - to counter expected oxidative damage from omega-3s.

In comparison, C15:0 is a stable saturated fatty acid that has no double bonds, is not susceptible to oxidation, does not readily break down, and works to protect cells. Fatty15 contains 99% pure C15:0 powder. C15:0 is a healthy fat naturally present in dairy products, as well as some types of fish and plants. Dozens of studies around the world have linked higher C15:0 in our bodies to healthy metabolism, balanced immunity, healthy hearts, and a longer life.

Marine sources are the best place to get Fatty Acids from food.

Use the acronym SMASH to remember the best marine sources.

It stands for Salmon, Mackerel, Anchovy, Sardine and Herring.

Caution: Do you have thin blood?  Are you on blood thinners?  Fish oil may not be right for you, but C15:0 is fine!

If you are going to supplement, VIGEO suggests using C15:0

Use discount code VIGEO for 15% off your first order!

Want to learn more?   

The Found My Fitness podcast by Rhonda Patrick is a great source of info for all things Omega 3.

Here’s a comprehensive article she put together on Omega 3s as well:

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