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Activa Omega 3 Supplements: The innovation that makes the difference

Activa Omega 3 Supplements
– The innovation that makes the difference –
High bioavailability, purity and reduced dosage

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients that are important for overall health and wellness. They offer great health benefits, including reducing inflammation, improving heart health, and supporting brain function. There are two main forms of omega-3 fatty acids that are commonly found in fish oil based supplements: Ethyl Ester (EE) and Triglyceride (TG) forms.

The primary difference between omega-3 EE and TG forms lies in The chemical structure of their nucleus. 

In the EE form, the nucleus is chemically modified to create an ethyl ester, which allows to enrich it with EPA/DHA in the required proportions and purify them. Unfortunately the downside is that they have a low availability and oxidise fasts.

In contrast, the TG form is the natural form of omega 3, this is how it is found in fish and this is how we store and use it in our bodies. Its bioavailability is excellent. However, natural fish oils are not very concentrated in EPA/DHA and they contain impurities.
As a consequence; to have the right dose of fatty acids, it is necessary to take a large dose of oil (and its impurities), which can affect digestion and intestinal transit.

A solution is to transform these TG oils into EE, this process is called transesterification. To put it simply, EPA/DHA is separated from its glycerol support, purified and recombined with an alcohol (ethanol). Through this chemical manipulation, we obtain purified fatty acids that can be concentrated in EPA/ DHA as desired.

However, an important downside is that EE oil oxidises more quickly. Moreover, as this is a new form that does not exist in nature, our body has, unfortunately, high difficulty assimilating it as it doesn’t have the enzymes necessary to separate EPA and DHA from its ethanol support. Some studies show that the absorption of a TG vs EE oil ranges from 71% to 400%…

Another option, which is costly because it involves a long and complicated process, is to take the EE oil and separate it from its ethanol support, and recombine it in TG form by adding glycerol.
As a result, we have the best of both worlds: a purified oil with a high concentration of EPA DHA .
Moreover, this oil has also a better resistance to oxidation thanks to a specific airless encapsulating method.
It means that thanks to this specific transformation process, this oil is highly concentrated in EPA and DHA, and because it has a low oxidation, you can ingest small doses (in the form of small soft gel capsules (while most products are hard and large capsules), achieve a high bioavailability and enjoy its health benefits.

How do you know if your oil is in TG or EE oil?

If TG is indicated on the packaging, it means that it is in the triglyceride form, however if it is not indicated the oil is an EE form.

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Preventing the side effect of antibiotics therapy

Preventing the side effect of antibiotics therapy

Antibiotics are drugs used to fight infections, however, all infections are not treated with antibiotics: antibiotics only work against bacterial infections and are not effective against viral infections such as the common cold or the flu.

When you take antibiotics, they not only kill the harmful bacteria that are causing the infection, but they can also kill some of the beneficial bacteria in your gut.

Taking a probiotic supplement during and after a course of antibiotics can help to restore the balance of bacteria in your gut. This can also help to reduce the risk of antibiotic-associated side effects like diarrhea, vaginal yeast infections, and other digestive problems.

In addition, some studies have suggested that taking probiotics during antibiotic therapy may help to reduce the risk of antibiotic-resistant infections by preventing the overgrowth of harmful bacteria that can become resistant to antibiotics.

It’s important to note, however, that not all probiotics are the same, and different strains of bacteria may have different effects. Laboratoires Activa has developed a range of 3 pre and probiotics blend targeting specific actions and effects in the body.

Diarrhoea

About 1 in 5 person[1] who take antibiotics develop antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Most often, the diarrhea is mild, requires no treatment, and clears up within a few days after you stop taking the antibiotic. However, it is a sign that the balance of the gut microbiome has been affected and taking antibiotic therapy is highly recommended.

Vaginal yeast infections

Yeast infections are common in women who take antibiotics[2]. A lot of antibiotics, which kill some of the bad bacteria, also kill healthy bacteria in your vagina, leading to overgrowth of yeast. Protecting your vaginal flora during and after antibiotic therapy (especially when taking cyclines that promote vaginal yeast infections) will help you avoid having a vaginal yeast infections.

Digestive discomfort

Taking antibiotics can really change the amount and type of bacteria in the gut[3] but also the whole digestive system. These changes in the gut microflora can lead to antibiotic-associated nausea, vomiting and other gastrointestinal side effects.

Sources:
[1]https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/antibiotic-associated-diarrhea/symptoms-cause/syc-20352231#:~:text=About%201%20in%205%20people,you%20stop%20taking%20the%20antibiotic.
[2]https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/yeast-infection/symptoms-causes/syc-20378999#:~:text=Yeast%20infections%20are%20common%20in,leading%20to%20overgrowth%20of%20yeast.
[3]https://www.henryford.com/blog/2020/06/antibiotics-and-probiotics-how-medications-affect-your-gut#:~:text=A%3A%20Taking%20antibiotics%20can%20dramatically,recommend%20taking%20antibiotics%20with%20food.

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Activa for Women’s Lives

Activa for Women’s Lives

A woman’s life is rhythmed by her menstrual cycle from puberty to menopause.
Its reproductive system repeats a regular pattern dependent on her hormones to prepare her for a possible pregnancy.

Many inconveniences, or even illnesses, can be related to the menstrual cycle, pregnancy or menopause, and affect a woman’s life:

  • Menstruation disorders:
    premenstrual syndrome, painful menstruations
  • Endometriosis
  • Pregnancy disorders: morning sickness and other digestive issues, constipation, circulatory problems, hemorrhoids, hair loss, lower back pain, skin problems, neuro-psychic disorders…
  • Postpartum disorder: “baby blues”
  • Symptoms of perimenopause, then menopause:
    hot flashes, fatigue, irritability, sleep disturbances, loss of libido, vaginal dryness…

Today, every woman can live her feminine expression; her cycle, as comfortably as possible, regardless of age…using Activa natural solutions for women’s health.

The Feminine Sphere

Women by Activa

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