Guest post courtesy of Tommy Little
Sustainably Wild Caught Nutrition for Total Body Health
At Steward Supplements we are proud that Organic Ocean is offering our supplements in the Canadian marketplace. Steward omega-3 superfoods are made from wild caught Alaskan cod and salmon, sourced from the pristine Bering Sea. The Bering Sea fisheries are among the most productive on the planet and are a model for organizing, conducting, and monitoring sustainable fisheries.
The vessels that harvest our fish use line catch methods that do not ensnare non-targeted fish species and that do not negatively impact the marine environment. Our fishing methods are certified sustainable and low environmental impact by both the Marine Stewardship Council and Alaska’s Sustainable Fisheries Management.
Steward Omega-3 Superfoods are uniquely traceable and transparent. We know the date, location, and vessel that catch our fish. Today’s consumers rightly demand to know the source of their health products, and that the products are produced in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.
Soon after fish are landed aboard the vessel, the filets are separated from the rest of the fish, and everything is flash frozen to lock in the freshness. The filets will be served in premium restaurants worldwide and distributed in quality retail establishments. The rest of the fish is rendered into omega-3 ingredients of exceptional purity, freshness, and therapeutic value. The entire fish is utilized, nothing is wasted.
Steward’s omega-3 production facility is in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, the epicenter of the Bering Sea fisheries. Our omega-3 oils are processed within days if not hours of the catch. This short timeline not only guarantees freshness, but also ensures that all the nutrients found in the fish are retained in the finished oil. Steward omega-3 ingredients contain uber healthy omega-3 fatty acids along with fat soluble vitamins D and A and immune balancing Pro Resolving Mediators. Our salmon oil delivers naturally occurring brain and eye healthy astaxanthin, which gives the oil its signature pink color. The combination of all these health promoting nutrients is why we call Steward products Omega-3 Superfoods.
Health Benefits from Head to Toe!
The omega-3 fatty acids, fat soluble vitamins D and A, pre resolving mediators, and astaxanthin all play essential roles in promoting optimal health. This powerful nutrient array works synergistically to support optimal immune regulation and inflammation control.
Many of the health benefits associated with omega-3s can be attributed to their unique ability to balance inflammation. Chronic diseases are fueled by inflammation. The more omega-3 fatty acids that we store in our cells, the more efficient our bodies are at expressing healthy inflammation and immunity. Inflammation in the short term is necessary, but long-term elevated inflammation is damaging.
Health benefits of Omega-3s:
Omega-3 fatty acids are utilized by the body to build healthy cells and are formed into powerful chemicals that are essential for good health. Research indicates that to experience optimal health, at least 8% of our cells should be comprised of omega-3 fats. Studies show that the average American has 3% or less omega-3s in their cells.
Benefits of Omega-3 include:
- Healthy, balanced immunity
- Cardiovascular support
- Brain and eye health
- Mobil, comfortable joints
- Healthy skin and aging
Health Benefits of Vitamins D and A
Health experts believe that the two most deficient nutrients in all populations are omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D. Both wonder nutrients play numerous roles in the human body, especially in immune function. Without adequate intake of omega-3 and healthy vitamin D levels in blood plasma, the immune system is challenged to regulate itself.
Vitamin A also is a multi-role player in the human body; examples include supporting immune activity, mucosal barrier strength, and eye health.
Benefits of fat-soluble vitamins include:
- Balanced and effective immune activity
- Healthy mucosal tissues
- Gastrointestinal and microbiome health
- Vision support
- Neurological resilience
- Bone strength
Health Benefits of Pre-Resolving Mediators
During the past decade, a great deal of research has identified a class of omega-3 derived signaling agents, identified in circulation and tissues throughout the body, referred to as resolving mediators. These powerful factors coordinate the resolution of inflammation and promote the tissue repair process. Steward Omega-3 Superfoods are a rich dietary source of pre-resolving mediators (14-HDHA, 17-HDHA, 18-HEPE).
Benefits of resolving mediators include:
- Promote inflammation resolution
- Help initiate tissue repair
- Promote balanced immune activity
Health Benefits of Astaxanthin
A member of the carotenoid family, astaxanthin is spectacular at protecting tissues from damage, particularly free radical damage (oxidative stress). Studies show that astaxanthin limits damage from UV light and computer screens on the eyes. Astaxanthin is one of a select group of antioxidants that can cross the blood/brain barrier to guard neurons from damage.
Benefits of astaxanthin include:
- Healthy immune activity
- Inflammation moderation
- Brain health
- Cardiovascular function
- Eye and skin protection
One of the Healthiest Choices You Will Ever Make
Steward Omega-3 Superfoods offer so many health benefits that it would literally require hundreds of pages to cover all the details. Everything contained in these nature made nutrient power houses will be utilized by your body to promote health, resilience, and enhanced function. As indicated, a partial list of health benefits includes balanced immunity, brain and eye protection, cardiovascular function, and healthy aging.
Tommy Little is the Founder of Steward Supplements and the Executive Vice President for Bering Select - the producers of the sustainable and minimally processed healthy oils used in Steward Omega-3 Superfoods. Organic Ocean is honoured to offer Steward Supplements in the Canadian Marketplace.