Oil Marino. Fatty acids Omega 3 and 6

Fatty acids Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are those that contain more than one double bond in its carbon chain, have an important physiological role, contributing to the fluidity, permeability and activity of cell membranes, and moreover are precursors of eicosanoids (prostaglandins, leukotrienes, thromboxanes), molecules with fundamental physiological actions.

Polyunsaturated fatty acids are grouped into two families, according to the disposition of their double bonds: omega-3 and omega-6.

The group owns the omega-6 essential fatty acid linoleic (C 18:2), which must be incorporated in the diet. It is present in vegetable oils, and the organism becomes acid and-linolenic acid (GLA, C 18:3) which form prostaglandins (PG) series 1 and 2.

The chemical nomenclature indicates the number of carbons in molecules 18, after the colon the number of double bonds 2 or 3, and the letter omega-3 and omega-6 indicates the position of the first carbon double bond with the 3 or the 6.

A-linolenic acid (C 18:3) belongs to the omega-3.

Such as linoleic acid, can not be formed in the body, so it must be provided in the diet, found in seed oils. In the body, this fatty acid becomes, though in a rather slow reaction in long chain polyunsaturated acids are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, C 22:5) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C 22:6). These two fatty acids are abundant in oils from fatty fish like salmon, so they can be supplied through diet or supplements. EPA and DHA resulting in the Series 3 prostaglandins. While PG Series 2 are proinflammatory, vasoconstrictive and flattering of platelet aggregation, the PG Series 3 are anti-inflammatory, antiplatelet and vasodilatory. This illustrates the importance of the proper balance between omega-3 and omega-6. The imbalance between these two types of fatty acids by a deficiency of omega-3, is associated with cardiovascular disease, arthritis and other inflammatory disorders. A low level of DHA is associated with reduced learning ability, memory loss and decrease of visual function (1).

Body functions:

On cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure.
Several studies have shown that Omega-3 fatty acids decrease the rate of triacylglycerol (TAG) in plasma, serving to control this parameter in hyperlipidemic patients. EPA and DHA decrease the level of TAG and VLDL-cholesterol, increases HDL-cholesterol and apo-B apolipoprotein. There is a slight increase in LDL, but not significant (2.3).

A study conducted on 27 patients with high cholesterol and TAG by researchers at the Ramon y Cajal hospital in Madrid showed that salmon oil can help control these parameters in hyperlipidemic patients (4). A meta-analysis performed by Dr. Friedberg and colleagues of the Department of Internal Medicine Ziekenhuis der Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, recognizes the value of fish oil to treat the dyslipidemia associated with diabetes (5).

Since atherosclerosis (narrowing of arteries by cholesterol deposits) causes cardiovascular disease, intake of salmon oil helps to prevent them. Furthermore, it has been found in normolipidemic hypertensive patients that EPA and DHA lowered systolic and diastolic (6).

On platelet function

EPA and DHA prevent platelet aggregation, thus forming series 3 prostaglandins, which are antiplatelet agents. This decreases the formation of thrombi that can clog arteries and cause thrombosis. You are less arachidonic acid, the precursor of eicosanoids of series 2, that are aggregating and pro-inflammatory (7).

The salmon oil rich in EPA amended the phospholipids of platelets, which results in an alteration of the clotting times that stretch, and platelet function in general (7).

On the immune system

The Omega-3 fatty acids of marine origin reduce the production of proinflammatory cytokines in immune cells. Professor Meydani and her colleagues noted that decreases the production of IL1, IL6, IL2 and TNF-a, and this contributes to the decrease of the pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases and atherosclerosis. Applications:


Pearls marine salmon oil salmon oil contain a high content of DHA and EPA, enhanced with vitamin E, an antioxidant that maintains excellent properties Salmon Oil. It is an excellent dietary supplement, as indicated in the following situations: Regular cholesterol and triglycerides, improving the state of the heart, arteries, blood clotting, blood pressure, immune system, degenerative processes, etc..


Because of its antiplatelet activity, avoid the consumption of salmon oil, combined with other anticoagulant therapies. Also must be careful when eating this product during pregnancy and adolescents.

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