Something Fishy About Omega-3 Oils
Polyunsaturated fatty acids generate oxidative stress — an overload of free radicals.
More oxidative stress creates more inflammation creates more lipo-pigments, namely, lipofuscin and ceroid “wear and tear” granules.
Lipo-pigments are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (no saturated fats), and are the secondary cause of yellow fat disease.
The primary cause is omega-3 fatty acids — ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).
Yellow fat disease (steatitis) impacts numerous organisms, from yeast to cats, from flies to dogs, from bees to crocodiles, from fish to horses, from chickens to pigs, from monkeys to human beings.
Brain fat gets rancid too.
The order of rancidity is …
highly-unsaturated fatty acids (HUFAs) —> polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) —> monounsaturated fatty acids —> saturated fatty acids —> cholesterol
If omega-3 fatty acids are harmful, why are the fish oil pills sold in the U.S. a $1.2 billion industry?
Why is the global market supposed to reach $4.08 billion by 2022?
Why is it being forced upon public school children as in Texas?
Corporate marketers say it’s because of “rising consumer awareness regarding benefit of the product.”
Maybe there are other reasons.
Niir Board (Modern Technology of Oils, Fats & Its Derivatives, 2002) wrote …
“As a class the marine oils are among the cheapest of all the fats and oils. They are used in edible fat products, in soap, and in protective coatings, although in none of these fields are they considered as desirable raw materials as ordinary vegetable and animal fats.”