29 Dec A cell level approach to health
One of the key functions of each cell is to create homeostasis (the capacity of preserving a stable and constant internal environment). The first step in achieving homeostasis is to develop a healthy cell membrane, this being the wall that separates the internal environment from the external one.
Without a healthy membrane, the cells lose their ability to retain water, nutritive vital substances and electrolytes. Also, they lose the ability to communicate among themselves and to be controlled through hormonal regulation mechanisms. They simply cease functioning properly. The dysfunctions in the cellular membrane is a critical factor in all chronic diseases (cancer, diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular sufferings etc) and in a weak immune system, allergy prone organisms, renal hemodynamics etc.
The cellular membranes contain fat acids, obtained through diet. As a consequence, the functioning and the structural integrity of the cell depend on the diet. When this is too rich in saturated fats, trans acids and cholesterol, the cell membranes will become less fluid – which does not occur if the diet contains EPA and DHA fatty acids (from fish oil), which are essential for the proper functioning of the membrane
The fatty acids from the Best4Pets Wild Salmon Oil are directly metabolized by the organism, unlike the Omega 3 acids derived from plants (ALA, from flax seed, olive etc), which require a prior conversion (conversion that can lead to a 95% loss of the metabolized fatty acids. This shows the superior quality of the fish derived Omega 3 fatty acids.