Hallelujah Acres Omega 3 Fat Study
|Omega 3 Fat Status||Dietary Supplement: Organic flax seed oil Dietary Supplement: fish oil|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
|Official Title:||Hallelujah Acres Omega 3 Fat Study|
- Omega 3 Score [ Time Frame: 8 weeks of supplementation before testing ]A finger prick blood sample is analyzed for fatty acids, including the amount of omega 3 fats in the blood. The Omega 3 Score is the amount of EPA and DHA in whole blood as a percent of fat.
|Study Start Date:||January 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2015|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Flax Oil and then Fish Oil
All people in the study will use the flax seed oil and then the fish oil.
Dietary Supplement: Organic flax seed oil
2 tablespoons of organic flax seed oil are eaten daily for 8 weeks.
Other Name: Flora Flax Oil, organic.Dietary Supplement: fish oil
5 grams (1 tsp.) of fish oil is eaten per day for 8 weeks.
Other Name: Pharmax LLC Finest Pure Fish Oil
This study is being conducted to compare the response of individuals to flax seed oil or fish oil, measured by blood lipids. Especially the amount of the long chain omega 3 polyunsaturated fats EPA and DHA will be tested. An omega 3 score for whole blood will be measured. The omega 3 score is the percent sum of omega 3 fats in the blood.
The hypothesis is that 5 grams of fish oil will increase the amount of EPA and DHA in a person's blood to a protective level, and that 30 grams (2 tablespoons) of flax oil will not change the blood levels of EPA significantly and not change the blood concentrations of DHA at all, even for a person consuming a low omega 6 oil diet and following a vegan diet high in fruits and vegetables.
Most of the testing of flax and fish oil has not been done in vegans. This trial will extend this testing to this subpopulation.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01517685
|United States, Washington|
|Hallelujah Acres Research Office / Laboratory|
|Zillah, Washington, United States, 98953|
|Principal Investigator:||Michael Donaldson, PhD||Hallelujah Acres|