No fishy taste, yet all the health benefits of fish oil! These fish oils have been independently tested for dual rancidity, mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium, EPA and DHA levels, PCBs, dioxin and dioxin-like compounds. Do not compromise on purity of fish oils. If the manufacturer cannot provide purity testing, you should not be consuming it since heavy metals are other toxins are commonly found in fish oils.
Total omega-3.......2,250mg (provided as pure fish oil)
Natural mixed tocopherols.......25mg
Ingredients: Pure concentrated fish oil (98%) from sardines and anchovy (no codfish); essential oil of orange; mixed natural tocopherols. Free of wheat, yeast, gluten, corn, soy*, eggs, dairy, and artificial colors or flavors. Read about low oxidation manufacturing process at bottom
*The mixed tocopherols are dissolved in sunflower seed oil. The source of the mixed tocopherols is soy. It should not give rise to allergic reactions in individuals who have soy allergy because the tocopherols are virtually absent of soy proteins.
Recommended Dosage: 1 - 4 level teaspoons (5-20ml) taken daily with meals or as professionally directed. Take directly into the mouth.
Contraindications: None known if recommended intake is followed.
This is the best tasting fish oil I've ever used, and the purest one in the US free of heavy metals and toxins. There is no fishy taste or smell. Just an orange scent. A huge hit at the conferences when we do taste testing.
For arthritis, I recommend you take a full tablespoon per day into a smoothie. I personally take a spoon and wash it down with water or juice. Within one week, you'll notice the anti-inflammatory effects! More importantly, no toxicity to your liver or stomach like the over-the-counter pain killers and anti-inflammatories. Most noticeable, are the immediate improvements to your skin and hair. You will get compliments!
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The special omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil have been shown to keep blood triglycerides in check, to help maintain the integrity of the platelets and have anti-inflammatory activity helping arthritis, asthma, and skin conditions.
Arthritis & Anti-Inflammatory Taking 2.6 grams of Omega 3 fish oils per day results in significant clinical benefit for arthritis sufferers, and reduces the need for antirheumatic medication as shown in numerous studies including a one year double blind controlled trial published in Arthritis & Rheumatism 1994 V.37(6). EPA is a direct precursor to the omega-3 family of anti-inflammatory eicosanoids (prostaglandins, leukotrienes and thromboxanes). Increase in cellular concentration of EPA stimulates the release of anti-inflammatory eicosanoids, which counterbalance the effect of the pro-eicosanoids released when arachidonic acid is the precursor fatty acid. Consumption of EPA is therefore beneficial to sufferers of chronic inflammatory conditions.
Skin, hair, lungs, and GI health Omega-3 fatty acids can help to improve the integrity of the skin Omega-3 fatty acids can help to improve the integrity of the epithelial tissue lining the lungs and intestinal tract Added vitamin E to enhance stability Mega EPA (fish oil concentrate) provides bioavailable, omega-3 essential fatty acids in concentrated oil form.
General Health Omega-3 fatty acids are critical components of a healthy diet. The body cannot manufacture essential Omega-3s and must obtain them from either food such as flaxseeds, fish, and walnuts, or through supplementation. The most important types of omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils are Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA). The body needs EPA to produce prostaglandins, which are hormone-like substances that help to protect the heart and the cell membranes. DHA is required for the normal development of the brain, the eyes, and the reproductive system.
Cancer Both laboratory and animal tests have shown that Omega 3 fatty acids help prevent cancer, and build up the immune system so that it can better fight against certain types of cancer cells.
Heart disease & stroke The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oils increase good cholesterol (high density lipoproteins, HDL) in the blood while decreasing bad cholesterol (triglycerides). Furthermore, these omega-3 oils protect the heart by preventing the formation of blood clots and fatty deposits (plaque) on the arterial walls. In people with coronary heart disease, fish oils may help to reduce the risk of blood clots in the brain or in the lungs; pain associated with angina; and the risk of cardiac arrhythmias. Fish oils also help to maintain healthy circulation.
Investigation of the possible benefits of fish oils began when researchers discovered that Eskimos rarely suffer from heart attacks or rheumatoid arthritis even though their diet is high in fat from fish, seals, and whales. Because these sources of fat have a high omega-3 fatty acid content, it was discovered that the type of fatty acid that they contained helped to protect the Eskimos from the usual consequences of high-fat diets. The Eskimos high omega-3 fatty acid diet helped decrease their risk of heart attacks, strokes and abnormal heart rhythms.
A study of 20,551 doctors who ate at least one fish meal per week cut their risk of heart attacks in half compared to those who ate fish once a month or less. In the 5-year Lyon study, men who followed a Mediterranean diet with emphasis on omega-3-rich oils and fish, fruits and vegetables had their heart attack rates reduced by 70% compared to subjects in the control group.
ADHD Omega 3 fatty acids have also been shown to be effective in developmental behavioral dysfunction in children. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 1995 reported that 53% of children with ADHD had significantly lower concentrations of Omega 3 fatty acids than the control children. Numerous Autistic children have also been found to be deficient in Omega 3 fatty acids.
Low Oxidation Manufacturing Process Pharmax Fish Oils are molecularly distilled. In addition, since the purification process does tend to damage and oxidize the oils, their oxidation levels are measured after the purification process, not before (which other companies have been caught doing) in order to reflect the true oxidation value of the oil.
Pharmax uses molecular distillation to purify their oil which is the "gold standard", but it has to be done without any oxygen present . In order to achieve this, Pharmax heats the oil a little bit at a low pressure in a nitrogen atmosphere with no oxygen. The low pressure is used so the boiling point is lower. Then, oxidation levels are tested afterwards.
EFA Breakdown in the Body How are Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) broken down in the body? Does it require much work from the liver?
EFAs are broken down in the gut (hydrolyzed) and the individual fatty acids are absorbed by the enterocytes lining the GI tract. The enterocytes assemble the fatty acids and glycerol into triglycerides.The triglycerides and other fat soluble nutrients are collected and assembled into chylomicrons, which are absorbed by the lacteals (lymphatic vessels of the small intestines). The chylomicrons flow with the lymph into the blood and reaches every tissue in the body. In the tissues the triglycerides are absorbed in a similar way as triglycerides are absorbed by the enterocytes. In the tissues the fatty acids can be metabolized into for example local hormones.
The hydrolization process in the gut requires lipase secreted by the pancreas and bile synthesized in the liver and secreted from the gallbladder.
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Natural triglycerides Seroyal/Pharmax fish oils have only naturally enriched concentrated levels of EPA and DHA, avoiding the alcohol or chemical processes many fish oils undergo: conversion into ethyl esters (EPA and DHA bound to alcohol molecules); or further ethyl ester processing into reconstituted triglycerides (augmented configuration of EPA and DHA).
NEO-3™: Enzymatic process to concentrate EPA & DHA Mimicking the natural digestive system, lipase enzymes are used to concentrate the levels of EPA and DHA (without alcohol or chemicals), separating the natural triglyercides which are then extracted, leavin the original fish oil with naturally enriched EPA and DHA.
CRYO -3: Fractional super-cooling to concentrate EPA & DHA Fish oil gradually taken to very low temperatures enables accurate fractional crystallization or “precipitation” of saturated fatty acids. Once the solid fractions have been separated, the remaining liquid, containing unsaturated fatty acids in a natural triglyercide form, has an increased concentration ratio of EPA and DHA.
Link between Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake and Bone Mineral Density
Self-Reported Dietary Intake of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Association with Bone and Lower Extremity Function
Summary:In a cross-sectional study involving 118 male and 129 female older adults, subjects consuming lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids intake (<1.27 g/d) were found to have lower BMD (bone mineral density), as compared to subjects with higher omega-3 fatty acids intake. The mean reported intake of omega-3 fatty acids in this group of older adults was low overall (1.27 g/d). No independent relationship was found between omega-3 fatty acid intake and lower extremity function. The authors conclude, "Results from this preliminary report are promising and suggest further investigation."
Rousseau JH, Kleppinger A, et al, J Am Geriatr Soc, 2008 August 22
I was skeptical that the fish oil liquid would actually be palatable. I am pleasantly surprised that it is so easy to take and does not have any unpleasant tastes to it. It's the healthiest and most economical way to go!