Concentrated Omega-3 1,200 mg Fish Oil Natural Orange Flavor Fish Oil Softgels 120 Count
Omega-3 from Cold-Water Fish
The EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in Livamed???s Concentrated Omega-3 are obtained from cold-water fish: anchovies, sardines and mackerel. These long-chain omega-3 fatty acids are more practical than plant-derived short-chain omega-3s such as ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) because you need to consume large amounts of ALA and expend more physiological energy to convert ALA into EPA and DHA. Also, some people (especially those whose ancestors are from northern latitudes) are unable to make that conversion. So supplementation with fish oil is a good way to obtain these vital fatty acids.
EPA/DHA have anti-inflammatory activity, balancing pro-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids that are abundant in the modern diet. Inflammation is now believed to be a causative factor for chronic disease, so reducing systemic inflammation is important in promoting healing and healthy aging. Because EPA is used by our bodies to make anti-inflammatory hormones (PG3 prostaglandins and leukotrienes) it can help to reduce the risk of strokes, heart attacks, pulmonary embolism and other dangerous events. Research has shown benefits for autoimmune diseases and asthma as well.
EPA and DHA also have important cardiovascular benefits, contributing to healthy triglyceride and cholesterol levels, improving blood vessel function, reducing platelet aggregation and helping to keep the arteries clear of fibrinogen and other substances that promote atherosclerosis. In addition, EPA also plays a role in healthy blood pressure levels.
EPA and DHA have a positive effect on brain function as well. DHA is one of the most abundant fatty acids in brain tissue and it contributes to a positive mood and improved cognitive function. Omega-3s may be helpful for people with depression, ADHD and dementia.
Livamed??Concentrated Omega-3 with natural orange oil is a double-strength EPA/DHA formula yielding 1,200 mg of fish oil per softgel. It is sourced from fresh cold-water fish, is molecularly distilled and tested for pesticides, PCBs and heavy metals.
According to recent research it appears fish oil supplements work better than cholesterol-reducing drugs to assist patients with chronic heart failure.
In the study researchers gave nearly 3,500 patients a daily omega-3 fish oil supplement. Almost the same number of patients were given placebo pills (pills with no active ingredient, usually in the form of sugar). Over a four-year period patients in the group taking the fish oil had fewer admissions to the hospital and deaths related to heart failure.
Why you may ask? Omega 3???s are essential for many things (see more below), but primarily fighting inflammation in the body by containing powerful antioxidants.
That is why I personally take??Livamed’s fish oil supplement daily. With all of the toxins, and now radiation found in fish today, this is a better way to go I feel. The omega fish oil I carry is strictly tested to make sure no toxins are present and are of the highest quality.
Why Essential Fatty Acids Are So Important?
Essential Fatty Acids are nutritional cornerstones of human health. Two major families of fats are comprised under this designation, omegas 3 and 6. They are deemed ???essential??? because we need them for proper health???much like certain vitamins and minerals???but cannot produce them on our own. We must therefore consume these fats through diet or supplementation.
Why You Need More Omega 3s In Your Diet
Most people associate omega-3s with cardiovascular health, but their benefits go far beyond the heart. The two main omega-3s EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) promote the body???s natural anti-inflammatory response, a normal function that is behind the relief of many chronic conditions but that is too often inhibited by poor nutrition. Extensive research has documented the health benefits of EPA and DHA which include not only a healthy heart, but brain and cognitive function, joint mobility, eye health, pregnancy and lactation, healthy skin and hair, and a normally functioning immune response.
Despite the great health benefits of omegas, individuals around the world suffer from omega???3 deficiency, a little???known problem to most people, but one that is counted as the 8th leading cause of preventable death in the US, among dietary, lifestyle, and metabolic risk factors. Omega???3 deficiency stems in large part from the growing unavailability of foods rich these nutrients???principally fish???and because of the increasing popularity of the Western diet worldwide. While most diets prior to the 20th century contained a relative balance of omega???3 and omega???6 rich foods, the typical Western diet today contains far more of the pro???inflammatory omega???6s. In fact, Americans have the lowest intake of omega-3 essential fatty acids of any developed country???the typical American diet contains 14???25 times more omega???6s than omega???3s!
- 1200 mg highly concentrated fish oil softgel
- Each softgel contains a minimum of 360 mg EPA and 240 mg DHA
- Sourced from fresh, cold water sources
- Includes all natural orange oil for an aesthetically pleasing scent
- 1 softgel provides nearly twice as much EPA/DHA as standard fish oil products
- Molecularly distilled to ensure purity
- CONTAINS NO artificial colors, flavors or preservatives; no wheat, gluten, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, crustacean shellfish
- Contains fish.
- Keep out of the reach of children.
- If you are pregnant, nursing or have a medical condition, consult your healthcare professional before using this product.
Take 1 softgel up to 3 times daily with food.