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Fish Oil

Product Name: Fish Oil
Product Number: VNV097, VNV098
Product Count:50/CT, 100/CT
Product Form: Softgels
Sizes Available:50 Softgels, 100 Softgels

Overview
There are two types of fat, omega-3 and omega-6, which are essential for human health. The average American consumes far too many omega-6 fats in their diet while consuming very low levels of omega-3. The ideal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats is 1:1. Today, though, our ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 averages from 20:1 to 50:1! By far, the best type of omega-3 fats are those found in fish. The omega-3 in fish is high in two fatty acids crucial to human health, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). These two fatty acids are pivotal in preventing many diseases. The human brain also relies heavily on DHA; low DHA levels have been linked to depression, schizophrenia, memory loss, and a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Researchers are now also linking inadequate intake of these omega-3 fats in pregnant women to premature birth and low birth weight, and to hyperactivity in children. Sadly, eating fresh fish, whether from the ocean, lakes and streams, or farm-raised, is no longer recommended due to an increase in mercury content. Mercury levels in all fish have now hit dangerously high levels across the world, and the risk of mercury to your health now outweighs the omega-3 benefits of fish. Routine consumption of Fish Oil, however, is highly encouraged as a key ingredient in improving your health. Fish oil contains the highest levels of the best omega-3 fats, EPA and DHA fatty acids; and since it is in pure form, our Fish Oil does not pose the mercury risk of fresh fish.

Source
  • Our Fish Oil is derived primarily from Sardines (Sardina/Sardinella 9 different sub species names) and Anchovies (Engraulidae under 8 different sub species names). Sometimes Mackerel is also used.
  • At times, Salmon (Salmo/Salmonidae 8 different sub species) are used to adjust the DHA content upward and Herring (Clupea/ Clupedidae 6 of the 11 subspecies) are used on rare occasions to increase the EPA level.
  • All fish used for oil in our products are caught in deep cold water channels in the Northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
  • The fish oil used comes from "fish body oil" which is primarily found in the flesh.
Purity
  • The specification for the mercury in the Fish Oil is a maximum of 0.005 parts per million or 0.005 mg/kg. There is one gram (which is the equivalent of 1000mg) of Fish Oil in each softgel; therefore the amount of mercury per softgel is guaranteed to be less than 0.000005 mg. The ppm will always be 0.05 ppm of the fill material.
  • The molecular distillation processing of the Fish Oil removes any and all Dioxins that may be in the oil. Dioxin content is measured in a complicated TEQ system and the Fish Oil is guaranteed to meet all USA standards and the stringent European Union (EU) standards. These EU standards are the toughest in the world. (Typically, Dioxins are more of a problem in Fish Liver Oils because they cannot be molecularly distilled as thoroughly).
  • For additional information, please see the attached process flow chart.
Content
  • Our Fish Oil is guaranteed to contain 18% EPA and 12% DHA per softgel. The proposed Council for Responsible Nutrition monograph for fish oils plans to allow an omega 3 claim on these two fatty acids only.
  • Other than EPA (180 mg) and DHA (120 mg.) the total omega-3 fatty acids are approximately 63 mgs per softgel.
Research Indicates
  • Instrumental in regulating inflammation, blood pressure and thickness, hormone production, and the activities of the immune and central nervous systems
  • Important for infants (and a developing fetus) for proper development of the brain and retina of the eyes
  • Studies suggest that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may be linked to omega-3 deficiency
  • Deficiencies have also been found in people who have allergies, asthma, and skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis
  • May also reduce pain for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Researchers think omega-3 can help prevent breast, prostate and colon cancers
  • Supports cardiovascular health by lowering blood pressure, relaxing blood vessels, and lowering cholesterol levels
  • Has been shown to decrease elevated serum triglycerides
  • Deficiencies of omega-3 may also be linked to depression
  • May be helpful for symptoms of Crohn's disease
Recommended Dosage
  • Typical daily dosage is 500 - 3000 mgs; take 1 softgel up to three times daily with a meal.
Cautions
  • If you are pregnant or lactating, consult your health care practitioner prior to using this product.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids are extremely susceptible to damage from free radicals. It is recommended that antioxidants such as Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and Selenium be taken in conjunction with omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Because omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to inhibit blood clotting, consult a health care practitioner prior to using Fish Oil if you have a blood disorder or are taking anti-coagulant medications.
  • Fish Oil should not be used two days before or after any type of surgery.


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