Omega 3 Fish Oil capsules containing DHA / EPA ester concentrate is refined from the flesh of Hoki fish which are a cold water species native to New Zealand's pristine southern oceans. These fish have a naturally high level of DHA, (Docosahexaenoic Acid), in their oil which is enhanced by low-temperature molecular-thin film distillation to product a level of Omega 3 over 40% with a DHA level over 25%. This also ensures that there is no possibility of contamination which is a problem with other types of Omega 3 oil.
We are very excited to be able to add Omega 3 DHA ester concentrate, with it's high level of essential fatty acids, to our product range as it is the most cost effective omega 3 product available!
We suggest 1-2 capsules daily, taken with food.
Omega 3 essential fatty acids (EFA) have long been recognised for their significant health benefits. Studies have determined that the main benefits are derived from DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) and to a lesser extent EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid). Only fish oils provide DHA and EPA in a natural form that your body can easily use. Omega 3's from other sources such as plants, ie flax seed oil, don't contain DHA and EPA directly, your body has to convert them, and if you are elderly or ill your body may not have the resources to do this. Plant oils also have Omega 6 in them and the Western diet already contains to much of this. The ideal diet contains a balance of 3's and 6's. Therefore what we all need in our diet is fish oil containing an easily accessible DHA and to a lesser extent EPA component.
However many fish oils from the northern hemisphere contain high levels of contaminants such as PCB's and heavy metals such as mercury, the oils are shipped in bulk with additives to stop them going rancid and they have inherently low levels of DHA.
Researches in New Zealand have come up with a fish oil extracted from the Hoki fish (Macruronus novaezealandiae), which has a naturally high level of DHA in their oil which is enhanced by low temperature molecular thin film distillation to product a level of Omega 3s over 40% with a DHA level over 25%. This also ensures that there is no possibility of contamination which is a problem with other types of Omega 3 oil. Refining the oil to an ester increases the bio-availability.
Omega-3 is the name given to a family of polyunsaturated fatty acids or EFA's. The parent omega-3 - alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) - is described as 'essential' as, like vitamins, it must be obtained from diet. It is polyunsaturated and has 18 carbon atoms and 3 double bonds (18:3).
However, for humans, the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5)and docosahexaenoic acid (22:6) - EPA and DHA - are considered much more valuable as these are the forms the body requires. In theory, humans are able to synthesise EPA and DHA from dietary ALA, but in practice this process is inefficient. Scientists have therefore concluded that EPA and DHA should be obtained from diet. Oil-rich fish and supplements such as fish oil and cod liver oil, are the richest and most readily available sources.
Omega-3 fatty acids play an important role as structural membrane lipids, particularly in nerve tissue and the retina and are precursors to eicosanoids - highly reactive substances such as prostaglandins and leukotrienes that act locally to influence a wide range of functions in cells and tissues
The American Heart Association has stated that Omega 3's are beneficial for supporting a healthy cardiovascular system.
Take two capsules a day one in the morning ,one at night, with food.
DHA is a remarkable omega-3 essential oil that is a key building block in every cell membrane of the body. As a long-chain fatty acid with six double bonds (more than any other fatty acid!), it is also a natural biochemical sponge, soaking up free radicals that are the root cause of virtually every disease condition-including aging.
We each get a DHA "starter kit" as mothers pass this essential oil to their babies in utero, where it serves in building the brain, eyes, and nervous system, as well as all other organs of the body. But if a mother is deficient, she not only endangers her own health, but also the health of her child. DHA deficiencies have been linked to serious health problems in the eyes, heart, brain, and nervous system, and numerous other ailments.
To build and maintain strong, healthy bodies that will be resistant to "system breakdowns," we need to learn to supplement our diets by eating foods rich in this nutrient or make up for our lack by taking DHA dietary supplements.
"From his unique perspective as an eye surgeon, Dr. Abel has written the definitive book about a remarkable nutrient, DHA, that is essential for vision-and so much more."
-Ron Hoffman, M.D., Founder, Director, The Hoffman Center, NYC
"Dr. Abel [is] a gifted educator. He takes a complex subject and makes it easy to understand so we can apply the information for improvement in our health. (The DHA Story] is an excellent text that I will highly recommend to my patients."
-David Rakel, M.D., University of Maryland Medical School
Robert Abel, Jr., M.D., is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and an honor award recipient. Previously chairman of the department of ophthalmology at the Medical Center of Delaware, he is now a clinical professor of ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. A graduate of Wesleyan University and Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine, Dr. Abel has long been interested in holistic and alternative medical practices. He studied nutrition and herbal, Chinese, and Ayurvedic medicine in Europe, Brazil, Nepal, and India. A frequent contributor to publications dealing with complementary medicine, he is the author of The Eye Care Revolution and is listed in Who's Who in America andBest Doctors.
This Omega 3 DHA ester concentrate is refined and encapsulated in New Zealand from Hoki fish caught in the pristine Southern Oceans around New Zealand. Contains at least 40% DHA & EPA. No Contamination of any kind. Our packaging complies with International standards. Every product has a barcode, batch# and expiry date printed. In May 2001 the New Zealand Hoki Fishery became the world's first and to date only large whitefish stock to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification. This eco-label is independent confirmation that New Zealand Hoki is being well managed according to the principles and criteria of the MSC.
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