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Recommendation #2:
Ingest Plenty Of Omega-3s

Extending the Stability of Fish Oil in the Body

Sesame lignans also function as a powerful antioxidant, and their addition to fish oil lowers undesirable lipid peroxidation rates.53,54 They also suppress the formation of free radicals from the DHA fraction of fish oil, which has extremely high oxidative susceptibility.55 A test of this effect was confirmed in rats fed a high DHA diet from fish oil. In the first part of the study, DHA alone lowered vitamin E levels and raised a measure of free radical damage. The addition of sesame lignans raised plasma and liver vitamin E levels higher, increased concentrations of DHA, and completely suppressed free radical production from the DHA in tissues and serum.53

The combination of sesame lignans and fish oil (as found in Super Omega-3) thus helps to suppress free radical production of fish oil by blocking lipid peroxidation and simultaneously boosting levels of beneficial fatty acids (such as DGLA and DHA).56,57

Increased Burning of Blood Lipids

In order for cells to produce energy, they must burn fatty acids in their mitochondria. The failure of liver mitochondria to properly burn fatty acids can result in excess accumulation of triglycerides.

Triglycerides not burned in the liver accumulate in the blood and contribute to arterial occlusion and unwanted weight gain.

In two animal studies, combining sesame lignans and fish oil caused hepatic fatty acid oxidation rates to rise much higher than fish oil alone.51,58 This shows that the synergistic combination of fish oil and sesame improves mitochondrial fatty acid energy utilization to facilitate triglyceride reduction and guard against the free radicals generated as an inevitable consequence of higher cellular metabolism. 51,53,54,58

The Virtues of Olive Fruit Polyphenols

Olive oil contains potent polyphenols such as hydroxytyrosol. Published studies show that hydroxytyrosol scavenges the dangerous free radical hydrogen peroxide and reduces LDL susceptibility to oxidation.59-61 The oxidation of LDL plays a significant role in the development of vascular impairment.

According to two studies, as the polyphenol content of olive oil increases, there is an increase in glutathione antioxidant activity and a decrease in the oxidation of LDL.62,63 These effects are associated with improved cardiovascular health.

Additional Protection Against Platelet Aggregation

When blood platelets that guard against excessive bleeding become overactivated, they can form clots inside arteries leading to acute circulatory disruptions. Fish oil’s EPA/DHA help protect against excess platelet aggregation.

An olive fruit polyphenol called oleuropein has also been shown to reduce blood platelet activity in humans,64 thus providing yet another explanation as to why those who consume a Mediterranean diet have such low rates of sudden vascular events.

Oleuropein from the olive fruit also has additional biological properties.65 When administered to human fibroblast cell cultures, oleuropein delayed the appearance of senescent (aging) structural changes and increased the life span of these cells by approximately 15%.66

In addition, oleuropein has been proven effective in down-regulating HER2 expression.67,68 These findings help explain why those who consume a Mediterranean diet have such marked reductions in problems related to excess expression of the HER2 gene, which is part of a family of genes that plays a role in regulating cell growth.

Four softgels of Super Omega-3 not only contain the finest omega-3 fish oil in the world, but also provides a potent olive fruit extract blend (equivalent to the polyphenol content of 4 to 6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil) standardized for hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol, verbascoside and oleuropein polyphenols.

Premium Quality at an Affordable Price

Despite the costly processes involved in making this superior fish oil concentrate, the low price of Super Omega-3 EPA/DHA with Sesame Lignans & Olive Fruit Extract enables consumers to obtain the broad-spectrum benefits of this omega-3 supplement along with additional beneficial nutrients.

A bottle containing 120 softgels of Super Omega-3 EPA/DHA with Sesame Lignans & Olive Fruit Extract retails for $32.00. If you are a member of Life Extension, you can reduce your cost to only $21.00 each when four bottles are purchased at the same time.

For those with a sensitive stomach, Super Omega-3 is also available with enteric coating and retails for $34. If a member buys four bottles, that cost is reduced to just $23.25 a bottle.

Life Extension’s Super Omega-3 is also available in a smaller softgel for easier swallowing and retails for $32.00. If a member buys four bottles, that cost is reduced to just $21.00 a bottle.

IFOS™ certification mark is a registered trademark of Nutrasource Diagnostics, Inc. These products have been tested to the quality and purity standards of the IFOS™ program conducted at Nutrasource Diagnostics, Inc.

The Super Omega-3 product meets or exceeds International Fish Oil Standards (IFOS™) for omega-3 concentration, PCBs, dioxins, furans, oxidation and heavy metals, and thus has received its highest 5-star rating.

Caution: If you are taking anti-coagulant or anti-platelet medications, or have a bleeding disorder, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.

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