Recommendation #2: Ingest Plenty Of Omega-3s
The omega-3 fatty acids from cold-water fish have received an enormous amount of favorable publicity. One reason is that there have been more scientific studies to document fish oil's multiple health benefits than perhaps any other nutrient.
Commercial fish oil comes in a wide range of purities and potencies. When evaluating the safety and potency of fish oil, the following three factors should be considered:
1. Stability: Fish oil can easily turn rancid, so a measurement of oxidative by-products is a critical step to ensure that the omega-3s you swallow are fresh.
2. Purity: Cold-water ocean fish are rich in EPA/DHA, but are often contaminated with pollutants like PCBs, mercury, and arsenic. The fish oil you swallow should go through the purification processes needed to reduce contaminant levels to safe ranges.
3. EPA-DHA consistency: The primary active ingredients in fish are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Assaying fish oil to make sure it meets label claim is important to ensuring you are ingesting the desired amounts of EPA/DHA.
In order to protect consumers against unsafe and ineffective products, the Council for Responsible Nutrition has proposed strict guidelines for all fish oil products marketed in North America. The good news is that a fish oil concentrate is available today that exceeds these proposed, upgraded standards and stringent international standards.
FDA Permitted Health Claim: Supportive but not conclusive evidence shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
The Gold Standard Fish Oil Concentrate
Super Omega-3 EPA/DHA is a fish oil concentrate that uses a proprietary technology and purification process to improve stability, reduce environmental pollutants to extremely low levels, and to protect against oxidation and peroxidation of the delicate omega-3 fatty acids.
To obtain a fish oil this clean and stable, a method was developed to purify the oil with an intense distillation process. The result is cleaner fish oil that has shorter heat exposure and prevents thermal (heat) degradation of the EPA/DHA. The result is an improved fish oil that exceeds the standards set by international rating agencies. 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.
These distillation processes remove other impurities that lead to reflux, burping, and regurgitation in some people. The Super Omega-3 EPA/DHA also smells better by virtue of these processes and is more tolerable to people with sensitive stomachs.
What Makes Super Omega-3 the Best Fish Oil Supplement?
Super Omega-3 fish oil concentrate provides a full spectrum blend of fatty acids and synergistic nutrients to provide optimal effects in the body.
The addition of sesame lignans to fish oil enhances its beneficial effects.1 When fats are consumed, they are broken down into compounds that either promote or suppress inflammatory reactions. Specialized enzymes in the body determine which inflammatory pathway fats will follow.
Sesame lignans inhibit a dangerous enzyme (delta-5 desaturase) that causes DGLA (dihomo-gamma linolenic acid) to be converted into arachidonic acid, a precursor to the toxic inflammatory factors prostaglandin E2 and the leukotrienes.2 (Refer to the Sesame Lignans chart to for a clearer understanding of these metabolic pathways).