Better Fish Oil

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Better Fish Oil

Pharmaceutical grade fish oil.



Most people that eat a western diet can benefit from increasing the intake of Omega 3 fatty acid since their diet usually contains too much Omega 6 from vegetable oils and saturated fat from dairy and other animal sources. Research has shown many health benefits from Omega 3 fat intake. Several studies are showing evidence that the protective benefits of fish oil prevents death from heart disease (Daviglus ML, et al. 1997Burr ML, et al. 1989Singh RB, et al. 1997).

The anti-inflammatory effects of Omega 3 fatty acids are well known. Several studies on rheumatoid arthritis using supplements with EPA/DHA, which is found in fish oil, have shown to decrease morning stiffness and reduce the number of painful and swollen joints (Bartholomew LE, et al. 1985, Kremer JM. 1996Kremer JM, et al. 1995Kremer JM, et al. 1990). Fish oil has also shown to help in the treatment of colitis (Stenson WF, et al. 1992).

Deficiencies of Omega 3 fatty acids have been linked to depression. An inverse relationship between fish consumption and the incidence of depression has been found (Hibbeln JR, et al. 1995). Another study showed that the ratio of arachiodonic acids [a precursor for inflammatory chemicals] to EPA correlates with the severity of the symptoms of depression (Adams PB, et al. 1996).

It is also very important for pregnant women to have an adequate intake of Omega 3 fats because breast fed children have been found to score better than children fed by bottle on visual and developmental tests (Rodgers B. 1978).

When buying fish oil it is important to be sure it is a quality product since fish oil oxidizes [gets rancid] very easily and can contain heavy metals and other toxins. Better Fish Oils is a pharmaceutical grade quality product. To prevent rancidity antioxidants are added and the oil checked for oxidization to ensure product stability.

Extensive testing of the oil is carried out assuring exceptional high quality. The following is an example of some of the contaminants tested for: mercury, lead, arsenic, pesticides, PCBs and dioxins.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Softgels
Serving Per Container: 60 capsules
Calories ...................................................................................... 15
Calories from Fat .......................................................................... 15
Total Fat ...................................................................................... 1.5 g
Cholesterol .................................................................................. 5 mg

Marine Lipid Concentrate ............................................................... 1.4 g
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid triglyceride) ........................................... 710 mg
DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid triglyceride) .......................................... 290 mg
Other Omega-3 Fatty Acids triglyceride ............................................ 100 mg

References:

Adams PB, Lawson S, Sanigorski A, Sinclair AJ. Arachiodonic acid to eicosapentaenoic acid ratio in blood correlates positively with clinical symptoms of depression. Lipids 1996;116(Suppl):157-61.

Bartholomew LE, et al. Effects of manipulation of dietary fatty acids on clinical manifestations of rheumatic and inflammatory disease receiving dietary supplementation of n-3 and n-6 fatty acids. Lancet Jan 1985:184.

Burr ML, Fehily AM, Gilbert JF, et al. Effects of changes in fat, fish, and fiber intakes on death and myocardial reinfarction: diet and reinfarction trail. Lancet 1989;l2:757-61.

Daviglus ML, Stamler J, Orencia AJ, et al. Fish consumption and the 30-year risk of fatal myocardial infarction. N Engl J Med 1997;336:1046-53.

Hibbeln JR, Salem N Jr. Dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids and depression: when cholesterol does not satisfy. Am J Clin Nutr 1995;62(1):1-9.

Kremer JM. Effects of modulation of inflammatory and immune parameters in patients with rheumatic and inflammatory disease receiving dietary supplementation of n-3 and n-6 fatty acids. Lipids 1996;31 (Suppl):243-47. 

Kremer JM, Lawrence DA, Jubiz W, DiGiacomo R, Rynes R, Bartholomew LE, Sherman M. Dietary fish oil and olive oil supplementation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Clinical and immunologic effects. Arthritis Rheum 1990;33(6):810-20.

Kremer JM, Lawrence DA, Petrillo GF, Litts LL, Mullaly PM, Rynes R, Stocker RP, Parhami N, Greenstein NS, Fuchs BR, et al. Effects of high-dose fish oil on rheumatoid arthritis after stopping nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Clinical and immune correlates. Arthritis Rheum 1995;38(8):1107-114.

Rodgers B. Feeding in infancy and later ability and attainment: a longitudinal study. Dev Med Child Neurol 1978;20(4):421-26.

Singh RB, Niaz MA, Sharma JP, et al. Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of fish oil and mustard oil in patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction: The Indian experiment of infarct survival-4. Cardiovasc Drugs 1997;11:485-91.

Stenson WF, Cort D, Rodgers J, Burakoff R, DeSchryver-Kecskemeti K, Gramlich TL, Beeken W. Dietary supplementation with fish oil in ulcerative colitis. Ann Intern Med 1992;116(8):609-14.