Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid (EFA, also known as a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA)) commonly derived from natural fish oil.
Fatty acids are the basis of fats and oils, and, despite popular belief, are necessary for overall health. These fatty acids are termed "essential" because your body cannot manufacture them by itself, they are a component of every living cell in the body, and are necessary for rebuilding existing cells and the production of new cells.
Chinese Herbs Direct Omega-3 caps contain naturally-occurring Omega-3 fish oil which has been laboratory-tested to ensure the absence of potentially harmful levels of contaminants (i.e. mercury, heavy metals, PCB's, dioxins) which may occur in other fish oil products. Over 30 years ago, a team of European researchers traveled to Greenland to study the spartan lifestyle of native Inuit Eskimos. One area of concentration involved the traditional Eskimo diet, consisting primarily of fatty fish: whale, salmon, sardine, seal, and mackerel. While we are conditioned in the West to think of all fats as bad, the researchers were surprised to discover that the Inuits had strong hearts, clear skin and powerful joints - all from a diet containing overwhelming amounts of fat.
This fat-fueled lifestyle bewildered researchers until the connection was finally made. These fatty foods were loaded with substances that the body must have in order to remain healthy omega-3 essential fatty acids, or EFAs. After decades of further research and education, the general public is now benefiting from the same beneficial nutritional supplements responsible for the health of the Eskimos.
We refer to essential fatty acids (EFA) as essential for a reason. They are vital to human health despite the body's inability to manufacture its own supply. For this reason, they must be obtained through the diet or supplementation. Fish oil contains two of the most biologically active fatty acids; EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexanoic acid) with the most common sources being deep-sea, cold-water fish.
Thanks to a lifetime of oxidative stress, the body is in a constant state of self-repair. In order to do this, it needs a generous cache of healthy, unsaturated fats capable of constructing cell membranes that are elastic and functional. This makes it easier for the heart to return to a normal resting state. A deficiency in good fat forces the body to use saturated fat in the construction of new cells. As the body's reserve of saturated fat begins to outnumber the unsaturated, the cardiovascular process becomes more and more compromised.
100 1000mg softgel capsules
As a dietary supplement, take 2 softgels 1-3 times daily with meals.
The Natural Fish Oil Concentrate used in this softgel is manufactured under strict quality control standards. It is screened for the absence of potentially harmful levels of contaminants (i.e. mercury, heavy metals, PCB's, dioxins, and other contaminants). This Fish Oil Concentrate is primarily derived from sardines, anchovies and mackerel. Primary Ingredients: Natural Fish Oil Concentrate, Omega-3 fatty acids, Eicosapentaenoic Acid, Docosahexaenoic Acid, Other Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Free of: salt, sugar, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, milk, egg or preservatives. Other Ingredients: Fish Oil Concentrate, Gelatin, Glycerin, Water, Natural Vitamin E.
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Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Keep out of reach of children. Please consult your health care provider if currently under care or treatment. Do not exceed recommended serving. See product packaging for additional safety information.
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