Vitamin Elite

Elite Omega 3 Norwegian Fish Oil - 2 Pack

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MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF OMEGA 3 RECOMMENDED FOR A SUPPLEMENT BY FDA GUIDELINES

It's not very often that a supplement manufacturer gets to say something that the FDA actually approves of.  

The FDA Allows Us to Make This Statement: 

Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. One serving of Elite Omega 3 provides 2 grams of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids.

Why Essential Fatty Acids are So Important

Science now knows that essential fatty acids are critical elements in the body.  If any are deficient, it can lead to disease or even death.

Because the human body cannot make this ingredient on its own, it must be consumed from food.  Thus, it is called 'Essential."

If you are not eating the following foods regularly, you could be deficient.

  • Fish
  • Vegetable oils
  • Nuts (especially walnuts)
  • Flaxseeds
  • Leafy vegetables

Strong evidence shows a positive correlation between consumption of Omega 3 fatty acids and the reduction of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) and the risk of stroke.  

This is believed to be the due to the effects of fatty acids on the cell membrane in the arteries.

This evidence is so strong that the FDA has approved the use of Omega 3 fatty acids for the treatment and prevention of heart disease.

Omega 3 and Cardiac Arrhythmia

  • Oftentimes the first indication of heart disease is the only symptom: sudden death.  
  • Many of these heart attacks are caused by arrhythmia, or an irregular heartbeat.
  • People with low levels of Omega 3 fatty acids are more likely to develop arrhythmia.
  • While arrhythmias may be harmless in some people, they may be fatal in others.  
  • Omega 3 fatty acids help to stabilize heart rhythm, averting a cardiac crisis.

Omega 3 and Triglycerides

  • Triglycerides are molecules of free-floating fats that have migrated to the blood stream.  Excess calories are converted to fat and stored for later use.
  • If we eat more calories than we burn, we are likely to have high triglycerides.
  • High triglycerides can contribute to hardening of the arteries, stroke and heart attack.  Extremely high triglycerides are linked with obesity, diabetes, lupus and other metabolic disease.
  • Many Americans unknowingly have alarmingly high levels of triglyerides.
  • Treatment includes improved diet, exercise, medication and fish oil.
  • In 2004, the FDA approved fish oil for treatment of triglycerides >500 mg/dl.  In 2012, the agency extended that approval for levels between 75-200 mg/dL.  An even more recent study has shown benefits between 200 - 500 mg/dL.

The use of Omega 3 fish oils in the treatment of elevated triglyceride levels is now well-established.

    Why Choose Elite Omega 3?

    • Elite Omega 3 is pure Norwegian fish oil, sourced from cold-water fish: anchovy, sardine and mackerel.

    • Omega 3 supplementation is one of the few food-based health claims approved by the FDA for the prevention of Coronary Heart Disease.

    • Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, herring, anchovies, sardines and albacore tuna are high in two kinds of omega-3 fatty acids: Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

    • EPA and DHA have been shown to support the reduction of coronary heart disease.

    • The American Heart Association recommends that Americans get the bulk of their DHA and EPA from fatty fish sources and supplements.

    • The American Heart Association also says this about Omega 3 fatty acids, "Supplements also could help people with high triglycerides."

     

    MORE IS NOT NECESSARILY BETTER!

    • Elite Omega 3 has been carefully formulated to provide the optimal balance between EPA and DHA, without exceeding the federal recommended limits.

    • Elite Omega 3 exceeds the amounts of EPA and DHA found in many "generic" formulas by providing 800 mg EPA and 400 mg DHA.

    • We do not, however, go beyond the FDA's recommended serving limit of 2 grams per day.

    • It is also suggested that Omega-3 fatty acids help promote brain health and support reduction of inflammation in the body.

    • Elite Omega 3 contains no detected heavy metals.

     

    Source:  http://www.fda.gov/SiteIndex/ucm108351.htm