Herbs of Gold Omega 3 Concentrate
- Odourless and Reflux Free
- Support a Healthy Cardiovascular System
- May Reduce Joint Inflammation
Herbs of Gold Omega 3 Concentrate is a highly purified fish oil containing a high level of activated omega 3s, which are the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). EPA and DHA are generally regarded as the therapeutic portion of fish oil, given their demonstrated therapeutic value in clinical trials, coupled with the fact that the body is not able to synthesize these fatty acids from linolenic acid in apprecialbe amounts. Linolenic acid is a basic Omega 3 essential fatty acid that is very important for general health. However, human biochemistry only allows for a small conversion rate through to EPA, and even smaller percentage ending up as DHA.
It has been suggested that only 2-10% of linolenic acid is converted to EPA and DHA1. Therefore, it is of great benefit to consume these through the diet, or via supplementation. EPA and DHA are found in high quantities in algae, which then determines the content in the fish that consume these algae, and then given the content of fish and/or algae in our diets, we take in this same EPA and DHA.
Interestingly, EPA and DHA are actually stored in the body, primarily within the cell membrane—the outer fatty layer of the cell—where they can displace inflammatory fatty acids, such as arachidonic acid, and contribute to membrane fluidity and healthy aging2.
EPA is believed to be of great value as an anti-inflammatory nutrient. However, it may be that the effects of supplementation are more pronounced over a longer period of time than with most products. This is due to the fact that the body's reservour of fatty acids needs to be modulated to contain more anti-inflammatory oils and less pro-inflammatory ones.
Though fatty fish, such as sardines and salmon, are great sources of these important fatty acids, fish oil supplements, such as Herbs of Gold Omega 3 Concentrate provide us with a convenient way to complement our dietary intake, ensuring that our daily intake does not drop too low. Additionally, Herbs of Gold Omega 3 Concentrate is a molecularly distilled, clean oil that is sustainably sourced. EPA is believed to be the more anti-inflammatory of the two, supporting the production of resolvins (molecules that resolve inflammation)3, while DHA supports brain health and cognitive function.
Herbs of Gold Omega 3 Concentrate is great for every day use to support cell membrane fluidity, general health and healthy aging, and to promote an anti-inflammatory effect in the body by modulating our fatty acid stores.
1. Chiu C.C., et al. The effects of Omega-3 fatty acids monotherapy in Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impariment : a preliminary randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychology. 2008 Vol 32;;6 p.1538-1544
2. Swanson D et al. Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA: health benefits throughout life. Advances in Nutrition. 2012 Vol 3;1 p.1-7
3. Calder P.C. Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Inflammatory Processes. Nutrients. 2010 Vol2;3 p.355-374
How to Use Herbs of Gold Omega 3 Concentrate
Adults - take 1-2 capsules 3 times daily.
Children 6-12 years - take 1-2 capsules daily.
Children 3-6 years - take 1 capsule daily.
Or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Capsules may be burst and added to milk or juice.
Herbs of Gold Omega 3 Concentrate Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
|Concentrated Fish omega-3 triglycerides|
|- Equiv. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)|
|- equiv. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)|
|Contains Natural Vitamin E|
Does not contain added egg, milk, peanut, corn or tree nut products, yeast, gluten, lactose, artificial colourings or flavourings or preservatives.