Life Extension, Super Omega-3 EPA/DHA with Sesame Lignans & Olive Fruit Extract, 60 Enteric Coated Softgels (Discontinued Item)
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- Foundation for Longer Life
- Enteric Coated*
- Molecularly Distilled
- IFOS 5-Star Rating
- Dietary Supplement
*Enteric coated for sensitive stomachs
The body needs fatty acids to survive and is able to make all but two of them: linoleic acid (LA), in the omega-6 family, and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) in the omega-3 family. These two fatty acids must be supplied by the diet and are therefore considered essential fatty acids (EFAs).
Omega-3 fatty acids, found in coldwater fish (and fish oil), perilla and flaxseed oils, are essential elements of a healthy diet. Omega-3 oils contain eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are usually lacking in the typical Western diet, which is filled with foods containing high amounts of omega-6 fats. EPA and DHA can be synthesized in the body from ALA, but EPA and DHA synthesis may be insufficient under certain conditions and for most people that consume Western diets.
Most Americans and citizens of other Western nations consume far too many omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids and not enough omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. In fact, some Western diets consist of 20 parts of omega-6 to only one part of omega-3. For optimum health, the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids should be between 1:1 and 4:1.
Studies associate the Mediterranean diet — rich in omega-3 fatty acids, monounsaturated fatty acids such as that found in olive oil, and antioxidant-rich fruits, vegetables, and herbs — with cardiovascular health and increased life span. Other studies support omega-3’s importance in cardiovascular health.
Life Extension’s Super Omega-3 is a premium, scientifically-validated fish oil concentrate, derived from sustainable sources, that contains a proprietary, full-spectrum blend of synergistic nutrients to provide scientifically validated cardioprotective health benefits.
An abundance of scientific research substantiates the wide-ranging health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil and monounsaturated fatty acid and polyphenols in olive fruit.
No other commercially available fish oil supplement contains this level of essential fatty acids, sesame lignans and olive fruit polyphenols.
Super Omega-3 from Life Extension uses a proprietary EPA/DHA technology that results in a pure, stable and easy-to-tolerate fish oil. The Pure+ fish oil used in Super Omega-3 is produced with a proprietary technology that purifies the oil with a highly advanced distillation process to reduce environmental pollutants to extremely low levels. The result is an improved fish oil that exceeds the standards set by international rating agencies.
The unstable nature of fatty acids like fish oil limits their biological efficacy in the body. Scientific studies show that when sesame lignans are supplemented with fish oil, the beneficial effects are augmented.
Sesame lignans help guard against lipid peroxidation, thereby extending the stability of DHA in the body. These lignans also direct fatty acids toward pathways which can help with inflammatory reactions. Super Omega-3 provides standardized sesame lignans to enhance the overall benefits of the improved EPA/DHA fish oil.
To emulate a Mediterranean diet, Super Omega-3 provides a standardized olive fruit extract to deliver the polyphenol hydroxytyrosol, a powerful antioxidant that protects normal LDL from oxidation and counters free radicals. Research shows that a combination of olive oil and fish oil supplements helps with inflammation better than a placebo or fish oil alone. Therefore, four softgels of Super Omega-3 provide the equivalent polyphenol content of 4 to 6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.
Super Omega-3 provides a high concentration of olive fruit extract standardized for hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol, verbascoside and oleuropein polyphenols. Research shows the value of oleuropein in favorably altering gene expression, delaying senescence in specialized skin cells, and helping maintain normal platelet activation.
Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
Read the entire label and follow the directions carefully prior to use.
Take two (2) enteric coated softgels twice daily with meals, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Highly refined fish oil concentrate (anchovy, mackerel), gelatin, glycerin, aqueous enteric coating, purified water, silica, maltodextrin, caramel color, sunflower lecihtin, mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract.
Caution: If you are taking anti-coagulant or anti-platelet medications, or have a bleeding disorder, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Do not exceed recommended dose.
- Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged.
- When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.
Store tightly closed in a cool, dry place.
|Serving Size: 2 Softgels|
|Servings Per Container: 30|
|Amount Per Serving||%Daily Value|
|Calories from Fat||25|
|Total Fat||2.5 g||4%†|
|Pure+ Wild Fish Oil Concentrate
Yielding: EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)
|Polyphen-Oil Olive (Olea europaea) extract (fruit) [std. to 6.5% polyphenols (19.5 mg), 1.73% hydroxytyrosol/tyrosol (5.2 mg), 0.5% verbascoside/oleuropein (1.5 mg)]||300 mg||**|
|Sesame seed (Sesamum indicum) lignan extract||10 mg||**|
|** Daily Value not established.
†% Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet.
iHerb Customer Reviews
hard to believe it was 25 years ago, but...at the age of 30 my skin was looking horrible. Dry, patchy, and prematurely wrinkling. I studied possible solutions, and decided to try fish oil. I was quite surprised a few weeks later to find that my skin had improved 90 percent! What I wasn't counting on was the effect the oil had on my arthritis, which was really starting to cripple me (my wife had to comb my hair!). The pain in my joints literally disappeared. I had made no other substantive changes during that period. 25 years later, I am still more flexible than my college-age coworkers, and totally pain free. Life Extension's Super Omega-3 is the highest quality fish oil available. It is enteric coated so there are no fish burps. Check my profile for my product reviews!