Arctic Cod Liver Oil
Nordic Naturals Arctic Cod Liver Oil. Omega 3 Supplement made from 100% Arctic Cod Livers. Natural triglyceride form Pharmaceutical Grade. Molecularly distilled. Nordic naturals has raised the bar on purity and freshness with their Gold Standard Arctic Cod Liver Oil. Nordic naturals oversees production from sea to finished product - assuring 100% Arctic cod is delivered, within hours of being caught, to their plant for molecular processing in a nitrogen environment. The result - the purest and the best tasting oil, with the highest level of omega 3 fatty acids per teaspoon of any cod liver oil, with only naturally occuring vitamin A and D. A typical breakdown per 5ml of this oil is Total Omega 3 1060mg, EPA 340mg, DHA 510mg and other Omega 3s 210g, Vitamin A 230-92-IU, Vitamin D 0-20IU.
What are Essential Fatty Acids (EFA's) and why do we need to take them?
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are polyunsaturated fats that our bodies need but cannot produce. Therefore, they must be consumed through food or supplements. There are two families of EFAs: omega-3 and omega-6, which need to be consumed in a balanced ratio.
The body must receive a balanced supply of omega-3 and omega-6 EFAs to ensure proper eicosanoids production. Eicosanoids are hormone-like compounds that affect virtually every system in the body&mdashthey regulate pain and inflammation, help maintain proper blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and promote fluid nerve transmission. The problem is that, in our modern industrialized food system, omega-3s have become largely absent from the food chain while omega-6s have become overabundant.
Even the healthiest diets contain too many omega-6s and not enough omega-3s. Decades of scientific evidence indicates that this EFA imbalance can contribute to chronic inflammation and a variety of chronic health issues. The most beneficial omega-3s that we're missing are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Purified fish oil is the best direct source of EPA and DHA.
Can we get enough Omega 3 from the food we eat?
Fish is the primary food source of the omega-3s EPA and DHA, but Americans simply don't eat enough fish on a regular basis. Even those who eat fish several times a week aren't getting enough EPA and DHA because much of the fish consumed today is farm raised and lacks significant amounts of EPA and DHA. Also, many people are increasingly avoiding fish due to growing concerns about environmental toxins in fish (such as mercury, dioxins, PCBs, etc.).
In addition, there are several factors that can lead to a reduced absorption of EFAs&mdashage, poor diet, alcohol consumption, low levels of certain vitamins and minerals, some prescription drugs, compromised immune status, and a diet high in saturated and/or trans-fatty acids (meat, dairy, fast food, fried food, baked goods, and processed foods). Moreover, people with health challenges or those who are currently deficient often require a minimum of 2-4 grams a day of EPA and DHA, which is difficult to obtain from fish alone.
What are the early signs of Omega 3 deficiency? Fatigue, Poor memory, Immune weakness, Dry skin, eczema, or hair loss, Heart problems, Reproductive problems (men and women), Mood swings or depression, Poor Circulation.
Purified Arctic cod liver oil, natural orange flavor, d-alpha tocopherol, rosemary extract. No gluten, milk derivatives or artificial colours or flavours. Refrigerate after opening. Best if used within 3 months after opening.A typical breakdown per 5ml of this oil is Total Omega 3 1060mg, EPA 340mg, DHA 510mg and other Omega 3s 210g, Vitamin A 230-92-IU, Vitamin D 0-20IU.
Suggested use: One teaspoon daily, with food, or as directed by your healthcare professional. Best if used within 3 months after opening.
Keep out of reach of Children. Consult your physician before using this product if you are allergic to iodine, use blood thinners or anticipate surgery.