Oceans 3 Goes Way Beyond
Traditional Omega 3’s
Dreher, CCN, CCH
Before I introduce the new Oceans 3 –
Beyond Omega 3’s, let me describe what Omega 3’s are and why they are
so critical in our diet for optimal health.
What are Omega 3’s?
Omega-3 fatty acids are a form of polyunsaturated
fats, one of four basic types of fat the body derives from food or
supplements and Omega-3's are increasingly recognized as important to
human health. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids (or EFAs)—essential
because they must be derived through the diet.
Food sources for Omega 3 Fatty Acids:
Omega-3 fatty acids are not a single nutrient, but a
collection of several nutrients. The primary omega-3 oil, ALA (alpha
linolenic acid), is found in flaxseed oil as well as pumpkin seeds and
walnuts. Fish, including deep sea fish, salmon, cod, sardines, and
mackerel, and fish oils contain the other important omega-3 oils DHA (docosahexaenoic
acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid).
Benefits of Omega 3:
Omega-3 benefits, especially from DHA and EPA, are
numerous and significant. They support heart, brain, blood vessel,
nervous system, cellular, immune, and joint health. Additionally, they
help maintain already healthy blood pressure and blood sugars levels.
But that’s not all. They also serve as energy reserves, for oxygen
transport, for synthesizing hormones, and for normal healing.
The Need for Omega 3 Supplementation:
Many people already know about omega-3 benefits, but
just can’t seem to add enough omega-3 foods to their diets to cover
recommended intake. For most people, diet alone does not provide the
omega-3s necessary for the greatest health benefits. And with
approximately 80 percent of people eating a standard diet that is low
in omega-3 foods, the nutritional gap is much wider than it should be.
Most people are getting too many Omega 6’s and way too few Omega 3’s
in their diet, which can compromise their cardiovascular health, as
well as many other areas of health.
The reasons for an Omega 3 deficiency can vary: they
may not like omega-3 foods, may be concerned about ingestion of
pollutants from fish, or they may not know exactly what foods provide
the most omega-3 “bang for the buck.” For them, a diet rich in
omega-3s or omega-3 supplementation can add outstanding health
Note: For more information about
balancing your Omega 3’s & Omega 6’s in your diet, click here.
How to Choose an Omega 3 supplement:
When choosing an Omega 3 supplement there are a few
important factors to consider. First, it is important to select a
formula that guarantees the purity of the fish oil. A pure source of
fish oil is critical due to the heavy metals and pesticides in our
food supply, especially fish. Second, it is also important to select a
product that not only provides sufficient levels of DHA & EPA but also
provides other synergistic carotenoids (antioxidants) to ensure the
freshness and stability of the product.
Antioxidants (Astaxanthin and Fucoxanthin) Protect
the Quality of the Fish Oil and Amplify the Health Benefits of the
Omega 3 Fish Oils
Antioxidants like astaxanthin (an extremely powerful
antioxidant carotenoid from sea algae) and fucoxanthin (a dynamic
antioxidant carotenoid from brown seaweed) are powerful antioxidants
that not only protect the quality of the fish oil, but also amplify
the health benefits of the Omega 3 fish oils. Astaxanthin and
fucoxanthin are fat-soluble carotenoids, meaning they are best
absorbed by the body when combined with fats such as Omega-3s.
Omega-3s are a healthy source of fats, making them a natural
complement to astaxanthin and fucoxanthin.
Astaxanthin’s antioxidant capacity has been
shown to be 14 times stronger than vitamin E, 53 times stronger than
beta-carotene, and 64 times stronger than vitamin C. As an
antioxidant, astaxanthin benefits cardiovascular health, supports the
body’s natural response to inflammation, immune system health, eye
health and even supports healthy skin, bones and joints.
Fucoxanthin is a dynamic ocean-based
antioxidant. Antioxidants are noted for their ability to fight free
radicals, which can cause damage at the cellular level. Fucoxanthin
has been shown to exert its protective effects directly in fat cells.
Since metabolism requires oxygen, fat cells are a prime culprit for
The Ultimate Omega 3 Formula – Oceans 3 Contains
Garden of Life, a natural whole food vitamin and
supplement company, has created OmegaXanthin which is a combination
of pure and high quality Omega-3 fish oils, Astaxanthin and
Fucoxanthin. Garden of Life has recently formulated
Oceans 3, which is a new product line of powerfully effective
Omega 3 formulas with OmegaXanthin that go way beyond traditional
Omega 3 supplements. Their
PureMax technology sets a new worldwide standard for purity as
Oceans 3 Beyond Omega 3 caps and
Oceans 3 Beyond Omega 3 cod liver oil are a synergistic
complex of three health-promoting compounds from the ocean.
OmegaXanthin provides all the benefits of a high potency Omega-3
supplement plus two ocean-based antioxidants for an amplified range of
benefits unmatched by ordinary Omega-3 formulations.
3 Better Brain is a synergistic complex of three
health-promoting compounds from the ocean plus a dynamic suite of
three clinically studied ingredients Vinpocetine, Bacopa and
Phosphatidylserine designed to support neurological and brain
function. Brain health and memory loss are issues of concern for more
and more people every day.
3 Healthy Hormones supports hormonal and emotional health for
women of all ages by providing all the benefits of a high potency
Omega-3 supplement, plus it contains a trio of clinically studied
botanicals: Ashwagandha, Amla berry and Lifenol wild hops, which are
noted for their positive effects on the hormonal and emotional health
of women of all ages.
Kids DHA chewables are a fun and convenient way to give your
child all of the brain-boosting powers of Omega-3s in a YUMMY BERRY
BLAST chewable softgel. Oceans Kids DHA Chewables are an excellent
source of vital Omega-3 fatty acids with a high ratio of DHA to EPA,
making it a great choice to help support your child’s health.
As a Clinical Nutritionist, I am always looking for
the most nutritious and highest quality, natural supplements. After
researching the Oceans 3 products by Garden of Life, I can say that I
am extremely impressed with their new formulation of OmegaXanthin and
Oceans 3 and I believe they do go way beyond traditional Omega 3’s.
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