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Now Foods Omega 3

Understanding EFA
We refer to essential fatty acids (EFA) as essential for a reason.  They are vital to human health despite the bodyメs inability to manufacture its own supply.  For this reason, they must be obtained through the diet or supplementation.  Fish oil contains two of the most biologically active fatty acids; EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexanoic acid) with the most common sources being deep-sea, cold-water fish.

Thanks to a lifetime of oxidative stress, the body is in a constant state of self-repair.  In order to do this, it needs a generous cache of healthy, unsaturated fats capable of constructing cell membranes that are elastic and functional.  This makes it easier for the heart to return to a normal resting state.  A deficiency in good fat forces the body to use saturated fat in the construction of new cells.  As the bodyメs reserve of saturated fat begins to outnumber  the unsaturated, the cardiovascular process becomes more and more compromised.

In the fall of 2004, after reviewing years of convincing studies, the FDA approved the use of a qualified claim for omega-3 EFA.  It states that モsupportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.  When you consider how selective the FDA is in qualifying health claims, this becomes even more impressive.

The benefits of fish oils donメt stop at the cardiovascular system, however.  A wealth of studies have been conducted examining their role in depression, mood, vision, skin, immune system function, pregnancy, joint health and migraines just to name a few.
EFA for a Healthy Heart
Omega-3 fish oil has become synonymous with cardiovascular integrity, and is supported by years of substantiated research.  Many of these studies suggest that omega-3 plays a key role in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, normalizing blood pressure range and supporting a healthy heart beat.  It also serves as a natural blood thinner capable of  preventing platelet aggregation; a condition where coronary blood flow becomes sticky and prone to clotting.  Finally, fish oil has been shown to help boost HDL (good) cholesterol while lowering triglycerides within the normal range. 

Omega-3 and Healthy Mood
A now famous Harvard study (Stoll et al., 1999) determined that individuals suffering from manic and mood disorders collectively exhibit low levels of EPA and DHA.  During this double-blind, placebo-controlled study, nearly 75% of the subjects treated with omega-3 experienced relief from their symptoms.  According to Dr. Stoll, モOur study results indicate that fish oil does possess the elements needed to stabilize mood.

Say Goodbye to Inflammation
A growing number of individuals who live with stiff joints, inflammation and occasional aches are turning to omega-3 fish oil.  Within the body, DHA and EPA compounds are converted into powerful anti-inflammatory agents known as prostaglandins.  Many users have reported that supplementation has helped them reduce the frequency at which they consumed NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).

Choosing a quality formula
When the time comes to choose, nothing is more important than selecting a quality formula thatメs been tested for safety and purity.  NOW takes the guesswork out of searching for omega-3 supplements that are safe and effective.  Our comprehensive selection of premium fish oil is subject to strict testing, thorough screening and a mandatory purification process.  NOWメs Quality Control and Quality Assurance departments verify the use of several purification processes that help reduce PCBs, dioxins, toxic heavy metals and other contaminants to non-detectable levels.* 

The Natural Fish Oil Concentrate used in this softgel is manufactured under strict quality control standards. It is screened for the absence of potentially harmful levels of contaminants (i.e. mercury, heavy metals, PCB's, dioxins, and other contaminants). This Fish Oil Concentrate is primarily derived from sardines, anchovies and mackerel. 
From the FDA's website: "Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. FDA evaluated the data and determined that, although there is scientific evidence supporting the claim, the evidence is not conclusive (see nutrition information for fat content)".

Nutrition Info
Serving Size: 2 Softgels
Servings Per Container: 50
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories  20    
Calories from Fat  20    
Total Fat  2 g   3%* 
Saturated Fat  0.5 g   3%* 
Polyunsaturated Fat  1 g   ニ 
Monounsaturated Fat  0.5 g   ニ 
Cholesterol  12 mg   4% 
Natural Fish Oil Concentrate  2.0 g (2,000 mg)   ニ 
Omega-3 fatty acids  680 mg   ニ 
Eicosapentaenoic Acid  360 mg   ニ 
Docosahexaenoic Acid  240 mg   ニ 
Other Omega-3 Fatty Acids  80 mg   ニ 
* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
ニ Daily Value not established.



Serving Size: 2 Softgels

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 2 softgels 1-3 times daily with meals.

Free of: salt, sugar, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, milk, egg or preservatives.

Other Ingredients: Fish Oil Concentrate, Gelatin, Glycerin, Water, Natural Vitamin E.

Warnings: Caution: Please discard the inedible freshness packet enclosed.

Disclaimers: *This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.