OMEGA CORE ADVANCED FISH OIL FORMULATION BY VITACORE

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Omega Core contains therapeutic amounts of the Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) EPA and DHA; otherwise known as fish oil.  These powerhouse EFAs have been proven by research to support overall health and are considered essential as the body cannot produce them on its own…therefore they must be obtained through diet or supplementation. Since recommendations range from a combined DHA plus EPA supplement of 600mg to 1000mg daily, supplementation becomes the most practical strategy for reaching dose levels. Compelling evidence shows that DHA and EPA are potent anti-inflammatory compounds critically important for healthy brain function, the health of the eyes and the entire central nervous system. What’s more, low levels of these EFAs are strongly associated with mood, increased risk of depression, loss of mental focus and memory. This is why fish oil supplementation is being recommended for virtually all the chronic diseases for both treatment as well as prevention. Daily supplementation with Omega Core, when combined with regular exercise and a balanced diet, is a sound strategy to promote overall health.

Key Ingredients/Benefits:

  • 360mg EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) – Helps lower chances on getting coronary heart disease, high triglycerides (fats in the blood), high blood pressure, and inflammation/joint pain.
  • 240mg DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) – Supports healthy mental and visual function.

Eicosanoic Acid (EPA)/ Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA):

EPA and DHA are long chain omega-3 fatty acids that are primarily found in fish and have been extensively researched and proven to treat/improve certain aspects of health including cognition, body composition, and certain cardiovascular and immune functions.

EPA:
• Helps overall health.
• Helps lower chances on getting coronary heart disease, high triglycerides (fats in the blood), high blood pressure, and inflammation/joint pain.
• Helps women reduce hot flashes and menstrual pain if used daily, not just while menstruating. Helps reduce fatigue.

DHA:

Essential Omega-3 fatty acid for healthy mental and visual function.

• Helps overall health.
• Also used to support healthy skin eyes joints and brain function.
• Women-DHA is also ideal as a prenatal and nursing supplement.
• DHA is also essential to proper eye and brain development within infants (before and after birth) and is an important component of human breast milk.
Recent research has shown EPA and DHA can activate the genes that increase fat burning while also inhibiting the genes that promote the storage of fat. Furthermore, EPA/DHA supplementation may elevate muscle protein synthesis, a necessary process that must occur to build muscle, to a higher degree when a high protein meal is consumed.

Q: What is the best way to take Omega Core?
A: As a dietary supplement, take one serving up to three times daily, preferably with a meal or use as directed by a physician or licensed nutritionist.

Q: How can I avoid the “fish burps” when supplementing with fish oil?
A: In order to avoid the fish burps and prolong the life of the product, store Omega Core in the freezer.

Q: Do fish oil supplements contain mercury?
A: Two independent studies: one peer-reviewed research article and one study by Consumer Reports showed that fish oil supplements do not contain dangerous amounts of mercury.

Q: What are some dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids?
A: Omega-3 fatty acids are mainly comprised of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These omega-3 fatty acids are found in cold-water, marine fish including sardines, anchovies, cod, tuna, salmon, halibut, mackerel, and herring. Certain type of shellfish such as shrimp also contain a moderate amount of omega-3 fatty acids.

References: 

EPA/DHA:
1. Muldoon, M. F., Ryan, C. M., Sheu, L., Yao, J. K., Conklin, S. M., & Manuck, S. B. (2010). Serum phospholipid docosahexaenonic acid is associated with cognitive functioning during middle adulthood. The Journal of nutrition, 140(4), 848-853.
2. Tartibian, B., Maleki, B. H., & Abbasi, A. (2010). The effects of omega-3 supplementation on pulmonary function of young wrestlers during intensive training. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 13(2), 281-286.
3. Kamolrat, T., Gray, S. R., & Thivierge, M. C. (2013). Fish oil positively regulates anabolic signalling alongside an increase in whole-body gluconeogenesis in ageing skeletal muscle. European journal of nutrition,52(2), 647-657.
4. Conklin, S. M., Gianaros, P. J., Brown, S. M., Yao, J. K., Hariri, A. R., Manuck, S. B., & Muldoon, M. F. (2007). Long-chain omega-3 fatty acid intake is associated positively with corticolimbic gray matter volume in healthy adults. Neuroscience letters, 421(3), 209-212.
5. Micallef, M., Munro, I., Phang, M., & Garg, M. (2009). Plasma n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are negatively associated with obesity. British journal of nutrition, 102(09), 1370-1374.
6. Ryan, A. M., Reynolds, J. V., Healy, L., Byrne, M., Moore, J., Brannelly, N., … & Flood, P. (2009). Enteral nutrition enriched with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) preserves lean body mass following esophageal cancer surgery: results of a double-blinded randomized controlled trial. Annals of surgery,249(3), 355-363.
7. Noreen, E. E., Sass, M. J., Crowe, M. L., Pabon, V. A., Brandauer, J., & Averill, L. K. (2010). Effects of supplemental fish oil on resting metabolic rate, body composition, and salivary cortisol in healthy adults. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 7(1), 1-7.
8. Gil, A. (2002). Polyunsaturated fatty acids and inflammatory diseases. Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy, 56(8), 388-396.
9. Li, D. (2015). Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and non-communicable diseases: meta-analysis based systematic review. Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition, 24(1), 10.
10. Farzaneh-Far, R., Lin, J., Epel, E. S., Harris, W. S., Blackburn, E. H., & Whooley, M. A. (2010). Association of marine omega-3 fatty acid levels with telomeric aging in patients with coronary heart disease. Jama, 303(3), 250-257.
11. Munro, I. A., & Garg, M. L. (2013). Prior supplementation with long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids promotes weight loss in obese adults: a double-blinded randomised controlled trial. Food & function, 4(4), 650-658.
12. Buckley, J. D., & Howe, P. R. (2010). Long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids may be beneficial for reducing obesity—a review. Nutrients,2(12), 1212-1230.
13. Smith, G. I., Atherton, P., Reeds, D. N., Mohammed, B. S., Rankin, D., Rennie, M. J., & Mittendorfer, B. (2011). Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids augment the muscle protein anabolic response to hyperinsulinaemia–hyperaminoacidaemia in healthy young and middle-aged men and women. Clinical science, 121(6), 267-278.
14. Smith, G. I., Atherton, P., Reeds, D. N., Mohammed, B. S., Rankin, D., Rennie, M. J., & Mittendorfer, B. (2011). Dietary omega-3 fatty acid supplementation increases the rate of muscle protein synthesis in older adults: a randomized controlled trial. The American journal of clinical nutrition, 93(2), 402-412.
15. Liu, Y., Chen, F., Odle, J., Lin, X., Zhu, H., Shi, H., … & Yin, J. (2013). Fish oil increases muscle protein mass and modulates Akt/FOXO, TLR4, and NOD signaling in weanling piglets after lipopolysaccharide challenge. The Journal of nutrition, 143(8), 1331-1339.

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