FAQs: Salmon Oil/Omega III Concentrate
Q. How would someone, go about reducing LDL and increasing HDL levels and decreasing total triglyceride levels in the blood? Would Omega III Salmon Oil provide any benefit?
A. First, we always recommend seeing a doctor, especially if there are existing diagnosed medical problems in those areas.
In general, research has shown that Omega-3 fatty acids, such as those contained in our Omega III Salmon Oil and Omega III Concentrate products, and fiber, as found in Multi-Fiber Blend and All Natural Fiber Food and Drink Mix, can all play a part in lowering cholesterol levels and do not have any harmful side effects. However, the goal of nutritional supplementation is to help keep the body healthy and thriving. Achieving optimal health means that the body may be better able to prevent disease. If a medical condition develops, only a qualified medical doctor should recommend the best treatment program to embark on.
Q. How much vitamin E does Omega III Concentrate contain?
A. Omega III Concentrate contains a very small amount of the natural preservative vitamin E, to help keep the contents fresh and stable. Please keep in mind that Omega III Concentrate is an omega-3 fatty acid supplement and should not be considered as a supplemental source of vitamin E.
Q. Are Omega III Concentrate and Omega III Salmon Oil the same or similar to Cod Liver Oil?
A. Omega III Concentrate, Omega III Salmon Oil, and Cod Liver Oil are all different products, each offering unique benefits.
Cod Liver Oil is a good source of vitamins A and D. Two capsules contain 5,000 IU of vitamin A and 540 IU of vitamin D. Cod Liver Oil also naturally contains trace amounts of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) (omega-3 fatty acids), but should not be considered a significant source for Omega III fatty acids.
Omega III Concentrate delivers the omega-3 fatty acids. It contains both and DHA in balanced quantities, as found in nature. Omega III Concentrate also provides important lipotropic factors delivered through GNLD’s Special Blend, which provides lecithin, choline, inositol, and methionine to the body. Additionally, Omega III Concentrate is derived from health-screened, disease-free fish from pristine waters.
Omega III Salmon Oil is derived from pure salmon oil, one of nature’s richest sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Three capsules deliver the omega-3 fatty acid value of one 3-ounce serving of salmon. The salmon are health-screened, disease-free, and carry no risk of accumulated toxins common in some forms of fish.
In addition to providing omega-3’s, our Omega III Salmon Oil supplements do not contribute any hidden vitamin A or D to the diet, and contain only 2 mg of cholesterol per capsule.
Q. What diseases does GNLD check for in the fish used in Omega III Salmon Oil and Omega III Concentrate?
A. Both GNLD’s Omega III Salmon Oil and Omega III Concentrate offer a level of quality and consistency unparalleled by any other fish oil products. We follow the strict standard testing protocols established by Europe and adopted by the U.S. government. The FDA Hazardous And Critical Control Point (HACCP) program requires screening for at least 29 disease and parasite hazards commonly carried by fish, including severe hazards, such as hepatitis A and E, clostridium botulinum types A, B, E, and F, and trichinella spiralis. Our careful screening makes certain that GNLD Omega III Salmon Oil is the highest quality, purity, and consistency humanly possible for a natural product of this type!
Q. Do Omega III Concentrate and Omega III Salmon Oil contain omega-3, -6, and -9?
A. Both Omega III Concentrate and Omega III Salmon Oil are primarily omega-3 fatty acid supplements, derived from one of nature’s most pure and potent sources: healthy, fresh fish from deep North Atlantic waters. Each three-capsule serving provides concentrated omega-3 fatty acids, with a minimum of 540 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid and 360 mg of docosahexaenoic acid. This is the omega-3 value of an optimal serving of fresh fish. As such, there would also naturally be occurring amounts of oleic acid (omega-9) and linoleic acid (omega-6), just as would be found in a serving of fresh salmon. However, Omega III Concentrate and Omega III Salmon Oil are primarily omega-3 supplements, and should not be considered a principal source of omega-6 and -9.
Q. Why aren’t Omega III Salmon Oil and Omega III Concentrate processed as water-miscible?
A. Derived by cold press processing, solely from health screened, fresh fish, three capsules of Omega III Salmon Oil or Omega III Concentrate deliver the omega-3 value of an optimal serving of fresh fish. The soft gelatin capsules are easy to swallow, and the very nature of the fish oil itself lends it to easier absorption in the body without the aid of water-miscibility. You can rest assured that each dose of Omega III Salmon Oil and Omega III Concentrate is readily absorbed by your body!
Q. Does Omega III Salmon Oil and/or Omega III Concentrate work in the cell or in the joint where it has an anti-inflammatory effect?
A. Some research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids (naturally occurring in salmon and other fish) can modestly reduce joint inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis and inflammation associated with some other diseases. The mechanism for this effect is not well understood, but is believed to be the result of an inhibition of three of the normal pathways of inflammation. This effect is not related to either the joint fluid or the muscles. Other studies have suggested that the potential anti-inflammatory effect of omega-3 fatty acids will also be seen in other injury or stress-related instances, such as might be experienced by athletes.
Despite this promising research, it is important to keep in mind that both Omega III Salmon Oil and Omega III Concentrate are natural food extracts. They are to be taken for the benefits of regularly supplementing the diet with whole-food omega-3 fatty acids. Neither is intended to be marketed as a cure for joint pain or inflammation.
Q. Are Omega III Salmon Oil and Omega III Concentrate best taken early in the morning on an empty stomach for best absorption?
A. The benefits of supplementation with GNLD Omega III Salmon Oil and Omega III Concentrate are not linked to the time of day the product is taken or whether or not it is taken on an empty stomach.
We generally suggest that supplements are taken at meal times for two reasons: 1) Many supplements are better absorbed when taken with food, and 2) Our whole-food products are designed to work with foods, not to replace food. Also, people with sensitive stomachs who may have difficulty with tablets and capsules in general, usually report fewer upsets when their supplements are taken with food.
Q. Which provides more essential fatty acids: Omega III Salmon Oil, Omega III Concentrate, or Evening Primrose Oil?
A. Both Omega III Salmon Oil and Omega III Concentrate are rich, food-sourced supplements that deliver the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. On the other hand, evening primrose oil does not contain any significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids. Evening primrose oil contains omega-6 essential fatty acids. Although both nutrients are useful, performing different functions in the body, omega-6 fatty acids are plentiful in most diets, while omega-3 fatty acids are only largely available from a few specific food sources. With GNLD’s Omega III Salmon Oil and Omega III Concentrate, you have the benefits of fish without the inconvenience of having to prepare fresh fish every day.
Q. What kind of testing takes place to insure there is no mercury in the Omega III Salmon Oil?
A. We follow the standard testing protocols of the American Organization of Analytical Chemists to verify that our Omega III Salmon Oil and Omega III Concentrate are pesticide free and free of heavy metal contaminants, such as mercury.