Better Fish Oil
Product Code: SC003
We changed our Better Fish Oil to an oil that has a more beneficial ratio of EPA and DHA and we also reduced the price.
Most people that eat a western diet can benefit from increasing the intake of Omega 3 fatty acids since their diet usually contains too much Omega 6 from vegetable oils and saturated fat from dairy and other animal sources. Research has shown many health benefits from Omega 3 fat intake. Several studies are showing evidence that the protective benefits of fish oil prevent death from heart disease (Daviglus ML, et al. 1997, Burr ML, et al. 1989, Singh RB, et al. 1997).
The anti-inflammatory effects of Omega 3 fatty acids are well known. Several studies on rheumatoid arthritis using supplements with EPA/DHA, which is found in fish oil, have shown to decrease morning stiffness and reduce the number of painful and swollen joints (Bartholomew LE, et al. 1985, Kremer JM. 1996, Kremer JM, et al. 1995, Kremer JM, et al. 1990). Fish oil has also shown to help in the treatment of colitis (Stenson WF, et al. 1992).
Deficiencies of Omega 3 fatty acids have been linked to depression. An inverse relationship between fish consumption and the incidence of depression has been found (Hibbeln JR, et al. 1995). Another study showed that the ratio of arachiodonic acids [a precursor for inflammatory chemicals] to EPA correlates with the severity of the symptoms of depression (Adams PB, et al. 1996).
It is also very important for pregnant women to have an adequate intake of Omega 3 fats because breastfed children have been found to score better than children fed by a bottle on visual and developmental tests (Rodgers B. 1978).
When buying fish oil it is important to be sure it is a quality product since fish oil oxidizes [gets rancid] very easily and can contain heavy metals and other toxins. Better Fish Oils is a pharmaceutical-grade quality product. To prevent rancidity antioxidants are added and the oil checked for oxidization to ensure product stability.
Extensive testing of the oil is carried out assuring exceptional high quality. The following is an example of some of the contaminants tested for: mercury, lead, arsenic, pesticides, PCBs, and dioxins.
Bartholomew LE, et al. Effects of manipulation of dietary fatty acids on clinical manifestations of rheumatic and inflammatory disease receiving dietary supplementation of n-3 and n-6 fatty acids. Lancet Jan 1985:184.
Kremer JM. Effects of modulation of inflammatory and immune parameters in patients with rheumatic and inflammatory disease receiving dietary supplementation of n-3 and n-6 fatty acids. Lipids 1996;31 (Suppl):243-47.
Kremer JM, Lawrence DA, Jubiz W, DiGiacomo R, Rynes R, Bartholomew LE, Sherman M. Dietary fish oil and olive oil supplementation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Clinical and immunologic effects. Arthritis Rheum 1990;33(6):810-20.
Kremer JM, Lawrence DA, Petrillo GF, Litts LL, Mullaly PM, Rynes R, Stocker RP, Parhami N, Greenstein NS, Fuchs BR, et al. Effects of high-dose fish oil on rheumatoid arthritis after stopping nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Clinical and immune correlates. Arthritis Rheum 1995;38(8):1107-114.
Singh RB, Niaz MA, Sharma JP, et al. Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of fish oil and mustard oil in patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction: The Indian experiment of infarct survival-4. Cardiovasc Drugs 1997;11:485-91.