Why do I need omega 3?
They don’t call them essential fatty acids for nothing. Omega 3s are necessary for the body’s cells but we can’t produce them ourselves. We have to get them through the food we eat - or through supplements.
Research shows that Omega 3 found in fish oil helps manage inflammation caused by diet, stress, toxins and hormonal imbalances.
Inflammation is our body’s tool for fighting infection, repairing damage or reacting to life or death situations. But the stress and diet of our modern lifestyles mean we often have chronic inflammation, where the body actually starts attacking itself. Over time, the cumulative effect of out-of-control inflammation results in health conditions ranging from joint problems, and digestive ailments, to the most serious degenerative conditions.
“If I could recommend just one supplement to my patients, it would be a high quality Omega 3 DHA. Xtend-Life Omega 3 is the best I have found.”
- Dr Ali Mohamed
Harvard-trained, internationally renowned age management physician.
The three most common types of fatty acids are DHA, EPA and ALA. DHA is crucial for brain, heart and eye function. EPA is important for cardiovascular health.
DHA is the most complex form of Omega 3 with 22 carbon bonds. EPA has 20 and ALA 18. The body can convert the more complex Omega 3s into less complex Omega 3s, but it is much harder to go the other way. And the older you get, the less efficient the body is at making that conversion.
Vegans and vegetarians are often deficient in DHA, because vegetable sources of Omega 3 only contain ALA.
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“We did our research to find a pure and safe form of Omega 3 - this is by far the best we have found.”
- Kylie-Anne, Australia
“This is a fantastic product which I have found to give me excellent boost in my mental health (has helped brain fog) as well as my circulation. I have always suffered from cold hands and feet which my partner hates, within 4 weeks of taking this product I feel it helped my bodies circulation and heat in my extremities.”
- Drew, USA
Can’t I get the Omega 3 I need from eating fish?
Absolutely, you can. But it’s not easy. Or cheap. To match the Omega 3 in two of our Omega 3 DHA Fish Oil soft gels you would need to eat one serving of oily fish (salmon or tuna) or up to six servings of white fish. Two soft gels of our Omega 3 DHA fish oil costs less than 70 cents. How much does a serving of fish cost where you live?
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With more than 27,000 published studies, Omega 3s are amongst the most studied nutrients in the world. This means the beneficial effects of consuming Omega 3s are well documented.
EPA and DHA Omega 3s are vital nutrients that help every cell in your body function optimally. It’s something our bodies need at all stages of our life. And yet, American men get only 50% of the Omega 3 they need each day. American women get even less, around 40%.
Since Omega 3s are important to every cell, it’s not surprising that the documented benefits of Omega 3s cover everything from memory and learning disorders to heart and circulatory health as well as joints, skin, and even teeth.
Dementia is sometimes called “brain failure” - it affects tasks like memory and reasoning and is the umbrella term that Alzheimer’s disease falls under. Oxidative stress in the brain may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease.
There is little evidence that Omega 3s can reduce symptoms of dementia but research strongly indicates that people with higher levels of Omega 3s, particularly DHA, are less likely to develop it in the first place.
The skin is the body’s largest organ. Essential fatty acids work in the skin to boost hydration. Without them, the skin loses moisture, potentially contributing to conditions like dandruff, thinning hair, acne and eczema, as well as age and sun spots.
One study showed significant reduction in eczema after 12 weeks. The researchers believe that the fish oil worked by reducing an inflammatory substance that plays a role in eczema.
Another study showed that another inflammatory response - sunburn - was reduced by taking fish oil.
The research is clear - Omega 3s, and specifically DHA and EPA, are good for cardiovascular health.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, which measures the global disease burden, estimated that in 2010, more than 1.4 million coronary heart disease deaths globally were linked to low intakes of EPA and DHA. This number is rising. One study found that 84,000 annual heart-related deaths in the US could be avoided with just 250mg of EPA and DHA daily (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009).
There’s a reason a visit to the doctor always starts with a blood pressure check - it’s important! High blood pressure increases your risk of heart disease. Even a small decrease in blood pressure can have a big impact on your heart health.
Triglyceride levels are another important risk factor for cardiovascular disease. This is a part of your total cholesterol profile.
DHA and EPA have been found to balance blood pressure and reduce triglyceride levels, which leads to improved cardiovascular health.
Omega 3s appear to work by helping your body manage out-of-control inflammation that can damage blood vessels and may contribute to heart disease. Our unique blend of natural New Zealand hoki oil and concentrated tuna oil combines the benefits of a full spectrum fish oil with a high level of Omega 3s, giving your body the support it needs against out-of-control inflammation and the degenerative conditions that can follow.
Our Omega 3 QH Ultra also includes Kaneka ubiquinol CoenzymeQ10 to replace declining levels of this important enzyme as a result of aging, or using statins. If you are concerned about your heart health, are over 40 or have a history of heart disease in your family, Omega 3/QH Ultra will give your heart health a boost.
It may surprise you to learn that 60% of the brain is composed of fats.
The neurons in our brain are responsible for transmitting the electrical and chemical messages that make our body function. Neurons with higher levels of Omega 3 fatty acids do a better job of transmitting these messages. That’s why a deficiency in Omega 3s can negatively affect brain function and cognitive development.
Research shows that consuming Omega 3s may support mental processing skills such as working memory, comprehension, reasoning, problem solving and decision-making.
DHA is the most abundant Omega 3 fatty acid in the brain, but it must be regularly replenished. The human brain relies on the Omega 3 DHA for proper growth and development. DHA builds up in the brain until we are 18 years old, but especially in the first two years of life, so it’s very important for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers to consume a high level of DHA in order to give their babies the best start.
Children with ADHD are more likely to show symptoms of low Omega 3 levels. One study of children with ADHD found increased Omega 3 intake resulted in improvements in restlessness, aggressiveness, completing work and academic performance.
Your body uses EPA and DHA fatty acids to produce its own natural hormones for managing inflammation. Research has shown that people with high levels of these hormones tend to have much lower levels of chronic inflammatory back, neck and joint pain.
Omega 3s are an important part of cartilage cell membranes, where they help protect against enzymes that degrade cartilage.
EPA and DHA may also inhibit proteins that contribute to osteoarthritis.
Omega 3 fatty acids may help with symptoms of morning stiffness, tender or swollen joints, and joint discomfort.
Omega 3s have been shown to help reduce inflammation in the body, while excessive Omega 6s can promote inflammation. Both Omega 3s and Omega 6s are important to our wellbeing, but our diets tend to be higher in Omega 6s, leaving us with an imbalance - and out-of-control inflammation.
Chronic inflammation is a risk to all symptoms of the body - from heart health to joints. Restoring the balance of Omega 3 to Omega 6 supports the body’s natural, healthy inflammatory response.
Inflammation is part of the body’s natural immune system response. When inflammation is unnaturally high, the body is less prepared to fight a genuine threat to the immune system.
Fish oil helps to naturally regulate the immune response. Research has found that when combining fish oil with the antioxidant astaxanthin it enhances the immune-boosting power.
Did your mother ever tell you that eating carrots will help you see in the dark? Carrots do have important vitamins for eye health but it turns out that high concentrations of DHA Omega 3 found in fish oil are needed by the cells that let you see in different light conditions. In fact, the body’s highest concentration of DHA is found in the retina, which shows just how important DHA is to eye health.
Omega 3s are important in infant eye development so it’s crucial that pregnant and breastfeeding mothers get enough. Many people think that deteriorating vision is just a part of aging, but proper nutrition can support eye health as you get older.
Fish oil has been shown to reverse age-related eye disorders like macular degeneration and cortical cataracts.
Another study found fish oil improved the vision of elderly patients after just 90 days of supplementation.
Statins are used to lower cholesterol, but they also inhibit the production of CoQ10, an important enzyme for heart and circulatory health. Omega 3s also offer natural support for heart health by helping to manage inflammation in blood vessels. Our Omega 3/QH Ultra includes a bioavailable form of CoQ10 to help replenish declining levels from statins or aging (CoQ10 production declines substantially after 40).
Why our Omega 3 is so good.
It’s all about the blend
Our unique blend of Omega 3/DHA fish oil is pure, concentrated and potent
All of the Xtend-Life Omega 3 products start with pure, natural fish oil from Hoki harvested in the Southern Ocean of New Zealand. This is blended with a highly concentrated tuna oil. We know there’s a lot of products out there that aren’t what they promise. That’s why our purity and freshness is verified by third-party laboratories and our standards are much higher than regulatory requirements, you can read more here. You’ll know it’s fresh because there’s no “fishy” smell and no “fishy burps” either.
The X factor
Concentrated fish oils pack high levels of DHA and EPA into a small dose. But studies suggest that in the process of concentrating these oils, valuable elements are discarded, and important benefits are lost.
The science is still developing, but we believe there is good evidence that the combination of highly concentrated tuna oil, and our exceptionally pure, full-spectrum New Zealand hoki oil provides even greater benefits than highly concentrated oil by itself, including even greater support for your body’s healthy inflammation response.
Scientists haven’t fully explained the benefits of these elements in non-concentrated oils - so we just call it the X-factor. What we do know is that our unique blend of pure, natural, non-concentrated NZ hoki oil and highly concentrated tuna oil provides exceptional benefits and value that other fish oil products do not.
“I’ve been taking four soft gels every day since we developed this product and my blood inflammation markers (C-reactive proteins) are the level of a healthy child, even though I’m now more than 70 years old. Ask your doctor to measure this important cardiovascular marker next time you have blood tests.”
- Warren Matthews
Xtend-Life Chairman and Founder
Our fish oil is traceable and sustainably sourced hoki from the pristine waters of New Zealand, which is blended with tuna oil. These oils are manufactured from parts of the fish that are by-products of the fisheries and have no impact on sustainability.
We’ve used our unique fish-oil blend as the base for four great products.
Which Omega 3 is right for me?
|Omega 3 / DHA Fish Oil||Omega 3 / DHA Children’s||Omega 3 Premium||Omega 3 QH Ultra|
|Our unique blend provides a high level of Omega 3 to support all the bodies systems - including brain, heart and joint health.
||The same blend in easy-to-swallow gel caps to provide crucial building blocks for child development. The best fish oil for your kids - certified fresh, pure and potent.
||All the benefits of our unique blend of fish oil as well as two powerful antioxidants to support healthy skin.
||Developed specifically to support heart health. All the benefits of our Omega 3 Premium plus a potent form of CoQ10 to help power a healthy heart and circulatory system.
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|Our potent blend of hoki and tuna oil will help with:
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||Omega 3 Premium will provide all the benefits of our Omega 3 DHA plus:
||Omega 3 QH Ultra will provide all the benefits of Omega 3 Premium plus: