Super Omega-3 EPA/DHA with Sesame Lignans & Olive Extract
As part of our OMEGA FOUNDATIONS® line, Super Omega-3 EPA/DHA with Sesame Lignans & Olive Extract features AlaskOmega® — a pure, fresh fish oil made from sustainably harvested Alaska Pollock and that has earned the International Fish Oil Standards’ (IFOS™) highest 5-star rating. Inspired by the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet, this superior formula also contains olive extract, sesame lignans, and natural lemon flavor, making it the most comprehensive omega-3 supplement for heart and cognitive health support on the market.
Benefits at a glance:
• Powerful cardiovascular and cognitive health support
- Powerful cardiovascular and cognitive health support
- Good source of Omega-3s and beneficial polyphenols
- Made with fresh, IFOS™ 5-star certified AlaskOmega® fish oil
- Contains Mediterranean diet-inspired olive fruit extract
- Sesame lignans increase stability of omega-3 nutrients
- Natural lemon flavor improves taste and palatability
Choose the most comprehensive fish oil supplement available
The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil are essential elements of a healthy diet. But the typical Western diet, which contains high amounts of omega-6 fats, is usually insufficient in beneficial omega-3s like eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).1 Therefore, supplementing with healthy omega-3s is a great way to support heart health and more.
AlaskOmega® — pure, fresh, sustainable, and made in the USA
There are many fish oil supplements out there … but very few utilize AlaskOmega® — a sustainably harvested fish oil made from cold-water Alaska Pollock that is both caught and processed in the United States within hours of harvest for exceptional freshness.
AlaskOmega® has earned the International Fish Oil Standards’ (IFOS™) highest 5-star rating, and comes from a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified-sustainable fishery. Which means it actually exceeds industry standards. Do you know where your fish oil comes from?
Olive Oil and Omega-3s — staples of the Mediterranean diet
Studies indicate that the Mediterranean diet — rich in omega-3 fatty acids, monounsaturated fatty acids (like those found in olive oil), and antioxidant-rich fruits, vegetables, and herbs — is associated with cardiovascular health and increased life span.
Other studies support omega-3’s importance in cardiovascular health,11-13and an abundance of scientific research substantiates the wide-ranging health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil and the monounsaturated fatty acids and polyphenols in olive fruit.
Super Omega-3 provides a standardized olive fruit extract packed with the polyphenol hydroxytyrosol, a powerful antioxidant that protects normal LDL from oxidation and counters free radicals.
Plus, research shows that a combination of olive oil and fish oil supplements promotes a healthy inflammatory response better than a placebo or fish oil alone.
Only our Super Omega-3 formula provides a highly concentrated olive fruit extract equivalent to the polyphenol content found in 8–12 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and standardized for hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol, verbascoside and oleuropeinpolyphenols — and fits it into just four softgels a day! Research shows the value of oleuropein in favorably altering gene expression,29 delaying senescence in specialized skin cells,30 and helping maintain normal platelet activation.31
Sesame lignans preserve fish oil’s purity and potency
The unstable nature of the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil limits their effectiveness. Super Omega-3 provides standardized sesame lignans to enhance the stability of DHA levels in your body and the overall benefits of the improved EPA/DHA fish oil.32,33
No other fish oil supplement contains this level of pure, potent, and sustainably sourced omega-3 fatty acids, sesame lignans, or heart-healthy olive fruit polyphenols. With a natural lemon flavor added to improve taste and palatability, Super Omega-3 EPA/DHA with Sesame Lignans & Olive Extract is the most comprehensive omega-3 supplement you can buy!
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Life Extension Super Omega-3 EPA/DHA with Sesame Lignans & Olive Fruit Extract – 120 Enteric Coated Softgels
The body needs fatty acids to survive and is able to make all but two of them: linoleic acid (LA), in the omega-6 family, and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) in the omega-3 family. These two fatty acids must be supplied by the diet and are therefore considered essential fatty acids (EFAs). Omega-3 fatty acids, found in cold-water fish (and fish oil), perilla and flaxseed oils, are essential elements of a healthy diet. Fish oils contain the essential fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are usually lacking in the typical Western diet, which is filled with foods containing high amounts of omega-6 fats. EPA and DHA can be synthesized in the body from ALA, but EPA and DHA synthesis may be insufficient under certain conditions and for most people that consume Western diets.
While the polyunsaturated fats known as omega-6 fatty acids are essential to life, most Americans and citizens of other Western nations consume far too many omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids and not enough omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. In fact, some Western diets consist of 20 parts of omega-6 to only one part of omega-3. For optimum health, the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids should be between 1:1 and 4:1. The severe imbalance that occurs with most people contributes to the development of long-term health problems.
Studies associate the Mediterranean diet — rich in omega-3 fatty acids, monounsaturated fatty acids such as that found in olive oil, and antioxidant-rich fruits, vegetables, and herbs — with lowered cardiovascular risk and increased life span. Other studies support omega-3’s importance in cardiovascular health. Life Extension’s Super Omega-3 is a premium, scientifically-validated fish oil concentrate, derived from sustainable sources, that contains a proprietary, full-spectrum blend of synergistic nutrients to provide scientifically-validated cardioprotective health benefits.
An abundance of scientific research substantiates the wide-ranging health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil and monounsaturated fatty acid and polyphenols in olive fruit. No other commercially available fish oil supplement contains this level of essential fatty acids, sesame lignans and olive fruit polyphenols.
Super Omega-3 from Life Extension uses a patented EPA/DHA extraction process that results in a pure, stable and easy-to-tolerate fish oil extract. While most fish oil is distilled to decrease contaminants such as mercury and PCBs, the Pure+ fish oil used in Super Omega-3 is produced with a patented method that purifies the oil with a highly advanced distillation process to reduce pollutants to virtually undetectable levels. The result is an improved fish oil that exceeds the standards set by international rating agencies.
The unstable nature of fatty acids like fish oil limits their biological efficacy in the body. Scientific studies show that when sesame lignans are supplemented with fish oil, the beneficial effects are augmented. Sesame lignans help guard against lipid peroxidation, thereby extending the stability of DHA in the body. These lignans also direct fatty acids toward pathways which can help with inflammatory reactions. Super Omega-3 provides standardized sesame lignans to enhance the overall benefits of the improved EPA/DHA fish oil blend.
To emulate a Mediterranean diet, Super Omega-3 provides a standardized olive fruit extract to deliver the polyphenol hydroxytyrosol, a powerful antioxidant that protects normal LDL from oxidation and counters dangerous free radicals. Research shows that a combination of olive oil and fish oil supplements helps with inflammation better than a placebo or fish oil alone. Therefore, Super Omega-3 provides the equivalent polyphenol content of 6 ounces of extra virgin olive oil. Super Omega-3 provides a concentrated olive fruit extract standardized for hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol and oleuropein polyphenols. Research shows the value of oleuropein in favorably altering gene expression, delaying senescence in specialized skin cells, and helping maintain normal platelet activation.
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