The Omega-3 Source You're Ignoring

Terry Lemerond

August 28, 2012

3 Min Read
The Omega-3 Source You're Ignoring

Most people make fish oil one of their standard daily supplements. They’ve probably gotten into a routine of taking multiple tablespoons of the liquid or handfuls of the capsules every day figuring that the inconvenience, occasional stomach upset, and fish burps are the price for trying to stay healthy.

But there is a revolutionary supplement that combines the best of science and nature so you can get omega-3s from fish but have a much better omega-3 experience.

This new method uses a patented, gentle water and enzyme process to extract naturally occurring marine phospholipids with the omega-3 fatty acids DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). It uses only fresh salmon (Salmo salar) processed immediately after the catch. They are never frozen. No heat or chemicals are used to gently extract the phospholipid-bound omega-3s.

This creates a supplement much closer to nature, one producing nutrients that people were meant to absorb and use.

It means a big difference in the ability to transport omega-3s to where they are needed most. In fact, they are identical to the omega-3 fatty acids in the human brain. The phospholipids also make it a more stable source of omega-3s, (up to three years at room temperature) so you have no worries about rancidity or fish burps. And best yet, instead of tablespoons of oil or handfuls of capsules, the recommended dosage of this phospholipid-bound omega-3 from fish is justone tablet per day.

Most fish oils are extracted from a variety of small coldwater fish that undergo a lot of processing. The “cooling and pressing” steps bring the raw material close to boiling and coagulate the naturally-occurring proteins in the fish. The heat and chemical action change the molecular structure of the fatty acids, weakening them and making them more likely to go rancid. And, although krill oil products tout phospholipid-bound omega-3s, there are concerns about taking a food source away from endangered animals. Plus, some krill products are processed using hexane.

The phospholipid form I recommend uses only one species of fish – Atlantic salmon. Native to the cold waters of the North Atlantic, the salmon are contained in ocean fjords in Norway and Scotland. These deep-water, narrow inlets are protected with marine-friendly nets that both protect the salmon and prevent them from leaving the fjord. However, they have all the advantages of ocean life–fresh, clean water and natural diets–without the dangers of predators. Being a managed population –“wild farmed –means that the salmon aren’t culled from rapidly depleting wild stocks. It also means that they are not kept in shallow, artificial “fish farms” miles inland in unsanitary conditions.

Additionally, no part of the salmon is wasted – the head tissue (rich in phospholipids) is used for the supplement immediately after catch and the rest of the body is filleted for food. The entire process is sustainably and responsibly managed.

Omega-3 fatty acids have shown remarkable benefits when they are added to our diets. Essential fatty acids (EFAs) hold cells together and protect them against invaders. EPA and DHA from fish oil improves heart health and blood profiles, relieves pain through anti-inflammatory action, enhances immunity, elevates mood, alleviates the symptoms of ADHD and menstrual pain, promotes brain and vision development in infants and children, and helps treat depression.

So getting omega-3s is truly essential. But it’s time to rethink the delivery of these nutrients. This phospholipid-bound supplement from salmon is the first new “news” in omega-3 delivery science in a very long time. If you want a truly natural, convenient, and simple omega-3 supplement, this is it.

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