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Norwegian Gold Super Critical Omega

The Norwegian Gold Super Critical Omega Advantage:

  • Ultra-concentrated to 95% (1,025mg) total Omega 3 in every softgel!
  • Highest IFOS 5-star industry excellence purity ranking
  • Enteric coated plus lipase for better digestion and 3x more absorption
  • Now enhanced with 1,000IU of vitamin D3!
  • Tasty natural orange flavor, no fishy burping

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Complete Body Health—Omega 3 Fish Oils

We’ve been taking Omega 3 fish oils for decades—even centuries—as that infamously un-tasty health remedy, cod liver oil.

Fish oils have come a long way from the days of pinching your nose and downing a spoonful of liquid cod liver oil, however. Today’s premium Omega 3 fish oils supplement is easy-swallow, concentrated to a rich Omega 3 content, has an exceptional purity rating, and does not leave a fishy aftertaste behind.

Fish oils have also been extensively researched in recent years for their many complete body health benefits. We now understand that the Omega 3s in fish oil supports our health from head (brain) to toe (nails and skin) with an impressive dose of heart health and joint health benefits in between.

Omega 3 Fish Oils in Your Daily Diet

The Omega 3s in fish oil are known as essential fatty acids—essential because they are used to manufacture healthy cellular walls for every cell in the body. Our body cannot produce Omega 3s as it can other nutrients. We rely solely on our diet to provide these important oils.

Approximately 80% of Americans are not getting enough Omega 3s in their diet.

Why is this? The Standard American Diet (SAD) is usually high in Omega 6 fatty acids (found in animal products and household cooking oils) but very low in Omega 3 fatty acids.

Dietary sources of Omega 3 fatty acids:

  • Cold water fish. These include wild salmon, sardines, anchovies, tuna, mackerel and others.
  • Flax and chia seed. Flax seed is a good source of Omega 3 and dietary fiber, as is nutritious Chia Seed.
  • Certain nuts. Walnuts and butternuts (white walnuts) are highest in Omega 3, while other nuts such as hazelnuts and cashews contain minimal amounts.

It’s easy to see why Americans are not getting enough Omega 3s based on this list. The limited availability of Omega 3 in the diet is why fish oil supplements are becoming as important to the household grocery list as a quality multi-vitamin.

How Do Omega 3 Fish Oils Help?

The Omega 3 content in fish oils is an umbrella term for the two types of essential Omega 3 fatty acids found in these types of oils, DHA and EPA.

  • Omega-3 EPA– this fatty acid triggers inter-cellular chemical messengers that support digestive health, joint health, immunity, and most importantly vascular and heart health. EPA may help protect you from the risk of heart disease.ǂ
  • Omega-3 DHA– this fatty acid is naturally present in the brain and in the retina of the eye and plays a prominent role in promoting brain health, eye health, structural development in children, and nervous system health.

Omega 3 fish oils in supplements provide both or one of these omega 3 fatty acid types, depending on their specific health targets. A fish oil supplement that contains a high concentration of both EPA and DHA Omega 3 is ideal for total body support.ǂ

Omega 3 EPA and DHA Research
Extensive research into the health benefits of both EPA and DHA has revealed that EPA helps to lower triglycerides (harmful fats in the bloodstream) and support beneficial HDL cholesterol levels that keep harmful LDL cholesterol levels in check.ǂ Studies have also been conducted on EPA’s benefit in supporting a healthy mood in those with depression.ǂ

DHA has been found to be as important to a child’s developing brain as it is to maintaining an adult’s healthy brain. DHA is actively absorbed by the brain to support a healthy attention span, memory, and overall brain cell health ǂ

Both EPA and DHA help nourish the intestinal lining, an important absorption area that controls inflammation in the body. ǂ A “leaky” intestinal lining caused by poor diet, stress, and certain medications sets up the body for chronic silent inflammation as larger particles leak into the bloodstream. Silent inflammation contributes to heart health risk, blood sugar issues, and immune health challenges. Omega 3 fish oils containing EPA and DHA also help to lubricate the bowel, supporting ease of elimination and healthy digestion. ǂ

Finding Your Fish Oil

There are as many fish oil products out there as there are species of fish in the sea, and each is made using a variety of purity procedures, added ingredients, concentrations, and encapsulation techniques.

  • Purity. The International Fish Oils Standards (IFOS) program sets the benchmark for advanced fish oil purity. The IFOS rates fish oils for levels of PCBs, heavy metals, and other contaminants that can pose a health risk. Look for a fish oil supplement with the highest 5-star IFOS purity rating.
  • Added ingredients. Many fish oil supplements contain added “filler” oils (saturated and monounsaturated fats) that do not offer the health benefits of Omega 3. Look for a fish oil supplement that is highly concentrated to over 1,000mg of Omega 3 per softgel to ensure you are getting the health benefits you’re paying for.
  • Digestibility. Because Omega 3 is a fat, it requires a fat splitting enzyme called lipase for proper digestion and maximum absorption. Look for a fish oil supplement that contains lipase and that’s enteric coated to deliver oils to the intestines where they are digested and absorbed.

An added benefit of an advanced digestion fish oil is that it prevents the fishy burping or “repeat” you can get with other fish oil brands, not to mention good old-fashioned cod liver oil.