Omega-3 Supplements: Calamarine is new super DHA

One of the myths associated with aging is that your body wears out and there is nothing we can do about it. As we get older, we just have to live with chronic disease and the only way to improve the quality of our health and life is to treat the symptoms.

Overwhelmingly, research suggests that this is simply not true. In fact, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Circulation provide documented evidence that consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids from dietary sources and supplements cut the likelihood of an early death.

DHA and EPA not only prevent heart disease and sudden death from a sudden heart attack, they lower the risk of strokes and developing dementia. There is also evidence that the Omega-3s fatty acids lower the incidence of depression in patients. Patients with the recommended levels of Omega-3s in users’ blood lowers the risk of death by any cause in the study by 85%.

This prompted a study of men aged 64 to 76 years with no history of heart disease. The study ran for 3 years and the participants took 2.4 grams of Omega-3 fats daily. The study found there was a 47% less chance of dying by any cause than in the group taking the placebo. In a comparable study of women, the figure for a lower risk of dying was 44%.

Often you will hear the recommendation to eat more fish, which are the main source of Omega-3 fatty acids. There are also plant sources of these long chain fats. When it comes to these vegetable sources, it is important to note that the body does not access the nutrients efficiently—even less so as we age.

When comparing the fish oils on the market, they are not equal. You have to read the labels like you do for any food product you buy. The source of the Omega-3s in Marine- 3D is Calamarine derived from squids. Calamarine contains 85% more DHA than other fish oil products.

Did you know that fish do not even produce DHA? Then, how can they provide the nutrient to help us live longer? Fish ingest DHA from eating algae or other fish that

There are also concerns about toxic contaminants in fish. Fish are also a finite resource and have been depleted by overfishing.

When supplementing your diet, we mentioned reading the labels to ensure the proper dosage. Another fact you need to look for on the label is whether the supplement is molecularly distilled. Molecular distillation removes any substances that might cuase oxidation. Why is this important? Fish oil capsules often oxidize and turn rancid in the bottle when it sits on the shelf waiting for consumer purchase. Or, even worse, they oxidize inside you, which effectively negates any benefit of taking the product. The last thing Americans need is more free radicals in their diet.