NAKA: TriStar Omega 3 (800MG EPA)(500MG DHA)(500ml)
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- Helps maintain / support Cardiovascular Health
- Helps support Cognitive Health / Brain Function
- Helps support the development of the brain, eyes, and nerves in children up to 12 years of age
- Helps reduce serum triglycerides / triaglycerols
About Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are also often referred to as essential fatty acids (EFAs) or polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). EFA’s make up at least 60% of the mass of our brains. These are called essential because our bodies cannot produce these from other nutrients. They must therefore be obtained from either diet or supplements. They are needed as basic elements of our cell membranes. They control the inflammatory response and, hence pain and the spread of disease. They also mediate the immune response, control hormone production and regulate nerve transmission.
Omega-3 fatty acids are critical to the structure and function of neuronal membranes. The communication between various nerves could not occur in a normal way without Omega-3 fatty acids. As a result, just about every brain condition would benefit from optimal levels of DHA and EPA. Depression is one of many common conditions that could benefit from Omega-3 fatty acids. They influence something called the cytokine system in the brain. These cytokines are known as interleukin-1-2 and -6, interferon-gamma, and tumor necrosis factor alpha. They can directly and indirectly influence the severity and outcome of depression.
Cognitive health promotion is another area of proven benefit of Omega-3 fatty acids. The incidence of ADHD (Attention deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is rapidly escalating with a greater and greater dependency on drugs such as Ritalin (an amphetamine). In fact, at one time in the 1990s, so much Ritalin was being prescribed that the drug companies manufacturing it ran out of stock and could not keep pace with the demand. The good news is that there are now numerous studies supporting the use of EPA and DHA in the treatment of ADHD. EPA and DHA are crucial in proper retinal and brain development. They improve school performance, learning, focusing on tasks and be- haviour in children.
One study from Australia published in 2007 by Sinn and Bryan concluded that a 30 week treatment of children with ADHD with fatty acid capsules (providing 560 mg/day of EPA, 175 mg/day of DHA, 60 mg/day of gamma-linolenic acid, and 10 mg/day of vitamin E) plus a multivitamin tablet containing low (RDA) amounts of vitamin and minerals yielded slightly better results than seen in children who used Ritalin. These fish oils reduce ADHD symptoms whether or not a child is on Ritalin. For those wanting an official seal of approval, Health Canada’s Natural Health Product Directorate (NHPD) requires a minimum of 1.5 – 3.0 g of EPA and DHA.
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- Children (1-8 years) - 1 TSP Daily
- Adolescents (9-13 years) - 1 TSP Daily
- Adolescent (14-18 years) - 1 TSP Daily
- Adults > or equal to 19 Years
**Shake well before each use. To minimize / eliminate aftertaste, take before a full meal. Do not drink directly from the bottle.
Storage condition: Refrigerate after opening. Please note that a slightly cloudy appearance is normal after refrigeration. Discard any remaining product 12 weeks after opening.
Medicinal Ingredients: Each teaspoon (5 ml) contains: Fish oil (TG Farm) - molecularly distilled from anchovy, sardine, mackerel, and herring (fish body source - non liver, non farmed)
Total omega-3 fatty acids (1550 mg)
- EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) (800 mg)
- DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)(500mg)
- Other omega-3 fatty acids (250mg)
Non-medicinal ingredients: Vitamin E, natural lemon flavor.
Contains no added artificial flavors, colors, gluten, dairy products, eggs, corn, nuts, soy, starch, wheat or yeast.
This product has been independently tested and ensured to be free from heavy metals, dioxins, pesticides, and PCBS. Furthermore, potentency and peroxide value (a measure of freshness) has been tested for compliance.
Cautions & Warnings
Cautions with Omega-3 If you are on blood thinning medication, Omega-3 supplementation may potentiate the action of the blood thinning drug and un- wanted bleeding may occur.
This does not mean that you cannot use fish oil. It only means you may have to tell your doctor about it so that the prescription blood thinner dosage can be reduced. Fish oil supplements are usually highly beneficial for diabetics because they improve circulation and reduce high triglyceride levels.