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Make way for Mega Omega Supreme, our Norwegian formula in convenient capsule form and the superchamp of fish oils. It's even more concentrated, with 1 600 mg omega 3 per dose. Plus it’s subjected to a two-step distillation process that guarantees the lowest possible levels of pollutants, environmental toxins, heavy metals, trans fats and oxidation products. So it’s supremely potent and supremely pure. No wonder it’s called The Supreme.
What makes Mega Omega Supreme the real thing?
The long-chain omega 3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, are scientifically proven stars in the health-enhancing hall of fame. These ‘good fats’ have been shown to help improve heart disease, high cholesterol, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, insulin resistance, psoriasis, eczema, nerve disorders, depression, Alzheimer’s Disease, ADHD and various autoimmune and inflammatory conditions.
They are also considered ‘essential’ because, although your body needs them to stay healthy, it can't synthesize them in-house and they've got to be delivered by the diet. The problem is, most modern, urban diets simply don't contain enough omega 3s, and many fish oil supplements don't fill the gap. But The Real Thing Mega Omega Supreme really is the best filler and fixer for an omega 3 deficient diet. And Mega Omega Supreme not only delivers these fatty acids in a more concentrated dose, but it does so in a purer form than any other fish oil, too.
FACT: The Real Thing Mega Omega Supreme capsules contains a hefty 1 600 mg omega 3 per dose. That’s about five times more omega 3 than the average fish oil.
Why is purity so important?
In 2004 the United States Pharmacopoeia issued a report on fish oil supplements. The message: not all products are equally pure. In most oceans, fish are constantly exposed to heavy metals, like mercury, and environmental toxins like pesticides and PCBs. This means an inadequately purified fish oil can serve up a side order of dangerous substances alongside its supply of omega 3s. But The Real Thing Mega Omega Supreme is totally pure and certified free of PCBs pesticides, dioxides, mercury and other heavy metals. In fact, it’s up to 500 times more pure in certain categories than other fish oils.
AS GOOD AS IT GETS. This fish oil is molecularly distilled and certified pharmaceutical-grade, meaning it's produced under the meticulous EU standards governing production of prescription medication. So you get only the good stuff. Plus, our fish oil has undergone rigorous testing in approximately 100 clinical trials involving more than 4000 patients, in daily doses up to 20g, making it the most tested fish oil in the world!
What makes Mega Omega Supreme so pure?
The Real Thing is so committed to providing only the real thing, that we have partnered with the world’s leading supplier of ultra-pure, marine-derived omega 3 EPA/DHA fatty acid concentrates, to bring you the ultimate in omega 3 fish oils.
Mega Omega Supreme is the product of a simple, yet highly effective, five-step approach:
STEP 1: We source the highest-quality fresh raw material. After all, what you put in is what you get out.
STEP 2: We expand the concept of purity to go beyond just measuring for pollutants. We also take into account oxidation products and trans fatty acids, too.
STEP 3: We employ a two-step molecular distillation process that removes virtually all impurities. The first step removes free fatty acids, coloured components, protein residues, and so on. The second step, a patent-pending process, efficiently removes all pesticides, PCBs, dioxins, bromintated flame retardents and other organic pollutants present in the oil. If all this sounds complicated, don’t worry. The only thing you need to know is that this oil is Supremely pure.
STEP 4: Throughout processing, our oil is handled very carefully under mild conditions, with minimum exposure to oxygen. This is because omega 3 fatty acids become unstable when exposed to oxygen, high temperatures, light, as well as alkaline or acidic reaction media. Our oil is carefully looked after from beginning to end.
STEP 5: GMP certification ensures consistent production and quality of our Mega Omega Supreme. But we go one step further than that. We set, and adhere to, our own highly stringent limits for environmental pollutants that go way beyond the requirements set out by the regulatory authorities, ensuring you the purest, highest quality oil possible. Way Supreme.
how does omega 3 help you?
•Healthier heart. Research has confirmed it. Again and again. Fish oil supplements that are rich in EPA and DHA really do spruce up the cardiovascular system. They can help stabilise heart rhythm and reduce blood pressure and ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol levels, thereby improving present heart health. They can help promote recovery post-heart attack, as well as lower heart disease risk factors for the future. Clearly, the benefits are both present and preventative. And science continues to find support for the omega 3 heart-helping effect.
FACT: According to the American Heart Association, omega 3s effectively reduce blood pressure, triglyceride and LDL cholesterol levels, as well as the risk of thrombosis, atherosclerosis, heart disease, heart attack and stroke. Plus they help to raise ‘good’ HDL cholesterol levels.
•Improved mental function. 'Brain Food’. It's a catchy little nickname for a good-old fish dish. And it's a name that's been around a while. For decades, well-meaning moms have instucted kids to feed their brains by scoffing their seafood. Now we understand why. The long-chain omega 3s are mighty ingredients for developing minds. They've been shown to enhance memory, attention and concentration in children and adults - probably most notably in kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the most common neurological condition in children. Plus they're showing promise in the treatment and prevention of conditions like depression, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's Disease.
A MUST FOR GROWING MINDS. The long-chain omega 3s, DHA and EPA, have been shown to enhance memory, attention and concentration in kids with ADHD, the most common neurological condition in children.
• Safer cell walls. EPA and DHA are central to maintaining cell membranes - the body's most basic security systems. Without healthy membranes, cells can't protect themselves from viral invasions or preserve a healthy water, nutrient and electrolyte balance.
•Harder-working nerves. EPA and DHA help to keep the myelin sheaths around nerves intact. These insulating sheaths allow nerves to transmit their signals effectively.
•Looser lungs. Omega 3 fatty acids can help reduce inflammation and improve lung function in asthma sufferers. Better bones and joints. Omega 3s can help ease the pain and inflammation associated with inflammatory joint conditions like osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis. Plus, EPA can help increase calcium levels, leading to increased bone density and reduced risk of osteoporosis.
•Safer sight. Macular degeneration, a disease that can lead to blindness, has been shown to be significantly reduced in people who consume omega 3 fatty acids.
•Hope for mood management. Preliminary evidence suggests that omega 3 supplementation might be helpful in treating depression and anxiety - alone or in conjunction with medication.
•A healthier pregnancy. In a 2002 prospective cohort study involving 9 000 pregnant women, it was found that those who ate fish at least once a week in their first trimester were 3.6 times less likely to deliver premature and/or low birth weight babies.
FACT: Omega 3s benefit pregnant moms and their babies. They can help to prevent premature births, low birth weights and, later, hyperactive children.
•Possible cancer prevention. Although no clear conclusions can be drawn at this time, several studies report that omega 3s exert possible preventative effects against cancer - particularly cancers of the breast, colon and prostate. Further research is required.
•Plus, it's perfect for your pet. Fluffy friends who are getting on in years, or who have skin conditions, allergies, arthritis, low immunity or a lack-lustre coat will also benefit from an omega-3 health boost. Simply mix 1 to 2 doses of Mega Omega oil into your pet's food daily, according to size and physical condition.
SOME SYMPTOMS OF omega 3 DEFICIENCYIf you’re not including omega 3 rich produce (like olive oils) and oily fish such as salmon, herring, mackerel, anchovies and sardines in your diet, chances are high that you could do with more omega 3s. Symptoms of omega 3 fatty acid deficiency include:
•dry and/or itchy skin
•type 2 Diabetes
•brittle hair and nails
•inability to concentrate
NOTE: Some of these symptoms could be attributed to other health conditions or nutrient deficiencies, so please consult your healthcare practitioner for a proper diagnosis.
How do you take it?
Mega Omega Supreme capsules are packed with 1 600 mg omega 3 (mainly DHA and EPA) per dose. For maintenance, take 2 capsules daily (1 dose) with food. Can be increased to 2 capsules twice a day.
NOTE: There have been some reports that increased bleeding can occur if excessive omega 3 doses (usually more than 3 000mg) are taken by patients who are also on blood-thinning medications like aspirin or warfarin. These reports have been disputed. Consult your health care practitioner.Research facts you might like to know …
… about heart health
According to a 2002 statement by the American Heart Association, published in the journal Circulation, omega 3s effectively reduce blood pressure, triglyceride and LDL cholesterol levels, as well as the risk of thrombosis, atherosclerosis, heart disease and cardiac events (e.g. fatal and non-fatal heart attack or stroke). Plus they help raise "good" HDL cholesterol levels. The statement suggests that EPA and DHA supplementation (500mg to 1 800mg per day), "significantly reduces subsequent cardiac and all-cause mortality".
In a five-year study published in The Lancet in March 2007, over 18 000 patients with high cholesterol were given either a statin drug alone, or a statin with 1 800mg a day of EPA. The conclusion: EPA is a promising treatment for prevention of major coronary events. Why? Because EPA-taking patients showed superior cardiovascular function and non-fatal coronary events were significantly reduced.
In another 2007 study published in the American Journal of Health System Pharmacy, subjects with high triglycerides and unhealthy coronary arteries were given 4g a day of an EPA/DHA combo with monounsaturated fatty acids. Results showed that patients with very unhealthy triglycerides (above 500mg/dl) reduced their levels by an average of 45% and their VLDL (another kind of 'bad' cholesterol) levels by more than 50%.
Other research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids can help aid weight loss, lower blood pressure and improve circulatory problems, like varicose veins. They can also bring cardiovascular protection to diabetics, who often have low HDL, or 'good' cholesterol, levels, and high triglycerides. Omega 3s can help normalise these levels.
… about mental and behavioural health
•In June 1996, Purdue University researchers concluded that boys with low levels of omega-3 fatty acids, have a greater tendency to have learning and behavioural problems consistent with ADHD.
•Conversely, a 2002 study showed that omega 3 supplementation actually reduces ADHD symptoms in children with specific learning difficulties. (Source: Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry, 2002)
•An Internet survey has shown that 30% of parents use omega 3 supplements to treat their autistic children.
FACT: A recent Harvard study investigated the effects of high-dose EPA supplementation in 117 children with ADHD, aged five to 12. After three months those who took a placebo showed no change, but the kids on EPA showed improvements in motor skills, literacy skills, and teacher-rated behavioral and learning difficulties.
A 2006 study in the International Review of Psychiatry documented a six-month study of patients suffering from Huntington's disease and schizophrenia, where some subjects were treated with EPA and others were given a placebo. The results? While the placebo group lost brain tissue, the test EPA group showed significant increases in their grey and white matter volumes.
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital published a report in European Neuropsychopharmacology in February 2007, showing that an omega 3 supplement is a very effective treatment for children with bipolar disorder. Twenty bipolar children, age six to 17, were given a high-EPA supplement over eight weeks. Half of the subjects showed a rapid 30% percent reduction in bipolar symptoms, without the side effects of drugs commonly prescribed for the disorder.