According to the Centers for Disease Control and the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease - specifically coronary artery disease - is still the number one cause of death of men and women in the United States. And while it was once considered a man's disease, today more women than men die from heart disease. And unfortunately, at least 100 million Americans have one or more risk factors for heart disease. To reduce the risk of heart disease, the AHA recommends eating two servings of fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids each week. But most Americans eat fish only three times per month or less. Moreover, there are growing concerns about unsafe levels of contaminants such as mercury and lead that are now commonly found in many fish.
Did You Know?
Over 4,500 research studies on omega-3 fatty acids' effects on overall health
have been conducted in the last 25 years.
The average American intake of EPA and DHA is only 0.1 to 0.2 g/day, even though the American Heart Association recommends at least two fish meals per week to provide an intake of about 0.3 to 0.5 g/day of EPA and DHA.
Most American diets provide more than ten times as much omega-6 than omega-3 fatty acids, even though there is general scientific agreement that individuals should consume more omega-3 and less omega-6 fatty acids to promote good health.
Research shows that high levels of omega-3 fatty acids promote cardiovascular health and help retain normal blood pressure and triglyceride levels.*
According to the AHA, certain types of fish may contain high levels of mercury, PCBs, dioxins, and other environmental contaminants. Generally, older and larger fish contain higher levels of contaminants.
Safety And Purity, Guaranteed
ensure purity and potency, the fish oil in OmegaGuard undergoes a multistep
molecular distillation process, which:
- Concentrates and refines the omega-3 fatty acids
- Removes lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, dioxins, and PCBs, and other contaminants
- Reduces oxidation and formation of trans fats
- Minimizes odor and fishy aftertaste
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease