Health Benefits at a Glance:
Supplementing with fish oil has a great number of well-documented health benefits. EPA and DHA found in omega 3 fish oil can support heart- and vascular health, promote normal cognitive function, inhibit inflammation, and more. Clearly EPA/DHA contains EPA and DHA from highly concentrated, 5-star rated, and IFOS™ certified fish oil for better impact than many other conventional fish oil supplements.
Why it Works:
EPA and DHA found in Clearly EPA/DHA are two specific types of omega-3 fatty acids which are derived from fish oil. These two unique fatty acids have a great variety of health benefits; they promote heart health, help maintain normal vascular function, support cognitive health, and inhibit inflammatory factors, and more.
Clearly EPA/DHA come in gelatin softgels, derived from fish. They are also smaller than conventional omega-3 capsules.
Finally, the fish oil in Clearly EPA/DHA has a 5-star IFOS™-rating, which signifies that the fish-oil in this product exceeds industry standards for fish oil purity, stability, and quality.
The Science Behind the Product:
The health benefits of fish oils are well documented in countless studies. However, more consumers are worried about if fish oils contain contaminants . Contaminants such as PCBs, dioxins, and toxins can sometimes be found in low-quality fish oils that are not IFOS-certified like all LifeExtension fish oils are.
The International Fish Oil Standards (IFOS) program is directed by Nutrasource Diagnostics Inc., which is a world leader in omega-3 diagnostic testing and omega 3-product analysis . The IFOS program measures omega-3 product quality against global standards set by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) .
The IFOS-rating is made, looking at each of the following four categories :
- Category 1 - which tests the products concentration of omega-3 levels.
- Category 2 - which tests for the count of toxins and pollutants such as mercury, PCBs, dioxins, and furans.
- Category 3 - which tests for oxidation to assess the stability of the product.
- Category 4 - which tests for heavy metals such as arsenic, cadmium, nickel, and lead.
A product will only receive the highest IFOS rating (five stars) if it passes the controls in all four categories . Therefore, the IFOS rating scale is a very useful tool for testing the quality of fish-oil, ensure potency and quality, and help guide customers to the best IFOS rating.
How to Use:
- Take four (4) capsule daily, with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Serving Size 2 softgels
Servings Per Container 60
Amount Per Serving:
|Calories from Fat||15|
|Total Fat||2 g|
|Fish Oil Concentrate||1786 mg|
|EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)||750 mg|
|DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)||500 mg|
Other ingredients: highly refined fish oil (anchovy), gelatin (tilapia, carp), mixed tocopherols, glycerin, purified water.
Contains fish (tilapia, carp).
Dosage and Use:
Take two (2) softgels twice daily with meals, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
If you are taking anticoagulant or antiplatelet medications, or have a bleeding disorder, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not exceed recommended dose.
Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged.
When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.
A food supplement should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Store tightly closed in a cool and dry place.
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