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SmarterVitamins OMEGA-3 FISH OIL has everything you need, and nothing you don’t.
The truth of the matter is that...
...if you’re taking a generic department store fish oil supplement, you could unintentionally be doing more harm than good. Most fish oils are being imported from fish in China waters with low omega-3’s and high levels of mercury.
…but before we get into the science, TAKE A LOOK AT THE THINGS YOU DON’T WANT IN YOUR OMEGA-3 SUPPLEMENT.
GROSS ANIMAL BYPRODUCTS
Most omega-3 supplement softgels are derived from cow and pig bones.We use wild caught fish flavored with natural strawberries to make our softgels.
Most fish oils have dangerous high levels of mercury, especially store bought brands. Our AlaskOmega® Fish Oils are filtered through an advanced process to eliminate this.
Other products marketed as omega-3 fish oil actually have very little
omega 3’s. Our Omega-3’s are triple compared to other fish oils.
FISHY TASTE AND BURPS
Standalone omega-3 supplements can cause fishy burps and taste.
Ours are made with natural strawberries to avoid this.
They taste delicious!
SmarterVitamins has pioneered the Strawberry OMEGA-3 FISH OIL supplement
that large brands SHOULD have.
Caught in Alaska. Made in California.
We’ve searched the globe for the cleanest, most potent and freshest fish oil…
…and we came across AlaskOmega® and instantly knew this was the fish oil we were searching for
Potent. Filtered. Cold Extraction. Triple Strength Omegas. Sustainable. Traceable. Alaskan.
Real Benefits. Backed By Real Science.
What are Omega-3’s?
Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid (EFA), also known as a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA). It’s derived from both animal and plant sources, although omega-3 from fish oil is the most common and popular supplemental form. Fatty acids form the main useful fraction of fats and oils and are necessary for overall health.* Because your body cannot manufacture essential fatty acids, you must get them from food or supplemental sources.
Plant-source oils such as flax contain the parent omega-3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). The human body normally converts ALA to the longer-chain fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are used for prostaglandin formation and other cellular needs.* Fish oil contains the desired omega-3 fatty acids in their more useful EPA and DHA forms. ALA requires enzymatic conversion to generate EPA and DHA.
Why do I need EPA and DHA?
You only need a quick web search for this one, because there is a wealth of information on this subject. Fish oil is not a magic bullet, but there are an infinite number of well-documented benefits for a whole host of lifestyle diseases and conditions. The short answer is that EPA and DHA are specific types of polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids. Your body cannot produce these fatty acids – you must get them from the food you eat, or via supplementation. EPA and DHA are natural anti-inflammatory agents, and as such, play a role in brain health, heart health, protection against cancer, Alzheimer’s and depression, improvement of skin conditions like psoriasis and acne, fetal brain development, inflammatory bowel disorders, and arthritis, to name a few.
Our typical diets are rich in another type of pro-inflammatory polyunsaturated fatty acid called omega-6. When our dietary intake of omega-6’s far exceeds our intake of omega-3’s, our bodies experience a wide range of negative consequences, all with the underlying cause of increased systemic inflammation. Minimizing dietary intake of omega-6 fatty acids, and supplementing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids, helps to reduce inflammation, and the wide range of downstream effects.
Why is our omega-3 fish oil molecularly distilled?
This processing technique guarantees the production of high purity EPA/DHA omega-3 fish oils and minimizes the presence of impurities.
Can I take omega-3 fish oil on an empty stomach?
We recommend that adults take fish oil in the evening and that children take fish oil in the morning or afternoon. Whatever time you choose, don’t take fish oil on an empty stomach. Many people get queasy if they haven’t eaten.
Will taking fish oil help me lose weight?
Probably not. But consuming healthy fats promotes the feelings of satiation, so it may indirectly curb your appetite and make it easier to eat less. Getting enough omega-3 can also rev up your metabolism, improve mood and reduce joint pain, making it easier to exercise. Some studies also suggest getting enough omega-3 can improve body fat deposition.
Can omega 3 fish oil help Alzheimer’s Disease prevention?
Studies suggest that if you start taking omega 3 fish oil early enough, the DHA will form substrates for important molecules that help resolve the oxidative stress in the brain. However, for DHA to provide protective brain benefits, it is essential that it is fresh.
Can fish oil help with joint pain?
Research shows that fish oil acts on the same biochemical pathways as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (like Ibuprofen and Aleve), but without the gastrointestinal side effects. However, the pain-relieving benefits of fish oil are dependent on the dose consumed.
Does omega-3 fish oil have calories?
Yes. With any omega-3 fish oil supplement, you are consuming an oil that contains calories. Check the supplement facts to see the calorie count per serving.
Why can’t I just eat seaweed to get my omega’3s?
First, you don’t have the ability to digest grass properly. Moving on, omega-3’s are a family of fatty acids, and the “parent” molecule is called alpha-linolenic acid (abbreviated as LNA or ALA). The ALA from plants is converted by animals or fish to the potent anti-inflammatory omega-3’s called EPA and DHA by a long conversion process (see the discussion of ALA from plant seeds below). The ALA itself is not actually anti-inflammatory, and only a small percentage of ALA can be converted to EPA and DHA. Fish (and to a much lesser degree, land animals) do the metabolic work to convert the plant-based ALA into concentrated EPA and DHA. Fish oil is already a concentrated source of EPA and DHA, which is why fish oil has such potent anti-inflammatory properties.
Is flaxseed a good source for omega-3’s?
There are countless problems with getting your omega-3′s from this particular plant source. It requires an extremely inefficient conversion process – meaning your body has to do a lot of work to get the EPA and DHA you want out of the kind of fat found in flax (ALA). And the conversion pathway is fraught with difficulties that can, in fact, lead to MORE inflammation – the exact opposite of the intention. Finally, even if everything works perfectly, the amount of EPA and DHA you can actually convert from flax is so small it practically doesn’t count. (By the way, the story is the same whether you’re talking about flax, chia, hemp or echium.) Fish oil is the number one choice for omega-3’s.
What should I look for when purchasing a fish oil supplement to ensure high quality?
► Third-party test results for purity and freshness. A third-party certificate of analysis indicates the levels of purity from environmental toxins, and the oxidation level (or freshness) of the oil.
► Manufacturing standards. Is the fish oil manufactured according to international quality standards
► Smell and taste. Does the fish oil smell or taste fishy? If so, the fish oil has most likely been exposed to oxygen and is becoming rancid. Rancid (oxidized) oils should be avoided, as they yield less-than-healthy effects. Avoid fish oils that have really strong flavorings added to them because they are most likely trying to hide the fishy flavor of rancid oil.
► Supportive scientific research to prove the efficacy of the fish oil brand.
► Sustainable fishing practices. Any environmentally responsible fish oil manufacturer should offer transparency into their fishing practices.
► Which bodies of waters do the fish come from? This is important as you want cold fresh ocean waters such as the bering sea where AlaskOmega® comes from.
The science behind all of our claims.
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Dietary omega-3 fatty acid and fish intake in the primary prevention of age-related macular degeneration: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Archives of ophthalmology (Chicago, Ill.: 1960). 2008;126(6):826.
2. Fretts AM, Lichtenstein AH, Kris-Etherton PM, et al.
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (fish oil) supplementation and the prevention of clinical cardiovascular disease: A science advisory from the American heart association. Circulation. 2017;135(15):e884.
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Fish consumption and stroke risk in elderly individuals: The cardiovascular health study. Arch Intern Med. 2005;165(2):200-206.
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Long-term effect of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in active rheumatoid arthritis. A 12-month, double-blind, controlled study. Arthritis Rheum. 1994;37(6):824.
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Omega 3 fatty acids (fish oil) for maintenance of remission in crohn's disease. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 2014(2):CD006320.
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Eicosapentaenoic acid inhibits prostaglandin D2 generation by inhibiting cyclo-oxygenase-2 in cultured human mast cells. Clinical & Experimental Allergy. 1999;29(8):1129-1135.
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A double-blind, placebo-controlled study of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid in the treatment of major depression. Am J Psychiatry. 2003;160(5):996-998.