Omega Sufficiency™ - Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why should I choose Omega Sufficiency™ as my fish oil?
  2. Who needs to consume Omega Sufficiency™?
  3. Why does everybody need to consume EPA and DHA on a daily basis for health and the prevention of illness?
  4. What is an Omega 3 essential fatty acid?
  5. What are some common signs or symptoms of EPA and DHA deficiency?
  6. How can EPA and DHA Omega 3 fatty acids be important for preventing so many different illnesses?
  7. Can I get enough EPA/DHA from flax or other vegetable oils?
  8. Can’t I just get enough EPA/DHA from eating fish?
  9. If fish is toxic, why is Omega Sufficiency™ fish oil safe to consume?
  10. Can/should pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, infants, and children consume Omega Sufficiency™?
  11. How much Omega Sufficiency™ is required each day?
  12. What illnesses have been associated with deficiency in EPA/DHA?
  13. Should I give my pets Omega Sufficiency™?
  14. Why do I need to shake the bottle each time before I take the liquid form of Omega Sufficiency™?
  15. What is the clouding that occurs in the liquid form of Omega Sufficiency™?
  16. How long will it take to see results?
  17. How long do I need to continue to consume Omega Sufficiency™?
  18. Why do some companies concentrate their fish oil – is this better?
  19. How much iodine is in Omega Sufficiency?
  20. Will EFAs interfere with my medical condition or medications I’m taking?

 

 

  1. Why should I choose Omega Sufficiency™ as my fish oil?

Omega Sufficiency™ is the world’s premier EPA/DHA omega 3 fish oil.  Each teaspoon or 5 capsules provides 740-825 mg of EPA and 460-550 mg of DHA omega 3 essential fatty acids which have been scientifically shown to be a crucial requirement for health and important in the prevention of illnesses such as heart disease, arthritis, ADD, depression, stroke, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s.

Omega Sufficiency™ is extracted in a licensed pharmaceutical grade facility from cold water anchovies and sardines that are the purest, least toxic source of omega 3 fish oil.  Our oil is purified in a non-chemical molecular distillation process that removes even trace amounts of heavy metals, PCBs, organochlorides, and organophosphate pesticides resulting in the safest, purest source of EPA/DHA fish oil possible.  As the oil is purified it is immediately infused with our natural, proprietory antioxidant blend consisting of rosemary extract, ascorbyl palmitate and natural mixed tocopherols and then immediately bottled in a dark glass bottle with a patented spill-proof, threadless cap.  This process ensures the greatest oxidation protection possible.  There simply is not a better, purer source of EPA/DHA omega 3 fatty acids in the world as our third party testing results indicate.

Our extraction process keeps the fish oil in its most natural form possible, this is crucial because human beings are genetically designed to ingest, digest, and absorb EPA and DHA essential fatty acids in the form they are found in nature, not in any concentrated form produced by chemical processing.  If science and experience has taught us anything it is that we cannot improve upon nature.

Omega Sufficiency™ is flavoured with 100% natural lemon extract – it actually tastes good!  Because of the high quality and purity of our oil there is no fishy taste, no fishy smell, and no fishy aftertaste.  Even kids like it!  For those who do not like the consistency of the oil we recommend adding the oil to juice, a smoothie, or to salad dressings or other food.   
 
We put the same quality oil in our gel caps as we sell in our liquid form!!  Unlike other companies we do not put a lower quality or unflavoured oil into our gel caps.  We simply take our premier oil and put it into gel caps because our mission is to provide the best product, not to make the most profit.

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  1. Who needs to consume Omega Sufficiency™?

The answer to this question is easy – everyone!  Research is clear that Omega 3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) are some of the most crucial essential nutrients for human and other animal health ever identified. 

Omega 3 EFAs are extremely important in the structure and function of every cell in the body and the function of your cells is what determines your health.  Your cells are what determines your immune function, healing, hormone levels, heart function, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, digestion, moods etc.  Literally, the function and health of your cells determines every aspect of your health. 

Everyone needs to consume EPA and DHA Omega 3 fatty acids in order to be healthy and to prevent illness and the modern Western diet is almost void of these nutrients.

What is even more alarming than the pandemic deficiency in EPA and DHA omega 3 fatty acids is that virtually all people living in industrial nations are now toxic with the omega 6 fatty acids and saturated fat that is so common in modern diets.  Research indicates that the ratio of omega 6: omega 3 fatty acids in the average modern diet is as high as 20:1.  The evidence indicates that the proper healthy ratio is 1:1. 

Being toxic with omega 6 fatty acids and deficient in omega 3 fatty acids is a deadly combination that is shown to increase the chances of illness in people of all ages.  Illnesses associated with omega 6 fatty acid toxicity and/or omega 3 fatty acid deficiency include ADHD, allergies, eczema, asthma, breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, lowered immunity, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, fibromyalgia, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s, painful menstruation, back pain, neck pain, and headaches.  YIKES!

The data from scientific research and clinical trials is indisputably clear.  Everyone needs to ensure that they have sufficient amounts of EPA and DHA from fish in their diets.  Sadly, eating fish is not a viable option because of the documented dangerous levels of pollutants and toxins.  Consuming with Omega Sufficiency™, the world’s premier purified, toxin and pollutant-free omega 3 EPA/DHA fish oil is not only scientific, it is common sense when it comes to maintaining and/or restoring your health and preventing disease.

This is precisely why we don’t advocate treating symptoms with EPA and DHA but rather focusing on supplying your cells with the sufficient amounts of EPA and DHA that science has shown are required for health and the prevention of illness.  Furthermore, and very importantly, the significant determining factor regarding who should consume Omega Sufficiency™ is not whether or not you are symptomatic but whether or not you are supplying your cells with the sufficient amount of EPA and DHA required for health and illness prevention. 

Waiting until you or your family become symptomatic or have a diagnosed illness to consume Omega Sufficiency™ would be absurd considering the fact that science has shown beyond any reasonable doubt that everyone requires EPA and DHA on a daily basis in order to be healthy and prevent illness. 

This is why we stress the importance of consuming sufficient amounts of Omega Sufficiency™ BEFORE illness develops.  It is both dangerous and illogical to wait until illness develops to begin to take care of yourself or your children or your pets!  How can we PREVENT ILLNESS or PROMOTE HEALTH if we wait until we are already ill before we take action?

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  1. Why does everybody need to consume EPA and DHA on a daily basis for health and the prevention of illness?

The role of Omega-3 EFAs (specifically EPA and DHA) in the promotion of health and the prevention of illness has been studied a great deal in recent years.  Both scientists and practitioners are celebrating the results that have been found to date and with every research study the importance of EFAs for health promotion and illness prevention becomes more evident. 

Omega 3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) are some of the most crucial essential nutrients for human and other animal health ever identified.  Over 2000 scientific studies provide evidence of the importance of EPA and DHA essential fatty acids for the maintenance and restoration of health and the prevention of disease.

Omega 3 EFAs are extremely important in the structure and function of every cell in the body and the function of your cells is what determines your health.  Your cells are what determine your immune function, healing, hormone levels, heart function, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, digestion, moods etc.  Literally, the function and health of your cells determines every aspect of your health.  

EPA and DHA omega 3 EFAs are part of every cell membrane and are required to maintain the proper shape, flexibility or fluidity, and “slipperiness” of cell membranes.  The flexibility and “slipperiness” of cell membranes is important for the flow of blood through blood vessels and decreasing the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack.  This fluidity or flexibility of cell membranes is also crucial to ensure the proper flow of nutrients into cells as well as the proper shape of cell receptors for hormones such as insulin (insulin sensitivity).

In addition, EFAs are required for proper nerve signal transmission (memory, concentration, cognitive ability, muscle coordination and strength) and immune function including defence against cancer.  This is why EPA and DHA deficiency are linked with cognitive impairments and learning and behaviour disabilities such as ADHD, with depression, and with decreased cognitive ability and increased risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia in the elderly.   EPA and DHA deficiency is also highly correlated with increased risk of breast, colon, and prostate cancer.

EPA and DHA omega 3 EFAs also play a major role in regulating inflammation via substances called prostaglandins.  EPA and DHA Omega 3 fatty acids produce anti-inflammatory prostaglandins while Omega 6 fatty acids produce pro-inflammatory prostaglandins. 

Having a diet that is toxic with Omega 6 or deficient in Omega 3 EFAs creates a pro-inflammatory state within the body.  This is very significant because inflammation is at the root of virtually all of the common chronic illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and depression as well as the autoimmune and atopic diseases such as arthritis, Crohn’s Disease, irritable bowel, psoriasis, eczema, allergies, fibromyalgia, lupus, and multiple sclerosis.  Inflammation is also a major factor in dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain and/or cramping), headaches, and back and neck pain.

Omega 3 EFAs play a role in virtually every human function including growth and development, digestion, brain and nerve function, immune function, hormone production and regulation, maintenance of skin and bones, regulation of healing and  inflammation, heart function, vision, cholesterol levels, and even emotions and behaviour. 

This is why consuming sufficient amounts of Omega 3 EFAs has been shown to help people with so many different illnesses.  In reality consuming sufficient amounts of Omega 3 EFAs will help anyone that is deficient in Omega 3 EFAs whether they have a diagnosed illness or not.  The fact of the matter is that everyone needs Omega 3 EFAs and due to dietary practices virtually everyone in Western society is deficient.  Without these essential nutrients cells cannot function properly and illness is inevitable even though it may take years before symptoms arise.    

This does not mean that a deficiency in Omega 3 EFAs is the only cause of all illness; that would be an unscientific and illogical claim.  However, it does absolutely mean that if someone is deficient in Omega 3 EFAs their cell function and thus their health is compromised and will be improved when they begin to consume sufficient amounts of Omega 3 EFAs – this is an indisputable scientific fact.  Obviously if Omega 3 EFAs are needed for proper cell function and cell function determines our health then Omega 3 EFAs are a significant determining factor in health.  This is exactly what research indicates.

The above information is why we stress the importance of consuming sufficient amounts of Omega 3 EFAs BEFORE illness develops.  It is both dangerous and illogical to wait until illness develops to begin to take care of yourself or your children or your pets!  How can we PREVENT ILLNESS or PROMOTE HEALTH if we wait until we are already ill before we take action?

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  1. What is an Omega 3 essential fatty acid?

To properly understand what essential fatty acid (EFA) nutrients are it is necessary to understand the scientific meaning of three terms – essential, fatty acid, and nutrient.

Essential:  If something is classified as essential in nutritional or biochemical terms it means that the body cannot make it and must therefore receive it from the diet.

Fatty Acid:  A fatty acid is simply a type of fat that is classified according to its structure and biological function.  Fat has gotten a bad rap over the last few decades and this topic deserves some clarification.  I like to classify fats as good, bad, and ugly.  The good fats, the fats that are absolutely essential for health and protection from illnesses are the EFAs.  The bad fats, the fats that when overconsumed can lead to heart disease, obesity, and other illnesses are the saturated fats from farm raised animals that are fed omega 6 grains such as corn and soy.  The ugly fats are the unnatural human made fats such as trans fats and hydrogenated fats.  These fats are literally toxic.  Sadly they are found in almost all junk foods and even a lot of ‘health’ foods. 

If you are buying a packaged food read the label and check for trans, hydrogenated, or partially hydrogenated or fractionated fat or oil.  If you see this put the product back on the shelf!!  In fact, these fats are so toxic that the Canadian government is making them illegal; other countries will surely follow as will lawsuits against the companies who put them in their products.

Nutrient: A nutrient is something that the cells of the body require in order to function properly, express health and avoid sickness.  You are probably familiar with nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates and proteins.

Essential Fatty Acid Nutrient:  An essential fatty acid (EFA) nutrient, in scientific terms, is a nutrient required for health and protection from sickness that the cells of the body cannot produce or make; it is a nutrient that must be derived from our diet.  Without these essential nutrients proper health is impossible and illness is inevitable – they are literally that important in terms of determining quality and quantity of life.

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  1. What are some common signs or symptoms of EPA and DHA deficiency?

Common signs of EPA and DHA deficiency are chronic excessive pain and inflammation, fatigue, weakened immunity and/or autoimmunity, dry skin, eczema or hair loss, heart problems and/or poor circulation, reproductive problems (men and women), poor memory, behaviour problems, learning problems, and mood swings and/or depression.   

EPA and DHA deficiency have been linked with cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and depression as well as the autoimmune and atopic diseases such as arthritis, Crohn’s Disease, irritable bowel, psoriasis, eczema, allergies, fibromyalgia, lupus, and multiple sclerosis.  Inflammation is also a major factor in dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain and/or cramping), headaches, and back and neck pain.

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  1. How can EPA and DHA Omega 3 fatty acids be important for preventing so many different illnesses?

 

Omega 3 EFAs play a role in virtually every human function including growth and development, digestion, brain and nerve function, immune function, hormone production and regulation, maintenance of skin and bones, regulation of healing and  inflammation, heart function, vision, cholesterol levels, and even emotions and behaviour. 

This is why consuming sufficient amounts of Omega 3 EFAs has been shown to help people with so many different illnesses.  In reality consuming sufficient amounts of Omega 3 EFAs will help anyone that is deficient in Omega 3 EFAs whether they have a diagnosed illness or not.  The fact of the matter is that everyone needs Omega 3 EFAs and due to dietary practices virtually everyone in Western society is deficient.  Without these essential nutrients cells cannot function properly and illness is inevitable even though it may take years before symptoms arise.    

This does not mean that a deficiency in Omega 3 EFAs is the only cause of all illness; that would be an unscientific and illogical claim.  However, it does absolutely mean that if someone is deficient in Omega 3 EFAs their cell function and thus their health is compromised and will be improved when they begin to consume sufficient amounts of Omega 3 EFAs – this is an indisputable scientific fact.  Obviously if Omega 3 EFAs are needed for proper cell function and cell function determines our health then Omega 3 EFAs are a significant determining factor in health.  This is exactly what research indicates.

The above information is why we stress the importance of consuming sufficient amounts of Omega 3 EFAs BEFORE illness develops.  It is both dangerous and illogical to wait until illness develops to begin to take care of yourself or your children or your pets!  How can we PREVENT ILLNESS or PROMOTE HEALTH if we wait until we are already ill before we take action?

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  1. Can I get enough EPA/DHA from flax or other vegetable oils?

 Alpha Linolenic acid (LNA or ALA) derived from flax has a shorter carbon chain and is much less biologically important than the longer chain fatty acids EPA and DHA.  In fact, when LNA from flax is consumed it has to be converted to EPA and DHA inside the body by adding carbons and making the chain longer.  This requires the action of enzymes, the most important of which is an enzyme called delta 6 desaturase.   The action of this enzyme determines how much LNA will ultimately be converted to EPA and DHA. 


Research is clear that humans and other meat consuming animals are genetically designed to consume the longer chain omega 3 EFAs (EPA and DHA) directly from wild game meat or fish and not rely on converting LNA from flax.  This makes complete sense.  Our genetic ancestors had virtually no flax or other omega 3 rich vegetable sources in their diets!

Further supporting this are research studies that show that the delta 6 desaturase enzyme responsible for the rate of conversion of LNA from flax to EPA and DHA is incapable of doing so in sufficient amounts even if large amounts of flax oil are consumed.  In a recent study, ALA converted to EPA was only 0.2%, concluding that flax seed oil was not a good source of EPA and DHA.  In another study, the conversion rate of ALA to EPA and DHA was approximately 6% for EPA and 3.8% for DHA.  With a diet rich in omega-6 fatty acids, conversion is further reduced by 40 to 50%.  Other lifestyle factors including consumption of alcohol, high saturated fat intake, stress and vitamin/mineral deficiencies can reduce the rate of ALA conversion even further.  Fish oil provides up to 200 times more EPA and DHA per gram than flax.

Again, this makes sense.  Why would humans or other animals that did not eat flax but did consume large amounts of EPA and DHA directly from wild game meat and fish be genetically designed to have an efficient enzyme pathway to convert flax to EPA and DHA?  Arguments trying to convince you that you can get enough EPA and DHA from flax are genetically unfounded, nutritionally unfounded (humans or our ancestors have NEVER eaten large amounts of flax) and scientifically unfounded because the research shows this is not the case.  The fact is that flax oil is a healthy source of LNA but it is not a healthy alternative to fish oil as a source of EPA and DHA.

Furthermore, and perhaps most significantly, human breast milk is full of DHA.  Scientific research clearly shows that children born to mothers who are deficient in EPA and DHA omega 3 fatty acids have neurological development impairments.  Scientific research also demonstrates that children born to women who consume sufficient amounts of Omega 3 EFAs with omega 3 fish oil like Omega Sufficiency™ can avoid these problems.  In addition, children who consume sufficient amounts of Omega 3 EFAs with EPA and DHA from fish oil like Omega Sufficiency™ have been shown to have less allergies, less eczema, learn better, and be less likely to have ADD or ADHD.

The data from scientific research and clinical trials is indisputably clear.  Everyone needs to ensure that they have sufficient amounts of EPA and DHA from fish in their diets.  Sadly, eating fish is not a viable option because of the documented dangerous levels of pollutants and toxins.  Consuming with Omega Sufficiency™, the world’s premier purified, toxin and pollutant-free omega 3 EPA/DHA fish oil is not only scientific, it is common sense when it comes to maintaining and/or restoring your health and preventing disease.

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  1. Can’t I just get enough EPA/DHA from eating fish?

Eating several meals of fish every day would provide sufficient amounts of EPA and DHA.  However, fish, including farmed fish, is now so riddled with pollutants such as heavy metals and PCBs and dioxins that eating enough fish to get your omega 3 EFAs is considered dangerous. 

The FDA suggests that a significant amount of fish is essentially inedible due to these industrial and farming pollutants and this is also now true for most of the deep water ocean fish such as tuna, cod, and swordfish.  In fact, pregnant women are now being advised to avoid eating fish altogether.  In addition to the nutritional implications of this data, it is a sad commentary on how we are polluting the environment, our food sources, and ultimately ourselves.  

Consuming a purified, toxin free fish oil like Omega Sufficiency™ is now crucial for every person starting from infancy.  Without consuming fish oil, we simply cannot safely get enough EPA/DHA omega 3 fatty acids.

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  1. If fish is toxic, why is Omega Sufficiency™fish oil safe to consume?

Omega Sufficiency™ is extracted in a licensed pharmaceutical grade facility from cold water anchovies and sardines that are the purest, least toxic source of omega 3 fish oil.  Our oil is purified in a non-chemical molecular distillation process that removes even trace amounts of heavy metals, PCBs, organochlorides, and organophosphate pesticides resulting in the safest, purest source of EPA/DHA fish oil possible.  As the oil is purified it is immediately infused with our natural, proprietory antioxidant blend consisting of rosemary extract, ascorbyl palmitate and natural mixed tocopherols and then immediately bottled in a dark glass bottle with a patented spill-proof, threadless cap.  This process ensures the greatest oxidation protection possible.  There simply is not a better, purer source of EPA/DHA omega 3 fatty acids in the world as our third party testing results indicate.

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  1. Can/should pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, infants, and children consume Omega Sufficiency™?

Research is clear that pregnant women, the fetus, newborn infants and children all require sufficient EPA and DHA for proper health and development and the prevention of disability and illness.  Very importantly, the EFA intake of the mother determines the amount of these vitally important nutrients that she can supply to her developing fetus and to her newborn infant during breastfeeding.  Sufficiency of EPA and DHA Omega 3 EFAs as found in Omega Sufficiency™ is so important researchers from the Mayo Clinic recommended that EPA and DHA be consumed in every pregnancy and that refined and hydrogenated fats be avoided during this critical period.

Scientific research indicates that deficiencies in EPA and DHA Omega 3 EFAs have significant consequences to both mother and child.  In 1996, Frank Oski, retired chairman of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University led a campaign of alarmed researchers and clinicians who bombarded the FDA with over 1,000 letters pleading and demanding that they ensure the health and welfare of our children by mandating the addition of DHA to infant formula.

EPA and DHA deficiency in pregnancy has been scientifically linked to post-partum depression, pre-term delivery, delays in intrauterine growth, and pregnancy-induced hypertension.

Studies have shown that EPA and DHA Omega 3 fatty acids are crucial for brain growth and development, intelligence, learning, and behaviour.  Researchers in Dallas conducted a randomized, controlled study on DHA and mental development in term infants (2000). They found that adding DHA to infant formulas improved both motor and cognitive function of infants.

In the recent Oxford – Durham study significant improvements were found in reading, spelling, and behaviour over 3 months of increased EPA/DHA consumption; 7 of 16 of the participants who were diagnosed with ADHD no longer met the diagnostic criteria for ADHD after consuming sufficient amounts of EPA/DHA!  A study published in the journal Physiology of Behaviour showed that deficiencies in Omega 3 fatty acids were significantly correlated with behaviour problems in boys aged 6 to 12.

The evidence is clear; pregnant women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children all require sufficient EPA/DHA as found in Omega Sufficiency™ for proper health and development and for the prevention of disability and illness.

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  1. How much Omega Sufficiency™is required each day?

Exact daily requirements for EPA and DHA sufficiency are difficult to establish.  Anthropological data indicates that our genetically identical preagricultural ancestors and the Nordic populations consumed significant amounts of EPA and DHA each day.  Furthermore, these healthy peoples also consumed much less Omega 6 fatty acid from corn and soy which is now so prevalent in Western diets.

It is well established in the research that the ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids in the human diet should be 1:1.  It is also well established that due to the toxic levels of Omega 6 and the deficient levels of Omega 3 consumption in today’s diets this ratio is now as high as 20:1 and that this is significantly contributing to decreased health and increased illness in our society.

The increased amounts of stress and toxins as well as the decreased amounts of healthy nutrients and exercise further increase the daily requirements for EPA and DHA for today’s humans.

In a recent 1998 study conducted by Eaton et al entitled “The return of n-3 fatty acids into the food supply.” published in the World Review of Nutrition and Diet the authors estimated the daily EPA and DHA intake of pre-agricultural humans.  They report that the average daily EPA and DHA intakes were approximately 390 mg/day and 270 mg/day respectively. 

However, due to the enormous increase is Omega 6 consumption in today’s diets and the significant increase in toxins and decreases in other important nutrients and daily exercise levels these intake amounts would simply not be adequate to re-establish and maintain either sufficient requirements of EPA and DHA or the healthy 1:1 Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio.

For this reason it has been estimated that our daily intake requirements for EPA and DHA are now double what they were for pre-agricultural humans.  This amount equals approximately 1 tsp of Omega Sufficiency™ oil or 5 Omega Sufficiency™ capsules for the average sized adult.  Children should take approximately half this amount. 

For those who have not previously consumed fish oil and who are thus very deficient in EPA and DHA and whose Omega 6:Omega 3 ratio will be highly skewed toward Omega 6 dominance it may be necessary to increase daily intake for approximately 1 year.  Please consult your wellness practitioner for daily intake recommendations.

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  1. What illnesses have been associated with deficiency in EPA/DHA?

Omega 3 EFAs are extremely important in the structure and function of every cell in the body and the function of your cells is what determines your health.  Your cells are what determine your immune function, healing, hormone levels, heart function, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, digestion, moods etc.  Literally, the function and health of your cells determines every aspect of your health.  

EPA and DHA omega 3 EFAs are part of every cell membrane and are required to maintain the proper shape, flexibility or fluidity, and “slipperiness” of cell membranes.

The flexibility and “slipperiness” of cell membranes is important for the flow of blood through blood vessels and decreasing the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack.  This fluidity or flexibility of cell membranes is also crucial to ensure the proper flow of nutrients into cells as well as the proper shape of cell receptors for hormones such as insulin (insulin sensitivity).

In addition, EFAs are required for proper nerve signal transmission (memory, concentration, cognitive ability, muscle coordination and strength) and immune function including defence against cancer.  This is why EPA and DHA deficiency are linked with cognitive impairments and learning and behaviour disabilities such as ADHD, with depression, and with decreased cognitive ability and increased risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia in the elderly.   EPA and DHA deficiency is also highly correlated with increased risk of breast, colon, and prostate cancer.

EPA and DHA omega 3 EFAs also play a major role in regulating inflammation via substances called prostaglandins.  EPA and DHA Omega 3 fatty acids produce anti-inflammatory prostaglandins while Omega 6 fatty acids produce pro-inflammatory prostaglandins. 

Having a diet that is toxic with Omega 6 or deficient in Omega 3 EFAs creates a pro-inflammatory state within the body.  This is very significant because inflammation is at the root of virtually all of the common chronic illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and depression as well as the autoimmune and atopic diseases such as arthritis, Crohn’s Disease, irritable bowel, psoriasis, eczema, allergies, fibromyalgia, lupus, and multiple sclerosis.  Inflammation is also a major factor in dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain and/or cramping), headaches, and back and neck pain.

Omega 3 EFAs play a role in virtually every human function including growth and development, digestion, brain and nerve function, immune function, hormone production and regulation, maintenance of skin and bones, regulation of healing and  inflammation, heart function, vision, cholesterol levels, and even emotions and behaviour. 

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  1. Should I give my pets Omega Sufficiency™?

Yes!  Dogs and cats are toxic with Omega 6 fatty acids and deficient in Omega 3 fatty acids for the same reasons humans are.  Dog and cat food is riddled with Omega 6 fats from corn and soy.  In fact, corn and soy are often the leading ingredients in pet food! 

Neither wild nor domesticated cats or dogs are genetically designed to consume soy or corn.  Dogs and cats are genetically programmed to consume EPA and DHA rich meat.  EPA and DHA are as important for proper cell function and health in dogs and cats (and any other meat consuming pets) as they are in humans.  The fact is that the only way to provide sufficient amounts of EPA and DHA for your pets is to consume fish oil. 

Be aware, there are some Omega 3 pet products that are derived from flax or other vegetable sources!  These products will NOT provide ANY EPA and DHA for your pets and your pets will NOT be able to convert these vegetable Omega 3s into EPA and DHA!

Dogs should take the same dose as an adult (1 tsp of oil or 5 capsules) and cats should take the same dose as a child (half tsp of oil or 2 capsules).
 

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  1. Why do I need to shake the bottle each time before I take the liquid form of Omega Sufficiency™?

Just like olive oil and other dietary oils fish oil Omega Sufficiency™has a natural melting point.  In other words, all natural fats begin to solidify at certain temperatures.  Omega Sufficiency™naturally begins to solidify at fridge temperatures which often appears as “clouding” or “clumping” in the bottle.  We do not put any chemicals into Omega Sufficiency™to prevent this as it is a harmless and naturally occurring process.  

Simply shake your bottle of Omega Sufficiency™ well before each use and the natural solidification or clouding will be broken up and evenly dispersed. 

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  1. What is the clouding that occurs in the liquid form of Omega Sufficiency™?

Just like olive oil and other dietary oils fish oil Omega Sufficiency™has a natural melting point.  In other words, all natural fats begin to solidify at certain temperatures.  Omega Sufficiency™naturally begins to solidify at fridge temperatures which often appears as “clouding” or “clumping” in the bottle.  We do not put any chemicals into Omega Sufficiency™to prevent this as it is a harmless and naturally occurring process.  

Simply shake your bottle of Omega Sufficiency™ well before each use and the natural solidification or clouding will be broken up and evenly dispersed. 

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  1. How long will it take to see results?

Literally, the moment you begin to consume Omega Sufficiency™ you will begin to move toward EPA and DHA sufficiency and better cell function and health.  How much time it takes each individual to become sufficient in EPA and DHA will depend on several factors such as how deficient the person is when beginning consumption, how much Omega 6 fatty acids they are consuming, their exercise and nutritional status etc.

As far as seeing results in terms of symptoms of illness the results will vary for the same reasons.  Many people report seeing results within days of beginning consumption whereas others report it taking weeks or months before changes in symptoms are noticed.  

This is precisely why we don’t advocate treating symptoms with EPA and DHA but rather focusing on supplying your cells with the sufficient amounts of EPA and DHA that science has shown are required for health and the prevention of illness.  Furthermore, and very importantly, the significant determining factor regarding who should consume Omega Sufficiency™is not whether or not you are symptomatic but whether or not you are supplying your cells with the sufficient amount of EPA and DHA required for health and illness prevention. 

Waiting until you or your family become symptomatic or have a diagnosed illness to begin consuming Omega Sufficiency™ would be absurd considering the fact that science has shown beyond any reasonable doubt that everyone requires EPA and DHA on a daily basis in order to be healthy and prevent illness.    

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  1. How long do I need to continue to consume Omega Sufficiency™?

Everybody needs to continue to consume Omega Sufficiency™ for as long as they want to stay healthy!  

Science has confirmed that humans require daily intake of EPA and DHA for health and the prevention of illness.  Science has also confirmed that, due to toxin levels in fish, the safest way to attain this daily intake is through consuming a purified fish oil such as Omega Sufficiency™.

The EPA and DHA Omega 3 fatty acids found in Omega Sufficiency™ are essential nutrients just like vitamins and minerals.  Deficiency of these nutrients leads to poor health and illness and sufficiency of these nutrients is required for health and the prevention of illness – for life!

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  1. Why do some companies concentrate their fish oil – is this better?

Here at Innate Choice™ we base our product development around the scientific fact that human beings and all other animals are genetically designed as part of nature and to derive all nutritional requirements from nature.  We also understand that human beings have never intervened in nature and made it better.   For this reason we go to great lengths to provide products that are as close to their natural, whole form as possible.  Humans and all other animals are genetically designed to ingest, digest, absorb and utilize whole foods in their natural biochemical form.  Based on these scientific facts we have chosen to keep Omega Sufficiency™ in its natural triglyceride form and in its natural EPA/DHA ratio.  
All of the studies on the healthiest populations of people in the world who have virtually no heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression, ADHD, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, allergies, etc have shown that these people have sufficient amounts of EPA/DHA Omega 3 fatty acids in their diet from natural sources in their natural form and ratio as found in Omega Sufficiency™.

It seems illogical and unscientific to use such data to support the importance of EPA and DHA Omega 3 fatty acids from fish oil and then to chemically alter the fish oil and change its biochemical properties.  Several studies have shown that the natural triglyceride form of EPA and DHA found in Omega Sufficiency™is absorbed much better than the human-made, chemically concentrated synthetic ester form.  In one study comparing absorption of different fish oil forms, the natural triglyceride form was 300% better absorbed than the synthetic ethyl ester form.  Again, this makes sense, why would humans have proper digestive enzymes to absorb a fish oil with an unnatural form and ratio that our genes have never been exposed to?

If, for therapeutic reasons, it was determined that more EPA or DHA was required for a certain individual, the most scientific and logical thing to do would be to simply increase the amount of natural fish oil consumption.   

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  1. How much iodine is in Omega Sufficiency?

Nearly all of the iodine naturally present in fish is removed during our purification process. Our testing results show levels of iodine in Omega Sufficiency to be typically 1.7 mcg/g and not more than 2.0 mcg/g, which makes the level of iodine in Omega Sufficiency extremely safe and well below even RDA accepted levels.

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  1. Will EFAs interfere with my medical condition or medications I’m taking?

Check with your healthcare professional since EFAs can normalize (thin) blood viscosity. Those who are using pharmaceutical blood thinners may be required to change their medication levels or may be contraindicated entirely - people taking blood thinners should always consult with their medical physician before taking fish oil. Also, those taking high doses of aspirin or anticipating surgery should also consult the advice of a healthcare professional.