HFE Magazine

September 20, 2014

OmegaXanthin

Filed under: Family,Menopause — Gail @ 2:15 pm

Garden of Life’s new Ocean’s 3 Omega 3 Product Line

Garden of Life has just released a revolutionary new line of Omega 3 products called Oceans 3. This new line combines high quality Omega 3s with Fucoxanthin and Astaxanthin for a combination they are calling OmegaXanthin.

Fucoxanthin is a powerful antioxidant and has been shown to support normal cardiovascular function, promote a healthy response to inflammation, and provide antioxidant cellular protection. A carotenoid derived from brown seaweed, Fucothin is a dynamic ocean-based antioxidant. Antioxidants are noted for their ability to fight free radicals, which can cause damage at the cellular level. Fucoxanthin has been shown to exert its protective effects directly in fat cells. Since metabolism requires oxygen, fat cells are a prime culprit for oxidative stress and, unfortunately, Americans are in no short supply of fat cells.

Astaxanthin is an extremely powerful antioxidant carotenoid from sea algae. Astaxanthin is a well-studied compound that has been shown to be 14 times stronger than vitamin E, 53 times stronger than betacarotene, and 64 times stronger than vitamin C. As an antioxidant, astaxanthin benefits cardiovascular health, supports the body’s natural response to inflammation, immune system health and eye health, and it even supports healthy skin, bones and joints.

Omega 3 fatty acids are not a single nutrient, but a collection of several nutrients. The primary omega-3 oil, ALA, is found in flaxseed oil as well as pumpkin seeds and walnuts. Fish, including deep sea fish, salmon, cod, sardines, and mackerel, and fish oils contain the other important omega-3 oils DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). Numerous studies indicate, however, that the EPA and DHA found in fish and fish oil are more biologically potent that those from ALA—making fish and fish oil the better nutritional choice.

Omega-3 benefits, especially from DHA and EPA, are numerous and significant. They support heart, brain, blood vessel, nervous system, cellular, immune, and joint health. Additionally, they help maintain already healthy blood pressure and blood sugars levels. But that’s not all. They also serve as energy reserves, for oxygen transport, for synthesizing hormones, and for normal healing.

In addition to this great combination of Omega 3s, fucoxanthin and Astaxanthin, some of the new products have added herbs to enhance brain health, hormone health, or children’s health. That’s right! There is a new Children’s chewable in this new line. Way to go Garden of Life!

Opinions expressed on this blog are those of the writer and have not been reviewed by the FDA, CDC or other 'medical authorities'. Therefore, any products discussed are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, but rather are dietary supplements intended solely for nutritional use.

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