Nordic Naturals® Ultimate Omega Xtra

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Ultimate Omega® Xtra offers the highest-intensity omega-3 benefits with 3400 mg omega-3s plus 1000 I.U. vitamin D3. This powerful formula supports heart, brain, and mood health, joint mobility, body composition, and optimal immune system function.* Wild caught. Pure. No fishy aftertaste. Friend of the Sea certified. Every batch of Nordic Naturals fish oils is tested by a third-party certified lab for environmental toxins, including heavy metals. All fish oils are in the triglyceride form and surpass the strictest international standards for purity and freshness. Certificates of Analysis available upon request.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 teaspoon(s)
Servings Per Container 48
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 45.00
Calories from Fat 45.00
Total Fat 0.00 g0%
Saturated Fat 0.20 g1%
Trans Fat 0.00 g
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 1000.00250%
Total Omega 3s 3400.00 mg**
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) 1950.00 mg**
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) 975.00 mg**
Other Omega 3s 475.00 mg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Product Directions / Additional Info

One-half to one teaspoon daily, with food, or as directed by your health care professional or pharmacist.

Other Ingredients: purified deep sea fish oil (from anchovies and sardines), Natural Lemon Flavor, d-alpha tocopherol, Rosemary Extract, Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)

No gluten, milk derivatives, or artificial colors or flavors.

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.

Best if used within 3 months after opening.

Best if Refrigerated after opening

Warning: Keep out of reach of children

Do not use if tamper evident seal is broken or missing.

Consult with your physician before using this product if you are allergic to iodine, use blood thinners, or anticipate surgery.

Fish oil processed in Norway.Distributed from the U.S. by:NORDIC NATURALS, Inc.Watsonville, CA 95076

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Omega-6 Fatty Acids

Omega-6 Fatty Acids
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Atherosclerosis
Dose: Follow label instructions
Though the effect has not been studied with supplements, an analysis of several controlled trials found that replacing saturated fats in the diet with omega-6 fats reduces the risk of coronary heart disease. (more)
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dose: Refer to label instructions
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Atherosclerosis
Dose: Follow label instructions A diet high in omega-6 fatty acids, found in certain vegetable oils such as corn, safflower, grapeseed, and sunflower oil, and in other foods such as nuts and seeds, appears to protect against atherosclerosis. Higher dietary intake or high body levels of omega-6 fatty acids has been associated with reduced coronary heart disease risk in numerous preliminary studies,1 and an analysis of several controlled trials found that replacing saturated fats in the diet with omega-6 fats reduces the risk of coronary heart disease by an average of 24%.2
References

1. Harris WS, Mozaffarian D, Rimm E, et al. Omega-6 fatty acids and risk for cardiovascular disease: a science advisory from the American Heart Association Nutrition Subcommittee of the Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism; Council on Cardiovascular Nursing; and Council on Epidemiology and Prevention. Circulation 2009;119:902-7 [review].

2. Gordon DJ. Lowering cholesterol and total mortality. In: Rifkin BM, ed. Lowering cholesterol in high-risk individuals and populations. New York, NY: Marcel Dekker, Inc; 1995:33- 48.

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dose: Refer to label instructionsArachidonic acid is an omega-6 fatty acid found in animal fats that the body uses to make inflammatory substances. In a controlled study,1 people with rheumatoid arthritis were instructed to reduce their arachidonic acid intake to less than 90 mg per day by eating minimal amounts of meat, no egg yolks, and only low-fat milk products. Compared with a group following a typical Western diet, the low arachidonic acid diet led to a 14% reduction in the number of tender and swollen joints. A second part of this study also found that the anti-inflammatory benefits of fish oil were significantly better when combined with the low arachidonic acid diet.
References

1. Adam O, Beringer C, Kless T, et al. Anti-inflammatory effects of a low arachidonic acid diet and fish oil in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatol Int 2003;23:27-36.

Omega-6 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that perform essential functions in the human body. The most abundant member of this family in food and in the body is linoleic acid. Other members include gamma-linolenic acid and arachidonic acid. Linoleic acid is considered an essential fatty acid since it cannot be synthesized by the body. However, other members of the omega-6 family can be made from linoleic acid.

Omega-6 fatty acids have numerous important roles in the body.1 They contribute to the structure and function of cell membranes and play a part in the regulation of gene activity inside the cell. Arachidonic acid is especially abundant in the brain, and may be important for normal brain development of the fetus and infant. Both arachidonic acid and gamma-linolenic acid can be converted to prostaglandins and related substances that affect inflammation, blood clotting, smooth muscle tone, and many other body activities.

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