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Coromega Omega 3+D Squeeze- Tropical Orange
Coromega Omega 3+D Squeeze- Tropical Orange90 Packets
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As enthusiastic champions of everything omega-3, we thought we could go a step further. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient we all need, yet many of us don't get enough of it. Combined with the numerous health benefits of omega-3, Coromega Omega3 +D is the best combo under the sun!
Omega 3 +D squeeze from coromega is a tasty burst of goodness. Vitamin D has been shown to aid in bone and heart health, among its many benefits.* Omega-3 provides 2 important fatty acids: EPA for a healthy heart, DHA for strong mental focus.*
* 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.
- Supplement Facts
(Adults and children over 4) Take one packet daily with or without food, or as directed by your health professional. Tear along perforation, and sqeeze directly into mouth or onto a spoon. Coromega® omega-3+D may be added to cold food, such as yogurt, or a smoothie. While Coromega® omega-3+D does not require refrigeration, some people prefer to take it cold.
Serving Size 1 Packet Servings Per Container 12 Amount Per Serving % DV Calories 20.00 Calories from Fat 20.00 Total Fat 2.00 g 3% Saturated Fat 0.50 g 3% Trans Fat 0.00 g Cholesterol 10.00 mg 3% Total Carbohydrate 0.00 g 0% Vitamin C 12.00 mg 20% Vitamin E 3.00 IU 10% Fish Oil 2000.00 mg long chain omega-3 fatty acids 650.00 mg EPA 350.00 mg DHA 230.00 mg stevia leaf extract 10.00 mg Fish oil 0.00 ** Water 0.00 ** Pasteurized Egg Yolk 0.00 ** Ascorbic Acid 0.00 ** Natural Orange Flavor 0.00 ** Natural Pineapple Flavor 0.00 ** Stevia Leaf Extract 0.00 ** Vegetable Oil 0.00 ** Sodium Ascorbate 0.00 ** d-alpha tocopherol 0.00 ** Citric Acid 0.00 ** Potassium Sorbate 0.00 ** Sodium Benzoate 0.00 ** Cholecalciferol 0.00 ** Beta Carotene color 0.00 ** Xanthan Gum 0.00 ** Menthol 0.00 ** ** Daily Value (DV) not established
- Health Notes
For a Healthier Heart, Think Omega-3sFor a Healthier Heart, Think Omega-3sEating fish is the preferred way to boost your omega-3 intake
Predicting the risk
By the time hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) develops, full-blown heart disease could be right around the corner. A test called flow-mediated dilation can help measure blood vessel health (endothelial function) and predict a person's heart disease risk, giving them time to make changes to head off heart disease before it takes hold.
Several studies have examined the effect of omega-3 fatty acids on blood vessel health, as measured by flow-mediated dilation. To summarize these findings, researchers from Beijing, China, looked at 16 different studies including 901 people who took omega-3 supplements made from fish or walnut oil. The people took from 0.5 to almost 5 grams per day of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), or ALA (alpha linolenic acid) for an average of 56 days. Here's what they found:
- Omega-3 fatty acids significantly increased flow-mediated dilation compared with placebo.
- Omega-3 supplementation seemed to improve flow-mediated dilation in those with poorer health (people with heart disease or with other risk factors for it) more so than in healthy people.
- Higher omega-3 consumption improved flow-mediated dilation to a greater extent than lower amounts.
Should you take an omega-3 supplement?
"Although a positive association was identified between omega-3s and endothelial function, the evidence for a clinical efficacy is not strong enough to make final recommendations concerning specific doses or the durations of intakes for different populations," concluded the researchers.
While flow-mediated dilation can help predict heart disease risk, improving it doesn't necessarily prevent heart disease. The studies included in the review showed that omega-3s improved flow-mediated dilation, but they didn't go on to follow the people to see if they actually developed heart disease. Nevertheless, this kind of information is helpful when making decisions about using omega-3 supplements.
Eating your omega-3s
Cold-water fish like salmon, halibut, mackerel, trout, sardines, and scallops are all terrific sources of omega-3 fatty acids. And walnuts have so much ALA that they've earned the right to bear a qualified health claim from the FDA for their heart health benefits.
Eating fish is the preferred way to boost your omega-3 intake, since non-fish sources of omega-3s have to go through a series of steps in the body to be converted to DHA and EPA, and the process isn't perfect. This means that the pathways leading from ALA to DHA and EPA can become maxed out, limiting the amount of DHA and EPA that's available from plant sources.
(Atherosclerosis 2012; 221:536-43)Kimberly Beauchamp, ND, received her doctoral degree from Bastyr University, the nation's premier academic institution for science-based natural medicine. She co-founded South County Naturopaths in Wakefield, RI, where she practiced whole family care with an emphasis on nutritional counseling, herbal medicine, detoxification, and food allergy identification and treatment. Her blog, Eat Happy, helps take the drama out of healthy eating with real food recipes and nutrition news that you can use. Dr. Beauchamp is a regular contributor to Healthnotes Newswire.
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