Ascenta Health - Canine Omega 3 EPA & DHA Fish Oil Supplement Smokey Meat Flavor - 6.8 oz. (200mL)
Ascenta Health Canine Omega 3 EPA & DHA Fish Oil Supplement Smokey Meat Flavor is a quality fish oil with a balanced EPA & DHA ratio making it an ideal supplement for the optimal health and well-being of dogs. Suitable for dogs of all ages and breeds, Canine Omega-3, in a good-tasting meat flavor, is available in a 200 ml liquid.
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Frequently Asked Questions - Canine Omega3
How does IFOS testing differ from the Pure Check testing?
IFOS and Pure Check are very similar. Both are third-party testing programs to evaluate fish oil quality, purity and label claims. The reference standard for both programs is the CRN Fish Oil Monograph, which is considered the benchmark for pharmaceutical quality oils. The only major difference between IFOS and Pure Check is that IFOS is voluntary and the manufacturer does not have to test every batch nor are they required to post any batches that test poorly. Through Pure Check, Ascenta tests every batch of product and posts all results on its website.
Why is green tea a better antioxidant?
Research trials found Ascenta's green tea anti-oxidant to be 40% more effective than the leading fish oil antioxidant and 100% more effective than the synthetic antioxidant BHT.
The patented green tea antioxidant used in Ascenta products is unique because it is soluble in oil unlike typical green tea extracts. This unique property allows Ascenta to incorporate the green tea's exceptional oil stabilizing properties into our delicious tasting liquid fish oils. The amount of green tea in our formulations is present in very small amounts and neither affects taste nor does it contain caffeine. The green tea extract in our products is used as an oil stabilizer and not as a source of green tea catechins. You should therefore continue to drink your healthy cup of green tea!
What is the difference between EPA and DHA?
EPA and DHA are the active forms of omega-3. Their structures are very similar and differ by only two carbons and one double bond. EPA and DHA work together in the body but have different biological roles.
EPA EPA is the precursor to a class of anti-inflammatory hormone-like molecules called eicosanoids. Eicosanoids play a vital role in regulating inflammation, blood pressure, blood clotting, immune function and cell growth. They are beneficial for heart health, mood balance, enhance joint health and improve other inflammatory conditions.
DHA Research indicates that DHA is extremely important to components of cellular membranes and is highly concentrated in all nervous system tissue including the brain and eyes. Dietary DHA improves cognitive and visual development and is protective against macular degeneration, stroke, dementia and Alzheimer's disease. DHA is especially important during pregnancy and nursing.
Why can NutraSea become cloudy in the refrigerator? Is it harmful?
The development of cloudy sediment near the bottom of the bottle after refrigeration is completely normal and does not affect quality. All natural oils have a temperature at which the liquid will change to a semi-solid state. You will have already witnessed this if you've ever put olive oil in the fridge. Returning the olive oil to room temperature causes it to go back to a completely liquid state. The temperature of your fridge is near the temperature where natural fish oil begins to turn cloudy and thicken. The fish oil will still be pourable and taste the same under these conditions. A slight increase in your fridge temperature or storing the fish oil on the fridge door shelf may prevent this from happening.
Is NutraSea beneficial and safe to consume while pregnant and nursing?
Yes. At the recommended dose, NutraSea and NutraSea+D are safe to consume during pregnancy and while nursing. NutraSea hp (high potency) formula is a more concentrated omega-3 supplement and therefore you should consult with a medical doctor or naturopathic physician prior to use during pregnancy.
NutraSea supplies the omega-3 fatty acids that are vital to the healthy development of the fetal brain and nervous system. It also benefits the mother, as low omega-3 levels in pregnant or nursing women have been linked to an increase in post partum depression. Unlike regular consumption of fish and seafood, a purified fish oil supplement such as NutraSea is a safe and healthy way to ensure optimal omega-3 intake during pregnancy and nursing.
Can pets with a fish and seafood intolerance, or allergy, safely consume Canine or Feline omega-3 fish oil supplements?
Allergies are typically caused by sensitivity to proteins found in fish*. Some reactions are not allergic but they are rather induced by elevated histamine levels in the fish after it has aged for a few days. The refining of NutraSea supplements removes all the proteins as well as the histamine from the fish oil and periodic testing is conducted to assure that these remain absent. Someone that reacts to a NutraSea omega-3 fish oil supplement could in fact be reacting to the specific flavor and not the fish oil. Please consult a doctor before taking our product or any other fish oil if you are severely allergic to fish.
*Note that Ascenta has not conducted additional clinical research to determine if there are other components in fish oil that could cause reactions.
How does flax oil compare to NutraSea?
Omega-3 fatty acids derived from plants are primarily in the form of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an inactive form of omega-3 that requires extensive metabolism in the body into the active forms EPA and DHA. A comprehensive review of the research on ALA metabolism by humans concluded that ALA results in insignificant amounts when converted to EPA and DHA (3.8% and 1% respectively). Because fish oil provides the active forms of omega-3, EPA and DHA, its health benefits are greater and supported by a large body of research.
Omega 3 Canine, Feline is a fat - my pet gain weight from taking it?
No, the consumption of omega-3 fish oils actually promotes weight loss by stimulating the metabolism of stored fat. Research has demonstrated the ability of EPA and DHA to increase burning of fat through its effect on various enzymes and hormones such as insulin.
What are the other omega-3 fatty acids?
Other omega-3 is defined as any fatty acid belonging to the omega-3 family other than EPA or DHA. The omega-3 family is comprised of 6 fatty acids:
- alpha-linolenic acid or ALA
- stearidonic acid or SDA
- eicosatetraenoic acid or ETA
- eicosapentaenoic acid or EPA
- docosapentaenoic acid or DPA
- docosahexaenoic acid or DHA
If my pet needs omega-3?
No. The typical diet contains a disproportionate amount of omega-6 and although some omega-6 is good, excessive amounts can promote a broad range of degenerative disease including heart conditions, arthritis and immune system dysfunction. Common sources of omega-6 in the diet include cooking oils, baked goods, cereals and red meat. Aside from omega-3 and omega-6, your body can produce all other types of omega fats including omega-9 and omega-7. These fatty acids are also plentiful in a typical diet.
Are NutraSea softgels "enteric coated"?
No. NutraSea softgels are not enteric coated. They are therefore broken down in the stomach where the first stage of fat digestion occurs. Some fish oil companies use an enteric coating, which prevents the softgels or capsules from breaking down in the stomach. The only need to use an enteric coating is to reduce the fishy reflux associated with lesser quality fish oils. Because NutraSea is far more stable and does not have a fishy taste or smell it does not require an enteric coating.
Animals need EPA, DHA, GLA and Vitamin D to be healthy
In the first two years of life the omega-3 fatty acid Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is of crucial importance. DHA accumulates in human brain tissue at a rapid rate during the third trimester1,2 and at birth, DHA represents approximately 9% of total cortical fatty acid composition, and increases by an additional 6% over the following 20 years until adulthood3,4. Remarkably, after only the first year of life the brain has almost reached adult mass. Although DHA continues to be of importance after infancy and into childhood and adolescence, Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), another very important long chain polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid becomes much more important than it was during infancy due to its anti-inflammatory nature and its modulation of mood and well-being, atopy, asthma, ADHD and other diseases.
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Ascenta plant is a licensed fish processing facility and is certified and audited by the Canadian Natural Health Products Directorate and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
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- Advanced processing & purification (molecular distillation)
- Natural antioxidant blend maintains freshness & guarantees no fishy taste or smell
- Natural triglyceride form provides superior absorption and bioavailability
- Third-party tested for contaminants including mercury, PCBs and dioxin
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