Carlson Labs - The Very Finest Norwegian Fish Oil Liquid Omega-3's Natural Lemon Flavor 1600 mg. - 16.9 oz. (500 mL)
Carlson Labs Norwegian Fish Oil Liquid is an award-winning supplement that provides essential omega-3 fatty acids EPA & DHA that aid our well-being by supporting heart, brain, vision, and joint health. In addition, fish oil benefits your nerve function, immune system health, and promotes radiant, healthy skin. This is The Very Finest Fish Oil, delivering these important polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids – "good fats" that are essential for our diets and beneficial for our health. The natural lemon flavor has won Superior Taste Awards from the renowned chefs and sommeliers of the International Taste and Quality Institute.
Support Your Heart, Brain, Vision, & Joint Health
Enjoy in Foods & Salads – It Tastes Great!
Recommended Daily Dosage of Omega-3s
According to the American Heart Association, "At least two servings of fish per week are recommended to confer cardio-protective efforts." Two 3.5-oz servings of salmon contain approximately 500 mg each of EPA and DHA. Omega-3s are also found in fish like halibut, sardines, and anchovies. Since most Americans don't eat the suggested amount, a fish oil supplement can be a great option.
6 Health Systems That Benefit From Carlson Fish Oil
- DHA & EPA help modulate a healthy stable heartbeat
-Maintain blood vessels to support circulation throughout the body
- Support artery wall elasticity & may favorably influence C-reactive protein levels
- Dietary intake of EPA & DHA is now being recognized as a safe & effective method for normalizing triglyceride levels
Brain & Nerve Function
- As a vital component of our brain tissue and neurons, DHA supports cognitive functions
- By improving membrane fluidity, DHA may help support nerve transmission processes
- Increased levels of DHA in the brain may serve to protect and enhance the lifetime of neurons
- DHA is found in high amounts in the retina & is important for normal vision
Immune System Health
- DHA & EPA are required for balanced eicosanoid formation, which supports balanced & healthy immune responses
Healthy Joints & Movement
- DHA & EPA support healthy joints & comfortable movement by supporting healthy physiological processes
- DHA & EPA help keep skin healthy & vibrant
Many Americans Are Omega-3 Deficient
Medical scientists internationally are encouraging people to eat more fish. Fish body oil is the only major source of the polyunsaturated Omega 3's EPA and DHA which are the most effective omega-3's – eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). For those individuals who do not eat an oily fish diet, Carlson offers Omega-3's to take by the teaspoonful.
The typical American diet is high in saturated fats from meat products and low in omega-3 PUFAs from foods like fish and calamari. As a result, the average American consumes an inadequate amount of EPA and DHA. Those who follow a vegetarian diet have even lower levels of EPA and DHA because vegetables don't contain them, so vegetarians must rely on their bodies' limited ability to convert alpha linolenic acid (ALA) into EPA and DHA.
Although our bodies have the ability to convert ALA to EPA and DHA, the efficiency of this conversion is very low, so we often don't get the amount of omega-3s our body needs for optimal function. For this reason, omega-3s are recognized as "essential fats" because we must get them through our diet. However, the average person doesn't get enough omega-3s through diet alone. While flax and soybeans are a wonderful source of ALA, the conversion efficiency of ALA to EPA and DHA is very low. Those who take fish oils bypass the need for extra conversion and experience immediate benefits.
Important & Essential Omega-3's
Omega-3 fatty acids are important and essential nutrients for our health. They are composed of long chain carbons, which are polyunsaturated; they have many double bonds. The term omega-3 or n-3 refers to the location of the first double bond on the third carbon. Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), Eicosapentainoic Acid (EPA) and Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) and are recognized as important and/or essential omega-3's in human nutrition and physiology.
Because of their unique structure, omega-3's have important and unique function in our bodies. EPA and DHA have a longer structure and contain more double bonds than ALA. Both EPA and DHA are involved in healthy cardiovascular systems, immune processes and help support the formation of healthy prostaglandins. DHA is a vital component of the retina, brain and neurons.
This product is regularly tested (using AOAC international protocols) for freshness, potency and purity by an independent, FDA-registered laboratory and has been determined to be fresh, fully potent and free of detrimental levels of mercury, cadmium, lead, PCB's and 28 other contaminants.
Carlson fish oils may contain a variety of natural antioxidants to help preserve the freshness of their high-quality fish oils. These antioxidant preservatives may include natural mixed tocopherols, natural vitamin E, and natural rosemary extract.
For more than 50 years, Carlson Laboratories has been recognized as an innovator and leading educator in the field of high-quality nutritional supplements. The Carlson family’s interest in vitamins and minerals began when they experienced the benefits of vitamin E firsthand. Founder Susan Carlson’s father suffered from debilitating chest pain that limited his activities and forced him to stop working. He was unable to find relief until he came across the extensive clinical work of Doctors Evan and Wilfrid Shute of Shute Medical Clinic.
After examining him, they suggested he take a specific form of vitamin E. In less than three weeks, he was back to work and looked noticeably better. Susan began extensively researching and was inspired to create her own line of high-quality, all-natural vitamin E. J. R. Carlson Laboratories, Inc. was founded in 1965 with a single product – Key-E 200 IU. The second product, E-Gems 200 IU, was introduced two years later, and other strengths were added shortly after that.
Susan managed the company from her third-floor, walk-up apartment on North Winchester Avenue in Chicago and also worked part-time as a pharmacist in a high-traffic store in Wheeling, Illinois. By 1968, Susan had hired two employees who helped her open a small neighborhood store on Damen Avenue in Chicago. Soon after that, a sales representative was added to the team, and Carlson products began popping up on the shelves of popular health food stores across Chicago. As the brand continued to grow, Susan expanded Carlson into the space next door.
In 1970, the business moved to a larger office space on North Kedzie Avenue, and Susan left her pharmacy position to focus on Carlson full time. Her husband John, who previously worked as the chief water engineer for the city of Chicago, was named the president of Carlson. Within six years, they outgrew the space. With the help of John’s architect friend, they found property and built the brand new Carlson headquarters on College Drive in Arlington Heights. Two years later, the operations expanded to the neighboring building.
Today, the headquarters are located at 600 West University Drive in Arlington Heights, and the next generation of Carlson continues to ensure that the Carlson name represents only the highest quality products. John and Susan’s daughters – President Carilyn Anderson and Vice President of Marketing Kirsten Carlson – and their dedicated team – are proud to offer more than 250 vitamins, minerals, fish oils, and other supplements designed with your family’s unique nutritional needs in mind.