Nutra Origin Omega-3 Fish Oil with Vitamin D High Potency 1000 mg. - 30 Softgels
Nutra Origin Fish Oil with Vitamin D is a molecularly distilled fish oil supplement that naturally supplies the Omega-3 fats you need - EPA and DHA - plus a healthy dose of vitamin D. From supporting cardiovascular health to maintaining cognitive function to improving mood, there is probably no other dietary supplement with more scientific backing than fish oil. Vitamin D is the perfect complement to fish oil, as it reinforces many of the same benefits. Nutra Origin Fish Oil with Vitamin D provides 300 mg of Omega-3 (as EPA & DHA) plus 1,000 IU of vitamin D per dose. The product is free of major allergens such as wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, and dairy - and contains no artificial colors, sweeteners, or preservatives.
Key benefits Nutra Origin Fish Oil with Vitamin D:
- Maintains cholesterol, triglyceride and blood pressure levels already within a healthy range
- Supports a normal heart rhythm
- Helps maintain normal blood viscosity
- May support healthy blood flow to the limbs
- Supports arterial flexibilit
- May support weight loss
- May contribute to feeling full
- May promote healthy aging
- Supports joint health, comfort and mobility
- Cuts the risk of falls in the elderly
- Aids calcium absorption
- May improve bone mineral density
- May enhance cognitive function in young and elderly adults
- May protect the health of the eye, particularly the retina
- Supports a healthy pregnancy for both mother and child
- May boost mood in mothers post-partum
- Supports mental health and well-being
- Significantly improves mood
- May be effective for reducing mood swings
How Nutra Origin Fish Oil with Vitamin D works:
Developed based on a thorough review of the scientific evidence, NutraOrigin Fish Oil with Vitamin D includes molecularly distilled fish oil, providing 300 mg of Omega-3 (as EPA & DHA), plus 1,000 IU of vitamin D - with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. The research summary below will give you a better understanding of how Fish Oil with Vitamin D delivers a broad array of health benefits.
Fish oil is probably most well-known for its many documented cardiovascular benefits, supporting the health of both the heart and the blood vessels. People who eat plenty of fish or regularly take fish oil supplements are significantly more likely to enjoy heart health than those who do not.
The omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA have been shown in multiple human clinical trials to maintain triglyceride and blood pressure levels that are already within a healthy range, support a normal heart rhythm and maintain normal blood viscosity:
One review study, which looked at the results of 47 different randomized clinical trials, concluded that fish oil positively impacts triglyceride levels. A meta-analysis that pooled the results of 90 randomized human studies likewise concluded that high intake of fish oil has blood pressure benefits.
The ATTICA study, which examined the benefits of the fish-rich Mediterranean diet, showed that people who ate the highest amount of fish were more likely to have a normal heart rhythm than those who did not eat fish at all.
EPA/DHA supplementation has been shown to help maintain normal blood viscosity, allowing blood to travel more easily through the vessels.Vitamin D also appears to support cardiovascular well-being. Population studies have found that people who have high levels of vitamin D are more likely to have healthy hearts than people with low levels. In fact, maintaining adequate stores of the vitamin is associated with having:
- Cholesterol levels within normal range
- Blood pressure levels within normal range
- Healthy blood flow to the limbs
Additionally, human clinical trials have shown that vitamin D supplementation:
- Supports arterial flexibility
- Promotes a healthy response to inflammation
Being overweight may be related to insufficient levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the diet. Population studies have found that, compared to their normal-weight peers, obese teenagers have lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids and higher levels of saturated fats within their cell membranes. A recently published study reported that the blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids in overweight and obese adults are, on average, 1 percent lower than those who are of a healthy weight.
Not surprisingly, taking fish oil supplements may contribute to weight loss. A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of overweight volunteers found that ingesting supplemental fish oil or exercising significantly reduced body fat. And when fish oil was combined with exercise, participants lost an average of 4.5 pounds in three months, while the combination of placebo oil and exercise did not cause significant weight loss.
Fish oil may work by increasing satiety - the feeling of fullness. A recently published human clinical trial discovered that people who followed an energy-restricted balanced diet high in omega-3 fatty acids reported feeling fewer hunger sensations than those eating the same diet but low in omega-3.
A recent study conducted by the University of California, San Francisco studied the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on the length of telomeres in the blood cells of over 600 individuals. (Telomeres are part of a cell's DNA, and the length of telomeres may be linked to biological aging - the longer, the better.) The researchers found that people who had higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood were more likely to have long telomeres - making them biologically younger than their real age - and vice versa.
Numerous double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical trials have proven that fish oil supports joint health and mobility. The most likely reason is that omega-3 fatty acids contained within fish oil suppress the production of inflammatory mediators. In one study, taking fish oil supplements led to a significant improvement in joint comfort compared to placebo. A survey of 120 patients placed by their doctors on fish oil supplements showed that 59 percent experienced improved joint health.
Vitamin D also appears to benefit the joints. Research in elderly populations has found a link between high levels of vitamin D and better physical function and mobility. In one study, seniors with healthy amounts of the vitamin in their blood could walk faster, rise from a chair quicker and perform better on balance tests than those with lower levels. Another study, which tracked the vitamin D scores of 221 subjects with an average age of 67, found a correlation between higher levels of vitamin D and increased joint mobility, and vice versa. And a third study observed that higher vitamin D concentrations in an elderly population were associated with better lower extremity function.
Two intervention studies have found that taking 800 - 1,000 IU of vitamin D per day cuts the risk of falls in the elderly, probably by strengthening the musculoskeletal system.
Initial evidence indicates omega-3s may benefit bone health. A study of healthy young men found there was a positive association between the concentration of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood and the bone mineral density of the spine. In other words, the higher a man's omega-3 levels, the better his bone density. The same results were found in a trial of eight-year-old boys.
Vitamin D is well-established to play a critical role in the health of the bones, as it is needed for calcium absorption. In fact, a deficiency in vitamin D causes rickets, a rare childhood disease in which the bones become soft and prone to fracture. It's not surprising, then, that population studies have revealed people who have adequate blood levels of vitamin D enjoy better bone strength than those who do not.
The importance of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA to brain health is evidenced by its high concentration within brain tissue: About a quarter of the fat within the brain is made up of DHA.
Research has shown that DHA is necessary for proper brain development in fetuses and infants, and getting enough DHA/EPA may also improve cognitive function in young as well as aging adults. One large study of nearly 4,000 Swedish male adolescents found a definitive link between frequent fish consumption and cognitive function. Young men who ate fish more than once a week scored almost 11 percent higher on intelligence tests than those who rarely ate fish. Similar results were obtained from a study on elderly adults aged 70-74 - the more fish participants ate, the better they did on a series of cognitive tests.
Population research also indicates vitamin D is necessary for proper brain functioning. Several studies have found that middle-aged and senior adults with adequate blood levels of vitamin D scored higher on cognitive tests than those who were deficient. However, it may not just be older people who benefit from vitamin D. According to a critical review, scientists at the Children's Hospital & Research Center in Oakland, California, assert that vitamin D plays a role in brain development and function in children. Specifically, they point to the fact that vitamin D receptors are present throughout the brain, and that vitamin D affects brain proteins central to learning, memory and motor control.
Epidemiological studies have consistently found a link between increased fish consumption and better eye health, particularly the health of the retina, which is susceptible to free radical damage. (The retina is the part of the eye that converts light into visual images.)
Healthy Pregnancy and Developing Child
Because omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients, needed by nearly every system of the body, fish oil supplements support both a healthy pregnancy and developing child. Supplementation with fish oil during pregnancy has been shown to boost children's IQ, motor function, and social skills. Adequate intake of omega-3s also benefits healthy vision: in a randomized clinical trial, babies of breastfeeding women taking supplemental DHA experienced accelerated visual development.
Taking fish oil supplements is good for moms too. Research has shown that women who experience the post-partum blues have lower blood levels of DHA than those who feel fine. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study showed that fish oil supplements are more effective at boosting mood than placebo in post-partum women.
Because of its central role in promoting healthy bones and teeth, it's important that pregnant women get enough vitamin D during pregnancy. In fact, over 30 countries recommend that pregnant women take vitamin D supplements.
Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids has been used with some success in supporting mental health and well-being. A meta-analysis that pooled the results of ten double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials lasting four weeks or longer found that omega-3 fatty acids significantly improved mood. A preliminary double-blind, placebo-controlled study indicated fish oil supplements may also be effective for helping to reduce mood swings in susceptible individuals.
Likewise, vitamin D appears to be beneficial in supporting a positive mood. Population research has found a link between low vitamin D levels in seniors and negative mood. And a pilot study on women who get the "winter blues" found that vitamin D supplements were effective in improving the women's outlook.
Why Fish Oil with Vitamin D is Superior
- Pharmaceutical grade: at least 99% pure, with no binders, fillers or excipients
- Molecularly distilled: provides EPA and DHA while removing impurities such as pesticides (PCBs, PCDFs, PCDDs, dioxin) and heavy metals (mercury, lead)
- Extremely bioavailable: features omega-3s in their natural triglyceride form (rather than the ethyl ester variety commonly used in other brands) and vitamin D3, which has been shown to be better absorbed than vitamin D2
- Certified pure: guarantees the absence of harmful heavy metals, pesticides, other contaminants, yeast, mold and bacteria (view Certificate of Analysis)
- Highly stable (fresh): very low levels of oxidation
- Guaranteed potency: what you see on the label is in the bottle
- Premium quality: Quality backed by independent inspection
- GMP-certified: Manufactured and packaged in facilities with the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) clean bill of health certification, which assures the highest level of quality
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