Enzymatic Therapy - Eskimo-3 Naturally Stable Fish Oil Ultra-Pure Omega-3 - 225 Softgels
Enzymatic Therapy Eskimo-3 Naturally Stable Fish Oil is a natural source of omega-3 fatty acids; including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Unlike many other fish oils, Eskimo-3 is not chemically modified to artificially increase DHA and EPA levels. It is a liquid fish oil concentrate containing 38-40% polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids (19% EPA and 13% DHA). Eskimo-3 is purified by a proprietary process that preserves the beneficial active constituents of the whole oil, while removing harmful contaminants.
Clinical trials have shown that Eskimo-3 supports healthy cardiovascular function. It also has been shown to support retention of healthy cholesterol levels and healthy joint function.
Natural, rich source of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids, including EPA and DHA
HOW DOES IT WORK?Fats and fatty acids
- Supports healthy cardiovascular function
- Supports retention of healthy cholesterol levels already within normal limits
- Supports healthy joint function
- One of the most extensively researched fish oil supplements
- Whole-oil purity with natural antioxidants to keep it fresh
- Free from harmful toxin levels
- No fish-oil aftertaste
- Exclusive manufacturing process makes it more effective
Saturated fatty acids are found primarily in land animal fats. Polyunsaturated fatty acids are found in plants and meat (omega-6) and in fatty fish (omega-3). Fatty acids are important components of fat. They are a part of all cell walls. The fatty acids are built up of carbon chains of different lengths. Fatty acids are either saturated or unsaturated. Unsaturated fatty acids contain one or more double bonds. A double bond means that two adjacent carbon atoms have each lost one hydrogen atom and therefore bind to each other with a double bond instead of a single bond. The number and location of the double bonds in these fatty acids are of great importance for its function. The presence of many double bonds makes the fatty acids flexible, as well as sensitive to oxidation.
There are two types of polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega-3 fatty acids (fish fatty acids) and omega-6 fatty acids, both of which are essential for life. They must be supplied from food.Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are examples of omega-3 fatty acids. EPA is a precursor for the formation of prostaglandins that have beneficial effects on the liver, immune and cardiovascular systems. DHA is also important for the development and maintenance of neural structures such as the retina and brain.†8,11 An important omega-6 fatty acid is arachidonic acid which is metabolized from linoleic acid. The major omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid consumed in the U.S. diet is linoleic acid.
The fatty acid composition of the cells varies amongst different populations. People in Europe and the United States have high levels of omega-6 fatty acids such as arachidonic acid, and low levels of omega-3 fatty acids such as EPA in their cells. Research has shown that for European and American populations, the arachidonic acid to EPA ratio is approximately 50:1, and heart disease is common. Japanese people have a ratio of approximately 10:1, and demonstrate a lower incidence of heart disease. Greenland Eskimos have a very low incidence of heart disease and their ratio is approximately 1:1. These data indicate that the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio is extremely important in cardiovascular health.
Saturated fatty acids have a straight stru:" ":HA take up more space so subsequently the cell walls are more flexible. This flexibility helps support healthy joint function as well as skin and blood vessel elasticity.
Saturated fatty acids are closely packed into a stiff cell wall while curved fatty acids such as EPA and DHA make the cell wall more flexible.
The beneficial effects of a natural stable fish oil on cardiovascular and heart health are due in part to the profile of fatty acids. Eskimo-3™ has been shown to significantly increase blood levels of EPA and DHA. Benefits associated with these increases in omega-3 fatty acids include: support for healthy homocysteine levels, retention of healthy cholesterol levels that are already within normal limits, retention of healthy blood pressure, supporting healthy circulation, maintaining healthy lipoprotein levels, and protecting LDL from unfavorable oxidation.Homocysteine
Eskimo-3 supplementation has been shown to reduce homocysteine levels. Changes in homocysteine levels in the blood can impact cardiovascular health.Blood Pressure
Eskimo-3 supplementation has been shown to support healthy blood pressure that is already within normal limits. The primary mechanism is thought to be that of inhibiting thromboxane, which is a vasoconstrictor. Haglund, et al showed the effects of Eskimo-3 versus placebo in a clinical trial, which demonstrated superior support for maintaining healthy blood pressure that is already within normal limits.Healthy Circulation
Five separate studies on Eskimo-3 showed support for healthy circulation.Lipoprotein
Clinical studies show that Eskimo-3 better supports healthy lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] levels than highly purified fish oil (HPFO).Cardiovascular Health
In recent studies, intake of Eskimo-3 was found to support cardiovascular health.Eskimo-3 in Other Supportive Functions
Eskimo-3 is an antioxidant. Eskimo-3 provides support for musculoskeletal and joint health.Fish Oil Purity and Stability
Fish oils may naturally contain DHA and EPA, or they may be modified to artificially boost the concentration of DHA and EPA. Recent Norwegian studies have demonstrated that chemically modified fish oils are the least stable against lipid peroxidation (rancidity). An unstable fish oil can cause an increase in malondialdehyde, a marker of free radical formation in the blood and tissues. Free radicals can contribute to less flexible blood vessels (atherosclerosis). Additionally, over-processing of fish oil supplements can result in a loss of key constituents and thus decrease their efficacy.
Eskimo-3 is purified by a proprietary process that preserves the beneficial key constituents of the whole oil.2 Eskimo-3 has no detectable dioxin (a widely used toxic preservative), DDT (a toxic insecticide), PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls that are highly toxic to aquatic life) or heavy metals including mercury, lead, cadmium or copper.
Greenpeace Research Laboratories at Exeter University in the United Kingdom commissioned an independent laboratory to analyze twenty-two samples of fish oil. Twenty-one of the samples were found to contain detectable levels of organochlorine pesticides including DDT and PCBs. Reported DDT levels varied from 0 to 148 µg/L. Reported PCB levels varied from 0-1132 µg/L.26 This demonstrates an enormous variability of contaminant level among fish oil products.
Eskimo-3 has been shown to be free of contaminants.25 This level of purity for Eskimo-3 is attributed to a propr:" ":fficacy of marine fish oils and their fatty acid constituents in supporting heart health. Most of the shortcomings and adverse effects observed in previous fish oil studies have not been observed with Eskimo-3 supplementation. Ongoing studies are investigating additional health benefits from dietary supplementation of natural, stable fish oil.FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSIs Eskimo-3 kosher?
Eskimo-3 contains fish oil, which is a food source that may be utilized when following a kosher diet. It does not contain ingredients from crustaceans, which are NOT permitted in kosher diets.
This product is also in a bovine source gelatin capsule. Because the cattle were slaughtered according to Jewish law (shechitah), the gelatin is kosher. Therefore, the Eskimo-3 is considered kosher.How much cold-water fish would I have to eat to get the amount of Omega-3 fatty acids in Eskimo-3?
You would need 2-4 servings of salmon or trout per week, or 9-18 servings of halibut, cod, and/or tuna to meet the suggested minimum intake of essential fatty acids. What type of fish are used in Eskimo-3? How are they harvested?
Enzymatic Therapy is committed to the sustainability of the planet's resources. Eskimo-3™ is obtained only from non-endangered species of cold-water fish (herring fishes, including anchovies and sardines) harvested from areas not subjected to over-fishing.
Not only are fishing times limited to certain days and certain seasons dictated by federal authorities, but the fish population is closely monitored on a continuous basis. During open fishing seasons, official quotas are established and each fishing vessel is audited. Each vessel must be registered and equipped with a GPS (global positioning system) transmitter to ensure accurate tracking. These measures help ensure that the fish populations stay at sustainable levels.