Omega-3 fatty acids are the dietary building blocks to make powerful anti-inflammatory hormones. Without adequate levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the diet, cellular inflammation increases. Furthermore, they are critical for brain function. That’s why your grandmother told you that fish was brain food. Dr. Sears recommends at least 2.5 grams of EPA and DHA on a daily basis which you can get from just 4 OmegaRx capsules.
To get the 2.5 grams of EPA & DHA omega-3 fatty acids Dr. Sears recommends you would have to consume either (a) 7 pounds of lobster per day, or (b) 2 pounds of tuna fish per day, or (c) one-quarter of a pound of farm-raised salmon per day. Unfortunately, these sources are either too expensive (lobster) or have high levels of toxins (tuna and farm-raised salmon). This is why ultra-refined OmegaRx is your best choice to get the 2.5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids for brain health and the reduction of cellular inflammation throughout your body at the lowest possible cost. Just 4 capsules daily of OmegaRx provides you with the recommended 2.5 grams of EPA & DHA omega-3 fatty acids.
The primary toxins found in crude fish oil are mercury and PCBs. The mercury is easily removed since it binds to the protein and is easily separated in the initial purification. PCBs are extremely difficult to remove. Thus, the levels of PCBs in a fish oil product are the true test of product purity. Dr. Sears makes PCB removal the #1 priority in his products. You can see in the following graph how his standards compare to others in the fish oil industry.
When it comes to PCB standards in fish oil product, which would you choose?
The OmegaRx® brand is your guarantee of purity and potency. Purity comes from maintaining the lowest levels of PCBs possible in a fish oil product. It makes no sense to purchase any fish oil that is not extremely low in PCBs since once they enter your body, they are not coming out. Potency is based on the actual amount of EPA and DHA in the oil. Your best purchase decision is when both are optimized.
President Regan said “Trust, but always verify” when it comes to arms control. The same is true of the fish oil quality. We check every batch of finished product and post the results of that lot number on our website. Sure, it costs a lot of money, but our consumers deserve to know. There might be 5-star fish oils, but there is only one 6-star. That’s OmegaRx® because it has to meet the strict standards of Dr. Sears since his name is on every bottle.
Click on the links below to view Zone Omega-3 third-party testing reports:
Although none of the marketing companies of the three primary brands (OmegaRx, ProOmega, and Lovaza) of omega-3 products actually make their own fish oil products, they do set standards for raw materials they use for those products they sell. The more you know about these standards, the better the product choice you can make for yourself.
All omega-3 fatty acid concentrate products come from the same source, anchovies and sardines off the coasts of Peru and Chile. What separates the quality of fish oil is the purity and potency of the final products that can be quantified by the following tests.
All omega-3 fatty acid products derived from fish oil will contain PCBs. To state otherwise is simply false. The question is the levels of PCBs in the finished product. The lower the levels of PCBs in a product, the higher the purity. Unlike other brands, Zone Labs has the strictest standards in the industry for the omega-3 products it uses. The international standard for the upper limit of PCBs is 90 parts per billion (ppb). That is fine for a health food grade product, but not for a professional grade one. At Zone Labs, our upper limit for PCBs is 5 ppb, which is 18 times more rigid than commonly used international standards. However, PCB levels will vary from lot to lot. This is why Zone Labs is the only company of the three major brands that posts the levels of PCBs on each lot of its omega-3 products on its website for all to see. Testing for PCBs is expensive, but it is your guarantee of our commitment to product excellence and purity.
Omega-3 concentrates are very prone to oxidation. Even after they are bottled or put into a soft gelatin capsules, oxidation of the omega-3 fatty acids will continue. The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed strict standards to determine whether or not any edible oil is rancid and therefore whether it is suitable for human consumption. That standard is based on Total Oxidation (Totox) levels in the product actually being used. This is a rigid standard that governs all edible oil trading in the world. Since omega-3 fatty acid production are exceptionally prone to oxidation, Zone Labs is the only company that posts the Totox levels on the finished product (not the raw materials) for every lot of omega-3 fatty acid product we make.
Fatty Acid Levels
Like PCB and Totox levels, the levels of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are key to your ability to reduce diet-induced inflammation. That’s why Zone Labs is the only company to post the levels of EPA and DHA in every lot of omega-3 products we sell to ensure product consistency. More importantly, we also offer a fatty acid testing service through Zone Diagnostics (www.zonediagnostics.com) that allows you to determine the actual amount of omega-3 fatty acids you require to help manage your levels of diet-induced inflammation.
Commitment to Ongoing Clinical Research
This means actually doing the research and publishing the results, not just supplying products. Zone Labs is the only company that sets aside a percentage of their products sales for continuing clinical research by the non-profit Inflammation Research Foundation. No other company has such a commitment to omega-3 fatty acid clinical research. Zone Labs is also the only company is headed by a leading medical researcher in the area of omega-3 fatty acid research.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Are Only a Part of an Overall Anti-inflammatory Nutrition Program
The management of diet-induced inflammation requires the appropriate orchestration of the high-purity omega-3 fatty acids, adequate levels of polyphenols to protect the omega-3 fatty acids from oxidation in the body, and maintaining an anti-inflammatory diet to prevent the build-up of diet-induced inflammation. Zone Labs is the only company that offers a complete anti-inflammatory nutrition program for you. That’s why Zone Labs is the leader in anti-inflammation nutrition through our commitment to Evidence-Based Wellness®.
Even taking OmegaRx® will not make a significant difference unless you are taking enough. That’s why we say “test, don’t guess”. Using a simple finger-prick test from Zone Diagnostics, you can determine if you are taking the right levels OmegaRx® that you need to reduce your levels of cellular inflammation. Learn more about testing your levels of cellular inflammation at www.ZoneDiagnostics.com.