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Ovega-3 by Amerifit
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Ovega-3
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Amerifit Brands Ovega-3 500 mg. is a vegetarian omega-3 supplement containing high levels of both DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids, to support heart health. From a sustainable source, Ovega-3 offers the same heart healthy benefits of fish oil as recently found in a well known product known as Cardiostat, but without the "fishy" aftertaste or "fish burps" associated with many fish oils. How do they do this? Simple. They don't use fish. Ovega-3. Nothing Fishy.

Ovega-3 is the shortest distance between you and the DHA & EPA omega-3s you need for optimal health.
Most people think fish are the original source of DHA and EPA omega-3s, but it's really the algae in their food chain that contain these important omega-3 fatty acids. Ovega-3 has cut out the middleman fish and gone directly to the source, using algae grown outside of the ocean in an FDA-inspected facility.

Algae, what's the big deal?
Thanks to Mother Nature, various species of algae have some amazingly useful properties. Certain algae are naturally high producers of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), an omega-3 fatty acid that supports brain, eye and heart health. Algae also provide a sustainable source of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), an omega-3 fatty acid that supports heart health.

Their discovery.
Are all strains of algae created equal? No. The scientists behind Ovega-3 are world leaders in discovering the properties of algae and developing their nutritional applications.

For instance, life'sDHA, the brand of DHA used in Ovega-3, was discovered over two decades ago as scientists were studying the beneficial use of algae in long-term space flight. These scientists identified a strain of algae that naturally produces high amounts of DHA and most recently have identified another strain of algae that produces high amounts of both DHA and EPA omega-3s. This is what powers Ovega-3.

They grow their own.
Do all algae come from the ocean and other bodies of water? Technically yes, but we've learned how to grow their patented DHA & EPA omega-3 producing algae in stainless steel fermentors within an FDA-inspected facility. The result is a completely sustainable and vegetarian source of DHA & EPA.

DHA & EPA Omega-3s: Important for Optimal Health Throughout Life

DHA and EPA are omega-3 fatty acids that have distinct health benefits. DHA is a key component of the heart and one of the omega-3 fats recommended by the American Heart Association and the USDA Dietary Guidelines for good cardiovascular health. Recent cardiovascular research reports 1.0 - 1.5 grams per day of DHA independently decreases triglyceride levels, decreases heart rate and improves blood vessel function. EPA plays a role in cardiovascular health and is also recommended by the American Heart Association and the USDA Dietary Guidelines for its cardiovascular benefits. EPA has been shown to help reduce chronic inflammation by modifying the immune response.

Unfortunately, the average daily consumption of DHA and EPA omega-3s in the U.S. is much lower than experts recommend. This may be because the primary food sources of DHA and EPA are certain types of fatty fish, which are not staples of the modern diet. And with the recent concerns over levels of oceanic pollutants and the sustainability of certain types of fish, people may decide to limit their consumption further.

Another omega-3, ALA, is a source of energy but there are no known independent benefits of ALA on brain or eye development and function and it is inconclusive as to whether ALA plays a direct role in reducing risk of heart disease.

The American Heart Association on the pros & cons of omega-3s.

PRO: The American Heart Association recommends we eat at least two servings per week of fish, particularly fatty fish, for their heart healthy omega-3s.

CON: The American Heart Association cautions people to be aware of federal and state advisories on environmental pollutants and toxins found in certain fish.

How can you overcome this warning?
Simple. Ovega-3. You get all the omega-3 benefits of fish oil with 0% fishy aftertaste or risk of ocean-borne pollutants and toxins. Whether you're a vegetarian or carnivore, why not get 500 mg of high quality, sustainable DHA & EPA? After all it is about your health.

The Vegetarian Alternative to Fish Oil

Ovega-3 is the first fish-free vegetarian omega-3 fatty acid supplement with both DHA and EPA available at major retailers. It's a heart-healthy vegetarian/vegan and eco-friendly alternative to fish oil, derived from a trusted, natural plant source. Ovega-3 offers all the omega-3 health benefits of fish oil without the "fishy" aftertaste.

Unlike fish oil, Ovega-3 is:

  • 100% free of ocean-borne pollutants and toxins potentially found in certain fish
  • Free of allergens associated with fish oil
  • Sustainable and will not deplete the ocean's supply of fish

Each Ovega-3 softgel provides a minimum of 500 mg of the heart healthy omega-3s DHA & EPA from algae, including at least 320 mg of DHA and at least 130 mg of EPA.

OVEGA-3. Nothing Fishy.
Ovega-3 is powered by life'sDHA plus EPA, a vegetarian and sustainable source of these important heart healthy omega-3s. life'sDHA has been added to hundreds of food and beverage products around the world to make them more nutritionally beneficial. It's also the only brand of DHA currently added to US infant formulas. In fact, it's found in about 99% of all infant formulas sold in the US.

What is DHA?
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is a long-chain polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid. DHA accounts for about 97 percent of the omega-3 fats in the brain and 93 percent of the omega-3 fats in the retina. It is also a key component of the heart.

Why do I need it?

DHA is important for healthy brain and eye development and function and has been shown to support heart health from infancy through adulthood. DHA serves as a primary building block for the brain and the eyes. Just as calcium is essential for building strong bones, DHA ensures that the cells in the brain, retina, heart and other parts of the nervous system develop and function properly.

Both the American Heart Association and the USDA Dietary Guidelines recommend DHA for good cardiovascular health. And the National Institute of Health (NIH) recommends a minimum daily intake of 220 mg of DHA for healthy adults.

What is EPA?
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) is also a long-chain polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid.

Why do I need it?
EPA plays a role in heart health and has been shown to help reduce chronic inflammation by modifying the immune response*. EPA is also recommended by the American Heart Association and the USDA Dietary Guidelines for its cardiovascular benefits.

EPA may also play a role in certain mental disorders.

What is life'sDHA plus EPA?
Ovega-3 is powered by life'sDHA plus EPA, a vegetarian and sustainable source of the important heart healthy omega-3s DHA & EPA. life'sDHA plus EPA is produced from algae, not fish, and is therefore free of ocean-borne pollutants or the fishy aftertaste often times associated with fish oil.

100 percent vegetarian. 100 percent sustainable.

Dietary sources of DHA:

  • Fatty fish, such as tuna, salmon, mackerel and trout.
  • DHA-fortified products: life'sDHA , a natural plant source of DHA, is currently used to fortify hundreds of foods, beverages and dietary supplements.

Dietary sources of EPA:

  • Fatty fish, such as anchovies, salmon and sardines.
  • EPA-fortified products

The Scientists Behind Ovega-3
The scientists behind Ovega-3 are world leaders in discovering the amazingly useful properties and benefits of algae and developing their nutritional applications.

Over two decades ago, these scientists were tasked with studying the benefits of algae in long-term space flight. In the course of this project, these scientists came to believe that algae represented a virtually untapped resource that could be screened for a variety of applications to greatly benefit human health. As a result, they not only identified a strain of algae that's a naturally high producer of DHA, but most recently, a strain was identified that produces both DHA & EPA. Martek Biosciences Corporation (now a part of DSM) owns the patents on both these remarkable strains.

* [1] Note: Unless otherwise noted, products on our web site have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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