Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A new product which got us-a-thinkin'

Lifestream V-Omega 3 + Vitamin D

Lifestream V-Omega 3 is 100% natural, derived from marine microalgae. This high strength DHA product with EPA and plant derived Vitamin D contains 66% more DHA per capsule than standard fish oils, without the fishy smell or aftertaste!

Did you know that fish don’t naturally produce omega 3 EPA & DHA? The reason fish contain essential fatty acids is because they consume algae. It is the algae that naturally produce EPA & DHA and Lifestream have gone straight to this pure source. Lifestream V-Omega 3 is designed to offer the benefits of these essential nutrients from a plant based, sustainable resource, free from impurities and contaminants
Lifestream V-Omega 3 Supports:
ü Brain function, mental clarity & focus
ü Cardiovascular health
ü Joint health & mobility
ü Healthy bones and calcium absorption
Guaranteed purity and sustainability and is free from heavy metals; vegetarian and vegan suitable
Ingredients: Each capsule contains:
Microalgae oil (Schizochytrium sp)
Providing DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid)
Providing EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid)
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)
2.5mcg (100IU)
Also contains: sunflower lecithin, rosemary extract, ascorbyl palmitate, tocopherols

Directions for use:

Adults: 1-2 capsules daily with food
1-2 capsules daily with food

1-2 capsules daily with food

Pack information:
Available in 45 & 90 vegetarian caps

Why take omega 3?

Omega 3 essential fatty acids (EPA & DHA) are named as such, as they are essential to our health. Unfortunately we can’t synthesise these ourselves, therefore the only way to obtain them is through our diet and supplementation. They are integral to the suppleness and health of all cells, and have been shown to provide many positive benefits for brain function, cardiovascular and nervous systems, joint health and mobility.
Flaxseed provides the body with omega-3 in the far less effective form of alpha-linoleic acid (ALA). ALA is not
equivalent to DHA or EPA in its biological effects, and needs to be converted to EPA in order to be effective.

The importance of Vitamin D

The main source of vitamin D is via exposure to sunlight. So as people start to spend more time in doors both at work and/or at home, risks of deficiencies increase. This makes supplemental Vitamin D even more important. Some groups that are at risk of deficiencies include: older people in residential care or admitted to hospital, people with hip fractures, people with very dark skin, people with skin cancers or skin-related conditions, where avoidance of sunlight is required, people who completely avoid the sun, people with malabsorption syndromes.
One key need for optimal Vitamin D is for bone health. Vitamin D is ideal for anyone who does not get enough natural sunlight. It works with calcium to support its absorption into the bone, thus in turn it helps to build and maintain strong healthy bones. Vitamin D is also important for healthy moods, and immunity.

Optimal vitamin D is needed to support:
ü Healthy bone building and strength
ü Calcium absorption
ü Balanced moods, especially over the darker winter months
ü Healthy immunity
[1] Ministry of Health, Ministry of Health, Cancer Society, ACC - Consensus Statement on Vitamin D and Sun Exposure in New Zealand, March 2012

Is our ocean life in danger of extinction?
A staggering 100,000 tonnes of fish oil are now consumed from our oceans, of that over 51,000 tonnes are used for food supplements, says a new report. The study led by the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) concluded “We now face losing marine species and entire marine ecosystems, such as coral reefs, within a single generation,” according to the study by 27 experts to be presented to the United Nations.

The only sustainable and long term alternative has to be renewable algal sources. Choose EPA & DHA rich sustainable sources for your food supplements, algae derived materials are a proven 100% clean, free from toxins and do not come from the already ravaged oceans.

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