Saturday, July 2, 2011

Omega XL Supplement


I just watched a TV infomercial this morning on a new supplement called Omega XL. They have a toll free # 1-800-731-0595 for details and to place an order. They advertise a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied and they are currently offering a buy one/get one free initial purchase offer. The advertised TV price was $49.00.

WHAT IS OMEGA XL?

EXCERPT:
What Is Omega XL?
Omega XL is a unique blend of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids extracted under a patented process from Perna canaliculus oil extract. The oil is the combination of the active omega fatty acids found in the Pernacanaliculus oil extract.
Omega XL works on a cellular level. After a few days or a few weeks of taking the recommended dosage it will permeate all 100 trillion of your cells that would make you see and feel the difference. Due to this it is possible for it to reduced pain, give more energy and promote a better heart health.
Its blend of Omega-3 fatty acids is so important because they are linked to a reduction of the inflammatory process. While on the other hand Omega-6 fatty acids are linked to the promotion of inflammation. Omega XL contains a highly purified oil extract from Green-Lipped mussels (Perna Canaliculus) in New Zealand which has proven to be beneficial to overall health.
All proteins are removed during the patented extraction process so there are no properties from shellfish that would cause allergic reaction.
The disorders such as cardiovascular disease, arthritis and asthma, all have one thing in common. They are all linked to the chronic inflammatory condition known as “painless inflammation” or “silent inflammation” which Omega XL can help resolve. 
The benefits of Omega XL
  • Reduce inflammation throughout your body
  • Keep your blood from clotting excessively
  • Maintain the fluidity of your cell membranes
  • Lower the amount of lipids (fats such as cholesterol and triglycerides) circulating in your bloodstream
  • Inhibit thickening of the arteries by decreasing endothelial cells’ production of a platelet-derived growth factor (the lining of the arteries is composed of endothelial cells)
  • Increase the activity of another chemical derived from endothelial cells (endothelium-derived nitric oxide), which causes arteries to relax and dilate
  • Reduce the production of messenger chemicals called cytokines, which are involved in the inflammatory response associated with atherosclerosis
MY INPUT:
The formula is being promoted as a great aid to reducing inflammation through the body which is not a bad thing. It might have a role in helping Type 2 Diabetics who are already suffering from diabetic neuropathy.

I take Krill Oil which is I think from research is a lot better than just any store bought Omega 3 fish oil capsules. IS Omega XL better than krill oil? I am simply not sure. I do think any NATURAL product that helps alleviate inflammation throughout the body is a good thing. It is difficult with all the advertising hype to determine if one is truly worth more than another and is more effective.

I personally take (2) Krill Oil capsules a day and will continue to do so. I also take one tablespoon of organic cold pressed flax seed oil morning and night, and eat a handful or more of Walnuts every day. The Omega XL may or may not be a miracle product as advertised, however I think all of us should be taking natural source Omega 3 products as Type 2 diabetics.

LINK to Sources of omega 3's


BEFORE running out and purchasing Omega XL check out this website for sources and benefits of Omega 3 supplementation in your diet. Notice on the chart of richest sources of omega 3's is flax seeds and walnuts.

omega-3 fatty acids

What can high-omega-3 foods do for you?

  • Reduce inflammation throughout your body
  • Keep your blood from clotting excessively
  • Maintain the fluidity of your cell membranes
  • lower the amount of lipids (fats such as cholesterol and triglycerides) circulating in the bloodstream
  • decrease platelet aggregation, preventing excessive blood clotting
  • inhibit thickening of the arteries by decreasing endothelial cells' production of a platelet-derived growth factor (the lining of the arteries is composed of endothelial cells)
  • increase the activity of another chemical derived from endothelial cells (endothelium-derived nitric oxide), which causes arteries to relax and dilate
  • reduce the production of messenger chemicals called cytokines, which are involved in the inflammatory response associated with atherosclerosis
  • reduce the risk of becoming obese and improve the body's ability to respond to insulin by stimulating the secretion of leptin, a hormone that helps regulate food intake, body weight and metabolism, and is expressed primarily by adipocytes (fat cells)
  • help prevent cancer cell growth

What conditions or symptoms indicate a need for more high-omega-3 foods?

  • Depression
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Fatigue
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Brittle hair and nails
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Joint pain
Salmon, flax seeds and walnuts are excellent food sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
Research indicates that omega-3s may be better absorbed from food than supplements. Norwegian researchers compared 71 volunteers' absorption of omega-3s (EPA and DHA) from salmon, smoked salmon, cod (14 ounces of fish per week) or cod liver oil (3 teaspoons per day). Cooked salmon provided 1.2 grams of omega-3s daily, while cod liver oil provided more than twice as much: 3 grams of omega-3s per day.
Despite the fact that the salmon group got less than half the amount of omega-3s as the cod liver oil group, blood levels of omega-3s increased quite a bit more in those eating salmon than those taking cod liver oil. After 8 weeks, EPA levels had risen 129% and DHA
In the group eating smoked salmon, blood levels of omega-3s rose about one-third less than in the salmon group. In those eating cod, the rise in omega-3s was very small.
Concurrent with the rise in omega-3s in those eating salmon, a drop was seen in blood levels of a number of pro-inflammatory chemicals (TNFalpha, IL-8, leukotriene B4, and thromboxane B2). Researchers think omega-3s may be better absorbed from fish because fish contains these fats in the form of triglycerides, while the omega-3s in almost all refined fish oils are in the ethyl ester form. Once absorbed, omega-3s are converted by the body from their triglyceride to ester forms as needed.

Table 1
Foods concentrated in Omega-3 fatty acids
FoodServingomega-3 fatty acids% DVDensityQuality
Flax seeds0.25 cups7.0 g156.417.6Excellent
Walnuts C0.25 cup2.3 g50.46.3Very good
Chinook salmon, baked/broiled4.0 oz-wt2.1 g46.43.6Very good
Scallops, baked/broiled4.0 oz-wt1.1 g24.43.3Good
Soybeans, cooked 1 cup1.0 g22.91.6Good
Halibut, baked/broiled4.0 oz-wt0.6 g13.81.8Good
Shrimp, steamed, boiled4.0 oz-wt0.4 g8.21.5Good
Snapper, baked4.0 oz-wt0.4 g8.01.1Good
Tofu, raw4.0 oz-wt0.4 g8.01.9Good
Winter squash1 cup0.3 g7.61.9Good
Tuna, yellowfin4.0 oz-wt0.3 g7.30.9-
Cod, baked4.0 oz-wt0.3 g7.11.2-
Kidney beans1 cup0.3 g6.70.6-

Turn Away from Illness

The 10 Most Healing Bible Verses
Deuteronomy 7:14-15


You shall be the most blessed of peoples, with neither sterility nor barrenness among you or your livestock. The Lord will turn away from you every illness.

Dan

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