“ Brand: Higher Nature / Type: Oil / Dosage Form: Capsules „
Higher Nature Fish Oil Omega 3 Capsules
I've got news for you boys and girls. Fish oil isn't just fish oil; at least in the sense that the standard cod liver oil tablets you buy off the shelves are way lower in quality than this Higher Nature version.
What we don't realise is the fact that we are told to eat more oily fish as it is good for us and contains Omega 3 fatty acids, which are good for the skin and helps the body's immune system repair itself, but this can be deceiving because we should also not eat more than two portions of oily fish a week because they contain harmful stuff as well. The harmful pollutants in fish are known as PCB's and dioxins and too much of them can negate any good that we have achieved from the good oils.
Good quality fish oil supplements such as this Higher Nature capsule are scrupulously screened for pollutants and have been quality checked and assured.
The major element of a quality cod liver oil capsule or omega 3 capsule is the quantity of EPA and DHA that they contain. EPA is the essential ingredient that you should look for when purchasing EPA. DHA should be there to a lesser extent or preferably not at all.
EPA and DHA are pre-formed fatty acids; this means that they're ready and available for use without treatment, as they're already made from ALA, the parent essential fatty acid. EPA & DHA are important for a healthy heart and arteries, eyes and flexible joints. They also play a massive role in the function of our brain and its ability to send messages to the right parts of our bodies and at the right time. EPA and DHA are also important during pregnancy and breast-feeding and aid both the Mother and her growing baby. The reason I mentioned that it is best for DHA to not be present is that although it is a good essential oil it ends up having a negative effect on the EPA and if there is too much DHA it will render the EPA useless. So a higher quality capsule or oil will contain either pure EPA with no DHA elements or a much lower quantity of DHA than EPA. Clinical studies have shown that the more EPA there is compared with DHA in a supplement, the more effective the supplement will be over time.
Higher Nature Fish Oil Omega 3 capsules provide natural levels of EPA and DHA as nature intended and have not been chemically enhanced or watered down to create a mass produced and therefore cheaper, money making product. A lot of the cheaper capsules on the market are pharmaceutically refined and do not contain some of the essential components like carotenoids and tocopherols plus fish oil's other natural components, including carotenoids and tocopherols. Standard fish oils also contain vitamins, such as A and D and are therefore not really safe for pregnant women. Higher Nature does not contain these vitamins.
These capsules feed the body the essential nutrient omega 3 EPA, and then this in turn replenishes the vital essential fatty acids your body needs to return to the correct balance and helps your system deal with any imbalances you may have and thus radically improving overall mental and physical health. I suffer from a chemical imbalance after I was diagnosed with HVS after a series of traumatic events. This is the reason I am giving these capsules a go in the hope that I can realign my system in a manner of speaking.
Higher Nature capsules have been obtained from wild sardines, anchovies and mackerel (not cheaper, more polluted farmed fish). The fish used have been caught in the clean seas off the Pacific and Indian Oceans. These fish are carefully pressed and the oil centrifuged and filtered, to produce a rich, tasty golden oil, which is pure and untainted. It is not further processed, modified to concentrate particular fractions, or deodorised. Every batch is fresh by testing for oxidation. The oxidation process ensures that there are no pollutants or rancidity in the fish.
My Mother has always suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and I have sent her some of these capsules. She actually started taking them weeks before me and she says she has noticed a small improvement already in her aches and pains. I am hoping that the capsules will have a similar effect with me but it is too early for me to tell yet as I only started them a few days ago.
The Science Part
In the 1980s, omega-3 essential fatty acids hit the news in a big way because of a discovery by Danish researchers involving the Inuit's living above the Arctic Circle in North America. Two things interested scientists about the Inuit's: one was their unique diet, and the other their health. The Inuit diet is rich in cold-water fish and the fat of whales and seals. From such a massive fat intake, and a comparative lack of fresh fruit and vegetables, the scientists expected to find high levels of heart disease among the Inuit people. Yet the Inuit's have unusually low levels of heart disease and very low levels of rheumatoid arthritis as well.
When the scientists looked more closely at their diet, they discovered that the fish eaten on an almost daily basis by the Inuit people contains large amounts of omega-3 fatty acid EPA. Further research has led to a consensus amongst scientists that a diet high in EPA fish oil - especially cold-water varieties such as salmon, sardines and mackerel - significantly reduces the incidence of heart disease.
This led to the extraction of omega-3 fatty acids in the form of fish oil supplements, to make it easier for people all over the world to include these essential nutrients in their everyday diet. So that is how the massive boom in fish oil supplements got started; we have the Inuit people to thank.
What is EPA exactly?
The proper term or word for EPA is eicosapentaenoic acid. I'm sure you will all agree that EPA rolls off the tongue a lot easier, hence the fact I have used it throughout the review. This is a nutrient extracted from omega 3 fatty acids, the "good fats" found in oily fish such as sardines, salmon and mackerel. It is well known that modern diets, with their heavy reliance on processed and fast food, lack these important nutrients and that is why suppliers in the supplements trade decided to make omega 3 oil capsules. Unfortunately, as already mentioned, some of them cut corners and sell us inferior quality products.
Essential to life and good health, omega 3, and in particular EPA, is believed to be of particular importance for eye and brain function. Extensive clinical studies over the past thirty years using omega 3 fish oil suggest that it can be used to treat successfully a wide range of illnesses including depression, M.E, bipolar disorder, Huntington's, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome , OCD and Schizophrenia.
Ultra-pure EPA, the most important of the omega 3 fatty acids, is found in pharmaceutical grade omega 3 fish oil. Higher Nature make ten gallons of pharmaceutical grade omega 3 fish oil to make 1 gallon of clinical grade Pure EPA, which makes it the highest quality and most pure fish oil on the market.
What does EPA do exactly?
Low levels of EPA are associated with a slowing of brain activity, owing to a hardening of the phospholipid layers, which slow cell signalling. This decreased communication between brain cells can lead to symptoms of depression and all sorts of disease. Taking EPA can reverse this harmful process by increasing the amount of phospholipids in brain-cell membranes and the membrane fluidity. This has a positive effect on neurotransmitters and enhances electrical messaging in the brain. As a result of extensive clinical trials, EPA has been found to be beneficial for: Lowering cholesterol, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, many OCDs, low moods and mood swings, heart health, Huntington 's disease and in children it was shown to heighten levels of concentration and lower hyperactivity in children with ADHD and ADD.
Most children today are not getting anywhere near enough Omega 3 in their diet and research shows that this can lead to poor health and problems with concentration, behaviour and mood.
All children need a regular and adequate supply of EPA, Particularly for healthy brain function. Pure EPA is therefore an excellent option for children as not only will your child get all the EPA that he or she needs, they will only have to take one or two capsules a day to get it.
Most other fish oils on the market are much weaker and so your child would have to take as many as 5 or 6 capsules a day to get the same effect and the results would not be as evident as if they were using the Higher Nature capsules.
EPA has been clinically tested on people with depression. It is now widely accepted that certain types of depression are linked to a deficiency of long-chain fatty acids in the brain, such as EPA. Doctors from all around the world, who have performed clinical trials using Pure EPA, found that depressed patients who received a daily dose of 1 gram of EPA for 12 weeks experienced a decrease in their symptoms, such as sadness, anxiety and persistent melancholy.
The capsules are also suitable for both vegetarian and Halal diets.
There are many quotes about Higher Nature Fish Oil Omega 3 capsules on the internet and many forums discuss their use. Some of the quotes are as follows:
"I now know what it feels like to have the persistent melancholy lifted"
"The most effective fish oil I have ever taken."
''I have stopped aching in a few months''
''I no longer feel like each day is too much too handle''
These are just a handful of the hundreds of quotes online and I can tell you that it fills me with hope that I may have actually found a supplement that actually does a person some good and actually does what it claims it can do. Only time will tell but for me it can't do any harm to try them and see?
On hearsay and information available, these capsules seem like the real deal and from what my Mother has said I am willing to give them four out of five stars, which I am hoping will turn to a five once I have used them more myself.
You can buy them online at most good pharmacies or health stores. They are relatively cheap at thirty capsules for 2 pounds and 60 pence, Ninety capsules for 6.20 and one hundred and eighty capsules for eleven pounds.
This complete nutritional omega complex provides Omega 3 EPA and DHA from Fish oil, which are important for supporting the heart, arteries, eyes, brain and joints / In addition, GLA from Starflower oil plays a role in maintaining hormone balance and joint and skin health / Omega 7 from Sea Buckthorn oil has been found to have an affinity for the skin and mucous membranes of the digestive and urinogenital tracts / Omega 9 from Extra Virgin Olive oil is a key feature of the Mediterranean diet, which is known to have benefits for cardiovascular health / Scrupulously screened for pollutants, to ensure the highest purity / Ingredients: 680mg EPA (from fish oil), 480mg DHA (from fish oil), 180mg GLA (Gamma-linolenic acid from starflower oil), 120mg Omega 7 (from sea buckthorn oil), 120mg Omega 9 (from extra virgin olive oil).e ee Higher Nature Premium Naturals Essential Omegas 3:6:7:9 Capsules contain no added: Sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, maize/corn, lactose, dairy products, artificial preservatives, colours or flavourings.