Why is The Restored Omega 3 Fish Oil ratio of 2:1 EPA / DHA optimal?
Eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, or EPA and DHA, are omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish. They produce distinctly different but beneficial effects on the body. While EPA helps normalise and maintain optimal immune function, DHA has a key role in maintaining membrane fluidity. This is a particularly important contributor to brain function, but also has benefits for heart health. So rather than taking pure EPA and DHA these omega 3 fats should be taken together and the optimal ratio to maximise health benefits appears to be double the amount of EPA relative to DHA.
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Why does Astaxanthin help (perceived) strength of the Omega 3?
It is well known that omega 3 fats are very susceptible to breakdown, which reduces their potency and prevents many products from delivering their full benefits. The Restored Omega 3 is different. We worked with nature and included Astaxanthin, a natural stabiliser of omega 3. This prevents breakdown of our omega 3 to ensure each and every capsule delivers all the benefits needed for optimal nutrition.
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Where do you source your Astaxanthin from?
We don't source Astaxanthin from Krill, as overfishing of Krill has harmed the Atlantic Ocean's precious eco system. That's because Krill is the primary food source of 8 whale species and other creatures of the Atlantic and without it, they cannot thrive. Instead, The Restored source Astaxanthin from natural algae, which is a sustainable Krill alternative and just as beneficial.
What is enteric-coated?
The enteric coating used in The Restored Omega 3 softgels is an edible polymer barrier that enables the fish oil to be digested effectively without causing a 'fishy taste' or 'fishy burp' to occur later. The enteric coating ensures that the softgel can survive strong stomach acids during digestion, enabling the nutrients to be released in a more alkaline environment beyond the stomach during digestion.
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What species of fish does your omega-3 fish oil come from?
Peruvian Anchovy. We use Peruvian Anchovies because they are very pure and are a sustainable fish source approved by the WWF
Why does The Restored Omega-3 fish oil have the following statements on the label: 'Certified Heavy Metal Free' and 'Mercury Free'?
Ocean fish are naturally exposed to a number of harmful pollutants and contaminants, including natural and man-made impurities. The Restored use only the purest fish sources and a strict filtration process to ensure that our product is completely free of any harmful contaminants. This is not the case for all fish oils on the market, so always look for the purity statement or certification.
What do you mean by sustainable fish oil?
Our Omega 3 fish oil is sourced solely from Peruvian Anchovies. Farming Peruvian Anchovies is approved by the WWF as a sustainable fish source. Other fish sources such as Salmon and Krill have been over-farmed, harming the oceans' precious ecosystem, endangering the habitat and species that live in it.
What should I look for in a high quality fish oil supplement?
- Certification that the product has no heavy metals or Mercury
- High strength EPA/DHA
- Sustainable fishing practices. Environmentally sustainable and responsible fish oil brands will offer transparency into their fishing sources.