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Zone EicoRx fish oil is a patented, highly-purified and extremely powerful Omega-3 EPA/DHA enriched concentrate designed to help you: burn fat faster, reduce inflammation within fat cells, minimize the spread of inflammation to other organs to support the body’s defense against chronic disease, enhance the body’s innate anti-inflammatory responses while slowing the aging process, satisfy hunger. EicoRx is ideal for advanced weight loss, as well as for people who have a history of chronic illness. EicoRx can be ordered in liquid or capsule form.
Zone EicoPro is a patented, highly-purified and extremely powerful Omega-3 EPA/DHA enriched concentrate designed to maximize athletic performance through decreased inflammation for improved recovery and reaction times, increase aerobic activity, enhance muscle repair, increase burning of body fat after intense exercise, and increase focus under stress. EicoPro is ideal for serious athletes.
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Omega-3 fatty acids are crucial to the health of our brain and body. According to Dr. Barry Sears, originator of the revolutionary dietary approach called The Zone and author of The Omega RX Zone, omega-3 fatty acids in the form of "high-dose pharmaceutical-grade fish oil is as close to a medical miracle as we will see in the 21st century." This advanced form of fish oil (which provides a very pure form of the fatty acids EPA and DHA), is believed by researchers around the world to offer extraordinary health benefits in treating chronic diseases, improving athletic performance, and enhancing emotional well-being. It apparently does so by helping to reduce inflammation and increase blood flow throughout the brain and body.
Why Not Eat More Fish?
You might ask why you cannot just eat more fish to get sufficient omega-3 for your health. The answer is, unfortunately, simple: many of the fish we now find in the oceans, lakes, and streams around the world contain dangerously high levels of mercury and other toxins. The health risks of these toxins may well outweigh the potential benefits of the omega-3 we can get by eating more fish. What's more, you would have to eat much more fish than is feasibly possible to help treat some of the many diseases for which high-dose fish oil is being used today.
Medical researchers and practitioners from around the world are using high-dose fish oil (from 2 grams to 25 grams or more a day) not only for health maintenance, but also to help treat a variety of health conditions, including asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, depression, hot flashes, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, Alzheimer's, attention deficit disorder (ADD), MS, Parkinson's disease, dyslexia, and many more.
High-dose, ultra-refined fish oil is also recommended by many health professionals before, during, and after a woman's pregnancy to help ensure proper brain development of the child, and to ensure that the mother has enough omega-3 fatty acids (which the fetus takes from her for its own developmental needs) for her own health. It is even being used by some in cancer treatments and to help reduce the risk of metastases.
If you are using more than a gram or two a day of fish oil (higher doses are needed for working with the medical problems and issues listed above), however, it is important from the standpoint of your health to use only ultra-refined fish oil--fish oil that adheres to strict quality control standards to ensure maximum purity and the most potent and effective levels of EPA and DHA. Otherwise you may be taking in mercury, dioxins, and other toxins, as well as excessive saturated fat, that can be harmful to your health.
The information on this page is not intended to replace sound medical advice. If you are sick or believe that you have a disease of any kind, you should consult your doctor. If you are taking prescription medication, you should check with your doctor before taking any supplement to be sure that it won't adversely affect the efficacy or metabolism of the prescription drug, and you should never discontinue or reduce the use of a prescription drug without your doctor's knowledge and permission.
It is important not to be misled by dramatic price differences among the various grades of fish oil products currently available. There is a vast range of both potency and purity not only between these grades, but also often between individual products within a particular grade.
"There are three grades of fish oil. The first is cod liver oil. The second is health-food grade fish oil. And finally there is ultra-refined fish oil. What distinguishes one from another is the purity and concentration of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. More importantly, the long-term use of any fish oil is compromised by its impact on the gastric system which ultimately determines the amounts that you can take. Each step in the refining process adds additional cost to the final product, but the increased purity justifies the cost and the benefits.
Cod Liver Oil
This is the lowest quality fish oil since it has a low concentration of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and contains the highest levels of contaminants (organic mercury, PCB's, and DDT). In addition, high-dose usage of cod liver oil is not recommended due to the high levels of Vitamin A found in this form of fish oil. Typically, a tablespoon of cod liver oil contains approximately 2.5 grams of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. Although this is the most inexpensive form of fish oil, long-term compliance is exceptionally poor because of its taste profile.
Health Food-Grade Fish Oils
The levels of contaminants in fish oils is often determined by the size of
the fish and their relative rank in the food chain. Small fish (such as sardines
and anchovies) are short-lived and therefore are less prone to accumulate
environmental pollutants. On the other hand, larger fish such as salmon and
mackerel are predatory species that are long-lived and therefore contain higher
levels of pollutants. Most health-food grade fish oils are fish body oils
extracted from the fish. If the label says it comes from a particular species of
fish (i.e. salmon oil) then you know it is a health-food grade fish oil. These
oils are only sold in soft gelatin capsules because they still have an extremely
poor taste profile (to see why, simply bite into a capsule to release the oil).
A slightly more purified type of health food grade fish oil includes those that
have been subjected to a very limited amount of molecular distillation to remove
some of the cholesterol in order to be labeled 'cholesterol-free'. A
typical one-gram capsule of health-food grade fish oil contains approximately
300 mg. of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. Another type of higher-grade
health-food fish oil is known as "fish oil concentrate". This type of
fish oil consists of ethyl esters of the fish oil that has been subjected to
fractional cooling. The more saturated fats will solidify, leaving behind a more
concentrated solution of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. However, this
fractional cooling does not remove the PCB's or the long-chain monoene fatty
acids that give rise to significant gastric distress. A one-gram capsule of this
thermally fractionated health-food grade fish oil will contain up to 500 mg. of
long-chain omega-3 fatty acids.
Ultra-Refined Fish Oil
Ultra-refined fish oil starts with thermally fractionated health-food
fish oil that is then distilled by highly complex refining technology into
fractions rich in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids that are exceptionally low in
the long-chain monoenes (that cause gastric distress) and pollutants such as
PCB's and oxidized and polymerized lipids. The individual fractions are then
combined to provide the most appropriate balance of EPA and DHA for the finished
oil. The typical one-gram capsule of ultra-refined fish oil will have at
least 600 mg. of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. This may not seem a major
concentration improvement compared to the health-food grade fish oils, however,
the increase in the purity of the oil is why it costs nearly twice as much. This
purity is also reflected in a dramatically improved taste profile.
The above information in quotes is reprinted with permission, from material that appeared in drsears.com website in 2003. The term "ultra-refined fish oil" now replaces the original term "pharmaceutical-grade fish oil" for reasons explained below by Dr. Barry Sears.
Please note that, according to Zone Labs Inc., OmegaRX ultra-refined fish oil is produced from wild fish not farm-raised fish. The fish species used include anchovy (95-99%), sardine (1-5%), jack mackerel, and mackerel. These small cold water fish are high in omega-3's but lower in toxins. The oil derived from them is then further processed and purified to ensure the highest quality possible. Read a PDF document about the manufacturing process.
According to Dr. Barry Sears, the founder of Zone Labs, Inc. (formerly Sears Labs), the normal health maintenance dosage for Omega RX or EicoRX ultra-refined fish oil is four capsules (or one teaspoon of liquid) a day, which contains about 1.6 grams of EPA and 800 milligrams of DHA.
In his book The Omega RX Zone, Dr. Sears gives specific recommendations for higher dosages to be taken for a variety of health problems. For people with asthma or bronchitis or arthritis, for instance, Sears recommends beginning with 5-10 grams a day (2-4 teaspoons of liquid). For emphysema or Alzheimer's, Sears recommends much higher dosages, up to 25 grams. For people taking high doses, it may be necessary to build up gradually to the dosage that is required to help with the problem. In all cases, Sears also recommends controlling your insulin through "The Zone" balance of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates.
Sears also recommends in his book specific blood tests that can be taken to help determine how much fish oil you actually need. And he discusses potential (but rare) side effects of very high dosages and what you can do about them. (You can purchase this book at your local bookstore, through Zone Labs, Inc. (see below), or through amazon.com.)
You can learn more about or order the Zone Labs, Inc. Omega RX formula (ultra-refined fish oil) or EicoRX, developed by famed researcher and author of The Zone Dr. Barry Sears by calling them or by visiting them on the web (see website ordering information below). Though the Omega RX and EicoRX formulas may be available through other Internet outlets, you can save money on this superior product by becoming a "Preferred Customer" and ordering directly from Zone Labs, Inc. either by phone, fax, or on-line. These are the best fish oil products we have found!
For domestic orders, call their toll-free number, 1-800-404-8171. For international orders, call 978-539-0100 (in the United States), or fax your order to 978-336-2663, or send an email to email@example.com. If you are a first-time customer, be sure to mention the special 10% discount offer and promo code “AF10PAUTHENTICBREATHING” and you will receive a special 10% discount on your first order. Choose AutoShip and save an additional 20% off most products for as long as you continue on the AutoShip program.
First-time customers can now save 10% on their entire first order with Zone Labs and OmegaRx by clicking here and entering promo code “AF10PAUTHENTICBREATHING”. Choose AutoShip and save an additional 20% off most products.
To order, go to the Zone Diet order page. Once you have chosen the product(s) you wish to order, click on the ShoppingCart/CheckOut button, and when the Cart appears be sure to choose the "Auto Ship" option and choose how often you would like the product(s) shipped. You can discontinue the "Auto Ship" program whenever you wish. By using the "Auto Ship" option, you become a "Preferred Customer" and automatically save up to 20 percent on your purchases. Since Omega RX is a supplement you may wish to take for the rest of your life, the "Auto Ship" program can save you hundreds of dollars a year.
Whether you purchase products today from Zone Labs, Inc. or not, be sure to join the Zone Diet club and receive the free monthly Zone newsletter. When you visit the Zone Labs, Inc. website, simply click on "Register" and follow the simple instructions. Benefits include:
Health care professionals (MDs, nurses, and so on)--become a Zone Diet affiliate (click on Affiliates" at bottom of page and follow the links) and learn how you can purchase Omega RX or EicoRX ultra-refined fish oil at wholesale prices. Or just call Mark Cutler at 978-539-0114. Tell Mark that Authentic Breathing referred you.
Zone Labs, Inc. states that the standards of purity and potency of its ultra-refined fish oil have been certified by a third-party organization called NutraSource Diagnostics Inc, using "international fish oil standards." The company also states that the certification included tests for dioxins, furans, PCBs, mercury, and methyl mercury--all substances that can be harmful to your health. According to Dr. Sears, "the levels of PCBs in Omega Rx are 50 times lower than the newest proposed fish oil standards. To put this in perspective, the levels of PCBs are measured in the 10ths of parts per trillion. As far as the mercury, it can't be detected even using the most sensitive instrumentation in the world."
Visit NutraSource Diagnostics today (and click on IFOS on the top of their home page) to check out the purity results for every batch of Omega RX.
If you're considering purchasing an omega-3 fish oil product other than Omega RX or EicoRX, don't just base your decision on price. Be sure to carefully check the potency and purity of the product. (Read what Dr. Barry Sears says about this.) Visit NutraSource to see if the company's product is listed there. If not, you might write the company and ask them why. Be sure to get the name of the organization that did the testing of the product you are considering (if you can) and check the purity results against those of Omega RX or EicoRX, available both through Zone Labs, Inc. and through the independent testing organization NutraSource Diagnostics Inc.
Be sure to get a product with at least 400 mg EPA and 200 mg DHA per gram of fish oil. According to Dr. Barry Sears, this EPA to DHA ratio of 2:1 "is virtually the same ratio used in all scientific studies with pharmaceutical-grade fish oil reporting significant clinical benefits."
Purchase ultra-Refined fish oil from Zone Diet today & save money on your purchase! First-time customers can now save 10% on their entire first order with Zone Diet and OmegaRx by clicking here and entering promo code “AF10PAUTHENTICBREATHING”. Click on the link above or call them today at 1-800-404-8171 (or 978-539-0100 for international orders) and tell them that "Authentic Breathing Resources LLC" referred you.
What's in a Name?--A Statement from Dr. Barry Sears about the Importance of Quality Control and Testing
"One of the most frustrating realities of the supplement industry is the lack of any credibility in the products. When I termed the phase
'pharmaceutical-grade' for describing ultra-refined fish oil, it meant adhering to strict quality control standards never before reached
with fish oils. Of course, virtually every supplement manufacturer
started saying their fish oils were 'pharmaceutical-grade'. Just to raise the bar higher, I now use the term
'ultra-refined' fish oil
concentrates to describe OmegaRx. But don't take my word for it, go to the International Fish Oil Standards website
where the standards and data are for true 'pharmaceutical-grade' fish oils. If you go to that website, you
will notice that only Zone Labs has every lot number we have ever made
posted for the entire world to see. This testing is expensive, but it is my commitment to our customers of setting the highest
standards for fish oils. Frankly, if your particular lot of fish oil is not posted on
that site, then it's 'buyer beware' and you should ask the manufacturer of that fish oil
'what are they trying to hide?' It's one thing to print pharmaceutical-grade on a label, it's quite another to
actually make a truly 'ultra-refined' fish oil."
Purchase Dr. Barry Sears important new book: The Anti Inflammation Zone: Reversing The Silent Epidemic That's Destroying Our Health
To learn more about omega-3 fatty acids and about how ultra-refined fish oil, in conjunction with consistent insulin control, may not only help prevent disease but may also be able to help with your specific health problems (including breathing problems such as asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema), or about any possible side effects of very high doses of fish oil and what Dr. Sears recommends that you do about these side effects, be sure to read Dr. Sears' new book The Omega RX Zone: The Miracle of the New High-Dose Fish Oil. You can purchase a copy through the Zone Labs, Inc. link above, through Amazon.com, or from your local bookstore.
Visit AudioBooks Online to listen to Barry Sears read from the Introduction to The Omega RX Zone. You will get an excellent introduction to "The Zone" and the importance of ultra-refined fish oil. You can also purchase the audio version of the book there.
2005: An Important New Book from Dr. Barry Sears
Fish Oil Information & Research
Click here for a summary of recent fish oil research from International Health News.
Click here for a recent study in The New England Journal of Medicine about research into how Omega-3 fatty acids may be able to help with the lung inflammation associated with cystic fibrosis.
Fish Oil for Health: A non-commercial website offering a broad range of useful information about fish oil and its benefits.
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