For a healthy heart, brain function and healthy bones and teeth
NutraSea+D is a pharmaceutical quality omega-3 supplement with added vitamin D3. With a balanced ratio of EPA and DHA combined with 1000 IU of natural vitamin D3 it's an ideal supplement for optimal health and well-being in a delicious apple flavour.
Ascenta's unique green tea antioxidant makes NutraSea+D the most stable and freshest tasting product on the market.
NutraSea is an award winning, great tasting, pharmaceutical
grade omega-3 fish oil and the preferred brand of leading medical
institutions and doctors in North America. NutraSea is third party
tested to guarantee the highest level of quality and purity.
What are omega-3s
Essential fatty acids (EFA): omega-3 and omega-6, are vital to the
proper functioning of the body. Because our body cannot manufacture them
they must be present in our diet. EFAs are necessary for healthy cell
membranes, oxygen transfer, energy production, and are extremely important
for the proper functioning of the body's electrical system. EFAs are also
precursors to hormone-like substances called prostaglandins which regulate
vital processes in the body. A balance between omega-3s and omega-6s is
extremely important. Excessive omega-6 consumption promotes inflammation in
the body. Omega-3s on the other hand actually suppress inflammation in the
DHA: The Brain EFA
Docosahexanoic acid is an omega 3 essential fatty acid.
It is an essential component of the brain and central nervous system.
It seems to concentrate in areas where there is lots of electrical
activity such as the synaptosomes, where nerve cells communicate, and
the photoreceptors of the eye. This is why a deficiency of DHA can
result in poor brain development, attention/deficit hyperactivity
disorder, learning disorders, memory problems and poor visual
EPA: The Heart EPA
Eicosapentaenoic acid is an omega 3 essential fatty acid. It is an
important fatty acid in the maintenance of cardiovascular health and the
regulation of inflammation. EPA is a precursor to a series of chemicals
whose job it is to regulate the inflammatory effects of arachidonic
acid. Too much arachidonic acid leads to pain and inflammation in
conditions such as arthritis. Arachidonic acid also causes inflammation
in arteries and leads to the development of atherosclerotic plaques.
Deficiency of EPA can result in cardiac arrhythmias, high cholesterol
and excessive aging. EPA has been used to treat heart disease,
arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
Benefits of Omega-3
- Reduce your risk of cardiovascular diseases.
- Improve overall heart functions.
- Reduce triglycerides and increase HDL Cholesterol ("the good
- Reduce inflammation in the joints and elsewhere in the body.
- Promote healthy brain function by enhancing concentration and
- Promotes healthy moods and a sense of well-being.
- Improve skin health including dry skin, eczema, psoriasis.
- Improve your immune system.
The omega-3 deficiency
The average North American diet is severely deficient in omega-3 fatty acids
yet excessively high in omega-6 fatty acids. Experts suggest a proper
omega-6 to omega-3 ratio is around 1:1 but during this century the ratio has
skyrocketed to 20:1 or greater. This imbalance is considered to be a major
risk factor for the development of arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular
disease, and other degenerative diseases that now plague the western world.
Omega-3s: fish versus flax
The two omega-3 fatty acids required by the body are eicosapentaenoic acid
(EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Oils from fatty fish are nature's best
source of EPA and DHA. Comparatively, flax seed oil contains a high
concentration of omega-3s but in a form called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
For the body to use ALA it must first convert it to EPA and DHA. This
conversion process is very inefficient and results in less than 10% of the
ALA being converted to EPA and DHA
Why are they Essential?
Omega-3s (and omega-6s) are termed essential fatty acids (EFAs) because they
are critical for good health. However, the body cannot make them on its own.
For this reason, omega-3s must be obtained from food, thus making outside
sources of these fats "essential."
Although the body needs both omega-3s and omega-6s to thrive, most people
consume far more 6s than 3s. Hardly a day goes by, however, without reports
of another health benefit associated with omega-3s. For this reason, many
experts recommend consuming a better balance these two EFAs.
Why Choose Nutra Sea?
NutraSea's high quality starts with the selection of high quality fish from
the herring family. The oil then undergoes a proprietary purification
process that achieves industry leading purity levels. To guarantee purity,
every batch of NutraSea is third party tested for heavy metals, dioxins,
pesticides, and PCBs. Furthermore, our proprietary antioxidant formulation
maintains product freshness 300% longer than regular fish oils. NutraSea
also offers superior absorption due to its natural triglyceride form.