February 26, 2015 — EPA and DHA are the two major beneficial omega-3 fatty acids found in marine oils. While DHA is most important during pregnancy and early child development, EPA is equally critical as we age and is an important part of a healthy adult diet. For this reason, Carlson Laboratories created Elite EPA Gems®, a highly-concentrated fish oil boasting 1,000 milligrams of EPA per soft gel. The high level of EPA in this product aims to promote healthy immune and cardiovascular systems, as well as healthy hearts, joints, and moods with as little as one soft gel daily.*
The benefits of omega-3s from fish oil emerged in the 1970s. Researchers recognized the Inuits, who inhabited the Arctic regions of Greenland, ate a mostly fish diet and had ideal blood lipid levels and optimal cardiovascular health. Since this time, additional benefits of omega-3s have been discovered.
Unfortunately, today our diets often lack adequate omega-3s, so these benefits are typically not observed. For reference, the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends two fish meals per week and says 0.5 to 1.8 grams of omega-3 per day can be beneficial.*
“We created Elite EPA Gems® as an alternative for those who are unable to receive the recommended levels of EPA in their daily diets,” Carlson Laboratories President Carilyn Anderson said. “We’re very excited about its introduction into the market.”
Carlson Laboratories, which has supplied a variety of high-quality vitamins and nutritional supplements for 50 years, is renowned for developing a complete line of natural vitamin E products and providing some of the purest, freshest Norwegian fish oils.
Elite EPA Gems® can be found at a nearby health food store.
* This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.