BiOmega™

The Benefits of BiOmega

The cells in your body have a phospholipid bi layer that acts as a gatekeeper between the inside and outside of the cell-keeping things out or letting them in. As key components of that bi layer, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids from our diet play a significant role in maintaining our food health at the most basic level. It is important to maintain an appropriate 1:1 ratio of omega-3 and omega-6, as these two substances work together to promote health. However, average diets contain significantly more omega-6. Eating fatty fish and supplementing with BiOmega are effective ways to increase omega-3 levels to help maintain a proper balance and support healthy cellular function.

Studies have shown omega-3 fatty acids to be effective in supporting cognitive health and brain function. Supportive but not conclusive research shows the consumption of EPA and DHA helps maintain cardiovascular health. One serving of BiOmega provides 1050 mg of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids.

The Science of BiOmega

The omega-3 long-chain fatty acids are the bio synthetic precursors of a family of compounds called eicosanoids(prostagladins, thromboxanes, and leukotrienes). These hormone-like substances are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids for the maintenance of good health.

Ratios of omega-3s to omega-6s from the diet help support brain function. Neural phospholipid membranes selectively uptake DHA, and it is concentrated in the photoreceptors and some cell-signalling sites.

EPA and DHA are long-chain fatty acids whose function in the body includes helping maintain healthy high-density lipoprotein and triglyceride levels in the plasma, which are important for supporting healthy material function and blood flow. Many large-scale epidemiological studies and randomized controlled studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids from fish support cardiovascular health.

These long-chain fatty acids are so important, in fact, that many commercially prepared infant formulas are now fortified with DHA to support health and nervous system development.

USANA Difference

Produced from cold-water, deep-sea sigh oil, USANA’s BiOmega includes a careful balance of FHA and EPA- both of which are necessary for the body. It also contains a more potent dose than many competitors.

BiOmega is purified to be virtually free of contaminants. Also free of trans-fatty acids, each capsule contains 2mg of mixed natural tocopherols to maintain product quality during storage. Most purification processes for fish oil remove any vitamin D, but BiOmega is fortified with vitamin D to supply an additional 100 IU per day.

The fish oil used in BiOmega comes from a fishery that uses sustainable practices and renewable resources.

Supplementation with BiOmega is an excellent way to ensure that your diet includes a concentrated balance of safe, healthful EPA and DHA. And with added lemon flavoring, there is no fishy aftertaste.

Recommended Use: source of omega-3 fatty acids for the maintenance of good health. helps support cognitive health/brain function. helps maintain cardiovascular health.
recommended adult dose: take two (2) capsules daily with meals.
Each tablet contains: Medicinal Ingredients

    natural fish (sardine, anchovy) 1000 mg
    body oil (standardized to 290 mg eicosapentaenoic acid and 235 mg docosahexaenoic acid)
    vitamin d3 (2.5 µg, cholecalciferol) 100 IU

Non-Medicinal Ingredients: gelatin, glycerin, lemon oil, purified water, tocopherols excipient nf, maize oil.

keep out of reach of children. consult your physician if you are pregnant, nursing, taking a prescription drug, or have a medical condition.
laboratory tested. quality guaranteed. meets usp specifications for potency, uniformity, and disintegration where applicable.
there is a safety seal under the cap. do not use if the safety seal is broken or missing.
usana health sciences, inc. salt lake city, 84120 usa
distributed by: usana canada company, 80 innovation drive, woodbridge, ontario l4h ot2

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