Inflammation – the silent killer
We all have inflammation to some extent in our bodies but most of us are unaware of it because it does not have symptoms. This is what makes it such a dangerous threat!
It is one of the biggest single factors in heart disease (more so than high cholesterol) and is a precursor for many other ailments. This is why our researchers have focused so much on improving the anti-inflammatory properties of our Omega 3 / DHA Fish Oil, a product that is now setting new standards for fish oil products.
Xtend-Life's Omega 3 / DHA Fish Oil is even more effective against inflammation than aspirin...but, without any of the negative side effects!
Not only is it better than aspirin but it has two and a half times the anti - inflammatory properties of 'normal' fish oil and even double the anti-inflammatory properties of highly refined and concentrated fish oil!
These values - summarized in the graph below - were established as part of a clinical study carried out this year by Trinity Bioactives, part of the Wellington School of Medicine in New Zealand.
The study tested the inflammation inhibition properties of three fish oils while using aspirin as a dose-related control. The three fish oils were:
- A concentrated tuna oil with 85% omega-3.
- A 'normal' consumer fish oil 18/12 which consists of 18% EPA and 12% DHA
- Xtend-Life's Omega 3 / DHA Fish Oil
*Aspirin was used as a control and it had an inflammation inhibition percentage of 38.6%. The Xtend-Life Omega 3 / /DHA Fish Oil blend was just as good as aspirin with an inflammation inhibition percentage of 38.1%. The concentrated tuna oil and normal fish oil scored 20.6% and 14% respectively. We cannot chart aspirin's percentages as direct comparisons to the fish oils as the drug is dose-related.
Why is Xtend-Life's fish oil so superior against inflammation?
We can't specifically answer that question so we put it down to what we at Xtend-Life call the 'x-factor'. There is an unexplained and mysterious synergistic effect taking place when we combine the natural non-concentrated triglyceride hoki oil with the highly concentrated ester tuna oil.
We suspect that some of the natural anti-inflammatory properties of the fish oil are lost when it is concentrated but by combining the natural fish oil with the concentrated oil it enhances the anti-inflammatory effect of both.For now, the 'x-factor' has to remain one of the mysteries of nature. We say "nature" because it is something in the natural component of the hoki oil that is giving these benefits when combined with the concentrated tuna oil.
From your point of view as a consumer, this is one of those rare situations in which you are able to get the best of both worlds - high anti-inflammatory properties along with high levels of omega-3 and DHA.
Not only do the natural anti-inflammatory properties of our Omega 3 DHA Fish Oil help keep your heart healthy, but based on our research, they can also help reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and joint pain.