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Seeking Health Optimal Amino Blend, 150 ct Seeking Health Optimal Amino Blend is a comprehensive, well-balanced, and hypoallergenic blend of 20 amino acids.These organic compounds are essential building blocks for proteins, and are needed to form structural proteins like muscle, hair and collagen, and functional proteins like enzymes, antibodies, hormones, and other molecules essential for life. Amino acids also play important roles in immunity, neurological function, detoxification, and energy production. There are thousands of different proteins in the body, each with distinct functional properties, which are all constructed from different combinations of these 20 common amino acids. Deficiency of amino acids can be caused by impaired absorption, insufficient stomach acid, digestive enzyme deficiencies, dietary protein restriction, stress, infection, medication, and aging. Seeking Health Optimal Amino Blend provides: 20 essential and non-essential amino acids: Of the 20 common types of amino acids, nine cannot be made by the body and thus must be supplied by the diet or through supplementation. These nine amino acids are referred to as ?essential amino acids.? Depletion of one essential amino acid can set the stage for impaired protein synthesis, which can result in problems ranging from indigestion to more serious conditions. In addition, if the body lacks sufficient essential amino acids, deficiencies in nonessential amino acids can also exist. Supplementing the diet with both essential and nonessential amino acids can help optimize amino acid status and maintain proper metabolic functions. Pharmaceutical-grade crystalline amino acids: is made from high-quality pharmaceutical-grade crystalline amino acids to ensure maximum purity. ?L-form? amino acids: Generally, supplemental amino acids come in two forms and are designated with an ?L? or ?D? prefix. The L-form is the naturally-occurring isomer of amino acids and is the only form that the human body can directly use to build proteins. For maximum benefit, Optimal Amino Blend contains only ?L-form? amino acids. (The amino acids taurine and glycine occur in only one form and thus do not have L- or D- designations). Ready-to-absorb, free-form amino acids: Free form amino acids are not linked in peptide or protein structures and thus do not need to be digested. Rather they are ready for rapid absorption directly into the bloodstream. By providing amino acids in their free-form, Optimal Amino Blend can provide a source of easy-to-assimilate amino acids for persons with impaired digestion due to illness, aging, or bariatric surgery who may be unable to ingest, digest, or absorb sufficient dietary protein. It may also be helpful for individuals with food allergies, protein intolerance, or those with restrictive diets. Warnings: Store in a cool, dry place (59-85 degrees) away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children. Does not contain Gluten, Dairy, Egg, Soy, Fish, Shellfish, Nuts, Corn, Prebiotics 150 vegetarian capsules
Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet Liquid Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet Liquid is an excellent source of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. It is an essential supplement to promote optimal pet health and wellness. Nordic's Omega-3 Pet fish oil is derived exclusively from wild anchovies and sardines from the South Pacific Ocean off the coast of Peru. In 2008, the sustainability of these Peruvian fisheries was ranked as number one in the world. The omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) found in fish oil support: • Cellular health • Immune system health • Skin and coat health • Joint health • Heart health • Brain development and maintenance • Eye development and maintenance Suggested daily use for dogs: Dogs 20–39 lbs: 0.5 teaspoon (2.5 mL) Dogs 40–59 lbs: 1 teaspoon (5 mL) Dogs 60–79 lbs: 1.5 teaspoon (7.5 mL) Check with your veterinarian for supplementation guidelines. Directions: Apply oil onto food, or serve by itself. Use within three (3) months after bottle is opened. Refrigerate bottle after opening. Store bottle in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight. Do not exceed the suggested daily use without consulting your veterinarian. 8 fl oz in amber glass bottle. Wondering which Nordic Naturals product is right for you? Check out our Product Comparison Chart (pdf). FAQs - 47 of them! (followed by interesting company information) 1. WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS (EFAs), &WHY DO WE NEED TO TAKE OMEGA-3 EFAs? Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are polyunsaturated fats that our bodies need but cannot produce. Therefore, they must be consumed through food or supplements. There are two families of EFAs: omega-3 and omega-6, which need to be consumed in a balanced ratio. The body must receive a balanced supply of omega-3 and omega-6 EFAs to ensure proper eicosanoids production. Eicosanoids are hormone-like compounds that affect virtually every system in the body—they regulate pain and inflammation, help maintain proper blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and promote fluid nerve transmission. The problem is that, in our modern industrialized food system, omega-3s have become largely absent from the food chain while omega-6s have become overabundant. Even the healthiest diets contain too many omega-6s and not enough omega-3s. Decades of scientific evidence indicates that this EFA imbalance can contribute to chronic inflammation and a variety of chronic health issues. The most beneficial omega-3s that we’re missing are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Purified fish oil is the best direct source of EPA and DHA. 2. WHAT ARE THE EARLY SIGNS OF OMEGA-3 DEFICIENCY? Fatigue Poor memory Immune weakness Dry skin, eczema, or hair loss Heart problems Reproductive problems (men and women) Mood swings or depression Poor circulation 3. CAN WE GET ENOUGH OMEGA-3s FROM THE FOOD WE EAT? Fish is
Garden of Life Oceans Kids DHA Chewables Getting kids to take their Omega-3 rich Cod Liver Oil is no longer a struggle with Garden of Life Oceans Kids DHA Chewables. Featuring a yummy, natural berry-lime taste, instead of a cod liver or fishy flavor, Oceans Kids DHA are an excellent source of DHA and EPA Omega 3 fatty acids. Cod Liver Oil is a natural source of vitamins A and D, essential to bone strength and growth. Omega-3 fatty acids like DHA and EPA play an important role in cognitive development. Our diets can often lead to an imbalance in DHA and EPA, which can lead to inflammation and related illnesses. Oceans Kids DHA Chewables are presented in an ideal ratio of DHA to EPA to protect your little ones from imbalance. Instead of saying "Yucky", Oceans Kids say " Yes Please"! The natural berry lime flavor is sure to please. DHA Benefits for Kids Low levels of DHA have been linked to an increased risk of ADHD in kids over the age of 2. Studies have linked higher levels of DHA with higher scores on vocaublary tests. DHA is known to play a role in cognitive function and vision in children, and it may be effective when used for allergies and asthma as well. Low DHA levels may also impair emotional development in early childhood. Oceans Kids DHA: ? Great Tasting? Pleasant, natural blast of berry lime flavor your child will love? No fishy smell or ?yucky? fish burps? Small, chewable softgel for kids age 3 and up? Sugar free and no artificial ?junk? Quality You Can Trust ? Formulated for freshness utilizing nitrogen flush preservation on the boat and minimal transport time from ocean to harbor to processing facility. ? Cutting-edge molecular distillation process that exceeds international standards for the removal of mercury, lead, PCBs and other environmental toxins. ? 100% Arctic Cod harvested on small, local fishing boats in accordance with the guidelines set by the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs to ensure sustainability for future generations. Oceans Kids is recommended for kids age 3 and up. 120 count.