Great HealthWorks, Inc., Makers of Omega XL, Reports University of Kansas Medical Center Study: Omega-3s Support Healthier Pregnancies and Birth Weight (amazon) (shopzilla)

(PRWEB) May 13, 2013

Due to widespread dietary deficiencies of essential omega-3 fatty acids, doctors typically recommend that pregnant women add an Omega-3 supplement to their pre and postnatal care regimen. Recent research, conducted at the University of Kansas Medical Center and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggests supplementing pregnant mothers with omega-3 fatty acid, such as found in Omega XL, can lead to longer gestations and healthier birth weights.

The Kansans City researchers designed a double-blind, randomized placebo controlled trial – long considered the gold standard in clinical research that looked at a group of 350 pregnant women, from the 20th week of gestation to birth, who were given either 600 mg of omega-3 DHA daily, or a placebo. Blood was analyzed for red blood cell phospholipid DHA upon enrolment in the study and at birth, from both mom as well as from the umbilical cord.

The blood samples from the group supplemented with DHA, compared to the placebo group, registered higher levels of phospholipid DHA both maternally and at the umbilical cord. An analysis of the pregnancies showed that the DHA group experienced longer gestation duration, greater birth weight and infant size (measured in length and head circumference) than the placebo group. In addition, the DHA group experienced fewer births before 34 weeks, and shorter hospital stays for infants born preterm than did the placebo group.

This study demonstrated that 600mg per day of Omega-3 fatty acid DHA was safe and helped to promote healthy fetal development, overall pregnancy wellness and a reduction in preterm births. The researchers stated as to the significance of the findings: a reduction in early preterm and very-low birth weight could be important clinical and public health outcomes of DHA supplementation.

These findings come on the heels of prior prenatal and pediatric research which suggests that omega-3 supplementation promotes neurological and intellectual development, supports the brain and eyes, increases cognitive function, and enhances visual learning and memory in infants and young children.

Omega XL is one of only two Omega 3 supplements sold in the world that contains the patented stabilized marine lipid extract PCSO-524 derived only from the New Zealand green-lipped mussel, with 30 healthy fatty acids including DHA and EPA. Sold in other parts of the world under its sister brand name Lyprinol, Omega XL is manufactured exclusively by Great HealthWorks Inc., and is the most widely available omega-3 fish oil supplement containing the potent PCSO-524 marine lipid extract. To find more information about Omega XL and PCSO-524 visit http://www.OmegaXL.com

SOURCE:

February 20, 2013, doi: 10.3945/ajcn.112.050021

Am J Clin Nutr April 2013, DHA supplementation and pregnancy outcomes. ajcn.050021

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/early/2013/02/18/ajcn.112.050021.abstract

Great HealthWorks, founded in 2003, is a global manufacturer and distributor of natural products direct to consumer through its integrated operation, as well as publishes New You, a quarterly magazine focused on health, beauty and anti-aging. Its flagship product, Omega XL

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    (PRWEB) March 28, 2013

    Too many people see a drug on TV or go to their doctor for routine care and come away with a prescription for something that they may or may not need. A recent study showed that the average American aged 19 to 64 now takes nearly 12 prescription drugs! We need to learn to just say, No. Im sorry, but I am not going to take that drug without investigating the side effects and evaluating for myself if that is what I want to do. The first step toward taking charge of your health is to eat right and exercise. Then you need to optimize the nutrients that have been proven to help keep you healthy, says Ms Bowman.

    According to a recent study by Britain’s Institute of Human Nutrition and School of Medicine, Omega 3 fatty acids from fatty fish increase the activity of phagocytes, which are cells that fight the flu by eating up bacteria. Omega 3 fish oils also contain selenium and vitamin D, which also help to protect us from viruses. Other research shows that Omega 3s increase airflow and protect your lungs from respiratory infections.

    What else helps to combat colds and flus? Ms Bowman says, There are many old favorites and some that are just being investigated. It is very important to do everything we can to keep our immune systems up. That includes helping ourselves to avoid the flu, but it also means lowering our overall inflammation levels, and our cardiovascular and cancer risks. It is up to each of us to do what we can to stay healthy, because this earth is not a generally healthy place to live with; increased environmental toxins, lower nutrition in our processed foods, and radically higher overall stress levels!

    Yogurt or Kefir: In an article by Pure Matters, an online magazine, Shift workers who consumed a drink containing Lactobacillus reuteri, a probiotic that appears to stimulate infection-fighting white blood cells, were 33 percent less likely to take sick days than those who took a placebo, according to an 80-day Swedish study published in Environmental Health.

    Zinc: According to Rodale Press in a recent article, 30 mg taken at the very start of a cold will shorten it by about half a day, says David L. Katz, MD, MPH, director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center.

    Black Tea: According to a Harvard Study, Drinking five cups a day for two weeks can turn your immune system’s T cells into “Hulk cells” that produce 10 times more interferon, a protein that battles cold and flu infections.

    Mushrooms: According to Paul Stamets from Fungi Perfecti, The immune system is activated multifactorially by many components in mushrooms. Beta-glucans are just one. Other constituents include but are not limited to alpha-glucans, ergothioneines, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory sterols, lipids, glycosides, and mycoflavonoidsmany of which work synergistically to optimize health.

    Garlic: According to Dr Mercola, Garlic is a potent antimicrobial that kills bacteria, viruses and fungi. Ideally this should be in fresh form, eaten raw and crushed with a spoon just before eating.

    Vitamin D: Scientists have proposed that low levels of vitamin D may predispose individuals to succumbing to potentially dangerous respiratory infections.

    Astragalus: This Chinese root is shown to stimulate the white blood cells that fight infection, says Prevention advisor Andrew Weil, MD. A study published in 2007 found that astragalus appears to boost immunity in mice. And a pilot study suggests that the herb may have similar effects in people.

    Other things to remember: Wash your hands frequently. Eat as many organic foods as you can. You should include grass-fed organic milk, and organic eggs and locally grown organic fruits and vegetables. Use coconut oil when you are cooking. Drink plenty of fresh, pure non-chlorinated water. And, when you feel a cold coming on, eat plenty of fresh, home made chicken soup. Yes, it really does work! Chicken contains a natural amino acid called cysteine, which can thin the mucus in your lungs and make it less sticky so you can expel it more easily. (But home made is way better than canned!)

    Gail Bowman has owned and operated Health Food Emporium, an online health food store that ships world wide, for 10 years. Health Food Emporium specializes in whole food supplements. Gail Bowman is also an author, and a Senior Vice President for Beyond Organic, an online source for truly organic, hormone free, green fed beef, dairy products and snacks.








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      Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) March 17, 2013

      A research team from New York University analyzed the best available studies involving samples of children, from birth to kindergarten, from their newly assembled Database of Raising Intelligence. Their findings, published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, suggest omega-3 supplementation, such as with Omega XL, can boost a childs IQ score.

      The team analyzed the effects of several nutritional supplements given to expecting mothers, new mothers, and their children in the hopes of raising the childrens intelligence. They found that supplementing either a pregnant mother or supplementing infant formula with omega-3 fatty acids raises a young childs IQ by more than 3.5 points. The researchers noted that the other supplements investigated, such as iron, thiamine, ascorbic acid and B vitamins, had absolutely no effect on IQ. Children given omega-3 supplements were also enrolled in a quality preschool and engaged in activities such as interactive reading. This combination, the researchers suggest,

      can help in raising a child’s intelligence quotient.

      The likely mechanism behind the beneficial effects of omega-3 supplementation lies in the fact that these essential fatty acids, specifically DHA and EPA, are essential for – among other vital process – nerve and brain cell development, however the body cannot produce them on its own. Healthy levels of DHA and EPA must come from diet, supplementation or both. Published literature indicates a sustained deficiency of omega-3 DHA and EPA can contribute to numerous health issues.

      Omega XL is one of only two Omega 3 supplements sold in the world that contains the patented stabilized marine lipid extract PCSO-524 derived only from the New Zealand green-lipped mussel, with 30 healthy fatty acids including DHA and EPA. Sold in other parts of the world under its sister brand name Lyprinol, Omega XL is manufactured exclusively by Great HealthWorks Inc., and is the most widely available omega-3 fish oil supplement containing the potent PCSO-524 marine lipid extract. To find more information about Omega XL and PCSO-524 visit http://www.OmegaXL.com

      Source: Perspectives on Psychological Science

      Published online ahead of print, doi: 10.1177/1745691612462585

      How to Make a Young Child Smarter: Evidence From the Database of Raising Intelligence

      About Great HealthWorks, Inc.

      Great HealthWorks, founded in 2003, is a global manufacturer and distributor of natural products direct to consumer through its fully integrated multi-media, product, sales, and fulfillment operations, as well as publishes New You, a quarterly magazine focused on health, beauty, and anti-aging. Its flagship product, Omega XL, is an all-natural, highly purified marine lipid extract from the green lipped mussel (Perna Canaliculus) known as PCSO-524. This patented marine lipid complex comes exclusively from the pristine waters of the Marlborough Sounds in New Zealand, and contains 30 healthy fatty acids. Great HealthWorks corporate headquarters and distribution center are in Hollywood, Florida. To find out more about Great Health Works, visit http://www.GreatHealthWorks.com. And for more information about the benefits of Omega XL, visit http://www.OmegaXL.com. Join the conversation: http://www.facebook.com/myomegaxl







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        Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) December 17, 2012

        Researchers from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California, recently looked at the effects of omega-3 fatty acids, such as found in [Omega XL, on healthy males ages 1840 with mild to severe acne (acne vulgaris). The objective of the study was to detect the isolated effects of supplemental omega-3 fatty acids on the severity of inflammatory acne in young healthy males.

        Statistical data suggests that the overall acne occurrence rate appears to be rising in Westernized nations, while acne is a rare condition in non-Westernized societies with higher ratios of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids. Scientists believe that the lower omega-3 content of the western diet is an important dietary cause of inflammation. Despite demonstrating remarkable anti-inflammatory properties in the scientific literature, very few human studies have examined the clinical effects of supplemental omega-3 fatty acids on reducing inflammation in acne patients.

        To see if omega-3 supplementation could improve the severity of inflammatory acne, the Cal State researchers gave participants three omega-3 capsules daily for 12 weeks that contained a total of 930 mg EPA, 720 mg DHA, and 174 mg DPA per 3 capsules. Participants continued their usual diets, but were instructed to not consume large amounts of additional omega-3 rich foods.

        At the end of 12 weeks, the researchers noted some promising evidence that omega-3 supplementation is associated with an improvement in overall acne severity, especially for individuals with moderate and severe acne.

        [Omega XL is one of only two Omega-3 supplements sold in the world that contains the patented stabilized marine lipid extract PCSO-524 derived only from the New Zealand green-lipped mussel, with 30 healthy fatty acids including DHA and EPA. Sold in other parts of the world under its sister brand name Lyprinol, Omega XL is manufactured exclusively by Great HealthWorks Inc., and is the most widely available omega-3 fish oil supplement containing the potent PCSO-524 marine lipid extract. To find more information about Omega XL and PCSO-524 visit http://www.OmegaXL.com

        SOURCE: Journal Lipids in Health and Disease

        Lipids Health Dis. 2012 Dec 3;11(1):165. [Epub ahead of print]

        Effects Of Fish Oil Supplementation On Inflammatory Acne

        http://www.lipidworld.com/content/pdf/1476-511X-11-165.pdf

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          Dancing With The Stars All-Star Champion Tony Dovolani Credits Omega XL For Win (amazon) (shopzilla)


          Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) November 28, 2012

          After pulling his back last week and exhibiting some stiffness in the semifinals, Tony Dovolani turned to Omega XL, an all natural anti-inflammatory omega 3, to power through the All-Star Finale and win season 15 of Dancing With The Stars. Dovolani and his partner, former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Melissa Rycroft, put together a winning routine for what was considered their Achilles heel – the freestyle. Rycrofts effortless ability, and Dovolanis world champion moves allowed them to defy the odds to beat out two former champions in the semifinals and ultimately win the Mirror Ball trophy on last nights star studded finale.

          Tony has been dancing since he was three years of age. Now, at 39, it would be impossible to imagine he wouldnt be experiencing more than a few aches and pains. Earlier this year, Tony became a Global Ambassador to the Omega XL brand after he experienced significant joint pain relief by using the high potency omega 3 complex. Last week when he pulled his back, and the win was seemingly put in jeopardy, Tony wasnt worried Ive been taking Omega XL daily for the better part of a year said Dovolani and when I injured myself, which happens in dance frequently, I just take a few more. Omega XL is all natural, and highly effective so I knew Id be fine. By relieving his inflammation, he was able to dance pain free, and ended up dancing his way to the championship.

          Pain really changes who you are, said Dovolani although we put on a smile on Dancing with the Stars, a lot of times we are smiling through the pain. I could never have won this season without Omega XL, it is something that I want to share with as many people as possible.

          As brand ambassador for Omega XL, Dovolani will continue to appear on TV sharing his experience with Omega XL.

          We are thrilled for Tony and Melissa stated Ken Meares, CEO and Founder of Great HealthWorks, the makers of Omega XL. Omega XL has been providing all natural pain relief to thousands of our customers for years and we are pleased that Tony was able to find the relief from his pain to power his way to become the all-star champion of Dancing with the Stars. We look forward to working with Tony as we continue to spread the word of the benefits of Omega XL, a one of a kind, patented all natural pain relief product concluded Meares.

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            Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) October 08, 2012

            Telomeres are a hot topic in science today. These tiny segments of DNA act as caps at the end of chromosomes; they can be thought of as the protective plastic at the end of a shoelace. If that plastic comes off the shoelace unravels, the lace frays and pieces of the frayed lace break off shortening the shoelace. In much the same way, every time a cell divides, it loses a little bit of its DNA at the ends. Over time, telomeres are known to shorten in many types of cells as a consequence of aging. Their tendency to shorten is associated with such age-related problems as heart disease and early mortality.

            In the Ohio State study, published in the journal Brain Behavior and Immunity, 106 adults, average age 51 years, who were either overweight or obese and lived sedentary lives, received either 2.5 grams or 1.25 grams of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids or a placebo containing a mix of oils representing a typical American’s daily intake. The researchers excluded people taking medications to control mood, cholesterol and blood pressure as well as vegetarians, patients with diabetes, smokers, those routinely taking fish oil, people who got more than two hours of vigorous exercise each week and those whose body mass index was either below 22.5 or above 40.

            After four months the participants who took omega-3 supplements altered their ratio of fatty acid consumption and showed lengthened telomeres in their white blood cells. Lengthening of telomeres in immune system cells was more prevalent in people who substantially improved the ratio of omega-3s to omega-6 fatty acids in their diet.

            The researchers also noticed that Omega-3 supplementation reduced oxidative stress, caused by excessive free radicals in the blood, by about 15 percent compared to effects seen in the placebo group. In a separate research paper investigating inflammation recently published from this study, the researchers reported that omega-3 fatty acid supplements lowered inflammation in this same group of adults.

            The researchers noted that Omega-3 supplementation alone doesn’t tell the whole story of how this dietary change can affect health. The ratio of omega-6 fatty acids to omega-3 fatty acids that are present in a person’s blood is a very important factor.

            Omega-6 fatty acids come from processed foods, corn additives, and vegetable oils. While research has suggested that these pro-inflammatory omega-6 fats can be beneficial, the typical American diet tends to be too high in omega-6 fatty acids and too low in anti-inflammatory omega-3s. Some speculate that the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 is as far out of balance as 25:1. Researchers tend to agree that for maximum benefit, this ratio should be lowered to 4-to-1, or even 2-to-1. The elevated ratio tends to saddle the body with inflammation.

            Both groups of participants who took omega-3 supplements showed, on average, lengthening of telomeres compared to overall telomere effects in the placebo group, but the relationship could have been attributed to chance. However, when the researchers analyzed the participants’ omega-6 to omega-3 ratio in relationship to telomere lengthening, a lower ratio was clearly associated with lengthened telomeres.

            The researchers also measured levels of oxidative stress, which is linked to a number of conditions that include heart disease and neurodegenerative disorders. Both omega-3 groups showed an average overall 15 percent reduction in oxidative stress compared to effects seen in the placebo group.

            When the scientists revisited their earlier inflammation findings, they also found that decreases in an inflammatory marker in the blood called interleukin-6 (IL-6) were associated with telomere lengthening. In their earlier paper on omega-3s and inflammation, they reported that omega-3 supplements lowered IL-6 by 10 to 12 percent, depending on the dose. By comparison, those taking a placebo saw an overall 36 percent increase in IL-6 by the end of the study leading researchers to suggest that inflammation is what’s driving the changes in the telomeres.

            The researchers concluded that the telomere finding is provocative in that it suggests the possibility that omega-3 supplements might actually make a difference in aging.

            Omega XL is one of only two Omega 3 supplements sold in the world that contains the patented stabilized marine lipid extract PCSO-524 derived only from the New Zealand green-lipped mussel, with 30 healthy fatty acids including DHA and EPA. Sold in other parts of the world under its sister brand name Lyprinol, Omega XL is manufactured exclusively by Great HealthWorks Inc., and is the most widely available omega-3 fish oil supplement containing the potent PCSO-524 marine lipid extract. To find more information about Omega XL and PCSO-524 visit http://www.OmegaXL.com

            SOURCE:

            Journal Brain Behavior and Immunity

            Omega-3 supplementation lowers inflammation in healthy middle-aged and older adults: A randomized controlled trial,

            2012; 26 (6): 988 DOI: 10.1016/j.bbi.2012.05.011

            (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889159112001183)

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