Cenovis Fish Oil

Wonder drug from the sea
By Earl D.C. Bracamonte

Today's fast-paced living exacts a heavy toll on the body. As we strive to keep up with life's daily grind, we often don't have enough time to prepare healthy meals. The 'instant food' phenomenon has consequently caused our over-all health to suffer.
A beneficial option that's worth considering is taking fish oil, known commercially as Omega-3, which has been proven to be effective in improving one's well-being. Fish oil improves blood flow to the heart (maintaining normal heart rhythm and slightly improving blood pressure), the joints (helping address the pain of arthritis), and the brain (maintaining optimum memory function). Omega-3 also aids in lowering blood cholesterol so the risk of a heart attack or stroke can be avoided.
Medical research has proven that populations consuming considerable quantities of fish and marine mammals have lower than expected mortality rates from coronary disease. Numerous studies have also shown that fatty fish consumption decreases the death rate from coronary artery disease, in part by reducing the number of sudden death occurrences.
Animal and tissue culture studies both support the hypothesis that these beneficial effects are from the artiarrythmic properties of the Omega-3 LCPUFA (long chained polyunsaturated fatty acids) EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).
EPA is a kind of Omega-3 fatty acid that helps decrease inflammation and pain in patients with arthritis because of its potent and anti-inflammatory properties. DHA, on the other hand, is another Omega-3 fatty acid that is found heavily in brain tissue. It maintains healthy brain function, helps in brain development and improve memory in both children and adults.
Omega-3 EPA and DHA are essential fatty acids that need to be derived from one's diet because the body cannot produce this on its own. EPA and DHA are essential components of cell membranes, which absorb essential nutrients and expel waste products from the body. Without Omega-3, the cells cannot function at their best and this may lead to certain problems.
The combination of EPA and DHA help promote heart health by specifically keeping the blood flow, lowering the triglyceride level and slowing down the progression of fatty deposits in the blood levels. In fact, the American Heart Association recommends a combined daily intake of Omega-3 EPA and DHA ranging from 500-1800 mg. Experts also suggest fish oil to be taken with food and for dosage to be gradually increased through time.
The preventive effect of Omega-3 LCPUFA was demonstrated in the GISSI study first published in the Lancet at the turn of the millennium. This landmark study proved that Omega-3 LCPUFA or fish oil significantly lowers the risk of sudden death caused by arrythmia.
Another prospective, randomized, double blind trial is funded by the US National Institutes of Health enrolling a total of about 200 survivors of ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VT). They were randomized for supplementation with Omega-3 LCPUFA and with a placebo. Two additional trials of similar design were also being planned, one in Massachusetts General Hospital and the other at Wageningen University in The Netherlands.
The dietary supplementation with Omega-3 LCPUFA demonstrated a remarkable reduction of VT and VF in humans at high risk. The results offered a stimulus to apply this inexpensive and safe form of treatment to large populations who are at increased risk of sudden death caused by arrythmia.
Aside from ensuring heart, brain and joint health, fish oil has also been proven to benefit the skin. Many skin experts are now prescribing a dose of fish oil for skin health each day, as the addition of Omega-3 to a balanced diet can improve the appearance of flawless skin. The beauty benefits also include balanced oil production, reduced acne, wrinkle prevention, greater resistance to sun damage, proper skin hydration, and stimulated collagen and elastin production; all of which provide a younger-looking and healthy countenance. Fish oil may also treat certain skin issues like eczema and psoriasis.
Moreover, Omega-3 offers anti-cancer benefits. Several test tube (in-vitro) and animal experiments done in Sweden's Karolinska Institute have clearly shown that the long-chain LCPUFA of EPA and DHA, the main components of fish oil, help restrict the promotion and progression of cancer. Their beneficial effect is particularly pronounced in hormone-dependent cancers like mammary carcinoma and prostate cancer. “Normally, fish oil is taken one capsule daily. However, doses of Omega-3 for cancer patients are given at a higher dosage; though this treatment is still under study due to hyper-acidity cases that result from it,” revealed oncologist Antonio H. Villalon.
Today, the benefits of fish oil are easily made available with Cenovis, an all-natural fish oil supplement that is the leading dietary supplement brand in Australia. Manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis, each 1000 mg soft gel capsule contains the essential Omega-3 fatty acids, specifically EPA and DHA, that help keep the heart healthy and functioning at its optimum level. Best of all, each capsule is odorless and has no fish-like aftertaste.
Furthermore, by consuming Cenovis fish oil, you help not just your health but also the environment. That's because it comes from the Peruvian waters in the Pacific, one of the world's cleanest seas. Unlike other fish oils that come from shark, seals, cod and other big fishes, Cenovis comes from three kinds of smaller deep-sea fish: anchovies, mackerel and sardines. These are small deep-sea species that reproduce easily, thereby causing no worries of extinction. Also, these small fishes are less prone to accumulate environmental pollutants like mercury and other toxins than bigger fishes. “The documented side effects of fish oil are from toxins that were ingested by the fishes like mercury and other heavy metals. So it is best to purify your source, which Cenovis does,” informed cardiologist John C. Anonuevo during a press briefing.
“We ingest as much as 2.5 grams of fatty acids in our daily diet. That's 50 percent of what we get from the deep-sea fishes we eat like tuna, mackerel and salmon. Omega-3 or marine triglycerides can also be sourced from plants like flaxseed, linseed and walnuts. But what we normally eat are not sufficient quantities. High doses of Omega-3 may lead to gastro-intestinal upsets, clinical bleeding and/or hyperglycemia. Heart disease patients are advised to take this drug for life,” added Dr. Anonuevo.
Small deep sea species have a shorter life span making them less exposed to pollutants and contamination in the high seas. These are also fishes that are caught wild in open waters which feed on micro-algae, the original source of their Omega 3 EPA and DHA essential fatty acids, that farm-raised fishes lack in their diet,; making them unsuitable candidates for fish oil extraction.
“Filipinos are generally fish eaters but it is hard to obtain the adequate beneficial amounts of Omega-3 by eating fish alone, due to sourcing problems and our usual ways of preparation. Our bodies cannot produce these essential fatty acids, thus, they have to be taken from external sources and the primary way to we can obtain concentrated amounts is by ingesting fish oil,” informed brand manager Myrna Lim.
The fish extraction of Cenovis is done in a highly-advanced and sanitary processing in Norway; and each soft gel capsule is individually packed for freshness.
“With our new supplement Cenovis, we have managed to pack the health-giving goodness of fish oil that will really be appreciated by consumers in terms of three important considerations: health benefits, taste and the affordable price of less than P10!” stressed Lim.
So make sure to always love yourself. Take Cenovis fish oil regularly and ensure your optimum health.


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