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Ocean's 3 Product FAQs

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Oceans 3 Beyond Omega-3 60 sgels
Oceans 3 Healthy Hormones 90 sgels
Oceans Kids DHA Chewables 120 sgels
Oceans 3 Beyond Omega-3 Cod Liver Oil 8 fl oz
Oceans 3 Beyond Omega-3 Cod Liver Oil 16 fl oz
Oceans 3 Better Brain 90 sgels

Q: What is Oceans 3™?

A: Oceans 3™ is Garden of Life’s new cutting-edge line of omega-3 supplements that offer a unique synergistic complex from the ocean called OmegaXanthin™. Providing ‘Beyond Omega-3™’ benefits, Oceans 3 formulas include the essential omega-3 fatty acids needed for extraordinary health and vitality plus two powerful antioxidant carotenoids and a dynamic suite of clinically studied ingredients for specialized omega-3 formulations that will revolutionize the omega-3 supplement industry.

Q: What is OmegaXanthin™?

A: OmegaXanthin™ is a synergistic blend of three health-promoting compounds from the ocean for an amplified range of benefits unmatched by ordinary omega-3 formulas.

  • DHA & EPA – from ultra pure, high potency fish oils
  • Astaxanthin – an extremely powerful antioxidant carotenoid from sea algae
  • Fucoxanthin – a dynamic antioxidant carotenoid from brown seaweed

Q: What are omega-3 fatty acids and why are they beneficial?

A: Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential nutrients for health. We need omega-3 fatty acids for numerous normal body functions, such as contributing to healthy eyes and supporting cell membranes in the brain; they are associated with many other health benefits, including maintaining heart health.

Q: Which foods are rich in omega-3 fatty acids?

A: Our bodies cannot make omega-3 fats so we must obtain them through food or supplementation.

There are two major types of omega-3 fatty acids:

  • ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) - found in some vegetable oils, such flaxseed, chia seed, rapeseed (canola), soybean and in walnuts. ALA is also found in some green vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts, kale, spinach, and salad greens. The body only partially converts ALA to EPA and DHA.
  • EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) - found in fatty fish. Oceans 3™ formulas provide EPA and DHA from ultra pure, high potency fish oils.

Q: What is astaxanthin and why is it beneficial?

A: Known as the “King of the Carotenoids”, astaxanthin is a fat-soluble powerful antioxidant that provides pigmentation to certain algae and animals. Astaxanthin can be found in microalgae, yeast, salmon, trout, shellfish and the feathers of some birds. The richest source of astaxanthin is a microscopic green algae called Haematococcus pluviali. It has been shown that astaxanthin is capable of supporting the body’s natural antioxidant defense system by increasing the levels of the enzymes superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, and glutathione peroxidase. Many people are not aware of the antioxidant power of astaxanthin, which in some cases is many times stronger than other commonly known antioxidants such as vitamin E, beta-carotene and vitamin C. Astaxanthin provides a broad range of benefits including: supporting cardiovascular health, the support of normal inflammatory response, skin health and protection, bone and joint health, eye health and immune support.

Q: What are the benefits of fucoxanthin in the Oceans 3™ formulas?

A: Fucoxanthin is the pigment that gives brown seaweed its characteristic color. Similar to astaxanthin, this carotenoid provides antioxidant cellular protection from free-radical damage and supports metabolic processes by minimizing the oxidation of fat cells.

Q: What are the synergistic benefits of OmegaXanthin™?

A: The three ocean-based ingredients included in OmegaXanthin™ complement each other. Since both astaxanthin and fucoxanthin are fat-soluble carotenoids, they are better absorbed by the body when combined with a high quality fat source such as the omega-3 fish oils included in this blend. At the same time, the omega-3 fish oils are preserved by the powerful antioxidant protection of astaxanthin and fucoxanthin. OmegaXanthin ingredients also provide shared benefits through different mechanisms of action such as supporting cardiovascular health.

Q: Where is the fish oil sourced and how is it processed?

A: Garden of Life is committed to harvesting fish (anchovies and sardines) that are abundant in the wild and never endangered. The Oceans 3™ formulas begin with wild, fresh-caught fish sustainably harvested from pristine waters; the fish oil is then carefully purified using our proprietary PureMax™ technology, resulting in an ultra pure, high potency fish oil with a fresh, clean taste, and no fishy repeat or lingering aftertaste.

Q: What is the PureMax™ process?

A: The PureMax™ process is a multiple-stage molecular distillation process (minimum of 3 molecular distillation steps), employing extensive quality controls to produce ultra pure pharmaceutical grade fish oil that sets the new industry standard for purity and concentration. Molecular Distillation by PureMax selectively enhances EPA and DHA while minimizing impurities and is subject to less thermal energy hence less thermal degradation in the product. Our oils are manufactured to GMP standards and undergo third party testing.

Q: What does pharmaceutical grade mean?

A: Pharmaceutical grade fish oil means the fish oil has been manufactured at a true pharmaceutical API (active pharmaceutical ingredient) facility that has passed stringent audits devised by the pharmaceutical industry. The product must be in excess of 99 percent purity without any binders, fillers, excipients, dyes, or unknown substances. We put every single batch of fish oil through stringent testing of PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, which are chemical compounds developed in the 1930s to produce paint, ink, dye, hydraulic fluids, and common coolants. Even though PCBs were banned in the late 1970s, they’re still being found in the fatty tissues of fish. Mercury, a toxic metal, is another source of concern. The risk of mercury impacting your health can outweigh the benefits of the omega-3 fats, which is why fish oil purified of mercury, PCBs and other contaminants won’t pose the same risk as eating the flesh of fresh fish. PureMax technology, can offer a 99.6% reduction in the levels of dioxin-like PCBs while increasing concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids.

Q: What is the source of Oceans 3™ Cod Liver Oil and how is it processed?

A: The cod liver oil in Oceans 3™ comes exclusively from wild-caught Norwegian Arctic Cod sustainably harvested from the pristine waters surrounding the ancient coastal community of Lofoten, Norway. Small local vessels harvest the cod from deep, cold waters and promptly bring the catch to the harbor processing facility to minimize transport time. These local harvesting, transporting, and processing techniques ensure a product of unsurpassed quality and freshness. The harvesting of the Norwegian Arctic Cod for Oceans 3 is regulated by the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs to ensure sustainability for future generations. The cod liver oil in Oceans 3 is purified through a proprietary, cutting-edge distillation process that serves to remove environmental toxins, while maintaining the natural balance of the vital nutrients and beneficial compounds in the oil.

Q: Are the fish oils tested for heavy metals?

A: All Oceans 3™ fish oils are verified pure and fresh through independent, third-party testing that exceeds the strict Norwegian Medicinal Standard and European Pharmacopoeia standards for peroxides, mercury, lead, dioxins and PCBs.

Q: Which products does the Oceans 3™ line include?

A: The Oceans 3™ line of products includes:

  1. Beyond Omega-3™ Cod Liver Oil 8oz/16oz (Orange-Tangerine)
  2. Beyond Omega-3™ Fish Oil 60 Softgels (Strawberry Softgel)
  3. Better Brain™ 90 Softgels (Strawberry Softgel)
  4. Healthy Hormones™ 90 Softgels (Strawberry Softgel)
  5. Oceans Kids™ DHA Chewables™ 120 Softgels (Berry Blast)

Q: What is Oceans 3™ Beyond Omega-3™?

A: Oceans 3™ Beyond Omega-3™ is part of the only omega-3 supplement line available with OmegaXanthin™, a synergistic complex of three health-promoting compounds from the ocean: ultra pure, high potency fish oil, astaxanthin and fucoxanthin; this novel combination provides everything you expect from a premium, omega-3 fish oil formula, plus an amplified range of benefits unmatched by ordinary omega-3 product. As an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, this formula delivers 1,275mg per daily serving: 675mg of concentrated EPA and 450mg of concentrated DHA. Oceans 3™ Beyond Omega-3™ softgels are enhanced with a light, natural strawberry flavor.

Q: What is the Suggested Use for Oceans 3™ Beyond Omega-3™?

A: Suggested use: Adults take 2 softgels daily. Advanced Usage: Adults may increase gradually to 2 softgels three times daily (6 softgels per day). Children Usage: Not intended for children under 4 years of age. Children 4 and up may take 1 softgel daily. Small objects like pills can become inadvertently lodged in the throat. Softgels may be pierced and contents can be mixed with water, juice or food. Best taken with meals and at least 8 ounces of water. To preserve freshness immediately refrigerate after opening.

Q: What is Oceans 3™ Beyond Omega-3™ Cod Liver Oil?

A: Oceans 3™ Beyond Omega-3™ Cod Liver Oil is part of the only omega-3 supplement line available with OmegaXanthin™, a synergistic complex of three health-promoting compounds from the ocean: cod liver oil, astaxanthin and fucoxanthin; this novel combination provides everything you expect from a premium cod liver oil formula, plus an amplified range of benefits unmatched by ordinary omega-3 product. As an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, this formula delivers 1,148mg per daily serving: 365mg of EPA and 550mg of DHA. Oceans 3™ Beyond Omega-3™ Cod Liver oil is available in delicious orange-tangerine flavor.

Q: What is the Suggested Use for Oceans 3™ Beyond Omega-3™Cod Liver Oil?

A: Suggested use: Adults take 1tsp. daily. Advanced Usage: Adults may increase to 3 tsp. daily. Children Usage: Not intended for children under 4 years of age. Children 4 and up may take 1tsp. daily. Best taken with meals and at least 8 ounces of water. To preserve freshness immediately refrigerate after opening.

Q: What are Oceans Kids™ DHA chewables™?

A: Oceans Kids™ DHA Chewables™ are a fun and convenient way to give your child all of the brain-boosting powers of omega-3 rich cod liver oil in a yummy berry blast chewable softgel. Oceans Kids DHA Chewables are an excellent source of vital omega-3 fatty acids with a high ratio of DHA to EPA, making it a great choice to help support your child’s health and well being. This formula delivers 250mg of total omega-3 fatty acids per daily serving: 120mg of DHA plus naturally occurring vitamins A and D.

Q: What are Oceans Kids™ DHA Chewables™ benefits?

A: Oceans Kids™ DHA Chewables™ is a great choice to help support your child’s:

  • Brain Development
  • Eye Health & Vision
  • Cognitive Function
  • Nervous System Health
  • Mental Focus
  • Positive Mood & Behavior
  • Proper Growth

Q: What is the Suggested Use for Oceans Kids™ DHA Chewables™?

A: Suggested Use: Children two and older take 4 chewable softgels daily or as otherwise directed by your pediatrician. May be chewed or swallowed. Best if taken with meals. For optimal freshness, store in a cool, dry place and use entire contents within 3 months of opening.

Q: What is Oceans 3™ Better Brain?

A: Oceans 3™ Better Brain is part of the only omega-3 supplement line available with OmegaXanthin™, a synergistic complex of three health-promoting compounds from the ocean. As an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, this formula delivers 1,015mg per daily serving: 525mg of concentrated EPA and 384mg of concentrated DHA. Additionally, it provides good levels of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K plus 100% of the daily value of vitamins B1, B3, B6, folic acid and B12, all as Raw Food-Created nutrients. Oceans 3™ Better Brain™ softgels are enhanced with a light, natural strawberry flavor.

Q: What is Vinpocetine and why is it beneficial?

A: Vinpocetine is derived from vincamine, a naturally occurring component of the periwinkle plant Vinca minor, and has long been used to enhance cognitive ability and neurological function in Eastern Europe. Vinpocetine is believed to be a cerebral vasodilator increasing blood flow to the brain and improving its oxygenation, affecting critical brain functions such as memory recall, focus and mood. It is also an antioxidant and neuronal protector and increases the synthesis of several neurotransmitters that may improve cognitive performance, increase attention, concentration, and may improve short-term memory loss that is sometimes experienced with stress or aging.Oceans 3™ Better Brain™ contains clinically validated amounts of vinpocetine to support neurological function and normal blood flow to the brain.

Q: What is Phosphatidylserine and why is it beneficial?

A: Phosphatidylserine or PS is a phospholipid that is vital to brain cells. Phospholipids are molecules containing both amino and fatty acids found in every cell membrane of the body. Omega-3s are anchored by phospholipid molecules in cell membranes. Phosphatidylserine has many known functions throughout all of tissues and organs, but is most important as the key building block for the billions of cells that make up the brain. PS supports brain functions that tend to decline with normal aging; it supports memory function, mood and focus, enhances mental acuity and concentration. It is also known to inhibit exercise and stress induced increases in cortisol and promotes emotional well-being. Oceans 3™ Better Brain™ contains clinically validated amounts of Phosphatidylserine to support neurological function and help build strong cell membranes.

Q: What is the Suggested Use for Oceans 3™ Better Brain?

A: Suggested use: Adults take 3 softgels daily. Advanced Usage: Adults may increase gradually to 2 softgels three times daily (6 softgels per day). Children Usage: Not intended for children under 4 years of age. Children 4 and up may take 1 softgel daily. Small objects like pills can become inadvertently lodged in the throat. Softgels may be pierced and contents can be mixed with water, juice or food. Best taken with meals and at least 8 ounces of water. To preserve freshness immediately refrigerate after opening.

Q: What is Oceans 3™ Healthy Hormones™?

A: Oceans 3™ Healthy Hormones™ is part of the only omega-3 supplement line available with OmegaXanthin™, a synergistic complex of three health-promoting compounds from the ocean. Healthy Hormones supports the hormonal and emotional health of women of all ages by providing all the benefits of a high potency omega-3 supplement plus a dynamic suite of clinically studied ingredients designed to support women’s health.: Ashwagandha, Indian Gooseberry & Wild Hops extract As an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, this formula delivers 1000mg per daily serving: 525mg of concentrated EPA and 350mg of concentrated DHA. Additionally, it provides good levels of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K plus vitamin B1 and B12, all as Raw Food-Created nutrients. Oceans 3™ Healthy Hormones™ softgels are enhanced with a light, natural strawberry flavor.

Q: What are the benefits of Ashwagandha and Indian Gooseberry in Healthy Hormones™?

A: Of the many botanicals and fruits used by Ayurvedic practitioners, perhaps the two most revered for their comprehensive balancing properties are: Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) the ultimate “mood-food” and Indian gooseberry (Phyllantus emblica) the ultimate superfruit “beautyfood”. These two multi-patented, rasayana botanical extracts provide multi-functional nutrient factors - advanced skin care from within by addressing both intrinsic and extrinsic aging factors, while supporting metabolic and cellular health. These rejuvenating “look good, feel good” botanical extracts address the physical and emotional dimensions of wellness by inhibiting the visual signs of aging and supporting both physical (skin) and emotional (mood) wellness from within. Oceans 3™ Healthy Hormones™ contains clinically validated amounts of Ashwagandha and Indian Gooseberry to help slow the effects of aging by inhibiting oxidative damage to cells and tissues, help protect the skin against UV-induced damage, support collagen biosynthesis, a vital factor in maintaining healthy-looking skin, reduce stress and promotes emotional well-being, promote a calm and relaxed state of mind, help control stress related appetite and carb cravings and help inhibit stress-related overeating and weight gain.

Q: What is the Suggested Use for Oceans 3™ Healthy Hormones ™?

A: Suggested use: Adults take 3 softgels daily. Advanced Usage: Adults may increase gradually to 3 softgels three times daily (9 softgels per day). Not intended for children. Best taken with meals and at least 8 ounces of water. To preserve freshness immediately refrigerate after opening.

Q: Are Oceans 3™ products Vegetarian?

A: No, they are not vegetarian as they include fish oils.

Q: Are Oceans 3™ products Dairy Free?

A: Yes, Oceans 3 formulas are dairy free.

Q: Are they Gluten Free?

A: Yes, Oceans 3 formulas are gluten free.

Q: Do they contain soy ingredients?

A: Yes, the softgels contain soy lecithin and cod liver oil formulas contain vitamin E derived from soy.

Q: Are they Kosher?

A: Oceans 3™ products are not certified Kosher; however they do not contain dairy, pork and shellfish ingredients.

Q: What are the Oceans 3™ softgels made of?

A: The softgels are made of beef gelatin.

Q: Do they include any fillers, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives?

A: No, there are no fillers or artificial ingredients in Oceans 3™ formulas.

Q: Do they require refrigeration?

A: Yes, to preserve freshness immediately refrigerate after opening, except for Oceans Kids™ which is best if stored in a cool, dry place.

Q: What is the suggested usage for Oceans 3™ formulas?

A:
OCEANS 3™ Formula Suggested Use Advanced Use Children Use
(4 & up)
Beyond Omega-3™ COL 1 tsp / day 3 tsp / day 1 tsp / day
Beyond Omega-3™ 2 per day 6 per day 1 per day
Better Brain™ 3 per day 6 per day 1 per day
Healthy Hormones™ 3 per day 9 per day NO
Oceans Kids™ DHA     4 per day
Note: Softgels may be pierced and contents can be mixed with water, juice or food.

Q: What age children can use Oceans 3™ formulas?

A: Oceans 3™ Beyond Omega-3™ and Better Brain™ can be used by children 4 & up. Oceans Kids™ DHA chewables™ may be used by children 2 & up. Oceans 3™ Healthy Hormones ™ is not recommended for children.

Q: Can you take more than one Oceans 3™ product?

A: It is not necessary. Some women may have a hard time deciding between the Better Brain™ and Healthy Hormones™ formulas. It may be possible to follow the basic usage of both, just be mindful of total omega-3s as they should not exceed 3g in one day.

Q: What is the shelf life of Oceans 3™ products?

A: The shelf life for Oceans 3™ products is 2 years unopened; once opened they are stable for 1 year if kept properly refrigerated, but are best if consumed within 3 months.

Q: Are there any cautions or warnings for Oceans 3™ products?

A: Caution: Your diet or health situation may benefit from the advanced use of these products. Check with your healthcare practitioner to determine your needs. As with any dietary supplement, consult your healthcare practitioner before using these products, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, allergic to iodine, use blood thinners, anticipate surgery, or under medical supervision. Small objects like pills can become inadvertently lodged in the throat. Children should always be under adult supervision when consuming these products. Keep out of reach of children.

Q: Can Oceans 3™ formulas be taken with other Garden of Life products?

A: Yes, Oceans 3™ formulas can be taken in conjunction with other Garden of Life products. You will need to check labels carefully to avoid excessive intakes. In some people, additional supplementation of certain nutrients is important, yet for others it may provide no additional benefits. It is important that you discuss ALL supplement use with your health care practitioner, particularly if you have any kind of medical condition. Your healthcare practitioner should be able to tell you what additional nutritional supplementation is right for you.

Q: What do the national organization’s logos mean on the Oceans 3™ cartons?

A: Garden of Life is honored to sponsor charities that share the same mission of Empowering Extraordinary Health®. For every bottle of Beyond Omega-3™ and Healthy Hormones™ sold, a donation will be made to WomenHeart. WomenHeart is an organization that champions prevention and early detection, accurate diagnosis and proper treatment of women’s heart disease. For every Oceans Kids™ bottle sold, a donation will be made to Vitamin Angels and their Operation 20/20 program to eliminate Vitamin A deficiency in the world by the year 2020; and for every Better Brain™ bottle sold a donation will be made to NPF, National Parkinson Foundation.


Related Products:
Oceans 3 Beyond Omega-3 60 sgels
Oceans 3 Healthy Hormones 90 sgels
Oceans Kids DHA Chewables 120 sgels
Oceans 3 Beyond Omega-3 Cod Liver Oil 8 fl oz
Oceans 3 Beyond Omega-3 Cod Liver Oil 16 fl oz
Oceans 3 Better Brain 90 sgels




 



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