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Rosa commented:

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I have not noticed one bit of difference since using your product. 

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Hi Rosa, the one bottle you purchased will not make too much difference.  DHA is not a drug.  Nutritional therapies and products take time.  Even if you take Lipitor, can you tell that your cholesterol is lower?  No.  Also with triglyceride lowering benefits, you will not notice the difference as a feeling.  We have anecdotal and measurable results from customers, however.  In fact, some have generally commented that they can tell a difference when they stopped after taking high-DHA levels over time.  The effects were stated as if they had stopped taking vitamins and noticed a difference.  DHA is powerful, but not like a drug.  It becomes part of you as structure/function support for organ tissues, especially the brain and reduces baseline inflammation over time.  It can take 3 months to get the full benefits.  Please see our home page for the list of benefits you can expect provided you take 4 capsules per day for 3 months. - Dr. Doughman 

Luke asked:

Instead of swallowing the capsules I chew them sometimes to taste the oil.  Is this okay?

Yes. The oil has a light fresh feel and taste.  Microalgae oil has one of the longest shelf-lives of omega-3 oils with DHA/EPA because it has no animal peroxides. The expiration date is April 2010.   The oil we use was chosen because it is the most complex and nutritious (DHA + EPA + Vitamin D + Vitamin K + Phytosterols).   It is guaranteed for 2 years and is product tested. - Dr. Doughman

Some capsules seem to have solids.  Is this how it should be?

Yes, the solids you see are perfectly natural and safe, even ideal.  The small amount of saturated fat in the oil will appear from cool storage.  Like honey crystalizing, pure oils can seperate.  Think Palm Oil in summer versus winter.  It's the same with the palmitic fatty acid in the algae oil.  I keep bulk oil in our refrigerator at home and I like to use for adding to dishes, in the cool storage these trace fats settle out.  Another point is that the oil will not freeze as it is more than 50% long chain poly-unsaturated fatty acids. - Dr. Doughman 

Vanessa asked:

Is your product safe to use in pregnancy and lactation?  Is it safe to use with a regular prenatal supplement?

Hi Vanessa, Yes, the oil is in fact FDA approved as Infant Formula Grade and is one of the safest products on the market for pregnant and nursing mothers.  It's excellent for post-partum health too.  Thank you for asking and I look forward to serving you further. - Dr. Doughman 

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What Are We Going To Do with Grandpa?

Consider Omega3 DHA Therapy

by Scott Doughman, Ph.D.

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Grandpa doesn't have Alzheimer's, but last year he didn't remember much of anything except to tell the same old stories. It's obvious his short term memory is fading fast and he often struggles with remembering the grandkid's names. His memory medication doesn't seem to provide much relief and it's very expensive.

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Having a friend or family member suffering from cognitive decline is reason enough for us all to be concerned about it for ourselves. Believe it or not, 40% of people in the U.S. will face some form of cognitive decline in their lifetime.

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Fortunately, some bright news is coming in. Top researchers are now reporting that Alzheimer's, the worst form of dementia, may be linked to chronic DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) nutritional deficiencies. The growing rate of general dementia is increasingly linked to diet and omega3 DHA deficiency. Therefore, one's omega3 status is at the heart of the question: What are we going to do with grandpa? or grandma, uncle, etc. Supplementation with Omega-3 DHA may be part of the answer.

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In addition to research suggesting DHA is the only omega-3 that protects cognitive function, a recent Johns Hopkins Health Alert (johnshopkinshealthalerts.com) states that appropriate levels of dietary DHA alone could help prevent up to 70% of new Alzheimer's cases.DHA is the only omega-3 fatty acid to provide benefits that appear to promote a healthy brain and to decrease the rate of age related cognitive decline. DHA is part of the structure and function of the synapses of nerve cells.

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Fish oil EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) does not play a significant role in brain or neuronal membrane structure. EPA is only 2% to 3% of the omega-3s in nervous tissue although EPA is famous for having a significant anti-inflammatory function and is generally important in the body.

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DHA supplementation at 1200-2400 milligrams daily over a necessary 3 to 6 month accretion period is the serving strategy I have developed called Omega3 DHA Therapy™. This program can help eliminate DHA deficiency using a scientifically optimized method. Diagnostic services are not yet available, however Omega3 DHA Therapy allows one to follow a doctor recommended program to properly incorporate DHA using a daily dosing strategy.

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Anyone considering supplementing with Omega3 DHA should first consult with a doctor. So ask your Grandpa's doctor about DHA to go with the other vitamins and minerals he/she may have already recommended. DHA is often overlooked by doctors because it's not a prescription. The easy answer, "Eat more fish," is just not enough to properly deliver DHA benefits.

Normally, DHA is a minor part of omega-3s in fish oil, but new DHA products have arrived that are derived from DHA rich microalgae oils and fractionated fish oils. Microalgae oil is the source of marine DHA and the same source where wild fish omega-3 DHA comes from.

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Golden colored microalgae oil is organically grown in tanks in the U.S. and not exposed to contamination from ocean pollutants. Unlike the industrial pressures of over-fishing and the molecular distillation processes used to obtain fish oils, the DHA derived from microalgae is a truly "green" product processed in clinical grade facilities and the oil comes from a vegetarian source. DHA obtained from pure, sustainable microalgae sources gives naturally concentrated clinical grade DHA that does not come from a fish and does not have the fishy taste or smell.

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DHA can help grandpa. In fact, DHA is possibly the most important nutrient left unaddressed in modern medicine. In fact, DHA is recognized by the FDA as deficient in the modern diet.  Currently, DHA from microalgae oil is in Phase III clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for early and moderate dementia treatment at 2000 milligrams per day. This is the level considered ideal for building brain longevity. Because DHA is the hardest omega3 to get in the diet, it is recommended to take as a supplement, especially for people who are vegetarians. This knowledge is important because more than ever DHA deficiency appears to be a risk factor for most dementias.

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Scott Doughman, Ph.D. is a published researcher and a founding member of Source-Omega, LLC which has developed the Omega3 DHA Therapy™ and the clinical omega-3 microalgae oil product PURE ONE™. It is the first Optimized Omega-3™, a 100% animal-free dietary supplement containing 300 milligrams DHA. For more information visit www.source-omega.com or call 919-360-5275.

links on interesting content: http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUSTRE4AR48G20081128