Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


What are Omega-3 fatty acids?
Omega-3’s belong to a group of fatty acids known as long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Because the body does not manufacture them, Omega-3's are classified as "essential fatty acids" (EFA’s), as it is essential they be obtained from food. There are three important Omega-3 fatty acids: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). EPA and DHA are found in fish, while ALA is found only in plant foods such as flaxseed meal. The body can convert ALA into small amounts of EPA and DHA, but recent studies have indicated that our bodies are somewhat inefficient in this conversion. Therefore, it is necessary to supplement your diet with these nutrients in order to significantly change your levels of Omega-3’s.

What is sesamin?
Naturally found in sesame seeds as lignans, sesamin comes from the 1% solid portion of the kernel’s oil. Sesame and sesame lignans are associated with health benefits in humans.

How much sesamin is in each serving of Life's Abundance (120 capsules)?
Four capsules contains 68 mg of sesame extract, which is 60% sesamin. Therefore, four capsules contains 40.8 mg of sesamin.

What do Omega-3 fatty acids do for the body?
The Omega-3’s EPA and DHA are recognized for their health benefits in all life stages. They are important building blocks for every cell in your body, which requires these crucial components to grow, develop and maintain health.* These fatty acids are an integral part of cell membranes and are precursors of several important cellular messengers.* Studies have demonstrated that EPA is important for optimal brain function and contributes to the reduction of cellular inflammation.* DHA has been recognized for brain, visual and nervous system health and development.* Additionally, these essential fatty acids work together to contribute to good heart health.*

What is the richest source of Omega-3 fatty acids?
Fish oil is the richest source for eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Cold-water fish, like anchovies, salmon and sardines, are considered the best source for these essential fatty acids. It is important to remember, that all omega-3's are not created equal. You would need almost four tablespoons of flaxseed oil to get the same amount of EPA and DHA found in one teaspoon of Life's Abundance! That's approximately ten times as much flaxseed oil than fish oil.

Why should I take a fish oil supplement?
Changes in food preferences and the impact of modern food processing in Western society have led to a significant decrease in average dietary intake of Omega-3 fatty acids. As a result, most American diets contain far more Omega-6’s than Omega-3’s. In fact, it is estimated that the average American has between twenty to fifty times the amount of Omega-6’s as they do Omega-3’s. Recent studies have indicated that this kind of imbalance can set the stage for a host of health problems. To promote a healthier fatty acid ratio, it is advisable to avoid Omega-6’s (which are commonly found in fried foods, commercial baked goods and some margarines), and eat more baked or broiled seafood and supplement the diet with a high-quality fish oil like Life's Abundance.

What are the health benefits associated with taking Omega-3 EFA’s from fish oil?
Scientific evidence has indicated that a diet rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids helps support:
  • A Healthy Brain
  • A Healthy Heart
  • A Healthy immune system
  • Healthy joint movement
  • Healthy kidneys
  • A balanced mood and sense of well being
  • Strength and stamina
  • And helps maintain cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range*
We invite you to review our extensive research section, which provides summaries of recent scientific inquiries into the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil.

Why does purity matter with regard to fish oil?
Unfortunately, pollution has affected the water quality of all of our oceans. The contaminants in our waters include toxins like mercury, PCB’s, arsenic, lead and cadmium. Consequently, many fish now contain these undesirable elements. That is why it is very important to choose a fish oil that is molecularly distilled. Molecular distillation is a process that concentrates and purifies the fish oil. It is also important to select a fish oil product that is tested for concentration, toxicity and safety by an independent third party. Supplementing your diet with a pharmaceutical-grade fish oil like Life's Abundance allows you to safely get the additional Omega-3 fatty acids you need.

I’ve researched many fish oil supplements. What makes Life's Abundance better?
Life's Abundance is an ultra-refined, ultra-concentrated, fish oil awarded an IFOS 5-Star rating for purity and concentration. Because Life's Abundance is ultra-refined, you can feel confident you are ingesting one of the purest fish oils available. And because Life's Abundance is ultra-concentrated, you receive more Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA for your money. We invite you to compare Life's Abundance to other popular brands of fish oil currently on the market. We think you’ll agree that our product represents an exceptional value.

What is IFOS and what does a “5-Star Rating” mean?
IFOS (International Fish Oil Standards) is a division of Nutrasource Diagnostics, Inc., that provides independent, third-party testing for our Life's Abundance Omega-3 Pharmaceutical-Grade Fish Oil products. IFOS testing judges the quality, purity and concentration of fish oil, based upon the international standards established by the World Health Organization and the Council for Responsible Nutrition. Our rating lets you know that Life's Abundance is of the highest quality available on the market today – there is no better rating than a 5-Star.

Do you guarantee freshness and purity?
Yes. When you order Life's Abundance, we promise to deliver the highest-quality products in excellent condition, right to your front door. If for any reason your purchase does not meet with your satisfaction, we will gladly replace the product or refund your money (excluding delivery charges). For detailed information on our return policy, please see the invoice included in your shipment.

How much Life's Abundance should I take?
The suggested serving for a healthy adult is four 1,000 mg Life's Abundance capsules daily (4,000 mg of fish oil concentrate), eight 500 mg Life's Abundance capsules daily (4,000 mg of fish oil concentrate) or one teaspoon of Life's Abundance liquid supplement daily (4,400 mg of fish oil concentrate). Always consult your health care provider for additional guidance on how Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil can benefit your personal health profile.

What’s the best way to store Life's Abundance?
Store Life's Abundance capsules in a cool, dry place between 58 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit to maintain maximum freshness.
Store Life's Abundance liquid in the freezer or refrigerator after opening.

I’ve heard that some fish oils don’t taste very good. What does the liquid Life's Abundance taste like?
Life's Abundance liquid fish oil is virtually tasteless and has a slight citrus flavor.

 

 

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