Everyone wants to be healthier, especially when it comes to your heart – and good health is attainable if we make good lifestyle choices. But eating a balanced diet and maintaining an ideal fitness routine isn’t possible for everyone, all of the time.
Introducing Pure Polar Shrimp Oil, the one supplement you need to promote good heart health and overall vitality. Made from the shells of sustainably sourced coldwater shrimp, Pure Polar contains more heart-healthy Omega-3s, and more of the powerful antioxidant “Astaxanthin”, than your typical fish oil or krill oil omega-3 supplement.
Until the 1970s, when Inuit populations were mysteriously found to have much lower rates of blood cholesterol and heart disease than other populations, little was known about Omega-3s. Then ground-breaking research discovered the secret behind the Inuit’s heart health: coldwater fish such as mackerel, Arctic char, herring and tuna, as well as mollusks and crustaceans, comprised a large part of their diet. These fish were found to contain high levels of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Other populations who consumed a great deal of fish, such as Mediterranean countries whose people enjoyed sardines, Scandinavian countries who considered salmon a staple of their diet, and Asian countries where tuna was commonly consumed, were found to enjoy similarly low rates of heart disease and chronic inflammatory diseases.
Today, doctors, health scientists and nutritionists alike agree that consuming omega-3s is essential to a heart-healthy diet both for people with heart disease and those who simply wish to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system and prevent heart problems.
Clearly, Omega-3s are important. But, are you getting enough?
Surprise, Surprise…Westerners don’t eat the way they should!
Unfortunately, with the heavy reliance on processed foods and oils characteristic of most Western diets, populations in developed countries are taking in far more omega-6 oils than omega-3s. Consuming too much omega-6, which is found in meat, poultry, eggs, grains, vegetable oils and other popular foods, can block the healing action of omega-3s in the body. The ideal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids should be between 1:4 and 4:1, but many people in North America consume omega-6s at a rate of 10 to 25 times the amount of omega-3s they take in naturally through diet alone.
To combat this, people have been urged to consume a low-fat diet with minimal processed foods that is high in naturally occurring omega-3 fatty acids from sources like fatty fish, in order to reduce the risk of serious chronic diseases.
Or, you could try a supplement. Millions of North Americans already have, making fish oil the #1 natural product currently sold in the US. But amid increasing debates around sustainability, supplement quality and bio-availability, it’s not surprising that new research is pointing to better alternatives to traditional fish oil supplements as a way to get the right amount and type of omega-3s.
Small shrimp, big health impact.
While Pure Polar Shrimp Oil contains two times more omega-3 fatty acids per standard gel cap than krill oil, that’s not all Pure Polar offers. You may have heard how antioxidants such as those found in deeply pigmented foods like cranberries, red wine and green tea can fight the damage done to our cells by free radicals, which constantly bombard us from smoke, polluted air and even internally from our own immune response. But perhaps it’s news that the same pigment which gives crustaceans, salmon and shrimp their pleasing reddish-orange colour – astaxanthin – is also one of the most powerful antioxidants known to man. Numerous studies have linked the antioxidant properties of astaxanthin to supporting the treatment of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cataracts, macular degeneration, joint inflammation and a number of other ailments.
With the health benefits of more omega-3s plus one of the world’s most powerful antioxidants, what more could you want? The answer lies in the delivery system. Pure Polar Shrimp Oil has a phospholipid base that is more easily absorbed by the body than the triglyceride formulation found in fish oils – so you get a more effective product, and better value for your money.
Fish oil supplements containing omega-3 oils have been on the market for decades, and cod liver oil was popular long before that, often given as a daily dose for children. Yet research has recently questioned the wisdom of using fish oils, which are typically delivered to consumers in a triglyceride formula that is not very readily absorbed by the body – not to mention the ethical concerns involved in collecting these oils from ever-shrinking fish stocks.
Not long ago, krill oil debuted on the market as being a viable improvement over fish oil omega-3s because of improved bio-availability of the EPA and DHA, plus a small amount of astaxanthin. Unfortunately, Antarctic krill, a species of zooplankton that resembles tiny shrimp-like creatures, is at the very bottom of the Antarctic food chain. Krill is literally the foundation of the aquatic ecosystem and a key food source for penguins, seabirds, seals and whales, so its harvesting can also be problematic. Scientists wondered where, then, could essential omega-3s be sourced such that these environmental concerns would be minimized?
Pure Polar Shrimp Oil is made from the shells of sustainably caught coldwater shrimp – shells that would have been discarded either in landfill or back in the sea. By extracting the oil from the shells first, the remaining biomass can still be used, and nothing is wasted – the shrimp meat is sold as food, the oil is used in Pure Polar for its extraordinary health benefits, and the crushed shells can still become animal feed or fertilizer.
Consumers have never been more educated than they are today about the benefits of taking supplements to promote good health. For all your essential omega-3s plus the most powerful antioxidant to support your optimal health, try Pure Polar today!
Please note that the statements on this webpage have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.