What is Pharmaceutical Grade Fish Oil and what are its benefits?
A-M B-Well™ Omega-3 PGFO is a highly concentrated triglyceride base fish oil that uses only the finest quality raw materials of cold-water fish oils caught off the coast of Peru. The base oil is 95% anchovy, 2.5% sardine and 2.5% mackerel. Pharmaceutical Grade Fish oil contains high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids called EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoid acid). These fatty acids cannot be made in the body and must be obtained from our diet.
There are three types of fish oil:
- Cod liver oil
- Health grade fish oil (commonly referred to as 18:12 containing 180 EPA and 120 DHA or 300 mg. Omega 3s per 1 gram capsule)
- Pharmaceutical grade fish oil (“PGFO”) containing a minimum summed total of 600 mg. Omega 3 per 1 gram capsule)
* The 400 mg of EPA and 200 mg of DHA is often expressed as a 40:20TG EPA/DHA product in parts per 100.
Remember that it usually takes 100 gallons of health grade fish oil to make 1 gallon of pharmaceutical grade fish oil.
What strict criteria does A-M B-Well™ Omega-3 comply with?
A-M B-Well™ Omega-3 PGFO capsules and liquid oil are proudly manufactured in CANADA! Health Canada has some of the strictest criteria for fish oils in the World!
A-M B-Well™ Omega-3 PGFO capsules and liquid oil have been verified by the United States Pharmacopoeia (“USP”), the world's most highly recognized and technologically advanced pharmacopoeia.
A-M B-Well™ Omega-3 PGFO capsules and liquid oil have been third party tested according to the parameters established by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (“CRN”) and the World Health Organization (“WHO”) for its potency and purity by www.ifosprogram.com.
A-M B-Well™ Omega-3 PGFO capsules and liquid oils are tested at all stages of the supply chain from industrial crude, raw material and finished product for oxidative parameters, using AOCS methods and as established by the GOED Monograph, the Global Marine Oil Trade Association’s international body. These parameters of oxidation are also used by the Council for Responsible Nutrition, Health Canada, FDA and EFSA as acceptable parameters for oxidation of fish oils.
A-M B-Well™ Omega-3 PGFO capsules and liquid oil complies with the IFOS Approvals Program testing parameters and was one of the IFOS program’s inaugural members. A-M B-Well Inc. was honoured to be part of the 2004 IFOS program.com launch. since that time, A-M B-Well™. has ifos tested every single batch it has ever produced and has consistently achieved 5 star status.
What are the Benefits of supplementing with Pharmaceutical Grade Fish Oil?
Recent published studies and media releases have demonstrated high levels of contamination in fish and related seafood products such as heavy metals ie mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium, PCB’s dioxins, furans and dioxin-like PCBs. According to these studies, consuming fish can have a negative effect on your health outweighing the beneficial health effects of the Omega-3. Fortunately, the health benefits of Omega-3 can be obtained by supplementing with A-M B-Well™ Omega-3 PGFO in capsules and liquid form.
- Check that your bottle of pharmaceutical grade fish oil has a Lot Number that has been posted on an official IFOS (International Fish Oil Standards) consumer report site such as IFOS.
- Check to ensure that you are buying a TG (natural) PGFO and not an EE (synthetic) PGFO.
Check the ingredient label to ensure that the pharmaceutical grade fish oil has a 60% Omega-3 concentration and complies with the CRN and WHO standards.
- At least 60% of the long-chain fatty acids must consist of EPA and DHA (40:20 TG).
- AA/EPA ratio must be less than .04.
- PCBs per gram of oil should have a much lower level of 45 ppb.
- Ask your supplier for a Certificate of Analysis and look for its 5 star rating to confirm that the pharmaceutical grade fish oil has exceeded these international standards.
A-M B-Well Inc. is proud to say that all of the batches produced by A-M B-Well Inc. since 2005 scored the highest rating of 5 stars by International Fish Oil Standards, under the classification of "Outstanding Product".
|Condition||1,000 mg. Capsules|
|*1 Cardio protection||2 capsules|
|*2 Anti-inflammatory||5 capsules|
|*3 Neurological disorders||8 capsules|
Pregnant or lactating women or anyone with a medical condition should inform their physician that they are taking this product.
- *1 AHA recommended
- *2 FDA has stated that up to 3 grams of Omega 3-s is safe for human consumption
- *3 Stoll AL, Severus WE, Freeman MP, Rueter S, Zboyan HA, Diamond E, Cress
- KK, Marangell LB. Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Psychiatry,
- Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA. Arch Gen Psychiatry 1999 May; 56(5):407-12
The best diet is one that is rich in fish, preferably small in size, at the bottom of the food chain. This will help prevent contamination from mercury, PCB's and other toxins in medium to large fish.
The minimum daily requirement of Omega-3s as recommended by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ("FAO") is 1.5% of daily caloric needs. For example, if you consume 1,800 kcal per day of food, you should ingest at least 3 grams of Omega-3s. This amount is hard to reach because foods rich in these fats are not very attractive, and not everyone wants or can eat fish every day. If you cannot reach the recommended daily amount of Omega-3s from food, it then becomes crucial to choose an Omega-3 supplement.
According to clinical studies, the fatty acids EPA and DHA provide numerous health benefits. EPA may help to prevent or alleviate diseases resulting from chronic inflammation that lead to heart disease, stroke, arthritis and obesity. DHA is important for the brain, eyes and also the heart and is very important in an infant and child’s development.
For more information regarding the Scientific Benefits of Fish Oil and Omega 3, please refer to our fish oil blog at www.fishoilblog.ca
In order to assess the positive impact that A-M B-Well Omega-3 PGFO is having on your health, get tested with the The Omega-3 Whole Blood Test. This report tells you the amount of essential fatty acids circulating in your bloodstream before, during or after supplementation. Try the The Omega-3 Whole Blood Test Today!
A-M B-Well Inc’s mission has always been to make pharmaceutical grade fish oil capsules and liquid (“PGFO”) affordable to “all walks of life” at the lowest possible prices in every market it sells in the World! Every batch of its 40:20 triglyceride base “TG” Omega-3 fish oil is tested and certified by International Fish Oil Standards (“IFOS”) and posted on www.nutrasource.ca/ifos/consumer-reports under Consumer Reports. Every batch we have tested has received a 5 star rating for over a decade.
The most cost effective way to buy A-M B-Well Inc’s Omega-3 capsules and Omega-3 Liquid Gold has always been by the CASE (12 bottles) and is the foundation of our business. Our customer retention is excellent because this model works best for cost-conscious individuals who want the BEST quality PGFO at the BEST price.
That is what makes the A-M B-Well CASE CLUB membership so special and cost-effective. We currently offer an Annual Case Club Membership to customers that order one case (12 bottles) or more a year for approximately the price of $25.00 (varies by Country). If you are an Annual Case Club Member you will automatically receive approximately a 5% discount (varies by Country) on all your case orders of A-M B-Well Omega-3 capsules and A-M B-Well Omega-3 Liquid Gold for one year!
To join, simply purchase a case of capsules or Liquid Gold and an Annual Case Club Membership and you will automatically be made a ANNUAL Case Club Member for one year.