October News: New Products, Stroke, Halloween Tips

Optimal Health Bridge Omega-3 Heart Health News

 

 I. The All American Omega-3 products are now in stock!

Option 1 for Prevention & Maintenance Use:  All American Omega-3 1000 mg:
www.OptimalHealthBridge.com/all-american-omega-3-1000

This 1000 mg version is a high end Nutraceutical at 75% Omega-3. I am hoping that the various bottle sizes will help you to pick the appropriate level of usage.  At 75% Omega-3, this most closely resembles Res-Q 1250 potency, except this product is sourced and manufactured in the United States. 

It’s a 1000 mg capsule with 750 mg of Omega-3.

Coupons will work on Non-Auto Ship Orders for this line of products.  Auto Ship Orders of this product already carry the maximum discounts and free shipping.

 I spent two weeks trying to figure out this pricing. So now I am calling it…

“Dumber Than a Fence Post Pricing” 

Auto Ship $49.97 with free shipping

Auto Ship $117.97 with free shipping

Option 2 for Therapeutic Use – All American Omega-3 1250 mg

(Limited Supply – We cannot guarantee a constant supply of these capsules. We are working hard to ensure supply but cannot yet claim total success! Maximum purchase is 3 bottles per customer): www.OptimalHealthBridge.com/1250-1

This 1250 mg version rivals Lovaza, the prescription Omega-3, in potency. It’s 85% Omega-3. It’s classified as a Nutraceutical. There is 1060 mg of Omega-3 per capsule. This far exceeds Res-Q 1250 for those of you who started this Omega-3 journey with me and Res-Q 1250. (Res-Q’s label has a range of possible potencies from 690 – 850 mg per capsule.)

It’s a 1250 mg capsule and we are packing:

No Auto ship at this time.

II. The Truth about the True Omega-3 product we have been stocking for the last two years.

www.OptimalHealthBridge.com/True-Omega-3

At the outset of using True Omega-3 for our main Omega-3 fish oil, we discounted our auto ship program to $84.15 for three bottles either every three months or every four months, which is a 15% discount off of the $99 price for 3 bottles that we had been selling 3 Bottles of Res-Q. And, instead of 200 capsules per bottle we upped the count to 240 capsules – a 20% increase. 

I wanted to impress you with value with the hopes you would give us a chance to compete with Res-Q. This increase in the amount of capsules along with the decrease in price cut our margins pretty thin.  We have held these prices for nearly 2 years.

Now we are facing an uptick in our bulk supply pricing of True Omega-3 capsules.

So in order to stay fiscally responsible there is going to be a small price increase for our 240 count True Omega-3 Auto Ships. Over the next cycle of Auto Ships, we will need to raise your auto ship price by $9. What this means is your next three bottles will be $93.15 instead of $84.15. There will be no additional charge for shipping.

You are still receiving 20% more capsules and paying $6 less than our lowest price when we were selling Res-Q 1250. It’s good to note that the Res-Q 1250 price fluctuates between $96.99 and $123 for 3 bottles depending on what specials they run but the normal price is $123 for 3 bottles.  I know some of you in the past had to pay $54 a bottle for Res-Q before we started our business! So we remain extremely competitive on price.

For those who may want to switch your Auto Ship to one of the All American products, we would be happy to do that for you. Contact Marci or myself and we will assist. (Email Marci@OHB3.com) 

The All American products are a little more expensive. So economically it may still make sense to stick with True Omega-3 but the option for the All American product is available for you. I personally stand behind both versions of our Omega-3 fish oil.  Of course, I loath to send American jobs overseas when times are so difficult with the job situation in the country.

Let me put it this way: As a missionary for 29 years, I got to visit over 30 countries. I am proud, very proud to be an American. By producing American products, I feel I am helping in a small way to bring a little help to our country. No one has a better system of governance than than we do. (Except maybe the Swiss, another story, for another day!) 

III. Antarctic Krill Oil Options:

Antarctic Krill Oil is available. Some people like to add this unique Omega-3 to their protocol for the reason that it shows itself to be more quickly absorbed. We stock a 60 count size and a 120 count size.  www.OptimalHealthBridge.com/krill

IV. Calamarine Options:

We carried a brand of Omega-3 that is higher in DHA than EPA for a couple of years. The costs to produce have risen dramatically to where it’s not feasible for us to compete with our own version of this product. But I was able to secure Calamarine through a well-known company, Dr’s Best. We are supplying our Calamarine customers with the Dr.’s Best Brand. It’s a great, high potency formula and it’s now part of our Omega-3 Protocol.  www.OptimalHealthBridge.com/Calamarine

V. The Omega-3 Protocol

This is a two-month supply of Omega-3 products that cover all three types of Omega-3 fish oil: 1) Highly Concentrated Omega-3 Fish Oil at 70% EPA/DHA.  2) Phospholipid Based Krill Oil. 3) Calamarine High DHA Omeg-3.

Recently we had to find a replacement for the Calamarine High DHA Omega-3 and were able to find Doctor’s Best, which has a very high concentration of DHA in each capsule.  The price remains the same.
Each product has a particular unique distinction. You can read about it here: www.OptimalHealthBridge.com/protocol.


 

Scores of Omega-3 Articles Every Week: A Look at Stroke Prevention

I get daily emails from Google’s Alert service from new articles that are posted around the world. Some of them are sensational. Some reported studies are flawed and biased. Some are serious and noteworthy.  This one is important. You know people can recover from a heart attack and have no outward signs to signify that they have had a heart attack. With stroke, it’s much different. It is difficult and sometimes impossible to undo the results of stroke. It’s obvious that the brain controls many more functions than the heart. The function of the human heart is singular, pump blood and keep pumping blood. The function of the brain is multitudinous! Impinge the brain and you have got real trouble. Protect your brain with a good daily dose of Omega-3 fish oil. Dr. Barry Sears recommends a base dose of 2.5 grams of EPA/DHA. Many doctors recommend much more in the neighborhood of 4.5 grams, especially if you are already diagnosed with a chronic condition of heart disease, mood disorder, arthritis or even diabetes, and especially if you are not eating an optimal heart healthy diet. Please read the following article and do the right thing for your heart, brain and immunity system.  Thank you.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids Cut Stroke Risk

By David Liu, PHD

Monday Oct 15, 2012 (foodconsumer.org) — Veteran epidemiologist Dr. Susanna C. Larssona at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden and colleagues suggest in a study report published in Atherosclerosis that taking fish oil or omega-3 fatty acids supplements may help prevent stroke in women.

Dr. Larssona and colleagues analyzed data on dietary fat, cholesterol and incidence of stroke from 34,670 women aged 49 to 83 years in the Swedish Mannograpy Cohort who were free of any cardiovascular disease at baseline in 1997.

During a mean follow-up of 10.4 years, 1680 stroke events including 1310 cerebral infarctions, 233 hemorrhagic strokes, and 137 unspecified strokes were identified. After adjustment for stroke risk factors, intake of long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) was inversely correlated with risk of total stroke. 

Women in the highest quintile of intake of long chain omega 3 fatty acids were 16 percent less likely to suffer total stroke, compared with those in the lowest quintile.

On the other hand, dietary cholesterol was positively correlated with the risk of total stroke, that is, those in the highest quintile of cholesterol intake were 20 percent and 29 percent more likely to experience total stroke and cerebral infarction, respectively. 

Nevertheless, total fat, saturated fat, mono-unsaturated fat, poly-unsaturated fat, α-linolenic acid, and omega-6 PUFA intakes were not correlated with stroke risk.

The researchers concluded, “intake of long-chain omega-3 PUFAs is inversely associated with risk of stroke, whereas dietary cholesterol is positively associated with risk.”

Long chain polyunsaturated omega 3 fatty acids like DHA and EPA are found in fish oil.

Supporting article: Fish again linked to lower stroke risk

Increased intakes of fish, and the omega-3 fatty acids they contain, may reduce the risk of stroke, says a new study.

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Fish-again-linked-to-lower-stroke-risk

For the Health Conscious, Halloween Can Be Tricky!

I feel fortunate that we have our own Halloween Cat. This is Bug. He got dropped off about two years ago. Just a kitten at the time. Look at him now! I have never been a “cat person” until I met Bug! 

Credits: http://kidshealth.org/parent/firstaid_safe/home/candy_hints.html

For health-conscious parents, Halloween can be tricky. Do you set limits? Do you let kids decide how much to eat?  There isn’t just one right answer. Instead, use your best judgment given what you know about your child’s personality and eating habits.

Before kids go trick-or-treating, try to serve a healthy meal so they’re not hungry when the candy starts coming in. Kids who generally eat just a couple of pieces and save the rest might be trusted to decide how much to eat. But if your child tends to overdo it, consider setting limits.

Here are some more tips for handling the Halloween treats:

  • Know how much candy your child has collected and store it somewhere other than the child’s room. Having it so handy can be an irresistible temptation for many kids.
  • Consider being somewhat lenient about candy eating on Halloween, within reason, and talk about how the rest of the candy will be handled. Candy and snacks shouldn’t get in the way of kids eating healthy meals.
  • If a child is overweight — or you’d just like to reduce the Halloween stash — consider buying back some or all of the remaining Halloween candy. This acknowledges the candy belongs to the child and provides a treat in the form of a little spending money.
  • Be a role model by eating Halloween candy in moderation yourself. To help avoid temptation, buy your candy at the last minute and get rid of any leftovers.
  • Encourage your kids to be mindful of the amount of candy and snacks eaten — and to stop before they feel full or sick.

You also can offer some alternatives to candy to the trick-or-treaters who come to your door. Here are some treats you might give out:

  • non-food treats, like stickers, toys, temporary tattoos, false teeth, little bottles of bubbles and small games, like tiny decks of cards (party-supply stores can be great sources for these)
  • snacks such as small bags of pretzels, sugar-free gum, trail mix, small boxes of raisins, and popcorn
  • sugar-free candy
  • small boxes of cereal

Steer clear of any snacks or toys — like small plastic objects — that could pose choking hazards to very young children.

And remember that Halloween, like other holidays, is a single day on the calendar. If your family eats sensibly during the rest of the year, it will have a more lasting impact than a few days of overindulgence.

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