From Stone Age to Space Age: Omega-3s Take Off

Some folks are content to stand by and watch as one of nutrition’s brightest stars, omega-3 fish oil, shines brightly onto the pages of nutrition journals world-wide. Others jump in and participate in the omega-3 revolution by supplementing with this “golden oil” regularly. Its splendid benefits continue to impress even the skeptics around the globe. How could a little pill provide such a variety of clinically tested benefits? Whether it’s your heart, brain, triglycerides, joints, mood, well-being… what else could fish oil do? Well, now comes along new research from NASA examining the role of omega-3s in bone health for our illustrious astronauts. As the spotlighted on, a published article in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, from NASA, shows that EPA from fish oil supports healthy bone density in astronauts during space flight. Considering astronauts often suffer with bone loss during space flight, this is a big deal. Check out the link for more details:

So what does that mean to people like you and me?
It means you should keep taking your fish oil. And if you haven’t found a source you like, keep investigating. The cardiovascular benefits we know about are the tip of the iceberg. One of my goals at Purity Products is to spread the gospel about the benefits of fish oil, and point out the importance of the type that is ultra pure, molecularly distilled and 3rd party tested. That’s the quality you deserve – fish oil that doesn’t burp back. That’s our specialty too. So if heart health lays in the tip of the iceberg, what’s below the surface? That would be health benefits for your arteries, joints, mood, brain and even skin. Now NASA comes along and reminds us of benefits even for our bones and muscles, which begs the question, what doesn’t fish oil do?

Don’t be accused of ‘Nutritional Negligence’…
The rich history of research on fish oil began decades ago when the young Danish researcher, and acquaintance of mine, Dr. Jørn Dyerberg and his team studied the Inuit Greenland Eskimos in the 1970s. Their reports in the Lancet and American Journal of Clinical Nutrition impressed even the cynics, opening up the flood gates for further clinical research on omega-3 fish oil. A steady stream of positive research ensued, elevating fish oil’s status. Today it’s nutrition’s shining star — a treasured supplement. Still millions remain on the sidelines hesitant to get started. Why wait? If you aren’t sure fish oil is right for you, speak with your health care professional, and clarify. But don’t watch this stellar story go by omega-3 deficient – like millions of people do in North America every day. That’s what I call “nutritional negligence,” and you don’t want to win that prize!

But is the fish oil story just 30-40 years old?
Really, the fish oil story dates back to antiquity, when Stone Age man and woman (I have a lot of daughters – so I’m sensitive in this area) instinctively felt better after eating fresh fish. Fast forward – now we learn Space Age man is discovering how fish oil can keep our bones strong on earth… and in outer space. So the story carries on. Ironically, fish oil reminds me of the proverbial fish story, where the “fish” gets bigger every time the story is repeated. But with the benefits of fish oil, it’s a bona fide story. Incorporate this shining star into your supplement regimen, and watch your health lift off with a substance that can only be described as “out-of-this-world”.

Jahn Levin

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Pure Health Volume 1: Vitamin D: How Do You Get It?

As you may already be aware, there’s no shortage of information on Vitamin D in the news lately.  And, there’s a good reason.  Vitamin D is a critical nutrient for human development, for bone strength, for muscle health, for cardio function, for healthy mood and even robust immunity! However, Vitamin D deficiency is sadly, very much on the rise.

Several major medical groups have been calling for policy changes regarding Vitamin D, especially an increase in the recommended daily allowance as well as new deficiency guidelines.  The current RDA for Vitamin D is 400 IU, which many researchers and vitamin D advocates agree is too low, and some are even calling for it to be raised to amounts including 10 times that amount, or 4000 IU.

There are many sources of Vitamin D and here are some of the top approaches to getting it:

  1. Experts advise that sunlight is the most affordable and accessed the easiest.  About 15 minutes in the sun daily is very helpful.  Of course too much can be a problem too. But, fears of the sun prevent most Americans from getting enough sun exposure.
  2. Another excellent option is basic Vitamin D supplementation.  Most experts recommend the Vitamin D3 form called Cholecalciferol.
  3. Followed by the consumption of eggs, fish and cod liver oil.

Purity Products is proud to have already created advanced formulas with substantial levels of Vitamin D including – Dr. Cannell’s Advanced D Super Formula with 5,000 IU of Vitamin D in every dose.  Additionally, our entire line of Perfect Multis contains 2,000 IU of Vitamin D in every dose.  Our Vitamin C&D Super Formula contains 1,000 IU in every dose, and even our Triple Action Omega-3 Fish Oil Formula contains 500 IU per soft gel.

Purity works hard to stay on top of the latest research on vitamins and nutrients to ensure that we are providing you, our customers, with the most up to date, and beneficial products on the market today.

Jahn Levin

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Berry Supplementation Supports Age-Related Cognitive Decline

Good News for Perfect Multi, Omega-Berry and Super Reds Users….

We have a passion for berries at Purity Products because the wave of research supporting their efficacy has been growing in recent years.  And just today, research points to the increased importance of berries in the diet for brain support.  Berries have always been touted for the antioxidant and immune properties they possess.   But now more studies are pointing to their ability to support the brain against normal age-related cognitive decline.

A report, (released February 2008) conducted by researchers from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, surveyed old lab rats who were divided into two groups.  The results were outstanding.  The group being fed a diet supplemented with a compound from berries and grapes, (called pterostilbene), performed better in mental challenges than their un-supplemented counterparts.

At Purity Products, we know how important it is to make sure you are receiving the right supplements backed with the best scientific research.  Our Organic Super Reds, OmegaBerry Fish Oil and Perfect Multi Super Greens are infused with powerful BERRY blends to insure you enjoy an elite blend of berries each time you take them.  That’s why, when we read about studies like this, it reinforces our commitment to cutting edge nutritional supplementation.  This is new science and we want you to be an educated consumer.

Stay well.

Jahn Levin

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Welcome to the Purity Products Blog!

In our continuing pursuit of “purity” in our supplements and superior customer care in how we treat our customers, we proudly present the Purity Products blog providing a direct line of communication right to you… our most valuable customer. Whether it’s information on a new product, results from lab research, breaking nutritional news or even unique customer experiences we feel you should know about, we’ll post it to our blog.   And it’s a two way street, if you have a question or comment, we look forward to hearing from you as well.  That’s how important you are to us.

And because reading a blog should be fun and interesting, we’ll try to include some enlightening health facts as often as we can.  Here’s one in the news today.  Did you know that dark chocolate may be more filling than milk chocolate, according to researchers at the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Human Nutrition. The crossover study involved 16 men who said they liked both milk and dark chocolate, and showed that after eating the dark variety, they consumed fewer calories at a subsequent meal.  So if you need to indulge, it’s good to know.  Knowledge is power and welcome to the Purity blog.

Jahn Levin

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