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If you suffer from (or
are concerned about) allergies, Alzheimer's,
arthritis, asthma, cancer, diabetes,
depression, heart disease, stress, memory loss, ADD, MS, or autoimmune disease,
you may find this information to be invaluable.
On February 23, 2004, Time Magazine published a
cutting-edge article entitled The
which for the first time in the mainstream press, as opposed
to medical journals, chronic inflammation was named as a major cause of many of
the diseases so prevalent today. In
addition, the article presented an intriguing concept by
suggesting a new and possibly much simpler way of warding off disease.
According to the authors Christine Gorman and Alice Park, “Instead of
different treatments for, say, heart disease, Alzheimer's and colon cancer,
there might be a single, inflammation-reducing remedy that would prevent all
they challenged the whole theory of cholesterol being at the root cause of heart
disease and replaced it with strong evidence that low-level chronic inflammation
appeared to be at the heart of the problem.
They pointed out that half
of all heart attacks occur in people with normal cholesterol levels and that the
most dangerous plaques weren't all that large.
also brought to the mainstream public that blood levels of C-reactive
protein (CRP), a molecule produced by the liver in response to an inflammatory
signal, is far more important than cholesterol as a measure of risk for
potential heart problems and low-level inflammation.
When we have a bacterial
infection or an acute illness, our CRP levels might jump from under 10 to over
1000 mg/L as a normal immune response.
But these are not the scary levels that indicate a high risk for heart
disease because once the infection or illness is conquered, our CRT levels
revert back to normal.
People with CRT levels less than .5 mg/L in a normal healthy state rarely
have heart problems but as that number rises to, say, 3 or more it can triple
your risk for heart disease and women are even more at risk than men.
It’s important to note that any long-running bacterial infection, like
gum disease or sinusitis, can shift your system into chronic inflammation.
article also covered allergy, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, asthma, cancer, diabetes, lupus, MS, and
autoimmune disease suggesting that well-timed intervention in the inflammatory
process might reverse some of the effects.
What works to combat
The article mentioned fish oil as one substance
that works to reduce inflammation. It’s
interesting that of all the natural substances that have been proven to keep
excess inflammation in check, none are supported by more clinical and scientific
research studies than fish oil. The
omega-3 in fish oil (in appropriate doses) has been proven to reverse
excessive inflammation. Fish
oil is so highly regarded that the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends at
least 1000 mg of omega–3 from fish oil as a preventative measure. (That’s
omega-3 content not mg of oil.)
Since the publication of the Time article, fish oil
products have come to the market in droves but most are of poor quality and
become rancid quickly. All but a
few are very low dose (10–500 mg gel caps of single fish oils) that don’t
even come close to the omega–3 1000 mg daily recommendation of the AHA. There are a few good pharmaceutical grade fish oils out there
but they are very expensive.
There is one reasonably priced, pharmaceutical grade fish oil called Alkyl-TransfactorTM
that is unlike any other fish oil on the market. It is a unique blend
of squalene and fish oils that are rich in something called Alkylglycerols or AKGs. No
other fish oil supplement has AKGs.
a super marine-oil complex of omega-3 fatty acids in pharmaceutical grade shark
liver oil with naturally occurring AKGs. These nutrients are readily assimilated
at the cellular level, where they are most needed.
Thanks to a new refining technology this one-of-a-kind product is even
“independently” certified free of mercury and other toxins.
The oils are extracted
from select species of ocean fish highest in Omega-3 but what sets Alkyl-Transfactor
apart from all of the others is it also includes oils from the livers of deep
ocean Squalidae sharks. These are
not your normal sharks. Squalidae sharks inhabit the ocean waters of the North
Sea thriving at depths of 3,000 to 5,000 feet where no other shark can survive.
More importantly, the oil from their livers provides very special immune
enhancing benefits that no other fish oil can claim.
Where did it all start?
Back in the 1980’s, a group of doctors focused
on marine bioscience. They studied
many countries that seem blessed with extremely low levels of heart disease,
cancer, diabetes, etc. and sought out
the best researchers these countries had to offer.
They then identified the reasons why these areas enjoyed better health
and developed solutions that would work for their patients.
The SeaBiotics medical team has been using this unique blend of
deep water shark liver oil combined with omega-3 rich fish oils in their daily
medical practice for nearly two decades now. The exceptional results they
consistently witness are due to the pharmaceutical grade shark liver oil with
AKGs, which provide an optimum delivery system for the concentrated omega-3s in
this exclusive formulation.
What is the Secret?
have known for many years that the ocean holds a wealth of healing discoveries. The
livers of these deep water sharks are loaded with AKGs and squalene that enable
them to thrive in ways humans can't imagine.
Researchers have proven that these same AKGs are a critical building
block of the human immune system. Your bone marrow is loaded with AKGs and they
are the source of the white blood cells your body depends on to fight off
viruses, bacteria and other invaders.
are also present in mother’s milk.
Roughly 1% of human breast milk is AKG. It is an essential part of the
developing immune system of the infant and why breast fed babies tend to live
longer, healthier lives. They are usually smarter too because of the high
omega-3 content of breast milk.
have now discovered that the oil from these special deep water sharks provides
40 times more AKG than mother’s milk.
has been proven to provide powerful regenerative properties
and is the primary reason these deep water sharks are among the longest living
species on the planet. Best of all, when test subjects consumed oils extracted
from the livers of these deep water sharks they saw many health concerns begin
to reverse, often within just a few short weeks.
We are what we eat!
Let’s be honest… we just don’t eat as well
as people used to. Today our food
is fast, processed, biologically engineered, covered in chemicals and loaded
with toxins. We have depleted our
soil, poisoned our waters and still wonder why we suffer.
How often do you eat fish? To
get the minimum 1,000 mg of the critical omega-3s EPA and DHA recommended by the
American Heart Association you would need to eat about a pound of salmon daily.
It would be nice if we could eat that much salmon without concern for
mercury toxicity. The truth is we
just can’t get enough nutrients from our food these days.
Perhaps, rather than needing drugs, our bodies are simply starving for
old-fashioned whole food nutrients.
teaspoon provides the minimum 1,000
mg daily recommended dose of the crucial omega-3 fats your body craves to
function properly and combat inflammation.
than just omega-3, each teaspoon also provides 40 times the immune building and regenerative power of the AKG in
mother’s milk plus 300 mg squalene. (No
other product can say that.)
In a convenient, highly absorbable and pleasant
tasting liquid form
processing technology makes this the purest and most concentrated fish oil
product available anywhere providing up to 10 times the omega-3 per serving of
any other fish oil supplement – all mercury
and toxin free
Guaranteed for purity, potency and quality
the result of over 20 years of marine bioscience and clinical use performed by
the “pioneers” of this rapidly developing science. Each bottle comes
with a “No Questions Asked
30-day Money Back Guarantee.”
And if you choose to auto-ship you can save 20%. See for yourself the difference this unique blend of
fish and deep sea shark oils can make in your life.
Visit the Product
Guide for more information on Alkyl-Transfactor.
If you go to their web site, listen
to some of the audio tapes at the bottom of the page.
I have listed a few in my Product Guide but their links are better
than mine because they open up a separate window that you can then minimize
while you are browsing the site. My
links, unfortunately, don’t work that way.
a 52 page dissertation, A
Gift From the Sea by John Croft on the
deep ocean shark liver oil story, look under More Story Links in the
middle section of the Links page. Just
below that is a picture of the Time Magazine cover for the issue that ran the
story The Fires Within. Click
on the picture to read the entire article.
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