This product was
developed by researchers who have been investigating the
possible synergistic effect with omega fatty acids in various
fish oils and the active ingredients from Perna canaliculus
Perna canaliculus oil extract has a unique
combination of fatty acids that are not found in any other
marine or plant life. Millions of dollars have been spent in
researching the effectiveness of this fatty acid compound
which undoubtedly places this chain of omega fatty acids as
the most potent natural anti-inflammatory in the
Researchers discovered that various blends of
omega fatty acids that were mixed with perna canaliculus oil
extract could either increase or decrease its effectiveness.
After two years of preliminary work, a combination of highly
beneficial oils and the active ingredients from perna
canaliculus extract oil were used to develop the super omega
fatty acid combination known as Omega XL.
combination of these marine sterols and lipid fractions has
produced the most effective delivery system to assist in
treating inflammatory disorders by inhibiting the
Initiation and control of the
inflammatory process is complex and governed by an array of
biomolecular mechanisms. One important pro-inflammatory
mechanism is closely associated with cell-membrane bound
arachidonic acid, is converted into other compounds in the
body that are potent inflammation-supporting
What makes Omega XL
Due to the patented
extraction process and a significant TRADE SECRET in how the
oils are uniquely blended, Omega XL is second to none and much
stronger than any other essential fatty acid available. It has
tremendous potency for any disorders that have an inflammatory
component. Scientists believe that the function of these fatty
acids inhibit the inflammation process by inhibiting the 5
lipoxygenase pathway (5 LOX inhibitor) and the cycloxygenase
pathway (COX inhibitor), thus stopping inflammation at its
Omega XL has 'NO' known
negative side effects. However, along with controlling and
eliminating inflammation, you may notice your skin feels
softer and your hair and nails grow much faster.
Examples of diseases or conditions that have an
SCIENCE BEHIND OMEGA
HealthWorks manufactures a concentrate of polyunsaturated
fatty acids (PUFA) from Perna Canaliculus oil extract.
Manufacture is by a sophisticated process, part of which is
undertaken in a new high-tech supercritical fluid extraction
(SFE) facility. The resultant product is unique in several
ways. Key to achieving this uniqueness is the manufacturing
process, which is subject to a pending patent.
process is the only means known (worldwide) to commercially
manufacture the PUFA concentrate in its highly bio-available
form, and GHW is the exclusive worldwide licensee of the
Perna canaliculus oil extract contains some of
the two important omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid
(EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Both omega-3s are
present at moderately high levels, but somewhat unusually the
DHA is at a higher concentration than EPA is.
and EPA are "essential fatty acids", meaning that they are
necessary for good health, but are not synthesized in the
human body, so must be consumed in the diet. DHA and EPA are
not found in any plant or vegetable material, or in any
terrestrial animal product.
Awareness of the importance
of these two compounds is growing rapidly, especially DHA. DHA
is now known to reduce heart and artery disease, reduce the
incidence of cancer, depression and infection. Is proven to
aid in reducing inflammation and is necessary for the proper
development and function of both the brain and the
Children consuming DHA have been shown to have
higher IQ and reduced anti-social behavior. Adequate DHA
nutrition is considered very important for both the fetus and
DHA improves sports performance and
Experts are divided as to what constitutes
adequate nutrition of DHA and recommendations for minimum
daily consumption range from 250mg/day to 1200mg/day, with
500mg/day being an average recommendation for an
Average daily consumption in the US (and
probably in most western countries) is 100mg/day, meaning
there is a daily deficit of at least 400mg/day (to achieve
minimum consumption), and probably more.
The GHW PUFA
concentration process has several important features,
resulting in a highly effective product.
concentration of DHA and EPA are increased substantially.
Concentrations of DHA and EPA will be 60% and 70% respectively
compared to about 10% and 5% in the raw oil.
absolute level of DHA and EPA consumption in the diet is
important, the ratio of various lipids to each other is also
known to be very important in determining how various
biochemical pathways operate. For example, the ratio of
omega-3 to omega-6 is now commonly held up by the medical
community as a very important aspect of diet.
removing undesirable components (such as palmitic acid) while
also concentrating DHA and EPA; the ratio of these desirable
components to undesirable is altered very substantially. For
example, the DHA: palmitic ratio is altered by a factor of 50
by the process.
Because the perna canaliculus oil
extract is more bioavailable and concentrated, it is a very
cost effective means of delivering DHA and EPA. Daily dose
requirements are reduced. So for example to obtain sufficient
DHA from regular "18:12" soft gel capsules an adult would have
to take at least 5 large capsules each day. Pregnant and
breast-feeding mothers would need more. Using Great
HealthWorks Omega XL, one or possibly two smaller capsules
Apart from better consumer acceptance of
smaller and fewer capsules, there is a major saving in cost.
There is a much lower encapsulating and packaging cost as a
result of the more concentrated, more bioavailable
CAUTIONARY NOTE – BEWARE OF IMPOSTERS:
an attempt to sell a concentrated form of omega-3, five
companies worldwide sell a concentrated fish oil in which the
omega-3s are converted to "ethyl esters".
research has shown that these ethyl ester forms of DHA and EPA
are poorly absorbed. In fact the entire benefit of
concentration is more than offset by the reduced
bioavailability of these ethyl ester forms of the product.
Vendors of these concentrates frequently do not always
disclose that they are in an ethyl ester form. Omega XL is
among the very purest forms of DHA and EPA of omega-3s
What is Omega XL?
XL is a unique blend of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids
extracted under a patented process from Perna canaliculus oil
extract. The oil is the combination of the active omega fatty
acids found in the Perna canaliculus oil extract (Green Lipped
Does Omega XL® have any negative side
Omega XL® has no known negative side
What is the recommended dosage?
dosage for maximum results is 2 Omega XL® soft gel capsules
taken daily with or without your meal. If you are experiencing
high levels of pain, you may want to initially increase
your dosage to 4 capsules a day. You may want to consult with
your physician or health care practitioner before taking more
than the recommended dosage.
Please make sure to store
Omega XL® in a cool dry place.
ALLOW 8-12 WEEKS OF
CONTINUAL USAGE FOR BEST
Will Omega XL® interfere
with any other medications?
Omega XL® is a nutraceutical
product. This means that Omega XL® is 100% all natural and can
not hurt you, nor will it interfere with any other
Can I take Omega XL® if I'm
allergic to fish?
Yes, there are no properties from fish
that would cause an allergic
Is Omega XL® approved by
the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?
Omega XL® is not a
drug nor is it medication. Omega XL® is a 100% all-natural
organic product; thus it does not require the Food & Drug
Administrations approval. However, Omega XL® does meet and
conform to the Food and Drug Administrations requirements for
What can Omega XL® be taken
Omega XL® can help reduce the inflammation process for
the following conditions:
Breathing Difficulties caused by
Can a healthy person without
any inflammatory disorders take Omega XL®?
fatty acids are essential for the human diet it should be
taken daily even if you don't initially suffer from
inflammatory disorders. Children and your family pets can take
Omega XL® too. Omega fatty acids have also shown to be
effective for helping blood circulation, a healthy heart, and
What are omega-3 & omega-6 fatty
Two basic categories of PUFA's (poly unsaturated
fatty acids) which have received a lot of attention to human
nutrition are the omega-6 and the omega-3 PUFA's. Omega-6
PUFA's are contained in all vegetable oils. Some of omega-6s
are considered more valuable, such as GLA (gamma linolenic
acid, 18:3) found in evening primrose and borage oils.
Omega-3s are found to a limited degree in some plants but are
contained in all fish and shellfish. For instance, canola and
flax oils contain alpha linolenic acid (18:3). The omega-3
PUFAs contained in fish are considered to be five to ten times
more powerful in their biological activities than those found
Is there a deficiency of omega-3s in the
Many scientist and government institutions
around the world agree that the average western diet is very
high in another group of fatty acids, namely omega-6s. As a
result our cell membranes are unusually rich in precursors
associated with inflammatory processes, which can lead to
arthritis, asthma, and psoriasis to name a few. Scientific
research demonstrates proof that the American public needs to
reduce omega-6s and increase omega-3s to improve their health.
It actually has been proposed in the scientific literature
that government policy should establish guidelines for these
How do omega-3 fatty acids
benefit the body?
Research has shown omega-3s to be
critical to joint, respiratory and cardiovascular health,
normal cholesterol, HDL and triglyceride levels. The U.S. Food
and Drug Administration have now approved the use of the
statement, "The scientific evidence about whether omega-3
fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease is
suggestive, but not conclusive." Omega-3s help women during
their menstrual cycle as well as support the brain. There
actually have been over five studies that have shown that
individuals who are depressed have lower blood levels of
omega-3s than normal individuals. Omega-3s support blood
circulation to the body, the immune system, the
gastrointestinal tract and the
Why take Omega XL® instead
of cod liver oil or salmon oil?
Great HealthWorks patented
extraction process allows for a higher concentration of
docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in
Omega XL® as compared to fish oils. Concentrations of DHA and
EPA will be 60% and 70% respectively compared to about 10% and
5% in the raw oil. Studies have shown that the oils found in
Omega XL® are of such a high concentration, that it would take
500 capsules of salmon oil to equal just 1 capsule of Omega
Does any other company manufacture Omega
Great HealthWorks' concentrate of polyunsaturated
fatty acids from perna canaliculus oil extract is manufactured
by a sophisticated process, part of which will be undertaken
in a new high-tech supercritical fluid extraction (SFE)
facility. The process is the only means known (worldwide) to
commercially manufacture the PUFA concentrate in its highly
bio-available form, and Great HealthWorks is the exclusive
worldwide licensee of the
How does Great HealthWorks
concentrate compare to fish oils?
In an attempt to sell a
concentrated form of omega-3, five companies worldwide sell a
concentrated fish oil in which the omega-3s are converted to
"ethyl esters". Independent research has shown that these
ethyl ester forms of DHA and EPA are poorly absorbed. In fact
the entire benefit of concentration is more than offset by the
reduced bioavailability of these ethyl ester forms of the
product. Vendors of these concentrates frequently do not
always disclose that they are in an ethyl ester form. Great
HealthWorks is the only company selling pure DHA and EPA forms
of oil concentrate.
What is Inflammation?
process of inflammation is highly complex and is defined as
the body's reaction to physical, chemical or biological
injury, which, in a normal healthy individual, results in the
localization of the problem and regeneration or repair of the
damaged tissue. The inflammatory process occurs as a natural
immune response to infection or injury.
indicates the actions of the healing process, and is caused by
the rapid increase of white blood cells (T-cells, B-cells
etc), which are drawn to the injured or infected area in order
to destroy the foreign cells.
The symptoms of
inflammation, warmth, redness, swelling and pain, are the
direct results of this increased concentration of blood
Within a healthy individual this inflammatory
process is managed and contained (i.e. the white blood cells
automatically recognize when their task is complete). However,
in cases of rheumatoid arthritis, the immune response becomes
erratic, unrestrained, and as the white blood cells begin to
target self-tissues, the inflammation becomes acute, and out
In certain circumstances, the process
itself can cause damage and injury. A prime example is that of
Osteo-arthritis, an inflammatory disease which can effect all
the bone joints of the human body but primarily affects the
"wear and tear" joints of the feet, knees, hands, hips,
shoulders, elbows and back which have usually had the effects
of many years of work and sometimes injury.
diseases where the body attacks itself,such as rheumatoid
arthritis and the hypersensitive state leading to asthma and
anaphylactic shock, are examples of uncontrolled inflammatory
responses. Initiation and control of the inflammatory process
is complex and governed by an array of biomolecular
mechanisms. One important pro-inflammatory mechanism is
closely associated with cell membrane bound arachidonic acid,
which is converted into other compounds in the body, that are
What causes inflammation
and what are its effects?
When inflammation occurs,
chemicals from the body's white blood cells are released into
the blood or affected tissues to protect your body from
foreign substances. This release of chemicals increases the
blood flow to the area of injury or infection, and may result
in redness and warmth. Some of the chemicals cause a leak of
fluid into the tissues, resulting in swelling. This protective
process may stimulate nerves and cause pain. The increased
number of cells and inflammatory substances within the joint
cause: irritation, wearing down of cartilage (cushions at the
end of bones), and swelling of the joint
How are inflammatory
Inflammatory diseases are diagnosed
after careful evaluation of the following:
history and physical exam
The location of painful
Presence of joint stiffness in the
Evaluation of other symptoms
Results of X-rays
and other tests
Can inflammation affect internal
Yes. Inflammation can affect organs as part of an
autoimmune disorder. The types of symptoms depend on which
organs are affected. For example:
Inflammation of the heart
(myocarditis) may cause shortness of breath or fluid
Inflammation of the small tubes that transport
air to the lungs may cause an asthma attack.
of the kidneys (nephritis) may cause high blood pressure or
Inflammation of the large intestine
(colitis) may cause cramps and diarrhea.
not be a primary symptom of an inflammatory disease, since
many organs do not have many pain-sensitive nerves. Treatment
of organ inflammation is directed at the cause of inflammation