So much is to say about the affordable medicines. It has taken more than a century for the big pharmaceuticals to emerge as proper players in the medical field, but it took only about a decade for the health supplement industry, to sneak into the field and pocket our savings, by releasing a variety of products.
In fact a vast majority of health supplement formulae are nothing but basic biological discoveries already brought to limelight, requiring no more research and development, unlike in the case of pharmaceuticals. Hence the manufacturers of supplement health items have nothing to lose even in the event of class action litigation. That way they have no concern for reputation also.
With the arrival of complementary medicines, the markets have been further divided into small fragments. The positive effects of standard supplements such as vitamins and minerals in our common diets has been well identified , while some of the herbal medicines have no scientific backing on their real medicinal value.
Had the case been otherwise, those compounds in the herbs would have been extracted and marketed, as had happened in the case of willow tree and the aspirin. Herbal products get undue importance when they occupy the show cases of supermarkets next to genuine articles. These developments are now a serious threat to the very existence of omega-3 fish oils in the market.
Omega-3 soft gel containing purified oils extracted from deep sea fishes like hoki and tuna, would have been a really worthy condiment , but for the high price. They belong to a good category of dietary supplement s remedying nutritional deficiency by the presence of omega-3 fatty acids such as DHA and EPA.
Normally the body can absorb sufficient amount of omega-3 from a well-balanced diet, but with the introduction of Omega-6 containing an overdose, we have no choice but to wait and observe. Another option is to give up modern diet, since omega-6 is present in most of the vegetable oils.
There have been several controversies about the presence of toxic slurry of metals in the fish. But this would not affect the fish oil consumers, since the product is purified through a rigorous distillation process. But most of the manufacturers cannot afford to do this because of the high expenditure for such equipments.
A huge investment on purifying equipment may also seem unsound, as the process does not help change taste or odor. The effect of omega-3 becomes evident only after a prolonged period of consumption. Before considering an end to it by itself, some manufacturers have started to give a pungent smell with effectiveness, even though a user of the fisher oil may feel that a real product without a strong odor is not a genuine one.
Deficiency of omega-3 results in cardiovascular risks and chronic inflammation. Hence a customer may not be interested in picking up the” bottled goodies of pure health” merely going by advertisements. Hence it is advisable to select, only molecularly distilled fish oil enriched with DHA that lets out a very faint sea-breeze aroma when you go to feel it.
That can help save your heart and you will win the goodwill of the manufacturers producing honest goods.