"Are Omega-3s safe ?"
From the Desk of
Anne-Marie Blacker

A-M B-Well™ Inc.
President and Founder
Dear Friend,

Omega-3 fatty acids are also called essential fatty acids ("EFAs").  As with some vitamins, the body cannot synthesize Omega-3s so therefore they must be introduced with the diet.

Recently published clinical literature has shown that Omega-3 fatty acids can:
  Lower total cholesterol and increase good cholesterol "HDL", helping to keep the heart healthy
  Reduce  triglycerides to 40%
  Lower blood pressure
  Improve memory, concentration and learning
  Keep  skin healthy and vital and fight aging
  Fight the formation of thrombi
  Lower the risk for some cancers
  Reduce the risk of heart attack
  Decrease symptoms of angina and heart palpitations
  Be helpful in pregnancy
  Improve  mood and fight depression
  Strengthen the immune system
  Improve the symptoms of psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer's Disease, ADD, ADHD, Crohn's disease or lupus, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, premenstrual syndrome and painful periods
  Reduce the risk of macular degeneration of the eyes
  Make cell membranes more fluid, prevent stiffness and deterioration (replacing saturated fats)
  Be useful for the hormonal system
  Help the body to maintain its temperature.
(If you want to learn more, see Bibliography for references to hundreds of scientific studies)

The best diet is one that is rich in fish, preferably small in size, at the bottom of the food chain.  This will help prevent contamination from mercury, PCB's and other toxins in medium to large fish.

The minimum daily requirement of Omega-3s as recommended by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ("FAO") is 1.5% of daily caloric needs. 
For example, if you consume 1,800 kcal per day of food, you should ingest at least 3 grams of Omega-3s. 
This amount is hard to reach because foods rich in these fats are not very attractive, and not everyone wants or can eat fish every day. 
If you cannot reach the recommended daily amount of Omega-3s from food, it then becomes crucial to choose an Omega-3 supplement.

Is It Enough to Buy Pills at the Supermarket?

It seems easy to maintain health and prevent many diseases by just supplementing daily with a capsule or more of Omega-3s purchased at a supermarket.

I hope I have given you helpful information, and please, before buying, always read the label!
If the fish oil has not been subjected to a multiple molecular distillation process, there is a high probability of the presence of PCBs, mercury, dioxins, furans and heavy metals.
Only a pure fish oil can be taken for long periods of time and at high dosages.

At least 60% of the fish oil should consist of Omega-3 fatty acids containing a ratio of 40:20 EPA/DHA or a minimum of 400 mg. EPA and 200 mg. DHA, with a low percentage of saturated fatty acids  to be digested QUICKLY. In the economic supplements the concentration is between 15% and 30% and contain an high percentage of saturated fatty acids.
Remember that it takes 100 gallons of health grade fish oil to make 1 gallon of PGFO.
The oil should be in the form of natural triglyceride ("TG")  to ensure bioavailability up to 250% higher than the synthetic form of ethyl ester ("EE") that is common in other concentrated Omega-3 products.

Pharmaceutical Grade Fish Oil ("PGFO") must be certified by an independent institution
using the most stringent parameters in the world like International Fish Oil Standards ("IFOS") based at the University of Guelph in Ontario Canada. 
The Certificate of Analysis should have the highest rating of 5 stars which confirms the exceptional quality.
These parameters set by IFOS are hundreds and even thousands of times below the limits allowed by law in the United States.
Only the best brands of fish oil in the world have a 5-star IFOS certification.  The list of companies and Certificates of Analysis are available on the website at IFOS at the bottom of this page.  To open the link click on IFOS below.

  A less purified fish oil causes an accumulation of toxic impurities that have been proven to damage the hormonal system, causing annoying intestinal disorders such as gas formation, abdominal pain and diarrhea and, in some cases, even cancer!
  Buyer Beware :  90% of products sold by supermarkets, herbalists, pharmacies and online stores are at the least ineffective, if not harmful to one's health!
How To Choose A Quality Supplement:

Fortunately, there are high quality fish oil supplements that contain a high percentage of Omega-3s (minimum of 60%) and are tested by an independent institution recognized by the world’s leading manufacturers of Omega-3.
This institute is called the International Fish Oil Standards ("IFOS") based at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. 
On its website under Consumer Reports you can find the updated list of companies that receive 5 stars for their fish oil product as well as their product analysis.

A high quality fish oil with a minimum of 60% Omega-3s is virtually 100% pure. 
In fact, it takes 100 gallons of health grade fish oil to make 1 gallon of pure oil. 
This type of pure fish oil is commonly referred to as Pharmaceutical Grade Fish Oil ("PGFO") which is an anecdotal term and not a medical or scientific term. 
Harmful substances such as PCBs or DDTs are reduced to very low levels by using an advanced molecular distillation. 
The superior distillation process also excludes the possibility of suffering a gastrointestinal upset which is often associated with lower quality fish oils containing contaminants and saturated fat.

A highly publicized brand sold in pharmacies has 17 grams of Omega-3 (also referred to as EPA and DHA) per 100 grams of product...in short, only 17%!

In another brand sold at the supermarket, there is only 12%...

This means that to receive the minimum recommended amount of Omega-3s (an average of 3 grams daily), one would have to supplement with at least 27 capsules!

You Only Have 1 Health:  I then tried checking the 2 brands on their respective websites (try it yourself) to find an independent Certificate of Analysis to find out what was in the remaining 90% of the capsule, and especially to understand the quality of the fish oil used, but without results...

  Of the 15 companies or so that sell Pharmaceutical Grade Fish Oil certified by IFOS, the best buy is Omega-3 PGFO from A-M B-Well Inc. because:
  Prices are discounted up to 40% compared to its competitors. 
This is because it is cheaper to buy by the case (12 bottles) rather than 1 bottle and the wise customer is buying directly from  A-M B-Well Inc. without any additional costs to increase the price as a result of dealing with intermediates or the "middle man".
  It produces the purest form of fish oils.
Its traceability amounts of PCBs (toxic pollutants like dioxins) are significantly lower than its competitors, and thousands of times lower than the parameters established by the World Health Organization ("WHO"). 
Even with such harmless and very small amounts, the presence of PCBs in an Omega-3 supplement can help one to understand the purity of raw materials (fish caught in low polluted oceans) and the quality of the production process of refining.
A-M B-Well Pharmaceutical Grade Fish Oil oil is sourced from anchovies, sardines and mackerel caught off the coast of Peru in the clean Pacific Ocean.
If one analyzes the IFOS Certificates of Analysis over the past 12 months, one can establish a ranking of the PCBs (ie the purity of the product)
The first fish oil is A-M B-Well™ Omega-3 PGFO. 
The limits of traceability are 0.32 parts per trillion. 
Between the first and last fish oil product listed on IFOS, the PCBs are 116 times less for A-M B-Well Inc. 

All batches of A-M B-Well Omega-3 PGFO are certified by IFOS, so the consumer can feel secure that he or she is purchasing the purest fresh fish oil that will not endanger his or her health.
  A-M B-Well™ Omega-3 PGFO is produced in the form of natural triglyceride (40:20TG) to ensure bioavailability up to 250% higher than the form of ethyl ester in (40:20EE) products.  In short, you take less capsules to achieve the same results).
The TG form of PGFO which is sold by A-M B-Well Inc. achieves the same great benefits but with smaller quantities of a natural form versus the synthetic EE form. 
In other words, 3 capsules of a 40:20TG PGFO achieve  the SAME results as 4 capsules of a 40:20EE PGFO!
Thus, one is also getting more "Bang for their Buck" , not to mention a superior product that costs more money to manufacture than the 40:20EE PGFO.

(See HERE for bibliography).
The latest 5 Star Certificate of Analysis (virtually free of pollutants with a 66% concentration of Omega-3s) from the prestigious international Institute IFOS can be found here:
Certificate Omega-3.

I am proud to say that all of the batches produced by A-M B-Well Inc. since 2005 scored the highest rating of 5 stars by International Fish Oil Standards, under the classification of "Outstanding Product".

Further, A-M B-Well Omega-3 PGFO is one of the few products in the world to have been verified by the Pharmacopoeia of the United States ("USP"), the American public entity that establishes stringent quality standards worldwide. 
It has also been approved by the Natural Health Products Directorate of Canada (Health Canada) and has been issued a Natural Product Number ("NPN") 80002607, which is verifiable on its website.

Cons?  A Pharmaceutical Grade Fish Oil has a higher cost in comparison to generic supermarket supplements. However, if one decides to supplement with Omega-3 to improve or maintain one's health, it would not make sense to buy a poor product.

Please note that supplementing your diet with Omega-3 PGFO has a daily cost lower than buying a cup of coffee...

If thousands of customers worldwide are supplementing their diet every day with A-M B-Well Omega-3 PGFO, it means they are getting real results.  Please read some of the testimonials written by A-M B-Well Inc. customers:

John - February 10, 2009
I have been taking your fish oil now for nearly 3 years and I can definately feel a difference in my joints. Your website is the best and I have created a blog to talk about it all. Hope you will visit when you have time. Wishing you the best Anne-Marie.
Håkan Oksanen Sweden
I have eat fish oil for about 1 months and my eyes feels more soft when i move them, 
no pain like before and i am happier, and my ear have start producing  earwax?? more than before i dont know?
Paulette Trexler on Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Hello Anne-Marie,
I just wanted to say Thank you for your website and the easy access to purchase Pharmacy grade fish oils. They along with following many of the Zone principles have really helped me regain health. My blood work is looking great and I have lost 30 pounds. I also do not have the joint pain and stiffness that I was experiencing daily. I take 3 capsules daily after dinner and what a diference it has made. I have passed your website info on to others. Thanks again!!! Paulette
Peter, Australia March 2007
Anne-Marie hi, I want to say thankyou. It is incredible to relate to someone 
who understands what you are trying to achieve. To receive feedback and 
positive help to change things.
To ensure the best price, highest quality and freshness A-M B-Well Omega-3 PGFO is only available online from this website.

A-M B-Well Omega-3 PGFO is available by the bottle.  Each bottle contains 90-1 gram capsules, which provides 1 month of treatment based on the recommended dosage of 3 capsules per day. 
For further savings one can buy a case of 12 bottles to use for 1 year of treatment, or perhaps to share with relatives and/or friends. 
Buying directly from A-M B-Well Inc. ensures that the customer is purchasing the freshest fish oil with an expiry date of 2 1/2 to 3 years, unlike some supplements that have remained on the shelves for months, as it happens in some stores.

If you are considering buying more  than 1 case of fish oil per year, as many customers do, it is recommended to become a member of the A-M B-Well Inc. CASE CLUB.
A Case Club membership costs only $25 annually and gives an additional discount of $15 to $30 if purchasing more than 1 case over a 12 month period. 
This is a good idea for customers purchasing 2 or more cases per year.
To become a member simply click the member price Buy Now link and follow the information on the next page.

Click HERE to see the label of the bottles.
A-M B-Well™ PGFO - Pharmaceutical Grade Fish Oil:
Best Buy
You can also call us Toll Free in Canada and the USA to order.
Toll Free: 1-866-925-FISH

International: 1-519-902-4877

Customer Service

A-M B-Well Inc.
London, Ontario, Canada
N6C 5Y5

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If you find cheaper pharmaceutical grade fish oil capsules (40:20 TG) than our Case Club prices, with a 5 Star Rating or Consumer Report as listed on the IFOS, we will match the price.
A link to the website with the lower price must be provided.
A-M B-Well Inc. will NOT
be undersold!

        Anne-Marie Blacker         
  (PRESIDENT A-M B-Well Inc.)
PS: Think about it! This unique product is guaranteed for purity, concentration and freshness and is only available through this website. 
You cannot find it in shops. Even if you cannot introduce foods rich in essential fatty acids to your diet, you can guarantee yourself the full benefits of Omega-3s with a daily cost lower than a cup of coffee.

PPS: Remember, in addition to the excellent quality, I also guarantee the lowest possible price.
If you find cheaper pharmaceutical grade fish oil capsules (40:20 TG) than our Case Club prices, with a 5 Star Rating or Consumer Report as listed on the IFOS, we will match the price. A link to the website with the lower price must be provided.

Pharmaceutical Grade Fish Oil Standards Are As Follows: