Jim Vigue often speaks at our Super Thinking seminars. He is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and is board certified in alternative medicine and has a Ph.D. in holistic health.
Jim is also a former USA Baseball/Major League Players Association Coach of the Year as well as an award winning author on such diverse subjects as baseball, finance and menopause. He works with many professional and non professional athletes and his baseball book spoke out against steroids long before the condemnation was popular. Jim’s most successful book has been his book on menopause (and other mid life issues women and their partners face).
Jim writes: Our research shows that people who have the highest Omega-3 Index values appear to have the slowest rates of “cellular aging.”
OMG Omega 3
Dr. Jim then outlined how Omega 3s may be doing more than just helping longevity.
He wrote: If I could only take one supplement it would be a good omega 3 product.
When we designed our product we included vitamin D, the super anti oxidant astaxanthin and a proprietary anti oxidant blend along with the krill oil and calamarine oil.
This is a very powerful combination. When you compare a solid level of omega 3s in the blood to other interventions that delay the diseases of aging omega 3s come out first all the time.
The key is getting the blood level of omega 3s at a level that helps offset many of the diseases of aging including heart disease, diabetes, cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s, arthritis and even some cancers.
The fact is that if you can get your omega 3 index around 8% you will age at less than half the rate as those with an index of around 3%. The Japanese are the longest lived people in the industrialized world because they have one of the highest omega 3 index values in the world.
“No nutrient is more important for decreasing cardiovascular death – and more lacking – than omega-3.”
Bernadine Healy, MD Cardiologist and Past President of American Heart Association – Past Director of the NIH – Past Director of the Red Cross
She concludes: “Before long, your personal Omega-3 Index just could he the new cholesterol – the number you want to brag about.” Omega-3 content in red blood cells is a strong predictor cardiovascular disease.
Low levels of Omega-3 fatty acids are associated with higher rates of:
* Heart Disease, including:
* Sudden Cardiac Death (Primary Cardiac Arrest)
* Mortality from Congestive Heart Failure
* Mortality after heart attack
*2nd Heart Attack
* 1 st Heart Attack in those with High Triglycerides/Low HDL 2nd Stroke Cellular Aging
* Depression (Major Depressive Disorder) Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease, Inflammation ,Chronic Joint Swelling, Headaches, Prostate cancer.
In the USA and European Union, the average Omega-3 Index is 4-5%.
In Japan, the average diet is high in Omega-3 and the average Omega-3 Index is 9.5%.
In the USA, sudden cardiac death rates are about 20 times HIGHER than they are in Japan.
The importance of measuring your Omega-3 Index:
In one study, the Omega-3 index was measured in 704 individuals, some were taking fish oil supplementation and some were not. Only 1% of the group not taking fish oil had an Omega-3 Index 8%.
However, in the group that was taking fish oil, only 17% had an Omega-3 Index above 8%.
83% of people in the study taking fish oil were NOT getting to goal!!!
Dr. Jim said this simple fact that many common fish oils weren’t doing the job led him to develop his own high quality product. Initially designed for athletes but really for any active person.
Dr. Jim introduced a new word at the seminar……Supertarian
A Supertarian is someone who:
1. Has a vitamin D level over 50
2. Has an omega index over 8.
3. Has a glucose level under 90
4. Has balanced hormones
He believes that anyone who can achieved this status will have a good chance of avoiding or at the bare minimum postponing the major diseases of aging.
Dr. Jim designs natural products for his own companies and others. He has one 15 year old line of supplements that he markets exclusively to doctors and clinics. He also designs and develops products for other companies. He has just introduced his new Athlete’s Best line.
He markets his omega product (which lowers PSA scores and the risk of prostate cancer) along with the strongest non prescription prostate formula on the market-which deals with all the other issues of prostate health.
He feels his omega plus formula is the number one supplement that people should be taking before anything else. It is a proprietary formula designed to offer the optimal amount of ingredients for maximum benefit. For instance, as he mentioned at our last seminar a Korean study pointed out that 2 mg of astaxanthin is more beneficial than 8 mg.(he has over 2 in his formula which he feels is the optimal amount). It is the same thing with krill oil..more is not necessarily better. Dr. Jim’s formula contains the most effective amount of krill oil.
People need to get their omega index into the 8%+ range. Regular fish oil doesn’t do it and regular fish oil has more contaminants and oxidizes quicker than what he has in his formula. Basically fish oil is obsolete and much better lipid results are achieved with Dr. Jim’s formulation according to Dr. Jim.
If someone wants to get an omega index score they can order a finger prick test to send to a lab for around $140.00 or they can order it with their regular blood work. The US average score is around 4 while the longest lived people in the industrialized world(the Japanese) have scores over 8.
If you look at the Bernadine Healy quote that sort of sums up the way we see this:
“Before long, your personal Omega-3 Index just could be the new cholesterol-the number you want to brag about.”
And more research has come out on this since her quote that shows cholesterol isn’t the culprit it has been made out to be.
The fact is that there really is nothing else better for overall health than a healthy omega index. Heart disease is one area of course where omega-3s are known to benefit. But there is also the fact that a healthy omega score slows down telomere reduction and cellular aging, limits cognitive decline and helps hold off Alzheimer’s and reduces overall inflammation levels in the body(thereby improving joint pain).
Inflammation is considered a major factor in all the diseases of aging and this product does a great job at reducing CRP (C-Reactive Protein)which is the major inflammation marker. Users of the Athlete’s Best formula have also shown increased levels of HDL (good cholesterol) and lower readings of both triglycerides and PSA scores.
You can go on the Athlete’s Best website and pick up more information on the product. A link is below.
This identical formula is being sold in gyms all over the country at much higher prices.
Dr. Jim has provided Gary Scott readers a $5 code which puts this price below even the normal price at athletesbest.com’s website.
Plus this price includes free shipping in the USA.
This brings the per bottle cost down to below $1.00 a day at $44.95 for this premium product with premium ingredients. Each bottle offers a 45 day supply of product.
A 90 day supply is $79.90 with free shipping which brings the cost per day even lower. Since it takes roughly 90 days for red blood cells to go through a complete cycle users really need to take the product(or any supplement for that matter) for at least 90 days to get the maximum benefit.
A 90 day supply is less than $.95 a day for a product that provides a superior and proprietary omega 3 formula, the Astaxanthin, the vitamin D and the anti oxidant blend.
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