Q with phytosterols, provided by Douglas Laboratories®, is a
synergistic combination of ultra-refined, molecularly distilled liquid
fish oil, plant sterols, and coenzyme Q10 in a convenient, great
tasting natural orange-citrus flavored liquid.
Q with phytosterols may be a useful dietary adjunct for individuals
wishing to supplement their diets with a unique formula to help support
cholesterol and cardiovascular health.
consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids from fish has been associated with
numerous benefits, including support for cardiovascular, neurological,
ocular, joint and skin health.* One of the mechanisms by which omega-3
fatty acids may be functioning is by maintaining healthy inflammatory
processes. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), one of the major fatty acids
present in fish oil, is a precursor for prostaglandins E1 and E3 as
well as the series 5 leukotrienes. Consumption of Omega-6 fatty acids
tends to favor the production of series 2 prostanoids and series 4
leukotrienes. Maintaining a healthy balance between these different
prostanoids and leukotrienes can help support healthy immune
Specifically, studies have shown that EPA and DHA
may play an important role in cardiovascular health. One landmark
clinical trial, the GISSI-Prevenzione Trial, involved over 11,000
people and reported that those subjects that received fish oil
supplementation experienced significant benefits with respect to
cardiovscular health. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), the other major
omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil is essential for neurological and
visual development and is vital throughout pregnancy to support fetal
brain growth and the proper formation of the retina and visual cortex.*
Supplementation with fish oil may also help support emotional
well-being and mood.*
Plant Sterols Plant sterols and plant
sterol esters are naturally occurring plant compounds that have
structures similar to, yet slightly different from cholesterol. Typical
plant sterols are compounds such as â-sitosterol, campesterol, and
stigmasterol and can be found in vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts,
grains and certain oils. Research has shown that these compounds
compete with the absorption of dietary cholesterol as well as inhibit
the reabsorption of endogenous cholesterol in the gastrointestinal
tract. Supplementation with plant sterol esters has been shown to
support cholesterols levels that are already in the normal range.*
foods including orange juice, rice drink, and margarine now incorporate
plant sterols, or sterol esters. Increasingly, dietary supplements are
now incorporating plant sterols and using a health claim that has been
allowed for products containing at least 800 mg of plant sterols daily.
Two servings of Opti-Omega Q provide 1,300 mg of plant sterol esters.
CoenzymeQ10 Coenzyme Q10 (or ubiquinone) is an important rate-limiting
nutrient that is a cofactor in the mitochondrial electron transport
chain, the biochemical pathway in cellular respiration from which
adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and metabolic energy is derived.
nearly all cellular activities are dependent upon energy, coenzyme Q10
is essential for the health of all human tissues and organs. Numerous
studies indicate Coenzyme Q10 plays an important role in the
maintenance of the entire cardiovascular system. Supplementation with
Coenzyme Q10 in patients has shown to be useful for the maintenance of
healthy blood pressure, as well as blood vessel and heart muscle
function.* In addition, people taking statin drugs can develop
deficiencies in Coenzyme Q10 and may require supplementation.
1 teaspoon(5 ml) contains:
Ultra pure fish oil concentrate ...3,700mg
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) ...665mg
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) ...443mg
Phytosterol Esters (from soy) ...650mg
Coenzyme Q10 ...50mg
Contains - Rosemary extract, Ascorbyl palmitate, natural tocopherols, natural flavors
Adults take 1 teaspoon twice daily with meals or as directed by a physician.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat
cure, or prevent any diseases.