EPAQ is comprised of one hundred percent Antarctic krill oil. It contains an ideal balance of essential fatty acids, phospholipids, and antioxidants. It has been clinically proven to be more effective than fish oil for PMS and hyperlipidemia. It reduces joint pain and stiffness, and has a protectant effect against UV radiation. The phospholipids: PC (phosphatidylcholine), and PS (phosphatidylserine) are contained in EPAQ. In addition, EPAQ contains a naturally occurring antioxidant, astaxanthin. Astaxanthin is particularly good at protecting against ultraviolet (UV) light. It also has anti-inflammatory effects and protects against oxidation.
A seventy patient, double-blind study was conducted using EPAQ for women with PMS. Ten parameters of PMS and menstrual symptoms were measured at baseline after 45 days and after 90 days. EPAQ reduced symptoms of breast tenderness, stress, irritability, depression, joint pain, bloating, weight gain, abdominal bloating, and swelling. Additionally, alertness, anger, and well being were improved. EPAQ worked faster than standard fish oil preparations that it was compared with, and demonstrated efficacy in areas that were not improved by fish oil.
A second double-blind trial involving 120 men and women with mild to severe hyperlipidemia compared two different dosages of EPAQ with a standard fish oil preparation. Taking three softgels per day (1,500 mg) lowered LDL cholesterol, elevated HDL, and lowered blood sugar levels. High dosage EPAQ (3,999 mg) had an additional effect of lowering triglyceride levels.
In addition, EPAQ is more easily tolerated than fish oil capsules, which often produce indigestion and acid regurgitation. Independent laboratories have shown significantly higher antioxidant capacity measured by ORAC to be over 300 times greater than Vitamins A and E. In a study of patients at risk for cardiovascular disease, EPAQ at two softgels per day increased mental alertness, learning capacity, athletic endurance, and decreased seasonal allergy symptoms, improved hair texture, and increased skin hydration. In a joint pain study, results were seen as quickly as five days.
Krill are harvested in Antarctica. They are protected by a treaty that limits the total catch, making it an ecologically sound ingredient. In summary, EPAQ krill oil has unique anti-inflammatory properties and has more bioavailability than standard fish oil products due to the unique complex of fatty acids, phospholipids, and antioxidants.
500mg of EPAQ contains EPA: 75mg, DHA: 45mg, Total Phospholipids: 200mg
100% pure Krill oil (500mg per softgel), Softgel (Gelatin, Glycerine, Water, Sorbitol, Ethyl vanillin)
For more than a decade, Health Concerns has been in the forefront of research in herbal medicine, and was the first company to manufacture herbal products in the United States for practitioners. Its founder, Andrew Gaeddert, is an herbalist, lecturer, author of numerous books on herbal medicine, and committed to improving community health. He assisted in the development of clinical trials with HIV patients in 1992, and has been on the protocol team of a study to investigate the effects of Chinese herbs on chronic diarrhea, and an anemia study sponsored by the NIH Office of Alternative Medicine.
Health Concerns formulas are created on the basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine and modern biochemistry and developed by experienced practitioners such as Mr. Gaeddert, Dr. Fong, and Misha Cohen. They are targeted to treat specific disorders, and manufactured under strict quality control. All are continually tested to ensure optimum effectiveness, potency, and maximum bioavailability.