From the Heart

5 March 29, 2013 - Archive

The human heart is one of the hardest-working organs in the body. It never calls in sick or takes a vacation; it is vital for our survival. Since there is no backup system, it is paramount that we take care of this important organ. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), some of the key factors to poor heart health include physical inactivity, smoking, poor diet, and excessive alcohol intake. Another less-known factor is CoQ10.

CoQ10 is a powerful, fat-soluble, vitamin-like substance found naturally in all forms of animal life. It is created in the membranes of cells in humans and is vital in the production of energy. As such, it is found in organs that require high levels of energy, especially the heart, liver, kidneys, and pancreas. Because CoQ10 is produced in the cells, not from food, and because levels start to decline as we age, supplementing becomes increasingly important.

So, is all CoQ10 created equal? No. Many versions of CoQ10 are on the market today. Some of the questions for differentiating between types of CoQ10 are:

  • Is it identical to that produced naturally within the body (bio-identical)?
  • Is it free of impurities that synthetically processed CoQ10 contains?
  • Is it GRAS (generally recognized as safe) for use in foods and beverages?
  • Is it GMO- (genetically modified organism) and allergen-free, as well as Kosher certified?
  • Is it the CoQ10 used in the vast majority of all clinical trials over the past 30 years?
  • Is it made in the U.S. and manufactured per the good manufacturing practices designated by the Federal Drug Administration?

Through our research we found only one version of CoQ10 that met all of these standards. This is why Young Living uses only KanekaQ10 in our OmegaGize3™ fish oil supplement. Each serving of OmegaGize3 delivers 40 mg of premium CoQ10, replenishing vital organs with the substance vital for energy production.

By following the AHA recommendations on heart health and adding OmegaGize3, a supplement containing superior CoQ10, molecularly distilled EPA and DHA, vitamin D, and a proprietary essential oil blend, you end up with a recipe your heart will love.

Ryan Seely—YL Product Marketing Manager

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  • km

    How much CoQ10 is in this product? My husband’s heart protocol requires 180-360 mg. Thanks

    • Young Living

      Hi Km, OmegaGize3™ contains 40 mg of CoQ10 and the serving size is 4 capsules. We recommend speaking with a health care provider to determine if this product is right for your husband. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Jasmine

    Why does it say Tilapia on the label?? This is my concern with this product, all of the other ingredients look great but I was surprised to see Tilapia on the label as Tilapia is not really a good fish to consume.

    • Young Living

      Hi Jasmine, The capsules for OmegaGize3™ is made from tilapia gelatin. However, the oil in OmegaGize3 is produced from carefully selected Peruvian and Chilean coastal marine fish oil, one of the cleanest ocean areas in the world. Consisting mainly of anchovy, sardine, mackerel, skipjack, yellowfin, albacore and bigeye fish species. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Hillary

    What Products would you use for Heart conditions. Also, what products would you use for someone that is on a lot of medicines and has Sarcoidois- is an autoimmune disorder ?

    • Young Living

      Hi Hillary, Young Living’s products are intended only for the use listed on individual labels—either for topical/aromatic use or as a dietary supplement. Please always refer to the label for usage directions. Because Young Living’s products are not labeled to be used as drugs, they are not intended for use in the treatment or cure of disease or any abnormal function of the body, including ailments or injuries. Therefore, Young Living cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury. We advise that you consult with a medical professional on your specific issue.

  • Is the fish Oil organic?

    • Hi Brigiitte, The fish oil in OmegaGize3™ is produced from carefully selected Peruvian and Chilean coastal marine fish oil, one of the cleanest ocean areas in the world. Although they are not certified organic, all the ingredients in the OmegaGize3 are heavily reviewed and inspected for the highest quality. Our vendors are audited and their ingredients are tested in-house to ensure we only use the most beneficial products. Thanks for stopping by with your question.

      • Hi,
        I have seen the reply above regarding the pristine fish oil from Peru and Chile costal marine. However, can you please be more specific what type of fish the oil comes from? i.e salmon, tilapia, herings, sardines etc?

        • Young Living

          Hi Mariana, The oil in OmegaGize3 is produced from carefully selected Peruvian and Chilean coastal marine fish oil, one of the cleanest ocean areas in the world. Consisting mainly of anchovy, sardine, mackerel, skipjack, yellowfin, albacore and bigeye fish species. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Goel

    Does Digize or OmegaGize contain any animal or fish products at all?

    • Hi Goel. Thanks for stopping by with your question. DiGize™ essential oil blend is 100% essential oil. OmegaGize3™ does contain ingredients derived from fish. We hope this information is helpful.

  • Arika

    How many capsules do you take everyday? Trying to figure out how long the bottle will last.
    Thanks.

    • Young Living

      Hi Arika! A bottle of OmegaGize lasts about 1 month. It contains 120 capsules—standard use is 4 capsules per day, but you can take up to 8 daily if you would like.

  • Ro

    Yes it is a genetically modified organism? You said YES, your product is genetically modified?

    • Young Living

      Our apologies for the typo. No, this product is not GMO.

  • Elizabeth

    The info here (In the bullet points) says that your CoQ10 is GMO. The tag at the bottom says Non-GMO. I’m guessing that the non-GMO is correct. Please clairfy.

    • Young Living

      Hi Elizabeth! Yes, it’s non-GMO. Thanks for stopping by!

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