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Re: Supercritical DHA taylor18

Posted by Larry Hoover on November 10, 2003, at 6:46:31

In reply to Re: Zyflamend supplement for schizophrenia, -mania?, posted by taylor18 on November 7, 2003, at 15:34:10

> Larry,

> As a side note, I have also come across Supercritical DHA, which looks very promising:
> http://www.new-chapter.com/product/supercritical.lasso?-database=NC_Products&-layout=Product&-response=%2fproduct%2fproduct.lasso&-recordID=20&-search

After reading the product description, I am under-whelmed. First, the use of language. Supercritical what? SFE is an analytical and purification technique, but that's not what term they're using. Second, they say "extracted from pristine deep ocean waters", but DHA is not extracted from water. Whatever they're trying to say, they've mangled it, from a scientific perspective. It's like that other phrase applied to some fish oil "molecularly distilled". It's a bogus use of language, to market a product, rather than to inform. That just raises red flags for me. Only down below, where they describe the content of each capsule, does it show that the DHA content is only 100 mg, and EPA at 40 mg. You'll get more than that from a single Walmart-brand fish oil cap. And saying that eugenol improves digestion of fats is simply wrong. Moreover, saying "CLOVE According to USDA, nature's richest known source of the phytonutrient called eugenol, which enhances the metabolism of DHA" is also wrong. Clove is the richest source of eugenol, but it completely blocks the metabolism of not only DHA, but all the PUFAs. I have other criticisms, but I'm not going to spend the time on them. I hope I've simply raised some questions about credibility.

Buy these blended products if you must, but recognize two things: a) the proportion of the ingredients has been decided arbitrarily, and by someone else; b) the advertising hype is not referenced for your consideration of its validity.

Lar

 

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