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   • Decrease insulin resistance
   • Decrease inflammation
   • Improve learning & mood
   • Improve reaction time
   • Decrease high blood pressure
   • Prevent stroke & sudden cardiac death
   • Prevent cancer
   • Prevent cardiac arrhythmia’s
   • Decrease cholesterol
   • Decrease oxidative stress

Six (6) capsules each day as a dietary supplement or as otherwise recommended by your healthcare professional.

EPA/DHA Content per 6 Cap Serving
GLA 750mg / EPA 900mg / DHA 600mg

120 Capsules

Borage Oil, Concentrated Fish Oil, Mixed Tocopherol Concentrate, Gelatin, Glycerin and Water

EDUCATION CENTER (Click On Topic Below To See More)
   • Reduce Inflammation
   • Helps Hormone Production
   • Helps Mental (Cognitive) Processes
   • Benefits of Omega 3's
   • Benefits of Gamma-tocopherol Vitamin
   • Cardiovascular Benefits
    Why our MAX EFA’S Are Best

To Reduce Inflammation

Decreasing inflammation
The major anti-inflammatory effects of n-3 PUFAs supplementation occur through their ability to antagonize the action of n-6 arachidonic acid metabolism and decrease production of TNFa, IL-1B and IL-6- which are often over produced in the inflammatory respones1.

The pro-inflammatory arachiodonic acid is the upstream metabolite for the proinflammatory cytokines leukotriene B4, thromboxane A2 and prostaglandin E2  , and n-3 PUFAs are precursors for less inflammatory eicosanoids, , which result in antiinflammatory effects1.

A Multi-center study involving 660 patients found that n-3 fatty acid supplementation reduced hospital mortality, ventilator days, ICU and hospital length of stay2,7. The immune system is adversely affected by dietary intake of more than 15% n-6 fatty acids, which are metabolized to immunosuppressive prostaglandin PGE2, while n-3 fatty acids yield the immunological inert PGE32.

  1. Heylanda et al. Pharmaconutrition: a new emerging paradigm . Current Opinion in Gastroenterology (2009) vol. 24 pp. 215-222
  2. Abadia De-Souza, D. Pharmacological Nutrition After Burn Injury .The Journal of Nutrition Vol. 128 No. 5 May 1998, pp. 797-803
  3. Thies et al. Dietary Supplementation with Gamma-Linolenic Acid or Fish Oil Decreases T Lymphocyte Proliferation in Healthy Older Humans. Journal of Nutrition (2001) vol. 131 (7) pp. 1918-2001

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Help Hormone Production

“Max EFA’s” are one of the products that I pretty much recommend to every athlete.  They help reduce the inflammation that occurs after every exercise session, they help your joints, your heart, and your brain.” 
“As we know, hormones are primarily made from good cholesterol.   We also know that Max EFA’s increase good cholesterol.  So with that, you can see why I use Max EFA’s to support optimal hormone levels.”
“Again, with making blood chemistry changes, we must never overlook the obvious, and the need for Max EFA’s is obvious”  Dr. John Fitzgerald “Blood Doc John”

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Help Mental  (Cognitive) Processes

Increased Cognitive Function
The omega 3 fatty acid DHA comprises 30% of the cell membrane in the brain, and stimulates cognitive function and neuronal learning (neuronal plasticity) through increased levels of Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) in the hypothalamus-the part of the brain responsible for storing memories. DHA has been shown to prevent age related cognitive decline and stimulate glucose utilization and mitochondrial function in the brain-reducing oxidative stress1.

Optimal intake of DHA is important for athletes seeking to optimize reaction time and may assist in the learning of new moves and game formations. 

  1. Gómez-Pinilla. Brain foods: the effects of nutrients on brain function. Nature Reviews (2008) vol. 9 pp. 569-78

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Benefits of Omega 3’s

 The beneficial omega 3 fatty acids are due to the high concentrations EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic adic). EPA and DHA have body wide effects, including decreasing inflammatory mediators (NF-KB, TNF-alpha, IL-1, IL-6), increase insulin sensivty, promote healthy cardiovascular function, and enhance learning and memory.

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Benefits of Gamma-tocopherol Vitamin E

Benefits of consuming Vitamin E in the form of gamma-tocopherol9,10

  1. Decrease oxidative stress
  2. Quench the mutagenic free radical peroxynitrite
  3. Reduce cardiovascular disease
  4. Decrease COX-2 activity
  5. Reduce Cancers in prostate, breast and lung tissue
  6. Prevents LDL Oxidation
  7. Inhibits Superoxide (free radical)
  8. Reduces platelet adhesion (blood clots)
  9. 9. Houston, M, Sparks, W. Latest Findings On Essential Fatty Acids And Cardiovascular Health. Original Internist  (2008) vol. 13 (2) pp. 1-7
  10. 10. Tan. Appropriate Spectrum Vitamin E and New Perspectives on Desmethyl Tocopherols and Tocotrienols . The Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association (2005) vol. 8 pp. 10

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Cardiovascular benefits

Improved Cardiovascular Function
Intake of EPA and DHA has been demonstrated to reduce the incidence of cardiac events and mortality by up to 50%4. Omega 3 fatty acids decrease blood pressure, have anti-arrhythmic properties resting heart rate, plasma triglycerides, total and LDL cholesterol (while increase healthy HDL) and lead to prevent oxidative damage by free radicals. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to decrease triglycerides by 50%12

4. S Wang et al. Fish oil supplementation improves large arterial elasticity in overweight hypertensive patients. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Published online: 08 August 2007; | doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602881  (2007) vol. 62 (12) pp. 1426
12. Harold Bays.  Prescription omge-3 fatty acids and their lipid effects: physiologic mechanisms of action and clinical implications. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther  (2008) vol. 6 (3) pp. 391-409

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Why Are MAX EFA’S Are Best

Fish oil taken for many months may cause a deficiency of vitamin E, and therefore taking an EFA supplement with out added vitamin E may lead to deficiency

Many supplement manufactures don't test the raw materials of their capsules, which can have high levels of peroxides. XCP (Biotics Research) routinely rejects materials from manufactures due to high levels of peroxides found in the capsules. 

Potentially harmful contaminants such as dioxins, methylmercury, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are found in some species of fish. XCP (Biotics Research) tests all materials for contaminants.


EPA, DHA, GLA, and Vitamin E (gamma tocopherol) 
Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation increases the requirement for vitamin EA 2:1 combination of (EPA + DHA): GLA has been shown to reduce the 10 year risk of having a heart attack by 43% 6.
This combination also significantly decreased LDL cholesterol over controls receiving just EPA and DHA. The combination of GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) and fish oil has been shown to decrease the inflammatory response by decreasing lymphocyte proliferation as well as inflammatory leukotriene biosynthesis7,8
The addition of 200 mg of vitamin E (gamma tocopherol) further increases the antioxidant, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects of Omega 3’s. Plasma gamma-tocopherol is inversely correlated with morbidity and mortality due to CVD, and is a potent inhibitor of platelet aggregation (clot formation)11
6.Laidlaw et al. Effects of supplementation with fish oil–derived n-3 fatty acids and gama-linolenic acid on circulating plasma lipids and fatty acid profiles in women. Am J Clin Nutr  (2003) vol. 77 pp. 37*42

  1. Thies et al. Dietary Supplementation with Gamma-Linolenic Acid or Fish Oil Decreases T Lymphocyte Proliferation in Healthy Older Humans. Journal of Nutrition (2001) vol. 131 (7) pp. 1918-2001
  2. Inhibition of leukotriene biosynthesis by a novel dietary fatty acid formulation in patients with atopic asthma: a randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, prospective trial.
  3. Gamma-Tocopherol, the major form of vitamin E in the US diet, deserves more attention. Am J Clin Nutr. 2001;74:714–22.

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