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UnoCardio X2

UnoCardio X2 is an ultra-pure fish oil from WHC. Offering an unprecedented 90% omega-3, and third-party tested for purity, freshness and stability, the high-strength supplement helps you meet your daily quota of Essential Fatty Acids. It is currently ranked #3 (of 54) in Labdoor's independent league table of fish oils. Each pack provides a two-month supply.

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Key Features:

• Top-rated fish oil supplement (independently ranked #3 by Labdoor)

• 622mg EPA, 420mg DHA + 113mg additional omega-3

• Supports the brain, heart and vision

• Superior rTG form for better absorption

• Suitable for pesco-vegetarians

• Certified from sustainable fisheries & non-endangered species

• Made using cold and environmentally-friendly technology

• Two-month supply

What is UnoCardio X2?

UnoCardio X2 is an omega-3 fish oil supplement renowned for its exceptional purity and impactful dosages of EPA and DHA, the key Essential Fatty Acids.

What makes ours different?

UnoCardio X2 is highly pure, offering a scientifically-proven dose of 1150mg omega-3 from 1270mg fish oil. It is devoid of both cholesterol and saturated fat (which are present in oily fish) and contains no, or barely detectable traces of, dioxins, PCBs, heavy metals or pesticides.

The Essential Fatty Acids in UnoCardio X2 are available in the preferred r-triglyceride form, the molecular form which makes up virtually all fats and oils in nature (the cheaper ethyl ester form is only created through chemical synthesis). As such, UnoCardio X2 is more bioavailable than most other fish oil supplements. 

For these reasons, UnoCardio X2 is ranked #3 of 54 products tested by independent ratings agency Labdoor. The supplement scored highly for Label Accuracy, Product Purity and Nutritional Value.

Who is UnoCardio X2 for?

UnoCardio X2 is the ideal supplement for those wishing to raise their overall omega-3 levels, whether to support cardiac function, brain health, vision or to benefit from the anti-inflammatory properties of fish oil.

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What Does Fish Oil Do?

So what does fish oil do exactly, and why should we consider incorporating a high-strength omega-3 into our day-to-day regimen?

First of all, it’s worth pointing out what fish oil is: a fatty acid derived from the tissues of oily fish. The primary omega-3 fatty acids are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). They are known as ‘essential’ since the human body is unable to produce them on its own.

Together, EPA and DHA contribute to the maintenance of:

• Normal blood pressure (obtained with daily intake of 3g EPA & DHA*)

• Normal blood triglyceride levels (daily intake 2g EPA & DHA*)

• Normal function of the heart (daily intake 250mg EPA & DHA)

Independently, DHA contributes to:

• Normal brain function (daily intake 250mg DHA)

• Normal visual development of infants up to 12 months (daily intake 100mg DHA)

• Normal brain development of foetus and breastfed infants (maternal daily intake 200mg DHA, in addition to 250mg EPA & DHA)

• The maintenance of normal vision (daily intake 250mg DHA)

Emerging research underlines the value of omega-3s. According to one 2017 study by Harvard Medical School, omega-3 fatty acids (OFAs) found in flax, hemp and fish oils can both prevent and treat inflammation and oxidative stress caused by air pollution, delivering a 30-50% reduction in harm.

The next time you’re asked ‘What does fish oil do?’ you can confidently reply, ‘Rather a lot!’

To see the great difference between our products and other similar products on the market, click here.

Deep-sea fish oil rTG concentrate (from sustainably sourced sardine, mackerel and anchovy), fish gelatin, humectant: glycerol, natural orange flavour, antioxidant: a balanced mix of rosemary and tocopherol rich extracts.

Take one or more softgels per day as needed, preferably with food. If you are unable to easily swallow softgels, but still wish to reap the benefits of UnoCardio X2, you can pierce one of the softgels and gently squeeze it into yogurt, apple sauce, porridge or a food of your choice.

Store in cool (max. 25°C) and dry conditions, away from direct light. Do not freeze. Keep out of reach of small children. The daily dose of EPA + DHA must not exceed 5g.

Food supplements are not a replacement for a varied and balanced diet or healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.

Do NOT take if you are allergic to fish. If you are pregnant, nursing or using a blood thinner, talk to your doctor before use.

Per Softgel:

Deep-Sea Fish Oil Concentrate (93% Omega-3 rTG) 1270mg

Omega-3 Fatty Acids 1200mg

  • EPA Eicosapentaenoic Acid   622mg
  • DHA Docosahexaenoic Acid  420mg
  • Other Omega-3 Fatty Acids  113mg

Q: What is fish oil?

A: Fish oil is made from the fats of small fish such as mackerel, sardines, herring etc. Fish oil comprises the beneficial fatty acids EPA & DHA, which carry many scientifically proven health benefits. It is commonly used to raise one's omega-3 intake and helps to maintain healthy vision, heart and brain function.

Not all fish oil supplements are equal, with factors such as purity, manufacturing process and fish species determining quality. Many fish oils provide just 30% omega-3, with 18% coming from EPA and 12% from DHA. This means that the remaining 70% of the capsule consists of unnecessary or perhaps even unhealthy fats. Impurities such as heavy metals and PCBs are a common problem among cheap fish oil supplements. 

Even concentrated fish oils are made as ethyl esters, containing 60% to 80% omega-3. Although the omega concentration is higher, these fatty acids are not in a very bioavailable form and still contain up to 40% unnecessary or unhealthy fats.

Highly concentrated fish oils, meanwhile, are extremely rare and contain 90% to 95% omega-3. These are not made as ethyl esters but are available in a superior, more bio-available form, r-triglyceride (rTG). These oils supply the greatest amount of EPA and DHA per softgel and are of the highest purity available. UnoCardio 1000 contains a minimum of 95% omega-3, while UnoCardio X2 contains 90% omega-3.

Fish Oil Comparison

Q: What makes WHC fish oils different?

A: Ever since Jo Wyckmans founded WHC, his passion has been to supply the “best of the best” omegas on the market. Small-species fish (less prone to absorbing toxins) naturally sourced from the cleanest waters on Earth and concentrated and purified via an environmentally-friendly distillation process, WHC omegas contain the highest proportion of essential fatty acids DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid).

The health benefits of essential fatty acids have been underscored in countless studies over a number of years. WHC’s supplements contain 90-95% omega-3 in a single softgel, equivalent to 3-10 standard fish oil softgels. 

While most concentrated fish oils on the market are in the ethyl ester form (a synthetic fat), WHC's formulas are produced in true r-triglyceride (rTG) form. Research has proven the bioavailability of the r-triglyceride form to be vastly superior – up to 70% greater than ethyl esters.

Q: What are EPA and DHA?

A: EPA and the DHA are the fatty acids associated with the most commonly-cited benefits.

The human body synthesises EPA and DHA poorly, which is why they must be obtained from food or omega supplements. Both EPA and DHA play an essential role in the maintenance of overall wellbeing. A healthy daily consumption of EPA and DHA may vary from 250mg up to 3g. DHA is one of the most crucial fatty acids in the brain and retina of the eye, which accounts for why it contributes to the maintenance of brain health and vision when consumed at 250mg per day. 

In some cases, DHA and EPA have combined benefits. For example, both contribute towards the normal function of the heart (at least 250mg per day) as well as the maintenance of normal blood triglyceride levels (2g/day) and normal blood pressure (3g/day). One should not exceed a supplemental daily intake of 5g of EPA and DHA combined.

Only by regularly eating oily fish, or taking omega-3 supplements such as UnoCardio X2 or UnoCardio 1000, can we achieve a balanced Omega-3 Index of over 8%.

Q: Is cod liver oil a good alternative to fish oil?

A: For many, ‘fish oil’ is synonymous with ‘cod liver oil’. However, the fish oil discussed here has little or no connection with cod liver oil. It is actually quite harmful to consume large amounts of cod liver oil if your goal is to elevate your omega-3 intake. This is because many cod liver oils products contain high levels of vitamin A, which can increase one’s risk of osteoporosis. The European Food Safety Authority clearly stipulates that Europeans already consume sufficient vitamin A via their diet, so this particular vitamin is no longer appropriate for food enrichment and supplements. You can read more on the topic of fish oil vs cod liver oil here.

Q: What about krill oil?

A: Some people consider krill oil to be a valid alternative to omega-3 fish oil, due to the purported ‘enhanced’ bioavailability of its phospholipid form. As the name indicates, it is derived from krill, tiny crustaceans found in the Arctic Ocean. However, the relatively low dose of EPA and DHA means that it is extremely difficult to significantly elevate your blood plasma levels of omega-3 to have a tangible therapeutic effect. Indeed, krill oil only has around 12% omega-3, 15 times less than is found in WHC fish oils.

In one study comparing manufacturer-recommended doses of rTG fish oil, ethyl ester fish oil, TG omega-3 from salmon oil and phospholipid from krill oil, the Omega-3 Index was increased most dramatically by the rTG fish oil (approx. 58% increase), with krill being the least effective (only 11% increase).

 unocardio vs krill oil

Q: Can’t we just eat oily fish instead of taking supplements?

A: Oily fish is a great source of omega-3s, leading many to wonder whether they need to supplement at all. However, while it’s true that you can get all the omega-3 you need from eating oily fish such as herring or anchovies, the pollution of our oceans means we would do well to somewhat limit our fish consumption. Fish accumulate mercury and other heavy metals over time; they have also been found to contain microplastics, and some fish and shellfish can accumulate illness-causing microorganisms like bacteria and viruses too. A fish oil supplement which has been extensively tested for contaminants is a good alternative, although eating modest quantities of oily fish is still recommended.

In any case, most Westerners do not consume enough omega-3 via their diet, meaning supplementation is required to achieve levels recommended by government and health officials.

Q: What should I look for in a fish oil supplement?

A: When making your fish oil purchase, you should look for a product which contains high levels of EPA and DHA per serving; uses small-species, sustainable fish; is made by a reputable manufacturer who follows good manufacturing practices (GMPs) and has achieved an appreciable rating from the IFOS (International Fish Oil Standards Program); and which contains no, or barely detectable traces of, contaminants. Additionally, you can refer to third-party review aggregators such as Labdoor for impartial opinion and analysis.

If you have a question which is not answered here, do not hesitate to contact us. We are always glad to help!

Our 7 Point Guarantee

At Water for Health we want prospective clients to buy from us with confidence. Our mission is to make a difference in the quality of life of as many people we can. We have very many customers who tell us we have made a difference to them, and this inspires us to continue to do what we do. To underpin our commitment, we offer the following 7 point guarantee.

1. Customer Service

We always endeavour to treat our clients and prospective clients respectfully. We constantly strive to offer a caring attitude and knowledgeable service. Our approach is to treat others the way we would like to be treated ourselves. We are available at the end of the phone, or by email, to discuss your requirements and concerns with a high degree of product expertise, confidentiality and professionalism. We can be reached by phone Monday to Thursday between 8.45am and 5.30pm, and between 8.45am and 5.30pm on Fridays, on 01764 662111.

2. 100% Money-Back Guarantee

We want all our clients to be happy with any product they buy from us. If, however, you purchase a product that does not meet your expectations, we will refund your purchase cost at any time within 3 months if you are unhappy with it. It is your responsibility to notify us by phone or email first, then send the product or remaining product and/or packaging to our UK address.  We will process your money back promptly (that’s all the small print!).

3. Performance

With the equipment we supply, we warrant that the product will remain in working order for the life of the guarantee. In the unlikely event that your product malfunctions within the guarantee timeframe, we'll replace it with the same model, or discuss an alternative with you if it is no longer available.

If it is a food product or dietary supplement you buy, the results can be varied depending on a wide variety of factors. The benefit will vary from person to person, as can the period before benefit is felt. We endeavour to source quality products from suppliers who have a similar ethos to ourselves. Should you wish to know which product might be most suitable for you, please feel free to call or email as we are always happy to help. Please note we do not offer medical advice but are always pleased to point clients in the direction of resources that may be of value.

4. Delivery

At Water for Health we aim to dispatch your order within 48 hours of receipt. This is often done the same day, subject to the product being in stock. However, we import products from all over the world and there can be times when we might briefly be out of stock with a product due to timescales from ordering to delivery. Should the item be out of stock, we will notify you within one working day to provide a delivery date. If you have a special delivery requirement, please call us on 01764 662111 prior to placing your order and we will do our best to assist. You can read more about our estimated delivery timescales here.

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With an increasing threat of identity theft, we realise that security is of paramount importance. Be assured that your safety is protected with state-of-the-art Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology that encrypts sensitive information on both your browser and our server. You’ll know that the checkout process is secure when you see an ‘s’ following the normal ‘http’ designation in the URL address bar. All payments are processed through Sagepay, the UK’s biggest payment gateway and renowned for their security.

 6. Purity and Innovation

We are continually trying to source and develop new lines of products which can make a difference to the lives of our customers. We believe the products we sell are some of the best on the market. We are selective in the brands which we stock. We look for products that use high-quality ingredients and we are against the use of fillers, herbicides, pesticides, artificial colourings and flavourings to name but a few. These values are not only important to us but also to our suppliers.

 7. Education

We understand the wealth of information and mis-information available on the subject of health. This is something we try to cut through ourselves, to be able to offer a knowledgeable service to our clients. We believe in the importance of being informed. As Water for Health is striving to provide products to improve the quality of life of its customers, the following quote by Albert Einstein is very fitting: “We believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not for death.” To be able to do this, we send an optional newsletter, write articles and provide other information to our customers through our blog.