3-D Daily

What makes 3-D Daily Unique?

Let’s face it... buying nutritional supplements can be confusing.

There are hundreds of companies and thousands of products all claiming to be better than the others. 3Care Therapeutics has developed 3-D Daily to remove any of the guesswork and make your choice simple.

How? By relying on what the scientific research has shown to be most beneficial to your health. The benefits of both omega-3 (EPA+DHA) and vitamin D are supported by literally thousands of scientific studies. The key is getting those nutrients in the proper amounts. Obviously you don’t want to take more than you need but you also want to be sure to take enough to make a difference. The proper dose is critical and that’s what you get with 3-D Daily.

Don’t take our word for it... just rely on the science...

Omega-3... The body of evidence supporting the benefits of omega-3 fats (specifically EPA and DHA) is pretty incredible.

The “discovery” of omega-3 actually started in 1968 when an editorial in the Danish Medical Society’s weekly journal pointed out an unusual pattern of heart disease among the Inuits or Eskimos living in Greenland. At the time Greenland was a part of the Danish Kingdom. For some reason, no one knew why, the native population living in Greenland had a rate of heart disease that was 8%-10% of those citizens living in Denmark. This despite the fact they ate mostly seal blubber, fatty fish, and an occasional small whale (it’s hard to grow fruits and vegetables in Greenland).

The editor challenged Danish medical doctors to figure out why, before it was too late… before the “Westernization” of the Inuit.

Two doctors, Hans Olaf “H.O.” Bang and Jörn Dyerberg, took the challenge. They raised some research dollars and in 1970 flew from Copenhagen to the American air base in Sondrestrom, Greenland. From there they took a helicopter to the city of Egedesminde, boarded a cargo boat and sailed up the west coast to Umanak, and then took dog sleds into small settlements where they were able to collect blood samples from 130 Eskimos, both male and female.

What they found were very low levels of triglycerides along with the presence of what we now know as EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Those are the highly beneficial “long chain” omega-3 fats.

The results of Dr. Bang and Dr. Dyerberg’s efforts were first published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet (“Plasma Lipid and Lipoprotein Pattern in Greenlandic West-Coast Eskimos,” June 5, 1971). If you would like to read the actual paper you can find it at www.pubmed.gov (simply enter “Bang, Dyerberg, Eskimos” in the search function).

Even though the word omega-3 was never mentioned in the article, the editor noted, “These early observations were crucial in formulating a hypothesis to account for the low incidence in coronary heart disease in a population consuming a high-fat, high-cholesterol diet.”

From that point, it’s been “game on” regarding the research of omega-3. There are now over 25,000 published studies evaluating benefit across a wide spectrum.

An excellent summary of omega-3 research is The Missing Wellness Factors EPA & DHA by Jørn Dyerberg, M.D., DMSc. & Richard Passwater, Ph.D.

Here is just a sampling of published studies regarding omega-3 fats (EPA+DHA): 



Vitamin D…Much like omega-3, the research on vitamin D has grown exponentially in the past several years.

Vitamin D, which technically is not even a vitamin, was “discovered” in the early 1900s when low levels were linked to the incidence of rickets, a softening/weakening of the bones of children. Actually a steroid hormone, vitamin D plays a role in the absorption of calcium into bones which explained the relationship to rickets.

However, it’s now known that vitamin D plays a role in many areas of health including 17 cancers, heart disease, hypertension, depression, arthritis, chronic pain, immunity, osteoporosis, diabetes, age-related macular degeneration, and Alzheimer’s disease (New England Journal of Medicine, July, 2007).

Humans synthesize vitamin D when the UVB light from sunshine hits our skin (hence the term “the sunshine vitamin”). There are vitamin D “receptor sites” throughout the body. Dr. John J. Cannell of the Vitamin D Council points out that 10% of the human genome is actually regulated by vitamin D. This basically means if your vitamin D “bucket” is low or empty then it’s impossible for the body to “hit on all cylinders."

The problem is that when you objectively measure vitamin D levels through blood tests, at least 77% of Americans are either insufficient or deficient (levels below 30 ng/ml). The numbers are even greater for those with dark skin (90% of Mexican-Americans and 97% of all non-Hispanic blacks…Archives of Internal Medicine, March, 2009).

The reason for the epidemic is multi-factorial...Americans generally work and live inside, wear protective clothing or sunscreen when outside (a SPF of 15 or greater blocks 99% of the synthesis of vitamin D), and obesity rates have risen sharply in the past 30-40 years (vitamin D is fat soluble so as BMI goes up vitamin D levels generally drop).The only way to tell how you measure up is to have a blood test. There is no way to guess.

An outstanding resources to learn more about vitamin D is The Vitamin D Solution by Dr. Michael Holick, Ph.D., M.D.

Much like omega-3 the body of research around vitamin D now includes thousands of published articles. Here are just a few:


For more information regarding vitamin D we suggest the Vitamin D Council website: www.vitamindcouncil.org. The Council is a non-profit founded in 2003 John J. Cannell, M.D. It serves as a center for evidence-based vitamin D research and is a reliable source for the general public.

3-D Daily FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions


  • What is the source of the omega-3 oil in 3-D Daily and can I be assured of its quality? 
    The omega-3 oil in 3-D Daily exceeds all domestic and international standards for purity. The oil in 3-D Daily comes from anchovy, sardines, and mackerel from Norway. Every batch of the oil is third-party tested by Eurofins Scientific for over 400 environmental contaminants. (Eurofins is considered the world leader in food and pharmaceutical products testing. Their labs perform more than 100 million assays each year to establish the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability, and purity of biological substances and products.) The oil is blended with vitamin D and encapsulated at an FDA-inspected lab in the U.S. by Marine Ingredients and 3Care Therapeutics. The process meets all cGMP (current good manufacturing practices) standards. The omega-3 oil in 3-D Daily is the purest possible which is why the likelihood of “repeats” (or “fish burps”) is so low.


  • Can I take too much vitamin D or omega-3 (EPA+DHA)? 
    There are no published studies indicating you can take "too much" omega-3. In Dr. Bang and Dyerberg's original research of the Inuit population in Greenland the average intake of EPA+DHA was approximately 14 grams or 14,000 mg per day. The most frequently recommended dosage of EPA and DHA is 1 gram (1,000 mg) daily for general nutritional purposes. With special medical conditions such as arthritis and high triglycerides, physicians often recommend up to 4 grams (4,000 mg) daily. An increased tendency to bleed is not observed at these levels. People taking prescribed anti-coagulants (such as warfarin or heparin) should check with their physician regarding EPA/DHA supplementation.  


  • Can I take more than two soft gels of 3-Daily per day? 
    Yes. Two soft gels of 3-D Daily deliver 1,000 mg of omega-3 (EPA+DHA) and 2,000 mg of vitamin D which for most people is an adequate dose. However, some individuals might need more. For instance, for high triglycerides the recommended dose of EPA+DHA is at least 4,000 mg/day. With vitamin D there is a 6-fold variability in how individuals respond based on the time of year, latitude, age, skin color, and body mass index (vitamin D is fat soluble so as BMI increases vitamin D levels normally drop). Be sure to speak with your physician or health care provider to determine what makes the most sense for you.


  • Can I have my vitamin D level checked? 
    Yes. Most all doctors can now routinely test for vitamin D although you may need to ask for it. Prices can vary greatly from less than $100 to over $300. You can order a vitamin D home finger-stick test kit through ZRT labs for $75.00 (www.zrtlab.com). If your vitamin D level is extremely low (i.e. less than 20 ng/ml) your doctor may place you on a prescription vitamin D (vitamin D-2) in order to quickly replete you to a healthy level. This is known as hyper-dosing. Often the prescription will call for 50,000 IU to be taken once, twice, or sometimes three times per week.


  • Can I have my omega-3 level checked? 
    Yes, although it’s not yet quite as available as vitamin D testing. In 2004, Dr. William Harris and Dr. Clemens von Schacky introduced the “HS-Omega-3 Index” which measures the amount of omega-3 in red blood cells. The average Index level for Americans is around 5% while in Japan the average is 8% or higher. There is an inverse correlation between the HS-Omega-3 Index and the risk of cardiovascular disease. In 2011 the technology was acquired by Health Diagnostic Laboratory in Richmond, Virginia. Many doctors now provide this test through their offices. 


  • What’s an IU? 
    IU stands for International Unit. Nutritional supplements are usually measured in mcg (micrograms), mg (milligrams), g (grams), or IU. Consuming the proper dose is very important although doing the math can often be confusing. For instance 2,000 IU of vitamin D may seem like a large amount until you realize that 1 mg of vitamin D equals 40,000 IU. That means 2,000 IU=1/20th of a milligram. The dose of both vitamin D and omega-3 (EPA+DHA) in 3-D Daily is based on what the scientific research indicates is beneficial for most individuals.