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Fish Oil 1000mg providing:
- Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 180mg
- Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 120mg
- Vitamin E 10mg 80%RDA
- Fish Oil,
- Gelling Agent: Gelatin,
- Humectant: Glycerin, Purified Water,
- Antioxidant: dl Alpha Tocopherol Acetate.
Take one to three capsules each day with food.
If you are pregnant or lactating, taking medication or under medical supervision, please consult your GP or medical professional before taking supplements. Do not exceed recommended dose. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Store is a cool dry place. Keep out of reach of children NOT intended for use by persons under the age of 18
Fish oil, fish oil supplements, marine oil, cod liver oil
What is Omega 3?
Omega-3 fatty acids, also referred to as PUFAs (n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) are essential fatty acids, which cannot be produced by the human body even though they are beneficial. This is why these fatty acids have to be taken from food. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in tuna, mackerel, sturgeon, salmon, bluefish, mullet, sardines, anchovy, trout, herring, menhaden and sardines. 3.5 ounces of these fish species provide around 1 gram of Omega 3. In order to prevent spoilage, Omega 3 supplements also contain a small quantity of vitamin E. Besides, they can be combined with iron, vitamins A, B, C, D and calcium.
The most important omega-3 fatty acids are:
- Alpha-linoleic acid (ALA) – found in virtually all kinds of foods
- Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) – found in fish
- Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) – found in both seaweed and fish
As mentioned above, ALA can be found in various foods, such as green leafy vegetables, vegetable oils (flaxseed, soybean and canola), seeds, beans and nuts. When ALA is ingested, small amounts of it are usually converted into DHA and EPA. The main sources of DHA and EPA are fatty fish and fish oil such as herring, tuna, salmon and mackerel. Vegetarians can take their daily Omega-3 fatty acids from algae oils or from dietary supplements that are available under the form of oils and capsules. The most popular supplements usually include flaxseed oil, walnut oil and fish oil.
How does it work?
The human body is not able to produce omega-3 fatty acids on its own. Despite the belief according to which the omega-6 fatty acids included in Western diets are turn into omega-3 fatty acids, the human body is not able to do this on its own. Two of the omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA) have been studied thoroughly before being introduced in supplements that are based on fish oil.
Omega-3 fatty acids are said to reduce swelling and pain. This is probably one of the reasons why they have turned out to be effective as a treatment for dry eyes and psoriasis. These fatty acids are also used for treating several heart conditions, as they can prevent blood clotting.
Used To Treat
Cardiovascular conditions: It has been proved that omega-3 fatty acids are great as a treatment for cardiovascular disease. Omega-3 supplements can lower the risks of dying from this condition even to people who already suffer from it. Although not all the specialists agree, some researchers are convinced that omega-3 fatty acids can be more efficient than drugs that lower the cholesterol (statins) when it comes to lowering the risks of dying from heart attack. These fatty acids are also used for lowering the blood pressure in individuals who suffer from hypertension. People who are suffering from high blood pressure can reduce its symptoms significantly by including omega-3 fatty acids in their diet. The blood pressure returns to normal because these fatty acids have the ability to enlarge blood vessels.
Neurological: Recent studies have revealed mixed results related to the benefits that omega-3 fatty acids can have on people who suffer from depression. However, the symptoms of the patients who combined their prescription antidepressants with omega-3 fatty acids improved more rapidly than of those who took only antidepressants.
- Joints and Bones: Some researchers have shown that omega-3 fatty acids may improve bone strength by helping the body increase its calcium levels. Even though some of the results were negative, they proved that people who don’t provide their body with enough fatty acids are more prone to bone loss. Other studies have even found out that fish oil may also help people who are dealing with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Consumed in high doses, fish oil can reduce RA symptoms such as swollen joints, the tendency to take corticosteroid drugs, as well as the morning stiffness.
Omega-3 fatty acids are also used to treat conditions such as:
- Heart disease
- High triglycerides
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- High blood pressure
- ADHD – attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder in children
- Menstrual pain
- Raynaud’s syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Kidney problems
- Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
- Osteoporosis (weak bones)
- Weight loss
- Eye diseases caused by age ( macular degeneration, AMD)
- Endometrial cancer
- Prevents the blood vessels from being re-blocked as a consequence of heart bypass surgeries or balloon angioplasty (balloon catheterization)
- Kidney problems caused by heart transplant or high blood pressure
- Recurrent miscarriage experienced by pregnant women who suffer from the antiphospholipid syndrome
- High blood pressure and kidney damage
- Dyspraxia ( moving disorders in children)
- Lowering the risk of grafts blockage during kidney dialysis
- Developmental coordination disorder
- Coronary artery bypass surgery
- High cholesterol
- Weight loss caused by cancer
- Omega-3 supplements are amongst the most used nonmineral/nonvitamin natural products taken by both adults and children.
- The fatty acids found in fish oil are essential for healthy cognitive functions and brain development.
- They can also improve blood circulation and the aspect of your skin.
- Omega-3 fatty acids have proved out to be effective in the prevention of several conditions such as heart disease, arthritis, stroke, breast cancer and prostate cancer.
- According to several studies, fish oil can also help people who are dealing with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Consumed in high doses, fish oil can reduce significantly RA symptoms such as swollen joints, morning stiffness.
- Besides, omega-3 fatty acids have given great results when used as treatments for conditions such as dementia, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, lupus, organ transplantation outcomes and renal diseases. Unfortunately, the evidence found until now is not enough for drawing conclusions.
Goes well with
Omega-3s have been studied for effective in reducing several conditions such as asthma, dementia, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, lupus, osteoporosis, and renal disease, as well as organ transplantation outcomes. However, more research is needed before conclusions can be drawn about these conditions.
How to take/dosage
The daily dosage of fish oil supplements is calculated based on the amounts of DHA and EPA, not on the quantity of fish oil. However, supplements vary when it comes to the ratios and amounts of DHA and EPA used. The most common amount of these two omega-3 fatty acids is 120 mg (0.12 grams) of DHA and 180 mg (0.15 grams) of EPA. The amounts of omega-3 fatty acids found in fish vary depending on the species, but ALA can also be found in different types of oil and nuts. One gram of fish oils usually contains around 9 calories.
The dosage for children has not been established, even though these fatty acids are used in several infant formulas. Do not give fish oil capsules to children unless a health care provider has given you the permission.
When it comes to adults, the daily dose shouldn’t exceed 3 grams of omega-3 fatty acids without consulting the doctor, as they can cause severe bleeding.
- People who don’t suffer from heart disease should consume fish more than two times per week.
- Adults who suffer from coronary heart disease should take omega-3 fatty acid supplements so that they provide their body with 1 gram of DHA and EPA every day. Fish oil supplements can be taken for up to 3 weeks in order to see results, but only if the patient is supervised by a doctor.
- Adults who suffer from high cholesterol levels can consume up to 4 grams of DHA and EPA every day. Fish oil supplements can be taken for up to 3 weeks in order to see results, but only if the patient is supervised by a doctor.
- Adults who suffer from blood pressure should take 3-4 grams every day, but only if they are supervised by a health care provider.
Possible side effects
- Omega-3 fatty acids are safe as long as the moderate doses are not exceeded. FDA has decided that omega-3 supplements obtained from fish are safe.
- Some people aren’t convinced that these supplements are safe because some fish species can be affected by high levels of polychlorinated byphenyls, pesticides and mercury. However, the fish oil supplements in question do not contain any of these substances.
- Fish oil supplements may produce minor gastrointestinal upsets such as heartburn, diarrhea, abdominal bloating and indigestion.
- Taken in high doses, fish oil supplements can interact with other medications such as high blood pressure drugs or blood thinners.
- Blood-thinning medications
- Blood sugar lowering medications
- Cholesterol-lowering medications
Fish oil supplement are safe as long as the recommended doses are respected. High doses of omega-3 supplements can cause internal bleeding and blood clotting. Besides, they can reduce the activity of the immune system, lowering its ability to fight infections.
High doses should be taken only if the patient is under medical supervision.
Other side effects caused by omega-3 supplements include: heartburn, belching, nausea, bad breath, loose stools, as well as nosebleeds. These side effects can be eliminated by freezing fish oil supplements or simply taking them with meals.
Things to note
- Do not use omega-3 supplements as replacements for other medications or as reasons to avoid talking to the doctor about a certain serious medical condition, especially a vascular one.
- Do not take omega-3 supplements without having consulted with your GP.
- Describe to your GP the alternative practices that you use. Tell him exactly what your symptoms are in order to preserve your health.
- High doses of omega-3 fatty acids can cause bruises and bleeding. Visit your GP as soon as you can in case you notice one of these symptoms after having taken a high dose of omega-3 supplements.
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