About the ingredients
These Omega oil capsules are a source of Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA), Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA), Linoleic Acid (LA), Oleic Acid (OA) and vitamin E.
EPA and DHA contribute to the normal function of the heart (with a daily intake of 250mg) -
DHA and EPA contribute to the maintenance of normal blood pressure (with a daily intake of 3g of EPA and DHA)* -
DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal blood triglyceride levels (with a daily intake of 2g of DHA and when taken in combination with EPA)* -
DHA contributes to maintenance of normal brain function (with a daily intake of 250mg of DHA) -
DHA contributes to maintenance of normal vision (with a daily intake of 250mg of DHA) -
Maternal intake of DHA contributes to the normal brain and eye development of the foetus and breastfed infants (a daily intake of at least 200mg).
ALA contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels (with a daily intake of 2g)
LA contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels (with a daily intake of 10g)
Replacing saturated fats in the diet with unsaturated fats contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. OA is an unsaturated fat.
Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
*Users should not exceed a supplemental daily intake of 5g of EPA and DHA combined.
What are Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)?
These are a group of unsaturated fatty acids that are essential for growth and body function. EFA activity requires three polyunsaturated fatty acids (linolenic, linoleic and arachidonic). The most essential are linoleic and arachidonic, which are closely involved in metabolism, transport of fats and maintenance of cell membranes. While linolenic and arachidonic acids can be synthesised by the body, linoleic cannot.
There are two types of essential fatty acids - Omega 6 fatty acids and Omega 3 fatty acids. Most people get adequate amounts of Omega 6 fatty acids through their diet, but not enough Omega 3. Over the past 50 years, the consumption of Omega 3 fatty acids has significantly declined in the West.
Essential fatty acids are needed for normal growth and development of children (this beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 2 g of ALA and a daily intake of 10g of LA) -
Omega 3 oils are generally found in fatty fish, deep green vegetables and some grains and seeds. They contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is metabolised into eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in the body. DHA is found in high concentration in the grey matter of the brain and the retina of the eye, and is instrumental in the function of brain cell membranes (which are in turn important for the transmission of brain signals).
Unlike Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, Omega 9 fatty acids are not classed as EFAs. This is because they can be manufactured by the human body from unsaturated fat and are therefore not "essential" in the diet. Having said that, vegans, vegetarians, semi-vegetarians and others with restricted diets (for whatever reason) may require greater dietary input.
60 gelatin capsules per pot
Per 1000mg capsule: %NRV*
Vitamin E - 10iu 83.3%
*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) - 72mg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) - 48mg
Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) - 150mg
Linoleic Acid (LA) - 200mg
Oleic Acid (OA) - 100mg
Ingredients: Fish Oil Concentrate, Cold Pressed Flax Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Gelatin Capsule, Glycerol, Water, Vitamin E: D Alpha Tocopherol (soya).
ALLERGY ADVICE: for allergens, see ingredients in bold. Contains fish.
Not suitable for vegetarians and vegans as contains fish oils.
1 capsule to be taken 2 to 4 times per day, or as advised. To be taken 30 minutes before meals.
Warnings and allergy advice:
People with epilepsy should consult their doctor before taking this food supplement or changing their diet.
Tags: Omega oils, Omega 3, Omega 6, Omega 9, sunflower seed oil, flaxseed oil, fish oil, essential fatty acids, EFAs, vitamin E, Alpha Linolenic Acid, ALA, Eicosapentaeonic Acid, EPA, Docosahexaenoic Acid, DHA, Linoleic Acid, LA, Oleic Acid, OA