Omega 3 1000mg
- Supports a healthy inflammatory response, optimal cognitive health and brain function
- High concentration means fewer pills needed per day
- Guaranteed to be free of heavy metals, PCB's, pesticides, volatile organics and other impurities
Why you'll love it
Because of all the wonderful things they do! Omegas are essential nutrients required for the proper structure and functioning of every cell in the body. In fact, there are over 60 conditions that have been shown to benefit from their use. Furthermore, due to their extensive role, they’re critical for optimal health and nearly everyone can benefit from improving their Omega 3 intake. These good fats do it all from helping with the absorption of vitamins and minerals, improving heart and brain health, promoting proper nerve function, helping with hormone production, nourishing the hair, skin and nails, as well as treating and preventing a number of diseases. Your brain is about 60% fat, so it’s no wonder that supplementing with lots of good, healthy fats is a no-brainer for most people! Not only have researchers seen benefits for memory but they’ve also seen improvements in mood and emotional balance.
When it comes to these essential fatty acids (EFAs) things can get a little confusing, so let’s break it down. There are two main classes of unsaturated EFA’s: Omega 6’s and Omega 3’s (there are also Omega 9’s, but these are not considered essential). Each EFA starts with a parent compound and converts into longer chain derivatives in the body. For Omega 3’s, we see Alpha Linoleic Acid (ALA) being converted into Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and then later Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). For Omega6’s, Linoleic Acid (LA) get converted to Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA) then later to Arachidonic Acid (AA). And while we agree that all these big words are confusing, the important take home message is that Omega 3’s and Omega 6’s follow two different metabolic pathways with end products that have quite different biological actions.
Omega 6’s are found in abundance in a typical western diet that includes foods such as vegetable oils, safflower oil, meat, poultry and eggs. Omega 3’s, however, are a bit less prevalent in most people’s diet. ALA is usually found in plant-based foods such as green leafy vegetables, flax and chia seed. But, because the conversion to EPA and DHA is not very efficient in the body, it’s often more efficient and effective to consume EPA and DHA directly in things like oily fish or algae oil.
It’s generally accepted that we should strive for a ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 of 2:1, however most people are actually closer to 20:1… That’s not cool since Omega 6’s in excess may actually lead to more inflammation and disease. That’s why for the best results, we recommend supplementing with an Omega 3 complex in conjunction with decreasing dietary Omega 6 intake to help bring these two essential fatty acids back into balance.
Why this formula?
How much do I really need?
Generally, through a combination of food and supplements, people should aim to get between 1000mg to 2000mg of EPA+DHA per day for the maintenance of good health. Individuals looking to use Omega supplements for specific conditions may require more and should discuss their specific dosing with their primary care provider.
Our supplement contains 6000mg of EPA + DHA in a ratio of 2:1 so taking 1 capsule twice daily with food will help reach your daily targets.
Pregnant women often need higher amounts of specifically DHA which is why we recommend all women of child bearing potential take our Prenatal DHA supplement instead.
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Supplement FactsOMEGA 3 (Omega-Pro Essential HP 40/20) PER 1 CAPSULE
Amount Per Serving
Fish Oil (wild sardine, anchovy, mackerel) providing:
-Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA 20:5 (n-3))
-Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA 22:6(n-3))
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: D-Alpha tocopherol, bovine gelatin, glycerin, purified water.
Recommended Use or Purpose: Source of omega‑3 fatty acids for the maintenance of good health. Helps support cognitive health and brain function. Helps maintain cardiovascular health and to reduce serum triglycerides.
Recommended Dose (Adults): Take 1 capsule twice a day with food.
Cautions & Warning: Store in a cool dry place away from heat and sunlight. Because they can affect blood clotting, use fish oil supplements cautiously if you’re taking any anticoagulant drugs such as Coumadin (warfarin), have had a hemorrhagic stroke, or are scheduled for surgery. People with allergies to fish should avoid fish-derived Omega-3 capsules.
As with any natural health product, you should consult your healthcare practitioner on the use of this product. Store product in a cool and dry place. Keep out of reach of children. If you experience an adverse event or allergic reaction, discontinue use immediately and contact a healthcare professional.