OMEGA 3 MINI

Omega 3,Mini 500mg

NPN 80020423

Manufactured By NOW
NON GMO
DAIRY FREE
GLUTEN FREE
EGG FREE
$18.48/mo
EASY TO SWALLOW BALANCED OMEGA 3 SOFTGELS
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
  • Helps maintain/support cardiovascular health
  • Helps to reduce serum triglycerides/triacylglycerols
  • Molecularly Distilled

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?

There are thousands of fish oil supplements to pick from these days, many of which appear exactly the same just by reading the front of the bottle! So how is one to swim through this oily sea? There are a few things that we consider non negotiables when selecting a high quality fish oil supplement:

  1. It has to contain small fish that are molecularly distilled to ensure that they are high in EPA and DHA and low in contaminants
  2. It has to be independently tested and guaranteed free of heavy metals and other environmental toxins such as PCB’s, pesticides, volatile organics and other impurities
  3. It has to contain the highest amount of EPA and DHA in the fewest number of daily capsules.

The natural fish oil concentrate used in this softgel is manufactured under strict quality control standards. It is tested to be free of potentially harmful levels of contaminants (i.e. mercury, heavy metals, PCB’s, dioxins, and other contaminants). This concentrated product results in a smaller pill size making it easier to swallow for those who can not tolerate large size pills.

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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 300mg of EPA + DHA in a ratio of 1.5:1 so taking 2 capsules 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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Nutritional Info

Supplement Facts
OMEGA 3 MINI PER 1 CAPSULE

Amount Per Serving

Fish Oil (from whole anchovy) providing:

500mg

-Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA 20:5 (n-3))

180mg

-Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA 22:6(n-3))

120mg

Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Softgel (gelatin, glycerin, water), and Vitamin E (as Natural d-AlphaTocopherol).

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 2 softgels up to three times daily.

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.