Omega-3 fish oil is made from fish rich of omega-3 acids.
A great deal of research has been done on the influence of omega-3 fatty acids, especially EPA and DHA, and the results have been published in prominent scientific journals worldwide. The positive effects of omega-3 acids are also regularly reported on in the media.
Omega-3 fish oil is reported to have positive effects on mental health, to reduce aching joints and morning stiffness, and to decrease the risk of coronary heart disease. Moreover, omega-3 fish oil is thought to play a vital role in the development of the brain and central nervous system.
Each capsule contains 500 mg of omega-3 fish oil.
Recommended daily dose: 2 capsules for adults and children 6 years and older.
Each dosage (2 capsules = 1000 mg) contains:
335 mg omega-3 acids
- EPA 160 mg
- DHA 100 mg
20 μg D-vitamin
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to us, as our bodies do not manufacture them. It is therefore vital that we receive omega-3 fatty acids in foods or food supplements. Seafood in general contains high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, people with a low fish diet can therefore compensate by taking fish oil supplements.
Extensive research has been conducted worldwide on the health-promoting benefits of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA on various forms of disease, such as coronary heart disease, mental disorders, rheumatism and arthritis.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the USA has concluded that consumption of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil reduces the risk of repeated coronary heart disease. Furthermore the FDA suggests that healthy individuals who consume omega-3 fatty acids from marine oils are less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease.