Optimal Omega-3 Fish Oil


Highly Concentrated and Molecularly Distilled

Serving Size:
4 Softgel

Long chain Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to human health but cannot be manufactured by the body. Omega-3 acids are found in fatty fish, with 25% to 40% of their acids as eicosapentaenoic acid, or EPA, and docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA. EPA and DHA are also found in fish oil supplements and are the essential ingredients of Optimal Omega-3 Fish Oil.

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Long chain Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to human health but cannot be manufactured by the body. Omega-3 acids are found in fatty fish, with 25% to 40% of their acids as eicosapentaenoic acid, or EPA, and docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA. EPA and DHA are also found in fish oil supplements and are the essential ingredients of Optimal Omega-3 Fish Oil.

A healthy diet includes a proper balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. The two act in combination as anti-inflammatory and inflammatory agents, respectively. Omega-3 has other functions as well that support good health.∗ However, the typical American diet tends to contain much more of the Omega-6 fatty acids than required for a proper balance with Omega-3 fatty acids. One approach to balancing the ratio is to consume more Omega-3. (1)

High levels of Omega-3can be found in certain species of fish such as lake trout, albacore tuna and salmon. However, there are public concerns about levels of mercury contamination in our cold-water fish supply. Mercury exposure is known to damage the nerves in various parts of the body, including, including conduction tissue in the heart. Mercury can also impair the function of the liver and kidneys. In 2004, the Food and Drug Administration advised women who were pregnant, considering becoming pregnant or nursing to avoid some types of fish because of the health dangers of mercury to them and young children. (9)

This fish oil supplement contains a non-toxic source of Omega-3 fatty acids, providing an alternative to those seeking the healthful benefits of EPA and DHA. Each daily dose Optimal Omega-3 Fish Oil contains 1,800 mg of EPA and DHA. These forms of Omega-3 influence numerous biological functions including cardiovascular system, central nervous system, cognitive performance and mood.∗

Omega-3 fatty acids such as EPA and DHA from dietary sources such as this fish oil have been shown to contribute to cardiovascular health.∗ Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. (2)

In three separate controlled trials, the subjects were who were taking Omega-3 fatty acid supplements EPA and DHA were have to found to have an incidence of cardiovascular events that was 19% to 45% less than those who were in the control group. In one of those studies, researchers found that blood levels of Omega-3 fatty acids were inversely associated with the incidence of death among men who had no evidence of prior cardiovascular health issues. (3) In another study, researchers found that among patients who had cardiovascular health issues, the incidence of sudden deaths was much lower among those who consumed 1 gram of Omega-3 fatty acids per day than those who did not. (4)

Omega-3 fatty acid DHA is a major structural component of the brain and retina, contributing to the proper development of the fetus and newborn child.∗ In the last trimester of fetal life and the early years of life, the brain undergoes major growth. That growth continues in the first two years of life.

Nutrient deficiency can compromise brain function. One of those nutrients, DHA, supports proper growth of healthy nerve cells, including nerve cell membranes and synapses. DHA also supports the development of the cells in the retina of the eye, which have a large number of nerve endings. (5)∗

Some infants get their nutrition from mother’s milk. Others get it from infant formula. The FDA has approved the addition of Omega-3 fatty acid to infant formula.

Omega-3 fatty acids support good health in other ways:

  • Adequate levels of EPA and DHA support proper brain function. And DHA is required to produce a compound that contributes to the body's response to inflammation in the brain. (6) DHA also plays an important role in neural processes. For example, the synapses in nerve cells contain DHA. Healthy synapses support good communication among nerve cells, which helps maintain good mental health.∗
  • Research suggests that Omega-3 fatty acids such as EPA and DHA can help promote healthy triglyceride levesl. (7)∗ And because some people cannot efficiently convert a form of Omega-3 known as ALA to EPA and DHA forms, a fish oil with those ingredients may be more beneficial. (1)
  • Omega-3 supports proper joint function through its anti-inflammatory properties. A number of clinical trials showed that fish oil supports range of motion, strength, endurance, and ease of movement in joints. (8)∗

Optimal Omega-3 Fish Oil is a pure, safe and ultra-refined fish oil supplement. The coating is of this fish oil is flavored with vanilla to prevent a fishy aftertaste, providing a high concentration of EPA and DHA Omega-3's fatty acids.

This fish oil supplement is formulated for males and females ages 2 and up. Adults take 2 soft gels containing EPA and DHA twice a day with meals and children as directed by physician. Each bottle contains a month’s supply of 120 fish oil soft gels.

In the past, fish oil supplements have caused unpleasant "fishy burps." Optimal Omega-3 solves this problem through the use of a protective enteric coating. This coating prevents the fish oil gels from dissolving until after they have passed into the small intestine. This substantially decreases the likelihood of discomforts such as reflux and nausea.

∗This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Amount Per Serving% DAILY VALUE
Omega-3 Fish Oil (ENTERIC COATED) 2,580 mg
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)
1,800 mg
Other Omega-3s 3,120 mg

∗Daily Value not established

Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Food Glaze, Ethylcellulose, Vegetable Glycerin, Enteric Coating (Sodium Alginate and Stearic Acid), Magnesium Silicate, Lemon Oil, Mixed Tocopherols, Vanillin. Shell

Shell Ingredients: Gelatin, Vegetable Glycerin, Purified Water.

This product contains fish (anchovy, mackerel, sardine)

(1) Univ. of Maryland Med Center. Omega 3 fatty acids. Click Here

(2) FDA. Qualified health claims. Click Here

(3) Albert C, et al. Blood levels of long-chain n–3 fatty acids and the risk of sudden death. N Engl J Med 2002;346:1113-8. [11 Albert blood levels.pdf]

(4) GISSI. Results. Click Here.

(5) Kidd, Parris. Omega-3 DHA and EPA for Cognition, Behavior, and Mood: Clinical Findings and Structural-Functional Synergies with Cell Membrane Phospholipids. Altern Med Rev 2007;12(3):207-227. [11 Kidd perinatal.pdf]

(6) National Institutes of Health. Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Health. Click Here

(7) Friedberg, C. et al. Fish Oil and Glycemic Control in Diabetes. Diabetes Care, Volume 21, Number 4, April 1998. [11 Friedberg fish oil diabetes.pdf]

(8) Calder, Philip. n-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acids, inflammation, and inflammatory diseases. Am J Clin Nutr 2006;83(suppl): 1505S–19S. [11 Calder inflammation.pdf]

(9) FDA. What You Need to Know About Mercury in Fish and Shellfish - March 2004 Click Here

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