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Fish Oil Extract Omega 3

Fish Oil (Extract) Omega-3

Fish oil is a good source of omega 3 essential fatty acids required for the maintenance of good health. Most modern daily diets do not supply enough omega 3s, yet supply too many omega 6s. For this reason it is important to supplement only with omega 3s on a daily basis. Fish oil helps support cardiovascular health and assists in promoting normal mood balance. Fish oil also helps with learning and brain function. Omega 3 fatty acids assist in the development of the brain, eyes and nerves in children up to 12 years of age. Sourced from wild fish which have a higher omega 3 content than farmed fish. Only small fish are used eg. anchovies – NOT obtained from larger salmon which have higher toxin levels. Solal Fish Oil (Extract) Omega 3 is filtered to remove all possible toxins and is of a pharmaceutical grade: Low in mercury, dioxins and PCBs. It’s the most effective form of omega 3 (from fish, not flaxseed). Low heat manufacturing process oils are not oxidised. Extracted from skin, not liver, means it’s low in cholesterol and vitamin A. The capsule shell protects the oil from air and light.

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Product Indications

Fish oil is a good source of omega 3 essential fatty acids required for the maintenance of good health. Fish oil helps support cardiovascular health and reduce high triglycerides levels associated with increased risk of heart disease. Fish oil supports learning and brain function. Omega 3 fatty acids assist in the development of the brain, eyes and nerves in children up to 12 years of age.

Product Composition

Each softgel capsule contains:

Fish oil extract (triglyceride form) 1000mg
of which total Omega 3 fatty acids 300mg
EPA 160mg
DHA 100mg
Vitamin E 12mg

Inactive ingredients: Starch, glycerol, sorbitol, eucheuma seaweed, carnauba wax, glycerol monostearate.

Storage Instructions

Store in a cool dry place below 25°C, out of the reach of children.

Pharmacological Action

Fish oils contain long chain polyunsaturated fats called omega 3 fatty acids. The major omega 3 fatty acids are: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Omega 3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory and antithrombotic effects which are believed to be due to competition with arachidonic acid in the cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase pathways, leading to decreased synthesis of thromboxane A2 from arachidonic acid. Thromboxane A2 causes platelet aggregation and vasoconstriction. Fish oil can also cause increased production of prostacyclin, a prostaglandin that causes vasodilation and reduces platelet aggregation. Fish oil decreases platelet adhesion in ADP-stimulated platelets. Omega 3 fatty acids seem to suppress COX-2 expression and the inflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-1 alpha and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha. The mechanism of action of fish oil in reducing triglyceride levels is not completely understood. Potential mechanisms of action include inhibition of acyl-CoA:1,2-diacylglycerol acyltransferase, increased mitochondrial and peroxisomal β-oxidation in the liver, decreased lipogenesis in the liver, and increased plasma lipoprotein lipase activity. Fish oil may reduce the synthesis of triglycerides in the liver because EPA and DHA are poor substrates for the enzymes responsible for triglyceride synthesis, EPA and DHA inhibit esterification of other fatty acids.

Dosage Directions

Adults and children over 9 years of age: For optimal health benefits and as essential fatty acid replenishment, take 1 capsule twice daily with meals.

For additional cardiovascular and central nervous system support this dose can be increased to 2 capsules twice daily.

Take with or shortly after meals.

Children 4-9 years of age: Take half the adult dose.

Product Warnings

Do not exceed recommended dosages unless on the advice of a health care provider. If you are on any medication or suffering from any medical condition, it is advisable to seek medical advice before starting any new medicine, supplement or remedy.

Fish allergy: SOLAL Fish Oil Extract Omega 3 contains omega 3 fatty acids derived from a fish source. SOLAL Fish Oil Extract Omega 3 should be used with caution in individuals with known hypersensitivity to fish and/or shellfish.

LDL levels: Omega 3 fatty acids can increase low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels. LDL levels should be periodically monitored during treatment.

Side Effects

Side effects may include hypotension, increased LDL, skin rash, gastrointestinal upset, nausea, diarrhoea, reflux, heartburn, indigestion, fishy aftertaste/ eructation, mild elevation of liver function tests, raised liver enzymes (ALT),

hematological (bleeding), major depression, bipolar disorder, restlessness.

Contraindications

SOLAL Fish Oil Extract Omega 3 is contraindicated in individuals with known hypersensitivity (e.g. anaphylactic reaction) to fish oil or any of its components.

Product Interactions

Anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents: In theory, omega 3 fatty acids may increase the risk of bleeding when taken with medicines and herbal supplements that increase the risk of bleeding. Some examples include aspirin, warfarin, heparin, clopidogrel, NSAIDS, alfalfa, American ginseng, angelica, anise, Arnica montana, asafetida, aspen bark, bilberry, birch, black cohosh, bladderwrack, bogbean, boldo, borage seed oil, bromelain, capsicum, cat’s claw, celery, chamomile, chaparral, clove, coleus, cordyceps, danshen, devil’s claw, dong quai, evening primrose oil, fenugreek, feverfew, flaxseed/flax powder (not a concern with flaxseed oil), ginger, grapefruit juice, grapeseed, green tea, guggul, gymnestra, horse chestnut, horseradish, licorice root, lovage root, male fern, meadowsweet, nordihydroguairetic acid (NDGA), onion, papain, Panax ginseng, parsley, passionflower, poplar, prickly ash, propolis, quassia, red clover, reishi, Siberian ginseng, rue, sweet birch, sweet clover, turmeric, vitamin E, white willow, wild carrot, wild lettuce, willow, wintergreen, and yucca.

Antihypertensive medication: Based on human studies, omega 3 fatty acids may lower blood pressure and add to the effects of blood pressure lowering medicines, herbs and dietary supplements.

Vitamin E: Fish oils can reduce vitamin E levels. The mechanism could be due to reduced vitamin E absorption or increased vitamin E utilization by tissues to reduce free radicals and prevent peroxidative damage.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Safe for use in pregnancy at doses below 3000mg of combined EPA and DHA intake per day.

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