Omega-3 Double Strength™
Omega-3 Double Strength is rich in two essential omega-3 fats, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are important for general health, a healthy cardiovascular system, cognitive function and eye health. They also help prevent inflammation. The EPA and DHA types of omega-3s, which are concentrated and purified from fish oil, are more effective than the plant derived alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) type of omega-3.
Omega-3 Double Strength™ is rich in two essential omega-3 fats, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are important for general health, a healthy cardiovascular system, cognitive function and eye health. They also help reduce inflammation. The EPA and DHA types of omega-3s, which are concentrated and purified from fish oil, are more effective than the plant derived alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) type of omega-3.
Each softgel capsule supplies the following as active ingredients:
|Fish oil (concentrate) 1000mg
of which: Omega-3 fats:
|EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)||510mg|
|DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)||90mg|
Store in a cool dry place below 25°C. Keep out of the reach of children.
Fish oils contain long chain polyunsaturated fats called Omega-3 fatty acids. They are especially high in the Omega-3 fatty acids: eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA). EPA and DHA have been shown to have beneficial effects in supporting health blood lipid levels.Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oils have anti-inflammatory and antithrombotic effects. Omega-3 fatty acids compete with arachidonic acid in the cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase pathways, possibly decreasing the synthesis of thromboxane A2 from arachidonic acid. Thromboxane A2 cause platelet aggregation and vasoconstriction. By decreasing synthesis of thromboxane A2, Omega-3 fatty acids decrease platelet aggregation and vasoconstriction. Fish oils can also cause increased production of prostacyclin, a prostaglandin that causes vasodilation and reduces platelet aggregation.
Adults and children over 12 years of age: Take 2 softgel capsules once daily, with or shortly after your main meal.
Do not exceed recommended dosages unless on the advice of a health care provider. Do not use this product if you are allergic to fish. 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.
Side effects may include nausea, heartburn and fishy aftertaste.
Anticoagulant/ Antiplatelet medicines: Fish oils may have anticoagulant effects that may increase the chance of bleeding. Individuals using any of the following medications: aspirin; clopidogrel; dalteparin; enoxaparin; heparin; warfarin; nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as diclofenac, ibuprofen, and naproxen, should use with caution.
Anti-hypertensive’s: Omega-3 may lower blood pressure and add to the effects of medicines that lower blood pressure.
Hypoglycaemic agents: Fish oil supplements may lower blood sugar levels slightly, use with caution with diabetic medications.
Vitamin E: Fish oils can reduce vitamin E levels. The mechanism is unknown, but might result from reduced vitamin E absorption or increased vitamin E utilization by tissues to reduce free radicals and prevent peroxidative damage.
Cholesterol: High doses of fish oils can increase low-density lipoproteins (LDL) in some individuals and may need to be monitored in some people.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Safe to use in pregnancy and breastfeeding (although pregnant woman should only take one softgel capsule daily).