Sol-Oil Omega 3 & 6
Contains concentrated extracts of fish and cold-pressed borage oils. Borage oil is the richest source of healthy GLA-omega 6, not the unhealthy and cheap LA-omega 6 found in most other omega 3 & 6 products. Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids are good fats and are called 'essential' because they must be supplied from dietary/supplemental sources, since the body cannot manufacture them itself. They are essential for cardiovascular and brain health, hormone balancing and immune system support. They also have anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy effects.
Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids are good fats and are called ‘essential’ because they must be supplied from dietary/supplemental sources, since the body cannot manufacture them endogenously. They are essential for cardiovascular and brain health, hormone balancing and immune system support. They also have anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy effects.
Each daily dose (2 capsules) contains:
|Fish oil omega 3 extract (triglyceride form)||1333mg|
|Borage Oil (Cold Pressed)||667mg|
Omega 3 fatty acids, namely:
|Omega 6 fatty acids, namely:|
Inactive ingredients: Gelatin, glycerol. Made from fish oils from free range fish, not farmed fish – pharmaceutical grade: Low in mercury, dioxins and PCBs.
Store in a cool dry place below 25°C, out of the reach of children.
Borage oil’s most important constituent is gamma linolenic acid (GLA), which is responsible for its beneficial pharmacological actions in the body. Borage oil in combination with fish oil modulates the immune system by decreasing the serum activity of interleukin 10 (IL-10) and interleukin 4 (IL-4) and changing the activity of other cytokines. Fish contain oils with long chain polyunsaturated acids of the omega 3 family: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA); eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA); and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). EPA, DHA and GLA have been shown to have beneficial effects in reducing cholesterol by decreasing triglycerides and increasing HDL. GLA also plays an important role as an anti-inflammatory by suppressing tumour necrosis factor-alpha synthesis and fish oil omega 3 competes with arachidonic acid in the cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase pathways and inhibits leukotriene synthesis. GLA may also have a restorative effect on the adrenal cortex and have anti-estrogenic effects thus balancing the hormones and having breast cancer protective effects. GLA provides cardiovascular protection by possibly improving reactivity to stress by reducing heart rate and blood pressure. Omega 3 fish oil has also been shown to be beneficial in people with a history of heart disease by reducing the risk of a future heart attack or sudden death.
Adults and children over 12 years of age:
For optimal health benefits and essential fatty acid replenishment: Take 1 capsule twice daily with meals.
For additional cardiovascular, central nervous system and anti-inflammatory support this dose can be increased to 2 capsules 3 times daily with meals.
Children under 12 years of age: Take half the adult dose.
Do not exceed recommended dosages unless on the advice of a health care provider. Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. 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.
The following side effects have been observed: fishy aftertaste, halitosis, allergy, soft stools, diarrhoea, reflux, heartburn and bloating. Hepatotoxicity has been reported in borage oil high in pyrrolizidine alkaloid (PA) content, with chronic exposure leading to veno-occlusive disease, symptoms include colicky pains in epigastruim, vomiting and diarrhoea, and ascites within several days. Mild hypotension has been reported.
Anticoagulant/Antiplatelet medicines: GLA may have anticoagulant effects that may increase the chance of bleeding in individuals using the following medicines: aspirin; clopidogrel; dalteparin; enoxaparin; heparin; warfarin; nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as diclofenac, ibuprofen, and naproxen.
Anticonvulsant agents: Borage oil may lower the seizure threshold, use with caution.
Hypoglycaemic agents: Fish oil supplements may lower blood sugar levels slightly, individuals using hypoglycaemic agents should use with caution.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Do not exceed 2 capsules per day if pregnant or breastfeeding.