Mega Omega™ Extra Strength

100 CAPS Product No. 00686

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Mega OmegaTM Extra Strength fish oil supplement is a rich source of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. Omega-3 fatty acids have been well studied and play a major role in human health. They provide protective effects for the immune, neurological, and cardiovascular systems and have been shown to promote healthy insulin and glucose metabolism. Our fish oils are concentrated, purified, and thoroughly tested by a third party lab to give the benefits of omega-3s without the risk of contaminants common in fish, such as mercury and arsenic. Mega OmegaTM Extra Strength offers 1000 mg of concentrated fish oil providing 450 mg of EPA and 340 mg of DHA per softgel.

  • Promotes a healthy immune response*
  • Supports cardiovascular health*
  • Promotes healthy insulin and glucose metabolism*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.

 

Mega OmegaTM Extra Strength

 

Product Code: 00686           Softgels per Bottle: 100

 

Each softgel capsule contains:

 

Calories 

10

Total fat

1 g

Concentrated Fish Oil

1000 mg

    EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)

450 mg

    DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)

340 mg

  Other Ingredients: capsule - gelatin, glycerin, purified water

 

Description: Mega OmegaTM Extra Strength fish oil supplement is a rich source of the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Our fish oils are concentrated, purified, and thoroughly tested by a third-party lab to give the benefits of omega-3s without the risk of contaminants common in fish, such as mercury and arsenic. Mega OmegaTM Extra Strength offers 1000 mg of concentrated fish oil providing 450 mg of EPA and 340 mg of DHA per softgel.

Uses: Fish oils provide protective effects for the immune, neurological, and cardiovascular systems and have been shown to promote healthy insulin and glucose metabolism.

Studies have demonstrated that n−3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which make up a significant proportion of fish oil, have immunomodulatory actions and tend to suppress a number of markers associated with immune function by both direct and indirect (accessory cell) mechanisms [1, 2]. Specifically, those markers are related to T-cell, lymphocyte, and cytokine activity [1, 2]. Most of these studies examined the combined effects of the long-chain n−3 PUFAs EPA (20:5n−3) and DHA (22:6n−3), which are found in high concentrations in our product. EPA and DHA have also both been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory effects in animal studies [1].

DHA, specifically, is essential for maintenance of normal brain function in adults. It is absorbed by the brain in preference to other fatty acids and turnover of DHA in the brain is very fast [3]. DHA in the diet has been shown to improve learning ability, whereas deficiencies of DHA are associated with deficits in learning. Decreases in DHA in the brain are associated with cognitive decline during aging and with onset of sporadic Alzheimer disease [3].

The leading cause of death in western nations is cardiovascular disease. Epidemiological and clinical evidence suggests that there is a significant inverse association between long-term intake of EPA and DHA, and mortality associated with cardiovascular disease [4, 5, 6]. Supporting this revelation is the strong correlation between fish consumption and a reduction in sudden death by myocardial infarction Therefore, supplementation with fish oil supports cardiovascular health, and could aid in the prevention against major events associated with cardiovascular disease, especially fatal myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death. The reduction is reported to be approximately 50% with at least 200 mg per day of DHA from fish [5]. Fish oil reduces triglycerides in the blood, decreases thrombosis, and has been associated with a reduction in cardiac arrhythmias [6].

Studies have also been conducted to measure the effects of EPA and DHA on serum lipids, plasma and platelet fatty acids, and fasting glucose concentrations. Both EPA and DHA were shown to decrease triacylglycerols, DHA increased HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol), EPA increased fasting glucose concentrations [7]. Along with demonstrating a role for fish oil supplementation in healthy metabolism, this improved lipid profile may explain the relationship between fish oil consumption and increased cardiovascular health.

Source Materials: Gelatin is bovine. Glycerin is plant based. All ingredients are non-GMO.

Allergens: Contains oil from one or more of the following fish species: sardines, sprat, mackerel, anchovies, salmon, culpea.

According to information provided by our suppliers, these capsules are free of seven of the eight major allergens as identified by the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA): Wheat (gluten), eggs, milk, soybeans, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts.

Recommendations: Use as directed by a healthcare professional.

Precautions: Pregnant or lactating women and individuals taking prescription medications should consult with a healthcare professional before taking any supplement.

References:

  1. Kew, Samantha, et al. "Effects of oils rich in eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids on immune cell composition and function in healthy humans." The American journal of clinical nutrition 79.4 (2004): 674-681.
  2. Chapkin, Robert S., et al. "Dietary docosahexaenoic and eicosapentaenoic acid: emerging mediators of inflammation."Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids 81.2-3 (2009): 187-191.
  3. Horrocks, Lloyd A., and Young K. Yeo. "Health benefits of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)." Pharmacological research 40.3 (1999): 211-225.
  4. Yokoyama, Mitsuhiro, et al. "Effects of eicosapentaenoic acid on major coronary events in hypercholesterolaemic patients (JELIS): a randomised open-label, blinded endpoint analysis."The Lancet 369.9567 (2007): 1090-1098.
  5. Kwak, Sang Mi, et al. "Efficacy of omega-3 fatty acid supplements (eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid) in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a meta-analysis of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials." Archives of internal medicine 172.9 (2012): 686-694.
  6. Mori, Trevor A., et al. "Docosahexaenoic acid but not eicosapentaenoic acid lowers ambulatory blood pressure and heart rate in humans." Hypertension 34.2 (1999): 253-260.
  7. Mori, Trevor A., et al. "Purified eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids have differential effects on serum lipids and lipoproteins, LDL particle size, glucose, and insulin in mildly hyperlipidemic men–." The American journal of clinical nutrition 71.5 (2000): 1085-1094.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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