About Now foods Omega - 3 softgels
Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Omega-3s, also known as “n-3s,” are present in flaxseed and fish, & fish oil. Several different omega-3s exist, but the majority of scientific research focuses on three: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). ALA is considered essential fatty acids, meaning it must be obtained from the diet. ALA can be converted into EPA and then to DHA, but the conversion (which occurs primarily in the liver) is very limite. Therefore, consuming EPA and DHA directly from foods and/or dietary supplements is the only practical way to increase levels of these fatty acids in the body.
ALA is present in plant oils, such as flaxseed, soybean, and canola oils. DHA and EPA are present in fish, fish oils, and krill oils, but they are originally synthesized by microalgae, not by the fish. Omega-3s play important roles in the body as components of the phospholipids that form the structures of cell membranes. DHA, in particular, is especially high in the retina, brain, and sperm. In addition to their structural role in cell membranes, omega-3s (along with omega-6s) provide energy for the body and are used to form eicosanoids.
The eicosanoids made from omega-6s are generally more potent mediators of inflammation, vasoconstriction, and platelet aggregation than those made from omega-3s, although there are some exceptions.
Recommended Intakes for adult male is 1.6gm and adult female is 1.1 gm omega 3.
Food sources of omega 3 include plant oils that contain ALA include flaxseed (linseed), soybean, and canola oils. Chia seeds and walnuts also contain ALA. The omega-3 content of fish varies widely. Cold-water fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, herring, and sardines, contain high amounts of LC omega-3s, whereas fish with a lower fat content—such as bass, tilapia and cod—as well as shellfish contain lower levels. Some foods, such as certain brands of eggs, yogurt, juices, milk, and soy beverages, are fortified with DHA and other omega-3s.
Omega-3 dietary supplements, such as fish oil, have the potential to interact with medications Warfarin (Coumadin®) and similar anticoagulants. Fish oil can have antiplatelet effects at high doses, although it appears to be less potent than aspirin. Fish oil might prolong clotting times, as indicated by an elevated international normalized ratio (INR), when it is taken with warfarin, but most research indicates that doses of 3–6 g/day fish oil do not significantly affect the anticoagulant status of patients taking warfarin.
Now foods Omega - 3 softgels Ingredients
- Fish (Anchovies)
- Vitamin E from Soy
- Vitamin E
Now foods Omega - 3 softgels Nutrition Facts
1 serving is 2 softgels that contains:
- Calories 20 Kcal
- Total fat 2 gm
- Saturated fat 0.5 gm
- PUFA 1 gm
- MUFA 0.5 gm
- Natural fish oil concentrate 2 gm
- Omega 3 fatty acids 680 mg
- EPS 360 mg
- DHA 240 mg
- other omega 3 fatty acids 80 mg
Now foods Omega - 3 softgels Dosage
Take 2 softgels daily, preferably with a meal.
Now foods Omega - 3 softgels Storage
- Keep the lid tightly closed.
- Store in a cool, dry and dark place away from sunlight.
- Keep away from children.