Omega 3-6-9 Product summary
Omega 3-6-9 Oils provides a carefully blended combination of these healthy fats (high in EPA and DHA), balanced to optimal levels of each to ensure adequate intake of the essential polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids.
Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids are essential and must be sourced from the diet. Omega 9 fatty acid is not considered essential (as it can be manufactured by the body), but its inclusion in the diet has been associated with a range of health benefits.
This supplement is derived from sunflower seed oil, flaxseed oil and fish oil (the best source), plus added vitamin E. A high-strength formula (1000mg) and in an easy-to-swallow gel capsule form.
Omega 3 oils are generally found in fatty fish, deep green vegetables and some grains and seeds. They contain alpha-linolenic acid, which is metabolised into eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in the body. DHA is found in high concentration in the grey matter of the brain and the retina of the eye and is instrumental in the function of brain cell membranes (which are in turn important for the transmission of brain signals).
Unlike Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, Omega 9 fatty acids are not classed as EFAs. This is both because they can be manufactured by the human body from unsaturated fat and are therefore not “essential” in the diet. Having said that, vegans, vegetarians, semi-vegetarians and others with restricted diets may require greater dietary input.
60 gelatin capsules per pot
Omega 3 – Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) , Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA)
Omega 6 – Linoleic Acid (LA)
Omega 9 – Oleic Acid (OA)
Fish Oil Concentrate, Cold Pressed Flax Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Gelatin Capsule, Glycerol, Water, Vitamin E: D Alpha Tocopherol.
ALLERGY ADVICE: for allergens, see ingredients in bold. Contains fish.
Not suitable for vegetarians and vegans as contains fish oils.
Approved EFSA health claims:
These Omega oil capsules are a source of Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA), Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA), Linoleic Acid (LA), Oleic Acid (OA) and vitamin E.
DHA and EPA contribute to the maintenance of normal blood pressure (with a daily intake of 3g of EPA and DHA)* – click here and here for EFSA scientific opinions.
DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal blood triglyceride levels (with a daily intake of 2g of DHA and when taken in combination with EPA)* – click here for EFSA scientific opinion.
Maternal intake of DHA contributes to the normal brain and eye development of the foetus and breastfed infants (a daily intake of at least 200mg). Click here for EFSA scientific opinion.
Replacing saturated fats in the diet with unsaturated fats contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. OA is unsaturated fat.
Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.