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1200 mg from Borage, Flax Seed and Fish Oil
Super Omega 3-6-9 is a blend of Fish, Borage and Organic Flax Seed Oils. This combination of well-known nutritional oils provides a unique balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids plus Omega-9, a non-essential, but beneficial fatty acid. The Omega-3's, Alpha Linolenic Acid, EPA and DHA, and the Omega-6, GLA, are necessary for the maintenance of cardiovascular, nervous system and skin health. Oleic Acid, and Omega-9, has also been shown to promote a healthy vascular system.*
Consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. FDA evaluated the data and determined that, although there is scientific evidence supporting the claim, the evidence is not conclusive.
The Natural Fish Oil Concentrate used in this softgel is manufactured under strict quality control standards. It is tested to be free of potentially harmful levels of contaminants (i.e. mercury, heavy metals, PCS's, dioxins, and other contaminants).
Each serving may typically provide the following naturally occurring fatty acids:
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids: 690 mg (EPA: 144 mg, DHA: 96 mg)
- Omega-6 Fatty Acids: 600 mg (GLA: 160 mg)
- Omega-9 Fatty Acids: 420 mg
- Other fatty acids, saturated fats, phospholipids, etc: 690 mg
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
- Supplement Facts
As a dietary supplement, take 2 softgels 1 to 3 times daily with meals. Consider taking this product in combination with NOW® CoQ10 and Tru-E BioComplex.
Serving Size 2 softgels Servings Per Container 90 Amount Per Serving % DV Calories 25.00 Calories from Fat 20.00 Total Fat 2.40 g 4% Saturated Fat 0.50 g 2% Trans Fat 0.00 g Polyunsaturated Fat 1.40 g 7% Monounsaturated Fat 0.60 g 0% Cholesterol 0.00 mg 0% Protein 0.60 g 2% Vitamin E (as Mixed Tocopherols) 20.00 IU 70% Borage Oil (Borago officinalis seed) 800.00 mg ** Organic Flax Seed Oil 800.00 mg ** ** Daily Value (DV) not established
Other Ingredients: Softgel Capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water)
Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, milk, egg, or preservatives., No Corn, No Shellfish
Warning: Contains soy and fish (sardines, anchovies, mackerel) derivatives.
Manufactured by NOW FOODS,
BLOOMINGDALE, IL 60108
- Health Notes
For a Healthier Heart, Think Omega-3sFor a Healthier Heart, Think Omega-3sEating fish is the preferred way to boost your omega-3 intake
Predicting the risk
By the time hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) develops, full-blown heart disease could be right around the corner. A test called flow-mediated dilation can help measure blood vessel health (endothelial function) and predict a person's heart disease risk, giving them time to make changes to head off heart disease before it takes hold.
Several studies have examined the effect of omega-3 fatty acids on blood vessel health, as measured by flow-mediated dilation. To summarize these findings, researchers from Beijing, China, looked at 16 different studies including 901 people who took omega-3 supplements made from fish or walnut oil. The people took from 0.5 to almost 5 grams per day of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), or ALA (alpha linolenic acid) for an average of 56 days. Here's what they found:
- Omega-3 fatty acids significantly increased flow-mediated dilation compared with placebo.
- Omega-3 supplementation seemed to improve flow-mediated dilation in those with poorer health (people with heart disease or with other risk factors for it) more so than in healthy people.
- Higher omega-3 consumption improved flow-mediated dilation to a greater extent than lower amounts.
Should you take an omega-3 supplement?
"Although a positive association was identified between omega-3s and endothelial function, the evidence for a clinical efficacy is not strong enough to make final recommendations concerning specific doses or the durations of intakes for different populations," concluded the researchers.
While flow-mediated dilation can help predict heart disease risk, improving it doesn't necessarily prevent heart disease. The studies included in the review showed that omega-3s improved flow-mediated dilation, but they didn't go on to follow the people to see if they actually developed heart disease. Nevertheless, this kind of information is helpful when making decisions about using omega-3 supplements.
Eating your omega-3s
Cold-water fish like salmon, halibut, mackerel, trout, sardines, and scallops are all terrific sources of omega-3 fatty acids. And walnuts have so much ALA that they've earned the right to bear a qualified health claim from the FDA for their heart health benefits.
Eating fish is the preferred way to boost your omega-3 intake, since non-fish sources of omega-3s have to go through a series of steps in the body to be converted to DHA and EPA, and the process isn't perfect. This means that the pathways leading from ALA to DHA and EPA can become maxed out, limiting the amount of DHA and EPA that's available from plant sources.
(Atherosclerosis 2012; 221:536-43)Kimberly Beauchamp, ND, received her doctoral degree from Bastyr University, the nation's premier academic institution for science-based natural medicine. She co-founded South County Naturopaths in Wakefield, RI, where she practiced whole family care with an emphasis on nutritional counseling, herbal medicine, detoxification, and food allergy identification and treatment. Her blog, Eat Happy, helps take the drama out of healthy eating with real food recipes and nutrition news that you can use. Dr. Beauchamp is a regular contributor to Healthnotes Newswire.
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Comments about NOW NUTRITION Now® Super Omega 3-6-9:
I use the product daily (2 capsules) after breakfast. It is easy to swallow. One negative: it leaves a fish oil taste if taken with a warm liquid.
I use the product for osteoarthritis.
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