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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 contaminates).

Those who experience nausea or reflux from other fish oils should find this enteric coated, odor controlled softgel easier to tolerate.

Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

* 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 1 softgel 1 to 2 times daily with food. Consider taking this product in combination with NOW® CoQ10 and Tru-E BioComplex™.

Serving Size 1 softgels
Servings Per Container 90
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 10.00
Calories from Fat 10.00
Total Fat 1.00 g 2%
Trans Fat 0.00 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.90 g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.50 g 4%
Cholesterol 0.00 mg 0%
Saturated Fat 0.50 g 1%
Natural Fish Oil Concentrate 1.00 g **
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 750.00 mg **
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) 500.00 mg **
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 250.00 mg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Softgel Capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water, enteric coating), Vitamin E (as Natural d-alpha Tocopherol)

Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool, dry place.

Warning:

Do Not Eat Freshness Packet. Keep in Bottle.

Contains fish (sardines, anchovies, mackerol) adn soy derivatives.

Manufactured by NOW Foods, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Health Notes

For a Healthier Heart, Think Omega-3s

For a Healthier Heart, Think Omega-3s
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Eating fish is the preferred way to boost your omega-3 intake
According to a review published in Atherosclerosis, taking omega-3 fatty acids could lead to better blood flow through the arteries of the body, potentially lowering the risk of heart disease.

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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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Dosage
  • Good Value
  • No taste

Cons

  • Large pill size

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Men
  • On-the-go
  • Women

Comments about NOW NUTRITION Now® Ultra Omega-3:

NOW Ultra Omega-3 is an excellent product at a great price. Even though the pill might be large for some consumers, at 750 DHA/EPA per pill, you only need to take 1-3 pills to meet your optimal serving each day.

Unlike other fish oil supplements (pills and liquid), NOW Ultra Omega-3 doesn't dissolve on your tongue before you can swallow it and does not give you disgusting fish burps.

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