Omega 3



Omega-3 is a family of fats that are essential for normal health, including the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.

These fats come in different forms:

ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) cannot be made in the body so must be eaten in our diet.  It has important functions and is needed to make other omega-3 fats.  ALA is found mainly in vegetable oils, rapeseed and linseed (flaxseed), nuts (walnuts, pecans and hazelnuts) and green leafy vegetables.

EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are long-chain fats that can be made from ALA in our bodies.  They have the most health benefits.

What it does

People from the Mediterranean, Japan and Greenland with a diet rich in omega-3 have been shown to have a lower risk of heart disease than Western countries such as the US and UK.

Because of this and other health benefits it is recommended that we eat more foods containing omega-3.

As fish and shellfish are also good sources of many vitamins and minerals such as iodine, calcium and selenium.

These provide other important nutrients including vitamins A and D and protein.

May protect the heart and blood vessels from disease.

Supports healthy development of your baby during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

May be protective in maintaining good memory and prevention and treatment of depression.

Recommended Use

Take one capsule daily with water.  Recommended intake should not be exceeded.

Suitable for vegetarians: No

Suitable for Vegans: No






Store in a cool dry place out of reach of children.  Do not exceed the stated dose.  If you are taking any medication, pregnant or breast feeding consult your doctor before taking.  Do not take supplements containing vitamin A if you are pregnant or planning a baby.


A lack of Omega-3, and thus deficiency can manifest with the following symptoms:

Rough or dry, bumpy skin.

Dry, dull, brittle hair and dandruff.

Soft, peeling, or brittle nails.

Excessive thirst.

Difficulty sleeping.

Difficulty paying attention.

Excessive mood swings, depression, or unwarranted anxiety.

Allergen Warnings

There is a low risk of allergy to fish oil.  However, it is best avoided if you have an allergy to fish or shell fish.


Information and products are meant for general use only and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease or provide medical advice.  Any decision to use supplements to support your specific needs should be considered in partnership with your qualified healthcare practicioner.


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