Weil Nutritional Supplements Omega-3 Complex - 60 Softgels
Support your overall health with Dr. Weil's high-quality source of Omega-3 nutrition. Weil Nutritional Supplements Omega-3 Support Formula provides both of the primary essential omega-3 fatty acids - EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), an essential long chain omega-3 fatty acid that is produced from EPA. Both DHA and EPA are constituents of fish oil and promote and maintain the normal, natural restorative responsethroughout the body. In addition, EPA supports heart health and circulatory integrity, and may help maintain healthy cholesterol levels already in the normal range. DHA is found primarily in brain and nerve tissue and is the omega-3 fatty acid essential for normal brain development and function. Omega-3 fatty acids may help maintain optimal day-to-day functioning and support a healthy outlook.
The Omega-3 Support Formula is designed as an enhancement to our complete Antioxidant and Multivitamin, which is recommended for everyone as the basic foundation for insurance against nutritional gaps in the diet. In addition to their cardio-supportive effects, omega-3's may be especially beneficial for anyone concerned with maintaining optimal day-to-day functioning and sustaining normal, natural defenses.
What is fish oil?
Fish oil is a rich source of the two essential omega-3 fatty acids known as EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). It is found in the fatty tissues of cold water, oily fish. It is also available in supplement form for those who don't eat fish.
Why is it necessary?
Fish oil, and omega-3 fatty acids in particular, help to protect mental and physical health. EPA supports heart health and DHA is a constituent of membranes of nerve cells in the brain and is thought to play an important role in normal brain development and function. Research indicates omega-3s down regulate inflammation, and may help reduce the risk and symptoms of a variety of disorders influenced by inflammation, including heart attack, stroke, several forms of cancer and auto-immune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. People with high cholesterol, diabetes, symptoms of PMS, coronary artery disease, breast cancer, memory loss, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), insulin resistance, or rheumatoid arthritis may also benefit from the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil.
How much, and what kind, does an adult need?
Dr. Weil recommends eating oily fleshed, wild caught, cold water fish 2-3 times per week. If you use fish oil capsules, he recommends taking two grams daily of a brand that contains both EPA and DHA. When choosing a supplement, look for one derived from molecularly distilled fish oils - these are naturally high in both EPA and DHA and low in contaminants. Also choose a supplement brand that has been independently tested and guaranteed to be free of heavy metals such as mercury and lead, and other environmental toxins including polychlorinated biphenyls, also known as PCBs.
How much does a child need?
Fish oil has been used at one to three grams daily to help alleviate the symptoms of ADHD in children. Effective doses are not clearly established, so consult your pediatrician before giving children fish oil supplements.
How do you get enough from foods?
Oily fleshed, cold water fish such as wild Alaskan salmon, mackerel, sardines, herring and black cod are the best sources of fish oil.