Omega-3 Fish Oil FAQs
In this article
- Ingredient Information
- Suggested Use
- Is Omega-3 the same as fish oil?
- What does Omega-3 fish oil do for you?
- What happens when you take Omega-3 every day?
- Which Omega-3 is best?*
- How much fish oil should you take a day?
- Who should take Omega-3 fish oil?*
- What are potential side effects of fish oil?
This supplement contains esterified Omega-3 fish oil. Additional ingredients include gelatin (bovine), glycerin, purified water, and vitamin E (dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate as a stabilizer).
- Serving size: 2 softgels
- 1000 mg
- Supplement count: 60 count/30 day supply
- 1 softgel taken 1 to 2 times daily preferably with meals or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Helps support heart health*
- Supplements and food sources with Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce risks associated with heart disease.**
- **Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
Supports fetal brain development during pregnancy*
- Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil support the development of fetal brains in utero and the neurodevelopment of infants and children.
Can help support fertility*
- If you’re trying to conceive, it’s important to maintain adequate intake of Omega-3 fatty acids. Studies show that supplementing with Omega-3 fatty acids can positively impact sperm motility and conception.
Supports brain health*
- Research suggests that a regular intake of omega-3 fatty acids from marine sources may play an important supporting role in brain health.
Supports skin health*
- Omega-3 fatty acids may play anti-inflammatory roles in the skin.
Is Omega-3 the same as fish oil?
“Omega-3” and “fish oil” are often used interchangeably, though they’re not one and the same. While there are several different kinds of Omega-3 fatty acids, most research focuses on ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). ALA can be obtained through plant sources, but EPA and DHA mainly occur in oily fish or other marine sources and can be ingested via dietary sources or from fish oil supplements.
What does Omega-3 fish oil do for you?
Studies suggest that a consistent intake of the recommended daily allowance of fish—and a higher intake of DHA and EPA fish oil through supplements or dietary sources — may correspond to improved health outcomes.* While new research unfolds every day, omega-3 fatty acids may support heart health, and fetal brain development.*
What happens when you take Omega-3 every day?
Reaching recommended dietary allowances of Omega-3 fatty acids may benefit skin, heart, and brain function.* The Dietary Guidelines for Americans established by the US Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services recommends maintaining a diet rich with DHA and EPA from seafood sources—a minimum of 8 ounces per week. If Omega-3 levels can’t be met by diet alone, Omega-3 fish oil supplements may provide meaningful support. Consult a healthcare provider before adding supplementation to your daily routine.
Which Omega-3 is best?*
ALA, DHA, and EPA all benefit health and wellness. Because most children and adults receive sufficient levels of ALA through diet alone, supplementing levels of DHA and EPA through fish oil can be an important step in rounding out wellness.
How much fish oil should you take a day?
According to the FDA, daily dietary supplements containing no more than 5g of DHA and EPA are safe when used as recommended. While there is no upper limit (UL) on fish oil intake, you should always consult with your healthcare provider about how to best incorporate supplements, based on your diet and general health.
Who should take Omega-3 fish oil?*
Fish oil may benefit pregnant people, people trying to conceive, and people who want to support their heart health. Fish oil supplementation can also fill key nutritional gaps for those who lack access to a balanced, seafood-rich diet.
What are potential side effects of fish oil?
While generally mild, the potential side effects of fish oil include fishy taste, diarrhea, nausea, and gas.
*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.