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DHA-500 - 90 Softgels

  • Highest Potency
  • Supports Cognitive Function
  • 500 DHA / 250 EPA
  • Molecularly Distilled - Enteric Coated
  • Cardiovascular Support
  • Cholesterol Free
  • A Dietary Supplement

The Natural Fish Oil Concentrate used in this softgel is manufactured under strict quality control standards.  It is tested to be free of detectable levels of potentially harmful contaminants (i.e. mercury, heavy metals, PCB's, dioxins, and other contaminants). Consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. 

Other Benefits:

Cognitive development in infants: DHA makes up 90% of the omega-3 fatty acid content of the brain, and is a major component of brain cell membranes. Since DHA is crucial during development of the brain, adequate DHA intake is important for pregnant and nursing women. Previous studies documenting improved cognitive skills in breastfed infants have attributed this to the DHA content of breast milk. A new study has confirmed these observations. Infants were fed formula with or without supplemental DHA – when they reached 9 months of age, the babies given DHA scored higher on a problem solving test.

Keeping arteries clear: The oxidized form of LDL cholesterol contributes to the formation of atherosclerotic plaque. DHA supplementation in healthy, middle-aged men had antioxidant effects on LDL.

Reducing inflammation: Men who took DHA supplements for 6-12 weeks decreased the concentrations of several inflammatory markers in their blood by approximately 20%.

Cancer protection: DHA and EPA induced programmed cell death in colon cancer cells and prostate cancer cells, and DHA supplementation reduced tumor size in mice.

Slowing the aging process: It had already been shown that heart disease patients with higher intakes of DHA and EPA survived longer. A new study has found that higher intake of these omega-3 fatty acids was associated with slower rate of telomere shortening, which is a DNA sign of aging.

 


Serving Size: 1 Softgel- Servings Per Container: 90

  Amount Per Serving  
Calories   10    
Calories from Fat   10    
Total Fat   1 g    
Saturated Fat   <0.5 g    
Trans Fat   0 g    
Polyunsaturated Fat   0.9 g    
Monounsaturated Fat   <0.5 g    
Cholesterol   0 mg    
Vitamin E (as natural d-alpha Tocopherol)   2 IU    
Natural Fish Oil Concentrate   1.0 g (1,000 mg)    
Omega-3 Fatty Acids   750 mg    
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)   500 mg    
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)   250 mg    
 

Suggested Usage:  As a dietary supplement, take 1 softgel 1 to 2 times daily with meals.  Consider taking this product in combination with NOW® Brain Elevate™, Phosphatidyl Serine and DMAE.

Other Ingredients:  Softgel Capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water and enteric coating).  Contains fish (sardines, anchovies, mackerel) and soy derivatives.

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

Item#: 1612
Manufacturer SKU: 733739016126

 
 
 

Omega-3 FAQs

What is Omega-3 and what is it good for?

Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid (EFA), also known as a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA).  It is derived from both animal and plant sources, although Omega-3 from fish oil is the most common supplemental form. Fatty acids form the main useful fraction of fats and oils and are necessary for overall health. Because your body cannot manufacture essential fatty acids, you must get them from food or supplemental sources.

Plant sources such as Flax Oil contain the parent Omega-3 fatty acid called Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).  The human body normally converts ALA to the longer chain fatty acids EPA and DHA, which are used for prostaglandin formation and other cellular needs. Fish Oil contains the desired Omega-3 fatty acids in their more useful EPA and DHA forms. ALA requires enzymatic conversion to generate EPA and DHA.

What does: "Free of  potentially harmful levels of mercury, heavy metal, PCBs, dioxins and other potentially harmful contaminants " mean?

All fish contain contaminants due to either man-made pollution or natural impurities in seas and fresh water. As with all our natural products, we take care to ensure that they are tested for contaminants as necessary. All our fish oils have been evaluated for a variety of contaminants. Heavy metals and mercury are checked using a sophisticated instrument called ICP-MS. We have this instrument in-house and do these tests on a regular basis. Our standards are set to the AHPA standards, which are tighter than most other scientific based standards. We have a long historical record of PCB and dioxin testing for our fish oils. The most recognized world standard is the European Commission standard, which has been adopted by the US Pharmacopeia. This standard for PCBs, dioxins and other similar contaminants takes into account the toxicity of the different PCBs and dioxins. This standard is a true safety standard and we follow this guideline. You can learn more about PCBs in this article, PCBs, Fish and Fish Oil, by Rick Sharpee, Ph.D. We also test our fish oils for other contaminants such as bacteria and pathogens. Our fish oils are generally safer than eating fish because of the additional purification steps that take place. These steps may include absorbent technologies and molecular distillation, depending on the type of fish oil.

Is your New Omega-3 Fish Oil softgel pharmaceutical grade?

There is a lot of confusion caused by supplement distributors who claim to have a pharmaceutical grade Omega 3 Fish Oil. There is no such thing in the United States, as the official USP (United States Pharmacopeia) monograph that defines the testing specifications necessary to qualify Omega 3 Fish oils as pharmaceutical grade has never been published. Anyone claiming to have "pharmaceutical grade" fish oils is simply over-hyping their product by claiming to meet a non-existent standard. NOW does not claim this, as it is simply not possible.

However, there is a voluntary GOED (Global Organization for EPA and DHA omega -3) monograph that is being utilized to define the specifications necessary to qualify a pure Omega 3 EPA/DHA product. NOW's Omega 3 Enteric-coated Fish oil softgels meet the criteria in the GOED Monograph for EPA/DHA

Why is your Omega-3 Fish Oil Molecularly Distilled?

The Omega-3 Fish Oil used in these products are from fish caught in either Norway or Peru and are generally processed utilizing high vacuum Molecular Distillation. This processing technique guarantees the production of high purity EPA/DHA Omega-3 Fish Oils and minimizes the presence of impurities.

What fish are used for producing the Omega-3 Fish Oil?

Sardines, Anchovies and Mackerel are the primary species used in the production of our Omega-3 Fish Oils.

What does "enteric-coated" mean?

The special enteric-coated softgels used to deliver Molecularly Distilled Omega 3 Fish Oil protect the contents of the capsule from stomach acid by preventing gastric juices from dissolving the softgel in the stomach. This allows people to enjoy the benefits of Omega 3 Fish Oil without having the fish oil taste "repeat". The enteric-coated softgel will then release the Omega 3 fish oil in the alkaline environment beyond the stomach.

Are your Fish Oil products high in Vitamin A?

Omega-3 fish oils are made from the whole bodies of fish such as sardines, anchovies, and mackerel, rather than from fish liver oil. Omega-3 fish oils are body oils that undergo purification to remove these vitamins and provide EPA and DHA.

Fish Liver Oils (such as Cod Liver Oil) usually do contain vitamins A and D along with some EPA and DHA.

 

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