Omega-3 is an EFA (essential fatty acid) that provides numerous health benefits. Omega-3 fatty acids are needed in our daily diets in order for our bodies to work normally. DHA, EPA and ALA (Docosahexanoic Acid, Eicosapentaenoic Acid and Alpha-linolenic Acid) are not made in the body so we need to get them from the foods we eat. EPA and DHA are found in certain fish and plants, with the purest forms coming from the oil of fish that feed on algae.
EPA and DHA, as found in Ocean blue® products may contribute to the maintenance of*: Heart Health* Brain Health* Eye Health* Joint Health*
Research on omega-3 fatty acids is ongoing in several health areas. Doctors recommend fish consumption as a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Anchovies, sardines, bluefish, herring, mackerel, salmon, wild salmon, tuna, sturgeon and lake trout are all great choices for getting a high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids. However, for those people who cannot eat fish or don’t like fish, fish oil supplements with high levels of EPA and DHA are excellent alternatives.*
Please consult with your physician before starting any type of fish oil supplement regimen. You may be provided with specific recommendations depending on your health and other medications you take.
Most fish oil is typically made from the by-products of fish processed for food and other uses. This oil is unrefined and not concentrated, resulting in very low levels of omega-3 fatty acids and high levels of saturated fats, which are detrimental to your health. This is the oil used in many omega-3’s and fish oil supplements.
Ocean blue® products are made from a highly-refined, ultra-pure pharmaceutical grade omega-3 oil that is produced for use in our products.
The result is that our products contain among the highest amount of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids available per capsule, with or without a prescription, and without saturated fats.
2 softgels of Ocean blue® Omega·3 2100 contain:
- EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid): 1,350 mg
- DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid): 600 mg
The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends patients with a history of heart disease or related concerns should consume at least 1,000 mg per day of Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and patients with high triglycerides should consume 2,000 to 4,000 mg per day of EPA and DHA.
- 500 mg EPA + DHA Maintain your health
- 1000 mg EPA & DHA Patients with documented heart disease
- 2 to 4 grams EPA & DHA For people with high triglycerides (blood fats)
Look for EPA and DHA levels. Be sure you read the supplement facts to know how much EPA plus DHA you are getting. The size of a fish oil capsule refers only to the size of the softgel, not the amount of EPA and DHA it contains.
Pregnant women are likely to have an increased need for essential omega-3 fatty acids as compared to women who are not pregnant.
Omega-3 fatty acids are critical for fetal neurodevelopment and may be important for the timing of gestation and birth weight as well.
Most pregnant women do not get enough omega-3 fatty acids because the major dietary source, seafood, is restricted to two servings a week.
Research shows that healthy DHA levels in mothers during pregnancy and lactation support optimal brain and visual development in babies.
Developing infants cannot efficiently produce their own DHA and must obtain this vital nutrient through the placenta during pregnancy and from breast milk following birth.
Increasing DHA in the diet during pregnancy and nursing significantly enhances the level of DHA available to the unborn baby and infant.
For pregnant women to obtain adequate omega-3 fatty acids, a variety of sources should be consumed:
- Vegetable oils
- 2 low-mercury fish servings a week
- DHA prenatal supplements
*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. Supportive, but not conclusive research shows that the consumption of EPA and DHA may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.