Essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), vital to the normal functioning of the body, belong to several different chemical families. The fat in fish contains so called omega-3 PUFAs (also known as n-3 PUFAs), which differ from omega-6 PUFAs found in vegetable oils. Omega-3 and omega-6 PUFAs have different roles in body metabolism. Fish oils contain about 50 different fatty acids, and are the main source of the omega-3 essential PUFAs eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA). EPA and DHA levels are very low (or absent) in domesticated land animals. The habitat in which the fish grow has a major influence on their fatty acid composition. The fish obtain omega-3 PUFAs by eating plankton, which in turn contain more omega-3 PUFAs the colder the sea water (cold water fish also have a higher fat content). Cold water fish such as salmon, tuna and mackerel have the highest levels of omega-3 PUFAs. Farmed fish fed commercial fish food contain lower levels of omega-3 PUFAs.
What does Bio-Fish Oil do? Omega-3 PUFAs present in fish oil help maintain normal cardiovascular function and normal vision. Omega-3 PUFAs are required for the normal development and function of the brain.
About Pharma Nord Bio-Fish Oil Fish oils used by Pharma-Nord are derived only from the flesh (not livers) of fish found in the deep oceans of the North Atlantic and South East Pacific (not farmed fish). All fish oils are carefully screened to ensure that there is no contamination by heavy metals, pesticides or industrial toxins such as dioxins. Bio-Fish Oil also has a natural lemon flavour no fishy taste.
Each capsule of Bio-Fish Oil contains 1000mg of fish oil (in the form of triglycerides), corresponding to an EPA content of 170mg/capsule and DHA content of 115mg/capsule.
Bio-Fish Oil is manufactured under Danish pharmaceutical control. The preparation is blister packed for maximum bio-availability.
Are there any adverse effects from taking Bio-Fish Oil? Fish oil is generally well tolerated, although gastrointestinal disturbance may occasionally occur. There are no reports of serious adverse effects from taking fish oil. Large doses of fish oil supplements may result in a significant increase in total calorie intake. Patients taking anticoagulants should exercise caution if taking supplements containing Omega-3 PUFAs, which may inhibit blood clotting. Patients with diabetes should exercise caution if taking fish oil supplements. Cod liver oil should not be used as a source of omega-3 PUFAs, as it contains high levels of vitamin A and vitamin D, both of which can be toxic in high doses.
How much should you take? Pharma Nord recommends 1-4 capsules/day.
PHARMA NORD BIO-FISH OIL 1000MG - 80 capsules
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