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 Optimum Nutrition's Fish Oil

Description

Optimum Nutrition's Fish Oil contains pure fish oil, high in biologically active omega 3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). EPA and DHA are precursors to beneficial prostaglandins that act as hormone-like regulatory compounds. Research suggests that fish oil omega 3s support wellness, improve mood, relieve rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and prevent chronic diseases.

Omega 3s are considered essential fatty acids because the body can't make them from other substances and they must be supplied by the diet. Some experts believe that the western diet is deficient in omega 3 fatty acids. Therefore, fish oil supplementation can have important nutritional benefits. Research suggests that people with depression and rheumatoid arthritis have decreased levels of omega 3s.

A study review, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, found that fish oil omega 3s offer therapeutic benefits, including mood-stabilizing and antidepressant properties. "Deficits in omega-3 fatty acids have been identified as a contributing factor to mood disorders and offer a potential rational treatment approach," the study authors conclude.

Omega-3 fatty acids can help treat and prevent arthritis by reducing inflammation and improving joint function. Researchers found that omega-3 rich foods or supplements can help reduce the number of tender joints and amount of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIS) prescribed for patients with arthritis.


Pros

Optimum Nutrition's Fish Oil contains a well-balanced combination of EPA and DHA. A natural protective coating helps prevent fishy aftertaste.

The nutrients in Fish Oil have the following benefits:

  • Improves mood disorders such as depression
  • Relieves rheumatoid arthritis
  • Supports wellness
  • Lowers the risk of heart disease, certain cancers, inflammation, obesity and other chronic diseases

Cons

With high doses of fish oil, certain people may experience abdominal discomfort or diarrhea.

Fish oil should not be taken at least 14 days prior to any type of surgery.

Pregnant or lactating women and people with medical conditions should consult a physician before taking Fish Oil.

Be aware that some drugs may interact with the nutrients in Fish Oil including:

  • Anticoagulants
  • Cyclosporine
  • HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors (Statins)
  • Pravastatin
  • Simvastatin

Is it for you?

If you want to improve mood or relieve RA, as well as support wellness and prevent chronic disease, fish oil offers proven health benefits.

However, pregnant or lactating women and people with medical conditions should consult a physician before taking Fish Oil.


Dosage and Directions

Take 1 to 2 softgels, up to 3 times daily with meals.
Store in a cool, dry place.



Fish Oil Supplement Facts


Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 100
  Amount Per Serving Daily Value
Calories 10
Calories from Fat 10
Cholesterol 5 mg 2%
DHA (Docosahaxaenoic Acid) 120 mg *
EPA (Eicopentaenoic Acid) 180 mg *
Fish Oil 1,000 mg *
Total Fat 1 g 2%
Vitamin E (as Mixed Tocopherols) 1 IU 3%
* Daily Value not established


User reviews

Average user rating from: 11 user(s)

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I love it!

Written by Linda Tannen  | View all my reviews
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Tuesday, 11 January 2011
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Fish oil is totally important for the brain, and this fish oil is great! It's cloudy and is pure and who cares about the fishy after taste. No Big Deal! Love it, and it's priced well too. I'd also love to mention some other brain products I love. Mind Boost by Mastermind Supplements because it does wonders for me. I think taking the two together would work really well.
See: www.mastermindsupplements for more information on Mind Boost, and www.getslimandmore.com for more information on fish oil.

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High quality

Written by aldrich  | View all my reviews
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Friday, 07 May 2010
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I've tried at least dozens of "fish oil" gel caps. This is by far one of the highest quality versions I've used. However, the dosage per gelcap is double that of Fisol's. So you're getting more bang for your buck.

Also, I can tell the high quality by the fact that the oils inside the gelcap are not clear and transparent like cheap fish oil, but is actually clouded and murkey, indicating that it hasn't been diluted or filtered.

Definately a REAL bargain. Even my skin and hair feel softer, younger and health.

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Fish oil for depression

Written by Shel  | View all my reviews
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Thursday, 06 May 2010
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Fish oil has helped me with my mild depression. My doctor recommended it because I didn't want to start taking anti-depresants unless there was no other option. After about a month I noticed that my mood had improved a great deal.

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Left a bad taste in my mouth.

Written by Kim  | View all my reviews
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Thursday, 06 May 2010
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The fish oil capsules are great for getting that added boost during the day, but they leave a pretty foul taste in your mouth. Not good to kiss your significant other with. Other than that the product was great.

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Great way to get Omega 3s

Written by Monique  | View all my reviews
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Thursday, 06 May 2010
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Fish Oil caplets are the easiest way for me to take the oils. I have to have those Omega threes even though there is a smell to the bottles and sometimes the pills when you open them.