Nature's Bounty Fish Oil 1400 mg., 130 Coated Softgels Exp. 02/22
Our formula contains a high concentration of 70% Omega-3 fatty acids, providing 980 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids from 1400 mg of fish oil. While regular strength fish oils typically contain 300 mg of Omega-3s from 1000 mg of fish oil, our formula undergoes additional purification steps to concentrate these essential fatty acids
- Promotes heart health†
- Beneficial for joint health†
- Odorless, coated to minimize fish burps
- One per day
- 900 mg EPA and DHA
Supportive but not conclusive research shows that the consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. One serving of Nature’s Bounty® Fish Oil provides 900 grams of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids. It is estimated that more than 1 in 3 American adults have at least one type of cardiovascular disease, such as, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease or stroke.4 There are many risk factors for cardiovascular disease which include smoking, high cholesterol, a sedentary or inactive lifestyle, and poor nutrition.1
Even though Fish Oil is primarily known for heart health, its benefits do not stop there.† Omega-3 fatty acids are some of the most important fatty acids you need for cellular health.† They play a key structural role in the membrane of every cell in the body and are essential for normal cell growth.† They are also some of the most important fatty acids you need for metabolic health and are even essential for normal skin function.†
Omega-3 fatty acids are also beneficial for joint health and help maintain triglyceride levels already within a normal range.†
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends adults consume 8 ounces of a variety of seafood each week for heart health. This would provide an average of 250 mg of EPA and DHA per day. The best dietary sources of EPA and DHA include salmon, anchovies, herring, shad, sardines, Pacific oysters, trout, and Atlantic and Pacific mackerel. However, the average intakes of seafood for males and females in all age groups are below the recommended amounts.2 Furthermore, many popular types of seafood such as tilapia, catfish, and shrimp, do not contribute significant amounts of omega-3s to the diet.
EPA and DHA are not considered to be essential fatty acids because they can be synthesized from another omega-3 fatty acid, ALA. Essential nutrients are those that cannot be made by the body and must be obtained from dietary sources. However, ALA is an essential fatty acid so if dietary intake is not adequate, EPA and DHA can become conditionally essential. Furthermore, the conversion of ALA to EPA and DHA in the body is poor so it is recommended that EPA and DHA are obtained from additional sources such as dietary supplements. 3
The 2015—2020 Dietary Guidelines recommend consuming 8oz. of a variety of seafood per week for optimal heart health. This provides an average of 250mg EPA and DHA per day.4 When reading labels, the supplement facts box will list the total amount of fish oil as well as the amounts of EPA and DHA, which are sometimes grouped together as total Omega-3s. The most important factor to consider is the amount of Omega-3.
The maximum amount of fish oil you should consume from supplements each day depends on how much fatty fish is eaten in your diet. If you are unsure of how much fish oil to take, talk with your doctor.
We all know the old adage, you are what you eat. While fish is a great source of protein, as well as micronutrients and good fats, some species can be associated with high levels of mercury. Swordfish and Marlin, for example, should be avoided by pregnant and lactating women.5 However, DHA is an important nutrient for pregnant and nursing women since it supports fetal brain and eye development and maternal health.† Nature’s Bounty® Fish Oil goes through a special purification process of selective heating and cooling to eliminate mercury. The end result is a pure fish oil you can feel good about taking every day!