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Microgenics Fish Oil 1,500mg Odourless 400 Capsules

It is recommended that we eat 1-3 serves of fish per week1. Unfortunately, the truth is that many people don’t manage this. This could be because they don’t like the taste of fish, don’t have access to good quality fish, or can’t afford it. To ensure those people don’t miss out on the many health benefits of fish oil, it is highly recommended they use a good quality fish oil supplement.

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INGREDIENT INFORMATION
Natural source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids

Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Fish oil is not the only source for omega-3 fatty acids, it is found in plants as well. However, fish oil is rich in EPA and DHA, while the omega-3 in plant sources is mainly ALA which the human body can’t convert efficiently2,3. This makes fish oil is a better source for omega-3 fatty acids than plant oil.

Supports brain health and the nervous system
The human brain is nearly 60% fat4. Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are critical for normal brain function and development throughout all stages of
life. Several studies show that when pregnant women consume fish oil, their children have higher scores on tests of intelligence and brain function in early childhood5,6. Lower levels of DHA in the blood have been associated with smaller brain size7 and with impaired cognitive function. Numerous clinical trials have shown that supplementing with DHA can help improve cognition in people of all ages, ranging from infants to elderly8,9,10.

EFAs also affects moods. Depression rates are up to 10 times higher in countries with limited seafood intake11; and studies show that supplementing with EFA’s can help improve depression12,13,14. This may be because EFA’s act as an antiinflammatory. Researchers have observed elevated levels of inflammatory markers in those with depression, and noted that lowering the levels of inflammatory markers improved moods15,16.

Support healthy eye function
DHA accounts for more than 1/3 of the fatty acids in the retina of the eye. EFAs are essential for the development of the eyes in babies, and may help protect adult eyes from macular degeneration and dry eye syndrome. The AREDS 1&2 studies found participants who reported the highest level of omega-3 fatty acids in their diet were 25-30% less likely to develop macular degeneration during a 12-year period17.

Support heart health
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of death in Australia. It kills one Australian every 12 minutes; and 73% of Australians aged 30 to 65 years have been told by their doctor they have at least one risk factor for heart disease18. Research shows that taking fish oil supplements for at least six months can reduce the risk of heart-related events in people who are at high risk of heart disease19. Studies also report that taking fish oil supplements can lead to modest reductions in blood pressure20. There is also scientific evidence that omega-3 fatty acids can reduce blood triglyceride levels21 and can help improve HDL or “good” cholesterol levels22.

Note: research shows omega-3 fatty acids need to be taken for at least 6 months
before results are noticeable.

Help reduce inflammation and joint pain
Inflammation is a sign that the body is fighting an infection or sustained an injury. Inflammation is an essential part of the healing response. However, problems start to arise when inflammation continues for a long time and becomes chronic inflammation. Fish oil can help reduce inflammation because it has anti-inflammatory properties and stops the body from producing inflammatory substances. For this reason, fish oil can bring relief to those with painful, swollen joints – for instance in osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis23. Research shows that people with non-specific joint pain noticed an improvement in their pain levels when they took an omega-3 fish oil supplement24.

SUMMARISED
▪ Fish oil can help support heart health
▪ Fish oil is essential for brain development and can help improve cognition and moods
▪ Fish oil can help support eye health

PRODUCT BENEFITS
▪ Contains added Vitamin E
▪ Vanilla flavoured

APPROVED LABEL CLAIM
Microgenics Fish Oil 1,500mg Odourless contains Omega-3 fatty acids, which are important as the body cannot produce them and can therefore only be obtained from the diet. Microgenics Fish Oil 1,500mg Odourless contains DHA which supports brain and nervous system health and function as well as healthy eye function.
üüOmega-3 fatty acids are important as the body cannot produce them and therefore can only be obtained from the diet
üüSupports brain, eye and nervous system function
üüMaintains general health and wellbeing

INGREDIENTS (per capsule)
Natural fish oil 1.5g (1,500mg)
Equiv. to Omega-3 marine triglycerides 450mg
Equiv. to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 270mg
Equiv. to docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 180mg

CONTAINS NO ADDED
Wheat, corn, gluten, yeast, dairy products, egg, artificial colours, preservatives or sweeteners.

STORAGE INFORMATION
Store below 30°C, away from children. Take in conjunction with a healthy balanced diet.

DOSE
Adults, take 2 capsules once daily, with meals, or
as directed by your healthcare professional.

CAUTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONS
Vitamins and minerals can only be of assistance if
dietary intake is inadequate. If symptoms persist
seek the advice of a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. Take only as directed. Do
not use if tamper evidence seal is missing, torn or
broken. Contains fish, soy and sulfites.

MEDICINE INTERACTIONS
If taking prescription medication or if in doubt
consult your healthcare professional.