Pharma Nord's Bio-Marine Plus fish oil capsules is a unique fish oil supplement with 65% Omega-3 in the form of free fatty acids for direct absorption in the digestive system.
Omega-3 fish oil supplements contain EPA and DHA which are known to contribute to the normal functioning of the heart, plus maintenance of normal vision and brain function.
Pharma Nord's Bio-Marine Plus even contains Folic Acid and vitamin B12 a vitamin combination that contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism and psychological functions. Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid also contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), are vital to the normal functioning of the body, which belong to several different chemical families. The fat in fish contains so called Omega 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.
Fish get Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) from eating plankton. The colder the water they live in, the higher their Omega 3 PUFA content. Pharma Nord therefore uses coldwater fish such as salmon, tuna and mackerel which provide the highest levels of Omega 3 PUFAs unlike cod liver oil capsules.
Benefits of Pharma Nord's Omega 3 fish oil:
- Manufactured to pharmaceutical standards.
- Combination supplement containing Omega 3, Folic Acid and vitamin B12.
- The oil comes from the flesh of fish as the liver may have high levels of vitamin A.
- Screened for toxins, such as lead, mercury and PCBs, which are often found in fresh fish.
- PureMax certified, indicating that they meet the strict purity demands associated with purification technology.
- Halal certified
- Kosher certified
- Capsule: Amber, oval soft gelatine capsule with yellowish oil.
Dosage: One to four Pharma Nord Bio-Marine Plus capsules to be taken daily.
Side Effects of 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. High doses of folic acid may interfere with anti-convulsive medicines prescribed for epileptics.
Each capsule of Pharma Nord Bio-Marine Plus contains 500mg of fish oil (in the form of free fatty acids), corresponding to an EPA content of 166mg and DHA content of 118mg, 100microgram of folic acid (equivalent to 50% RDA), and 1microgm of vitamin B12 (equivalent to 100% RDA). The addition of vitamin B12 and folic acid to fish oil reduces the risk of congenital birth defects, and is more effective in reducing menstrual pain. Other ingredients: Gelatin, Stabilizer: Glycerol, Silicon Dioxide, Colour agent: Sulphite Ammonia, Caramel.