Omega 3-6-9 is a premium blend of Omega 3, 6 and 9. Fatty acids which are derived from fish, flaxseed and borage oils. These essential fats are required for several physiological functions and need to be part of our diet as the body cannot make them on its own.
Omega 3 consists of EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid). These are commonly found in oily fish such as sardines, mackerel and salmon. It also includes ALA (Alpha-linolenic Acid), which fish naturally convert to the all-important EPA and DHA, but our bodies can only convert small amounts.
Omega 6 is made up from Linoleic Acid and Gamma-Linolenic Acid, and can be found in several oils and nuts.
Omega 9 can naturally be found in food which contains Oleic Acid such as nuts and oils.
The ratio between these fatty acids is very important, especially the one between Omega 3 and Omega 6. Omega 3-6-9, with its 3 a day dosage, provides a higher ratio of omega-3 oils, both from fish and flax, which are complimented by the high quality omega-6s from borage and flax oils, as well as omega-9s in the form of oleic acid, also from flax oil.
Fish oils are susceptible to different contaminants as these are often present in the food fish consume. Contaminants are often present at the very bottom of the aquatic food chain in marine organisms in the sediments of fresh and ocean water. To ensure purity and safety, Solgar's Omega 3-6-9 uses oil that has been molecularly distilled to remove mercury, PCBs and other heavy metal contaminants.
Three (3) Softgels of Solgar Omega 3-6-9 Softgels contains: Fish Oil (from anchovy and sardines)1300mg, Omega 3 Fatty Acids Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)441mg, Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)312mg, Flaxseed Oil 1300mg, Omega 9 Fatty Acids Oleic Acid 450mg, Borage Oil 1300mg, Omega 6 Fatty Acids Linoleic Acid 615mg, Gamma Linoleic Acid 295mg.
Directions: Food supplement for adults, three (3) softgels daily, preferably at mealtimes or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Warning: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have a medical condition, please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking any dietary supplement.
NOTE: Not to be used if you are taking blood thinners (anticoagulant).