Omega-3 fatty acids have been widely studied, and with more than 27,000 published studies on the benefits of omega-3s, omega-3 fatty acids are one of the most studied nutrients in the world. Two crucial omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are long-chain omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish such as salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring and lake trout, and algea. ALA (alpha linolenic acid), a third type of omega-3 fatty acid is a short-chain plant based omega-3 fatty acid found in walnuts, flax and chia seeds, and canola and soybean oil. When consumed, the body converts the short-chain plant based ALA omega-3 fatty acids into the longer-chain forms of omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, but the conversion is poor. For this reason, we recommend consumption of fatty fish as the optimal way to get omega-3 fatty acids through food.
Omega-3 fatty acids are best known for their heart health benefits, and the American Heart Association recommends eating fish, particularly fatty fish, at least two times a week. The scientific research shows that omega-3 fatty acids provide terrific cardiovascular benefits. Omega-3 fatty acids support healthy heart rhythm and decrease the risk of abnormal heartbeats, called arrhythmia, which can lead to sudden death. In addition, omega-3 fatty acids slow atherosclerosis, a disease characterized by fatty build up of plaque in the arteries, and omega-3 fatty acids reduce triglyceride levels. Researched published in the International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research found that participants who consumed 760 mg EPA and 440 mg DHA per day for 12 weeks reduced triglycerides by 23 percent.*
Omega-3 fatty acids are also terrific for brain health and cognition.* PsychiatryOnline has almost 300 studies related to scientific research on the impact of omega-3 fatty acids and mental health, and the Omega-3 fatty acids subcommittee, assembled by the Committee on Research on Psychiatric Treatments of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) recommends adults eat fish two or more times per week, and patients with mood, impulse control or psychotic disorders consume one gram (1,000 milligrams) EPA + DHA (combined) omega-3 fatty acids per day.
Omega-3 fatty acids also reduce inflammation. Whether the inflammation is due to an autoimmune disease such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, or Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a skin condition such as Rosacea, Psoriasis, or Eczema, or a more general inflammatory conditions such as bad knees, neck pain or tennis elbow, omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation.*
Despite the enormous health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, it is estimated that in the United States, men only get 50 percent and women only get 40 percent of the omega-3 fatty acids they need on a daily basis.
Cooper Complete Advanced Omega-3 fatty acids delivers more EPA than DHA than many brands, with 1,200 mg EPA and DHA combined in each two softgel serving.
In the photos above, check out the You Need More Omega-3s infographic and The Keys to Omega-3 fatty acids infographic.
Cooper Complete Advanced Omega-3:
- Contains concentrated, naturally-occurring omega-3s from deep ocean fish (wild anchovy, sardine, mackerel or combination) and is guaranteed to exceed industry standards for purity, eliminating toxins and heavy metals.
- Is an excellent source of EPA and DHA. Each serving provides a total of 1,200 mg EPA and DHA (combined).
- Provides a 60% concentration of the purest omega-3 fatty acids available. This higher concentration requires that you take fewer softgels.
- Comes deodorized for no fishy taste and is “burp-free.”
- Is suggested for all adults.
This product contains NO yeast, wheat gluten, milk/dairy, corn, sodium, sugar, starch, artificial coloring, preservatives or flavoring.
The daily recommended serving is 2 softgels or as recommended by your physician. Individuals with elevated triglycerides may need double, triple, or quadruple the standard 2 softgel serving.* 60 softgels per bottle.
Advanced Omega-3 Fatty Acids Supplement Facts Panel
|The daily dosage of 2 softgels provides:|
|Calories from Fat||20|
|Total Fat||2.5 g||4%*|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||1.5 g||**|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids||1,400 mg||**|
|EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)||720 mg||**|
|DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)||480 mg||**|
|Additional Omega-3 Fatty Acids||200 mg||**|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|
**Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Highly refined and concentrated omega-3 fish oil (anchovy, sardine, mackerel), capsule shell (gelatin, glycerin, purified water), natural lemon flavor, proprietary antioxidant blend (consisting of natural tocopherols (soy), rosemary extract, and ascorbyl palmitrate).
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