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Bonusan Omega-3 60 Soft Gel Capsules
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Bonusan Omega-3 60 Soft Gel Capsules

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Nature is rich in safe and biologically active compounds that contribute to the vitality of the human body. Bonusan uses the latest scientific advances to turn natural ingredients into highly effective nutritional supplements for use by physicians and therapists. So it has been in 1966, and so it still is today. We are a passionate Dutch family-owned company, active in seven Western European countries. We keep research, development and manufacturing in our own hands to guarantee our products are of the finest quality. Through our educational programme we want you to share in our knowledge and expertise – this way, you too can support your clients towards recovery by natural means.

Composition

Contains per 2 soft gelatine capsules

Fish oil

2000

mg

- of which EPA (18% relative fatty acid percentage)

306

mg

- of which DHA (12% relative fatty acid percentage)

204

mg

Excipients: glycerol, gelatine, natural mixed tocopherols.

Guaranteed to contain no: maize, yeast, gluten, lactose, added saccharose, artificial preservatives, artificial colouring and flavouring agents, artificial odours. GMO-free.

Essential fatty acids can oxidise quickly after exposure to oxygen. Natural mixed tocopherols have been added to the composition (GMO-free) to protect the fatty acids in this product against oxidation and they are also mixed and bottled in oxygen free conditions. The gelatine is in accordance with the anti-BSE-guidelines of the European Union.

 

Description

Omega-3 capsules contain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids from fish oil. Polyunsaturated fatty acids are subdivided in omega-3 fatty acids (fatty acids derived from alpha-linolenic acid) and omega-6 fatty acids (fatty acids derived from linoleic acid). Strictly speaking, only linoleic acid and alpha linolenic acid are essential fatty acids, because the body can make its own metabolites derived from them. However, in case of omega-3 fatty acids, it is difficult for the body to obtain enough EPA and DHA from alpha linolenic acid, since this conversion takes place via the same enzymes as in the omega-6 pathway. Due to the imbalance between omega-6 and omega-3 in

the western diet, the conversion of omega-3 (ALA) is therefore very inefficient.


In the Western diet the ratio between omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids has strongly shifted towards omega-6 fatty acids in the twentieth century. This is particularly due to the use of linoleic acid-rich vegetable oils and fats and a decrease in the consumption of fish. The ratio between omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in the Western diet is app. 20-25:1, whereas a ratio of app. 5:1 is advisable. From an evolutionary point of view, human beings have consumed omega-6 and omega-3 fats in a ratio

of (probably) 1:1 for millions of years. Many people would benefit from supplementing their diet with omega-3 fatty acids.

Omega-3 capsules from Bonusan contain omega-3 fatty acids in their natural triglyceride form. It appears that the fatty acids are better absorbed in this form and that they remain longer in the

body than the ethyl esters (fatty acid esters). Ethyl acid esters are more often present in strongly concentrated fatty acid products.

Most important characteristics of Omega-3 capsules:

  • Natural concentrations of EPA and DHA (EPA:DHA ratio of 3:2)
  • Particularly suitable for treatment with high-dose fish oil
  • The fatty acids in this product are present in the natural triglyceride form and not in the form of ethyl esters (fatty acid esters)
  • Contains purified fish oil and is therefore low in heavy metals, dioxins and other contaminants
  • Natural mixed tocopherols (not just vitamin E) have been added to prevent oxidation
  • The capsules can be stored outside the refrigerator
  • Contains fish oil from sardines, anchovies and mackerel. No endangered fish species are used

Use

Take 1 capsule 2 to 3 times a day, during or immediately after a meal. Preferably spread your intake evenly throughout the day. This corresponds with an amount of app. 600-900 mg EPA + DHA per day. The dose can be increased to 5 to 10 gram of both fatty acids if necessary. It generally takes 1 to 4 months before the effects of omega-3 fatty acids are noticeable. Capsule may be opened if experiencing difficulties with swallowing.

 

Warning

Using high doses of fish oil (more than 5 gram EPA + DHA per day) may increase the chance of diarrhoea. Caution is advised for people who use anticoagulants (blood thinners). There is an increased risk of internal haemorrhaging when using doses of more than 3 gram EPA + DHA per day (10 Omega-3 capsules or more). Also other interactions with regular medication and other natural health products may occur. Please consult an expert about this.

 

Synergism

Simultaneous use of Vitamin E-400 complex (at least 400 IU per day) is strongly recommended due to the high degree of unsaturation of omega-3 fatty acids. There are sufficient natural mixed tocopherols in Bonusan’s omega-3 products to prevent oxidation. However, fatty acid oxidation can also occur within the body and hence protection through the simultaneous use of extra vitamin E is strongly recommended.

 

Related products

Omega-3 liquid, EPA Forte, DHA Forte, Prim-Omega.

 

Article number and content

8843 plastic bottle containing 60 soft gelatine capsules

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