Contributes to maintaining a normal heart function.
- With free fatty acids providing 50% better absorption
- Highly concentrated (65% omega 3), easily absorbable fish oil
- Combined with vitamins B12 and folic acid that supports our homocysteine metabolism
- Highly refined (three-step refining process, where the oil is thoroughly cleaned)
- Pure fish oil far below regulatory limits for pollution
- The soft gelatin capsules are easy to swallow
- Manufactured under Danish pharmaceutical control
- Scientifically documented
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|1 capsule contains:||% NRV*|
|Fish oil of preparation||500 mg||**|
|EPA (Eicosapentanoic acid)||185 mg|
|DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid)||115 mg|
|Folic acid||100 µg||50%|
|Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)||1 µg||40%|
* NRV: Nutrient Reference Value.
** NRV not established.
Take 2 capsules per day, or as recommended by a physician. To be taken with food. To be swallowed whole.
Do not exceed recommended amount.
Not suitable for vegetarians.
Pregnant and lactating women and those on medication should seek professional advice prior to taking supplements.
Nutritional supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Other nutrient: Fish oil,
Capsule shell: Gelatine,
Thickener: Silicon dioxide,
Humectant: Purified water,
Colour: Cocoa Powder,
Vitamin: Folic acid,
Vitamin B12: Cyanocobalamin.
Room temperature and keep out of direct sunlight. Keep out of the reach of children.
1The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of EPA and DHA.
Why free fatty acids?
Fish oil must first be converted into free fatty acids before it can be absorbed. This conversion results in some loss of fatty acids. When you take fish oil as free fatty acids you get 50% better absorbtion. This allows you to achieve the same effect with less capsules.
Good for heart and blood vessels. For a healthy cholesterol level. For flexible joints.
What is BioActive Omega-3?
BioActive Omega-3 is soft gelatin capsules each containing 500 mg of fish oil including 185 mg EPA, 115 mg DHA and 50 mg Omega 3 fatty acids. The Omega 3 content is predominantly in the form of easily absorbed free fatty acids. The fish oil is concentrated, so you get a fairly large amount of Omega 3 in a relatively small capsule. The fish oil is highly refined, meaning it is cleaned in a special process and is far below regulatory limits for pollution. BioActive Omega-3 is capsulated in an oxygen-free environment and has an extremely low peroxide value, as the oil is effectively protected against oxidation. Two homocysteine lowering B vitamins, folic acid and vitamin B12, are added to BioActive Omega-3.
Free fatty acids in BioActive Omega-3
In nature, Omega 3 fatty acids occur as triglycerides that must be decomposed and broken down into “free” fatty acids before the digestive tract is able to absorb them. This process is enabled by a digestive enzyme called lipase. BioActive Omega-3 contains Omega 3 predominantly in the form of free fatty acids that have already been broken down and are ready for absorbtion. The advantage with this type of Omega 3 fatty acids is that they can be absorbed directly even by individuals with impaired lipid absorption.
As a natural consequence of the fact that the oil comes as free fatty acids, it can cause a burning sensation on the tongue if you chew the capsule. It is therefore recommended to swallow the capsule whole. The free fatty acids and the added B vitamins may also result in odor from the oil in spite of the fact that the oil is fresh and clean.
BioActive Omega-3 is a good supplement for those who for various reasons do not eat fish in amounts recommended by health authorities and for those who need an extra clean and easily absorbed fish oil.
Besides Omega 3 fatty acids BioActive Omega-3 contains folic acid and vitamin B12. Both vitamins support the Omega 3 fatty acids in contributing to a normal homocysteine metabolism. Also, folic acid contributes to a normal immune system, psychological function and blood formation. Furthermore, folic acid has a role in the process of cell division and support to normal fetal tissue growth during pregnancy.
What are omega-3 fatty acids?
Omega 3 fatty acids is a group of essential, polyunsaturated fatty acids that are primarily found in fish, namely oily fish like herring, salmon, and mackerel. The two most important Omega 3 fatty acids are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
Way back in the late 1970’s two Danish doctors, Bang and Dyerberg, demonstrated why Greenland Inuits, because of their large consumption of fish and sea mammals, generally had better health than the Danish population*. If you don’t eat fish it may be an advantage to take a supplement of Omega 3 fatty acids to ensure a sufficient intake of these beneficial compounds. In fact, it is ideal if a diet provides the right balance between Omega 3 and Omega 6 (a group of fatty acids found in plants). Experts believe it is ideal to ingest Omega 3 and Omega 6 in a 1:4 ratio.
* Bang HO, et al. Acta Med Scand 1976;200:69-73.
Dyerberg J, et al. Lancet 1978 Jul 15;2(8081):117-9
Good for heart, brain, and eyesight
EPA and DHA have several positive benefits. For instance, a 200 mg per day intake of DHA contributes to normal development of the brain, and eyes of the foetus and breastfed infants. In adults, 250 mg of DHA each day contributes to the maintenance of normal brain and vision. In addition, 250 mg of DHA and EPA per day contributes to normal function of the heart.
The mentioned levels correspond with 2 (200mg) and 3 (250mg) BioActive Omega-3 capsules daily.
Highly refined oil ensures optimal purity
The fish oil in BioActive Omega-3 is highly refines in order to have a very high level of purity which means that the oil has undergone a three-step refining process, where the oil is thoroughly cleaned. One of the world’s leading technologies is used for screening and removal of unwanted particles like pesticides, heavy metals, furans (highly toxic waste particles from industrial burning) etc. This means that the content of several of these compounds is far below the official threshold levels approved for fish and fish oil products.
The refining process ensures among other things, that:
- The maximal content of dioxin and furans is lower than 50% of the threshold levels set by EU and CRN*
- The maximal content of PCB is at least 90% lower than the threshold levels set by CRN*
- The maximal content of mercury is at least 90% lower than the threshold levels set by CRN*
*) CRN stands for Council for Responsible Nutrition and is a large and widely respected American branch organization for manufacturers of food supplements in the United States.
Fatty acids bioavilability
Omega 3 fish oils in the special free form present in BioActive Omega-3 are assimilated and utilized by the body significantly better than both triglycerides and ethyl esters, used in other fish oil products.
BioActive Omega-3 – highlights
- A Finnish study that was published in a scientific journal* which demonstrated that people, who consumed capsules similar to BioActive Omega-3 daily had the same health benefit as those who ate a fish meal four to five times per week.
- BioActive Omega-3 contains 500 mg of concentrated fish oil in each capsule with an omega 3 content of 65% (38% EPA, 22% DHA, and 5 % other Omega 3 fatty acids.)
- BioActive Omega-3 is capsulated in an oxygen-free environment and has an extremely low peroxide count due to the fact that the oil is effectively protected against oxidation (rancidity)
*) J. Agren et al. 1996; Eur. Journal of Clinical Nutrition 50;765-71.