Omega Woman Lemon 120 Softgels
Nordic Naturals Omega Woman softgels. Evening primrose oil blend. Created specifically to address the unique needs of women, Omega Woman blends the high-potency omega-6 (GLA) from evening primrose oil with a touch of EPA and DHA for balance. Recent research has shown that GLA promotes the production of beneficial prostaglandins, which naturally balance a woman's hormones. GLA also supports a clear, healthy complexion. Supports balanced hormone levels, positive mood, and radiant skin and hair. An ideal companion to any Nordic Naturals fish oil product. A perfect womens omega supplement. Each 2 softgels provide 500mg total Omega-3, EPA 240mg, DHA 160mg, EPO 800mg, providing GLA 76mg and 100mg of other Omega-3s. Gluten free. Natural Lemon. 120 softgels
Nordic Naturals Omega Woman
Supports balanced hormone levels, positive mood and radiant skin and hair
An ideal companion to any Nordic Naturals fish oil product.
What are the early signs of an omega 3 deficiency?
- Poor memory
- Immune weakness
- Dry skin, eczema, or hair loss
- Heart problems
- Reproductive problems (men and women)
- Mood swings or depression
- Poor circulation
Directions: Two soft gels daily, with food, or as directed by your health care professional or pharmacist.
Commonly asked questions about Nordic Natural Omega Woman
If we get too much omega-6 in our diet, then why does Nordic Naturals offer products that contain omega 6, such as Complete omega and Omega Woman?
Omega-6 fatty acids (LA or Linoleic Acid) are found mainly in corn, soybean, safflower, and sunflower oils and, although essential, these fatty acids are over consumed and out of balance with omega-3 fatty acids in the modern Western food supply. For these reasons, omega-6 supplementation is not needed for non-strict-vegan westerners. However, there is one type of omega-6 (named GLA or Gamma Linolenic Acid) that does require supplementation. GLA is found in few sources such as borage and evening primrose oils. Used in some Nordic Naturals formulas, GLA promotes the production of beneficial prostaglandins, supports healthy skin, brain function, mood, joints and cardiovascular health, and works best when taken along with the EPA and DHA in fish oil.
What are essential fatty acids and why do we need to take omega 3 efa?
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are polyunsaturated fats that our bodies need but cannot produce. Therefore, they must be consumed through food or supplements. There are two families of EFAs: omega-3 and omega-6, which need to be consumed in a balanced ratio. The body must receive a balanced supply of omega-3 and omega-6 EFAs to ensure proper eicosanoids production. Eicosanoids are hormone-like compounds that affect virtually every system in the body—they regulate pain and inflammation, help maintain proper blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and promote fluid nerve transmission. The problem is that, in our modern industrialized food system, omega-3s have become largely absent from the food chain while omega-6s have become overabundant. Even the healthiest diets contain too many omega-6s and not enough omega-3s. Decades of scientific evidence indicates that this EFA imbalance can contribute to chronic inflammation and a variety of chronic health issues. The most beneficial omega-3s that we’re missing are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Purified fish oil is the best direct source of EPA and DHA.
What are the early signs of an omega 3 deficiency?
Dry skin, eczema, or hair loss
Reproductive problems (men and women)
Mood swings or depression
Can we get enough omega 3's from the food we eat?
Fish is the primary food source of the omega-3s EPA and DHA, but Americans simply don’t eat enough fish on a regular basis. Even those who eat fish several times a week aren’t getting enough EPA and DHA because much of the fish consumed today is farm raised and lacks significant amounts of EPA and DHA. Also, many people are increasingly avoiding fish due to growing concerns about environmental toxins in fish (such as mercury, dioxins, PCBs, etc.). In addition, there are several factors that can lead to a reduced absorption of EFAs—age, poor diet, alcohol consumption, low levels of certain vitamins and minerals, some prescription drugs, compromised immune status, and a diet high in saturated and/or trans-fatty acids (meat, dairy, fast food, fried food, baked goods, and processed foods). Moreover, people with health challenges or those who are currently deficient often require a minimum of 2–4 grams a day of EPA and DHA, which is difficult to obtain from fish alone.
What is the relevance of balancing the omega 6:omega 3 ratio?
Over the past 100 years, changes in the food supply in Western nations have altered the type of dietary fatty acids we consume, leading to a dramatic increase in the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids. This increased omega-6:omega-3 ratio is known to influence inflammatory responses, contributing to higher incidences of many chronic diseases. To address this omega-6:omega-3 imbalance, current recommendations suggest increasing the consumption of pre-formed omega-3s EPA and DHA in fish and/or fish oils, increasing intake of ALA (an omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid found in vegetables, flax, fruits) and decreasing intake of LA (the omega-6 linoleic acid in meat, dairy, eggs, vegetable oils).
Each 2 softgels provides: Total Omega-3 500mg, EPA 240mg, DHA 160mg, EPO 800mg, providing GLA 76mg and OA (omega 9) 100mg.
Ingredients: Evening primrose oil, purified deep sea fish oil from sardines and anchovies, soft gel capsule (gelatin, water, glycerine, natural lemon flavour), natural lemon flavour, d-alpha tocopherol, rosemary extract - a natural preservative. No gluten, milk derivatives, artificial colours or flavours.
Keep out of reach of Children. May have been manufactured on the same processing line as products containing soy derivatives. Consult your physician before using this product if you are allergic to iodine, use blood thinners or anticipate surgery.