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EPA-GLA+® is a natural complete fatty acid complex in a unique combination. Formulated with the primary focus on the heart, brain and vision.
The fish oil used in EPA-GLA+® is certified by the independent environmental organisation Friend of the Sea, which guarantees that the fish oil used is only derived from sustainable fisheries .
EPA-GLA+® is part of the quality mark Nordic Pure®. Here the user can gain insight into the purity analysis of the exact product, you are holding in your hand.
Recommended daily dose: 4 capsules.
Size: Available in pots of 120 capsules.
EPA-GLA+® is a comprehensive essential fatty acid complex product in combined with Borage oil and liquid lecithin extracted from 100 % non-GMO rapeseed oil. This unique composition gives a complete balance of Omega 3-6-7-9 fatty acids and phospholipids.
EPA-GLA+® contains the long polyunsaturated Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which we usually only get from fish.
EPA and DHA are essential fatty acids in the sense that they must be supplied to the body in the same manner as for example vitamins, because the body cannot produce these essential building blocks itself, and supplementation is required.
The heart, brain and eyesight
EPA and DHA helps the heart to function normally, and this effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of EPA and DHA (total). DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal vision and the normal function of the brain, and these effects can be achieved with a daily intake of 250 mg DHA.
The Omega-6 fatty acid linoleic acid is also included in EPA-GLA+®. Linoleic acid contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. This effect is obtained with a daily intake of 10 g Linoleic acid. EPA-GLA+® contributes 1 g per. Suggested daily dose.
Safety and quality
Nordic Nutraceuticals parenting company Biosym was one of the first companies to introduce fish oils to the Danish market back in the 1980s. We therefore have very great expertise when it comes to selection, composition, production, and not least the quality of fish oils.EPA-GLA+® equates to safety and quality.
The fish oil in EPA-GLA+® is one of the purest fish oils in the world, and as result, has won several international awards in recent years.The fish oil used in EPA-GLA+® is stringently analysed by the authorities. We test each batch, so you are guaranteed a quality product with the clean, stable fatty acids from 3 precious oils – in one capsule.
EPA-GLA+® is part of the quality mark, Nordic Pure®. Here you can have a unique opportunity to gain insight into the quality and purity of our marine and plant-based oils. Purity analyses carried out by a reputable independent Danish laboratory.
EPA-GLA+® represents a very good choice of supplement to enable you to get the right amount of fish oil in your diet. According to the official dietary recommendations from the European Food Authorities your diet should contain fish 2 times a week. The composition of EPA-GLA+® is always adjusted in accordance with the latest research on daily requirements for fish oil and other beneficial fatty acids. EPA-GLA+® is served in capsules of fish gelatin – a natural choice of delivery system for marine based oils such as fish oil.
The enormous interest in fish oil dates back to the 70s, when the two Danes Bang and Dyerberg conducted a series of surveys among Eskimo-trappers in Greenland. After several expeditions to Greenland, they reported a noticeable difference in heart health between Greenlanders and Danes. Based on their studies the two Danes proclaimed the hypothesis, that Omega-3 fatty acids from the Inuit diet – a diet with a naturally very high intake of fish and marine mammals (especially seals and whales) had a beneficial effect on the heart. The observations caused an international sensation and was the start of a massive research on fish oil.
Be aware of the fatty acid form
With EPA-GLA+® you get Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil in their highest forms, or in other terms in the longest and most unsaturated forms – also known as EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). It is in the form of EPA and DHA, the omega-3 fatty acids are utilized by the body. They are part of all the body’s cell membranes, where they are important for cell function.
Consuming shorter, less unsaturated Omega-3 fatty acids, for example in the form of flaxseed oil, is not advisable, since these fatty acids must first converted in the body to the long, polyunsaturated EPA and DHA, before they have any beneficial effect. This conversion is dependent on many factors and in addition the conversion ability is naturally reduced with age.
GLA and phospholipids
EPA-GLA+® also contains medical borage oil and liquid lecithin. Borage oil has a naturally high in healthy Omega-6 fatty acid called GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) and Omega-9 fatty acids. Lecithin contains phospholipids, which are an important component of all cell membranes.
Phospholipids perform vital functions in the body, forming new cell membranes and maintaining existing cells. They can be described as “gatekeepers” to the cells by regulating transport in and out of cells and are involved in communication and transport between cells.
The fish oil contained in EPA-GLA+® is made from sardines and anchovies from Peru and Chile. The extraction takes place as part of an integrated production process that ensures full control from catch to finished oil.
Fish oil in EPA-GLA+® is certified by the independent environmental organization Friend of the Sea.
This guarantees that fish oil used in EPA-GLA+® is exclusively derived from sustainable fisheries and can be traced all the way back to the individual fishing boat. This certified sustainability ensures, that the fishery does not affect the sea bed or causes over fishing of stocks. The certification also guarantees that all rules and environmental regulations are strictly kept in order to minimise any potential negative climate impact.
The emphasis is on safety and quality in the making of EPA-GLA+®. In order to prevent oxidation – and consequent risk of rancidity – during the production process EPA-GLA+® is made within in a protective atmosphere. This avoids contact with atmospheric oxygen and thereby prevents risk of oxidation of the oils. In addition, lecithin has a stabilizing effect on the fatty acids, which also helps prevent rancidity. These include part of the reason that EPA-GLA+® has exceptionally low peroxide values compared to other similar products. Because of current legislation, all active oils are tested for heavy metals, pesticides, etc., so the user is assured of a clean quality product.
Swallow the capsule – don’t bite it
In regard to the administration of the capsules in EPA-GLA+®, it is our recommendation that these be swallowed whole. Do not bite them, but swallow them whole – for several reasons. EPA-GLA+® contains, besides one of the very purest fish oils in the world, also natural, cold-pressed virgin Borage Oil and liquid rapeseed Lecithin. Liquid Lecithin contributes to the smell and taste. Liquid Lecithin, besides self-obvious health benefits, has the property that it increases the bioavailability of the polyunsaturated Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids supplied in EPA-GLA+®, like Lecithin is a natural antioxidant that protects the oils against rancidity.
Liquid Lecithin has a very distinctive aroma and a permanent, oily aftertaste in your mouth if you consume the product by i.e. opening or biting the capsule. In addition to the primary protection for the fatty acids against oxidation, this is the reason why the EPA-GLA+® is encapsulated in fish gelatin, rather than on bottle in liquid form.
All this should not be confused with rancidity. EPA-GLA+® is not rancid, and the product has impressive purity values.
Nordic Pure® – purity analysis of Omega 3-6-7-9 products
We at any time stands behind the quality and purity of our products and has therefore chosen to introduce the quality mark Nordic Pure®. With Nordic Pure® users can gain insight into the purity analysis of Nordic Nutraceuticals marine and plant-based oils, conducted by an independent Danish laboratory. Via entry of the Batchnr./L-nr. on www.nordic-nutraceuticals.com on will be able to derive access to the analytical result for the exact product, you hold in your hand.
Dietary advice from the Food Authorities
EPA and DHA are referred essential fatty acids to be supplied to the body in the form of diet and/or supplementation, since the body cannot produce these essential building blocks.
The only way to obtain enough Omega-3 is by eating fish, because the long-chain Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are found only in fish products. Food Authorities recommends eating fish two times a week for your main meal or once a week for your main meal, and almost every day as cold cuts. Vary the like between fatty fish, for example. salmon, herring and mackerel, and lean fish, for example. cod, tuna and plaice. In the course of a week, you need 200-300 g of fish. EPA-GLA+® represents a good supplement to the daily or weekly intake of fish.
|4 capsules contain:|
|Fish Oil. Natural, stable fish oil from wild caught fish. No fish taste.||1200||mg|
Liquid Lecithin from rapeseed oil.
|BORAGE OIL –(Borago officinalis). Virgin.||1200||mg|
|Contains phospholipids, choline and Omega-9 fatty acids (Oleic acid)|
|Total Omega-3 Fatty acids:||968||mg|
|Of which Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)||428||mg|
|Of which Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)||300||mg|
|Omega-6 Fatty acids Gamma-linoleic acid (GLA)||268||mg|
|Omega-7 Fatty acids (Vaccenic acid)||96||mg|
|Omega-9 Fatty acids (Oleic acid)||1000||mg|
|Additional fatty acids:|
Long chain Omega 3-6-7-9 Fatty acid ratio: 2,5 : 1 : 2,5
Capsule: Fish gelatine; rapeseed lecithin, Fish oil, borage oil; Humectant: Glycerine (vegetable origin); rapeseed oil.
Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are under 11 years of age or pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any medications or under medical supervision, please consult a doctor before use.