What makes Morepa Nutrition Omega-3’s so different from other brands?
By now you are no doubt well aware of the importance of Omega-3 fatty acids for your general health.
The health food market has been swamped in recent years by an enormous choice of supplements.
Numerous manufacturers have jumped on the bandwagon with evocative narratives and sophisticated marketing schemes in the hope of getting a share of the hype surrounding Omega-3. However, it is important to separate the wheat from the chaff as most of the supplements sold under the ‘umbrella’ of Omega-3 are better left alone.
Research has demonstrated that the majority of the population is well aware that Omega-3 is vital to maintain good health, but few people know how little Omega-3 they consume via their diet, how to differentiate between the various products and what to look for when buying an Omega-3 supplement.
Check and compare
Essential information about a product can be found on the packaging.
Always check the data on the packaging, which often states ‘1000 mg fish oil’, but that is meaningless. Usually the text on the packaging doesn’t show the origin and purity of the fish oil either
What should you look out for?
This refers to the exact quantity of the most important Omega-3 fatty acids in a capsule, i.e. the DHA and EPA concentration. A 1000 mg fish oil capsule may only contain half that amount, or even less, in DHA and EPA, the rest consisting of, for example, vegetable oil or Omega-6. It is not because a capsule weighs 1000 mg that it actually contains 1000 mg of pure Omega-3 fatty acids. Always check the amount of DHA and EPA per capsule.
Depends on the EPA and DHA concentration. Higher concentrations of EPA or DHA require fewer capsules per day to meet your daily requirement. With some brands you require four, six, even up to ten capsules per day in order to reach the necessary daily dose of EPA or DHA*.
Don’t be fooled by the cost of a pack of 30, 60 or 90 capsules. Calculate how many capsules you need to take each day and how long a package will last. Cheaper products soon become expensive if you require four or more capsules per day.
Check the ingredients in each capsule. Many manufacturers use sunflower or groundnut oil, or even saturated fats or other fillers that might well be unhealthy, in addition to (small) amounts of EPA and DHA.
Impact on the environment
Choose fish or algae oil derived from non-endangered species and a product that has been purified in an environmentally friendly way. It is advisable to opt for smaller fish species (mackerel, anchovies). Tuna is an endangered species, which also contains considerable amounts of mercury and PCBs. The optimum guarantee is an EMAS certificate (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme, approved by the European Parliament).
What does Science Say about Omega-3 and Fatty Acids
Morepa has proof that it is beneficial for a whole range of conditions. The product range are produced as a result of research that examines the effect of Omega-3 fats on a variety of medical areas, including Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) as well as Heart Disease and Wellness issues.
Clinical studies show that Omega-3 fatty acids are well tolerated by children and adults. The general consensus is that 1 g of EPA + DHA per day is sufficient to maintain optimum performance of the cardiovascular system in most people.* Ongoing scientific research is revealing more about the enormous potential for Omega-3 fatty acids to positively impact on a range of health outcomes.*
Heart and Cardiovascular Disease*:
Prevention = 1 g EPA + DHA/day
With high blood triglycerides = 2 to 4 g EPA + DHA/day
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD),
0.5 to 1 g EPA/day
1g (no DHA) day
Bipolar Disorder* 1- 2g (no DHA) day as supplementary treatment with standard therapy
2 g EPA/day as supplementary treatment with standard therapy
Mood Disorder (aggression)*:
1 to 2 g EPA/day
Pregnancy and Breast Feeding*:
220 to 800 mg EPA/day and 300 mg to 1 g DHA/day
Brain and Visual Development*:
20-40 mg DHA/2.2 lb. body weight/day
– It is advisable not to take Omega-3 supplements if you are allergic to fish or gelatin It is advisable to tell your physician that you are taking Omega-3 supplements if you are about to have surgery or take anticoagulants.
Because of all the evidence about omega 3 we Dun Laoghaire pharmacy recommend in particular the Morepa range of omega3,pop in and chat to us re this or any other health issues you may have.