NOW Foods Super Omega 3-6-9 is a complete essential fatty acid supplement and a best-seller in its category. The “3-6–9” refers to three types of nutritional fats; two are essential nutrients and must be obtained from diet or supplements (omega 3 and 6) and one is non-essential (can be made in the body) but still important biologically. NOW Foods combines the best source of omega 3 fatty acids, fish oil concentrate, with additional omega 3 support from flax oil. Borage oil is used to supply high levels of omega 6 fatty acids with naturally high levels of valuable GLA. There is a small amount of high-quality vitamin E added as a natural preservative antioxidant, and at 20 IU, it’s a nutritionally significant amount and more than most similar products use.
As you may know, most Western diets already provide enough or even excessive amounts of omega 6 fatty acids, creating a relative deficiency of omega 3s. So for most people, only omega 3s need to be supplemented. Of course, not everyone eats a typical Western diet. Vegetarians, vegans, the elderly and those on very low-fat diets may not obtain optimal levels of either omega 3 or 6. For these healthy eaters, NOW Foods Super Omega 3-6-9 is a convenient way to cover all the essential fatty acid bases with one product.
Super Omega 3-6-9 (1200mg) Description from Now
Super Omega 3-6-9 is a blend of Fish, Borage and Organic Flax See Oils. This combination of well-known nutritional oils provides a unique balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids plus Omega-9, a non-essential, but beneficial fatty acid. The Omega-3’s, Alpha Linolenic Acid, EPA and DHA, and the Omega-6, GLA, are necessary for the maintenance of cardiovascular, nervous system and skin health. Oleic Acid, an Omega-9, has also been shown to promote a healthy vascular system.
Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. FDA evaluated the data and determined that, although there is scientific evidence supporting the claim, the evidence is not conclusive (see nutrition information for fat content).
Serving Size: 2 softgel.
Servings Per Container: 100
Ingredient Amount % Daily Value**
Calories From Fat 20
Total Fat 2.40 g 4
Saturated Fat <0.5 g 2 Polyunsaturated Fat 1.40 g † Monounsaturated Fat 0.59 g † Cholesterol 0 mg 0 Total Carbohydrate <0.5 g <1 Protein 0.56 g <2 Vitamin E 20 IU 70 Borage Oil 800 mg † Fish Oil 800 mg † Organic Flaxseed Oil 800 mg † ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. † Daily Value not established. Ingredients: Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Glycerin, Water and Natural d-alpha Tocopherol with Mixed Tocopherols. Direction for use : As a dietary supplement, take 2 softgels 1 to 3 times daily with meals.