Omega 3
90 Soft Gel Caps

Why use Mi-Vitamin™ Omega-3?

Mi-Vitamin™ Omega-3 contains MEG-3™ fish oil.

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MEG-3™ is the most trusted source of EPA/DHA omega-3 from
fish oil
  without the fishy taste or smell
MEG-3™ is:
  Purified for safety (Purity levels outperform aggressive industry limits)
  Concentrated for potency
  Sustainably sourced from clean, omega-3 rich ocean fish
MEG-3™ freshness levels outperform aggressive industry limits
  characterised by minimal oxidation

MEG-3™ is a trademark of DSM.


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Mi-Vitamin™ Omega-3

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients found in fish and certain plant oils. They include ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Of the three, EPA and DHA help support heart health as well as normal growth and development.


Why is consuming EPA and DHA important?

Diagram 1: Understanding the Omega-3 Poly-unsaturated fatty acid family
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Each of these Omega-3 fatty acids is considered essential, meaning that they cannot be synthesized by the human body. Humans do have limited ability to convert dietary ALA to EPA and crucial DHA, however the efficiency of the conversion is very low (< 5%), and dietary intake of EPA and especially DHA is necessary to maintain sufficient amounts in the body.

What are the health benefits of EPA/DHA?

More than 20 000 scientific publications support the numerous health benefits of EPA/DHA omega-3 fish oil. These studies suggest that the combination of EPA and DHA found in fish works synergistically to provide benefits in the following areas:

Normal Brain function
  - Cognitive and learning development in infants (1,2,3)
  - Cognitive function in all life stages (4,5)
  - Reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s (6)
  - Depression (7)
  - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (8)
Normal development of the brain, eyes and nervous system (9,10)
Effective for obesity and weight loss (11)
Healthy skin and hair (12,13)
Healthy heart and cardiovascular system

How does EPA/DHA omega-3 fish oil support heart health?

While the research is still emerging in some areas, the research supporting the benefits of EPA/DHA omega-3 for heart health is strong.

Numerous clinical studies show that EPA/DHA dose-dependently lower plasma triglyceride levels
These fatty acids are thought to work by dampening production of triglycerides and VLDL in the liver
They can also increase HDL-cholesterol concentrations and improve the LDL/HDL ratio
EPA/DHA provide a desirable shift in the LDL particle size and buoyancy, changing from a small dense
particle to a bigger more buoyant particle, a shift that is believed to be cardio-protective

Diagram 2: Benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids (DHA/EPA) for the Heart
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What does Mi-Vitamin™ Omega-3 contain?

Nutritional Information:

Each softgel capsule contains:
Fish oil
1000 mg
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid)
180 mg
DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid)
120 mg
Natural Vit E added as antioxidant 0.47 IU

Inactive ingredients:
Gelatin, glycerine, mixed natural tocopherols, sunflower oil

How should Mi-Vitamin™ Omega-3 be used?

Required and Recommended EPA & DHA intake: (Adapted from GOED at http://www.goedomega3.com/index.php/files/download/304)

Each softgel capsule contains:
Target population Recommendation
FAO/WHO20 General adult population 250 mg–2* g/day EPA + DHA
Pregnant/lactating women

300 mg/day EPA + DHA of which at least

200 mg/day is DHA

2 - 18 years

Adequate Intake(AI) levels of:

EPA + DHA 100 – 150 mg for 2-4 years

EPA + DHA 150 – 200 mg for 4-6 years

EPA + DHA 200 – 300 mg for 6-10 years

to the adult value assigned at age 10 years

International Society for the Study of Fat and Lipids(ISSFAL) General adult population for cardiovascular health At least 500 mg/day of EPA + DHA
Pregnant/lactating women DHA: 200 mg/day
World Association of Perinatal Medicine Pregnant/lactating women 200 mg DHA/day
World Gastroenterology
General adult population
3 – 5 servings/wk
of fish

* For secondary prevention of CHD (Coronary Heart Disease)

Dosage and Directions:

Adults and children over 6 years: Take 1 to 3 capsules per day with meals or as directed by your healthcare professional.

Pack Size:

90 soft gel capsules
Dietary supplements should be taken as part of a healthy, balanced diet.

Who should use Mi-Vitamin™ Omega-3?

Experts agree that people are not consuming enough EPA/DHA in their daily diets. In fact most people consume less than 100 mg of EPA/DHA per day.
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One way to close this nutritional gap is to consume fortified foods or dietary supplements containing these health-giving
natural compounds
Globally, recommended intakes for individual long-chain omega-3 have been developed and consistently indicate that
250 to 500 mg/day of EPA and DHA should be consumed for general health and cardiovascular disease risk reduction


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