Mi-Vitamin™ Omega-3

  • What is 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, normal brain function as well as normal growth and development.

    Mi-Vitamin™ Omega-3 1000mg Essential fatty acids contains MEG-3™ fish oil.

  • What is MEG-3™:

    Mi-Vitamin™ Omega-3 contains MEG-3™ fish oil.
    MEG-3™ is the most trusted source of EPA/DHA omega-3 from fish oil
    • Without the fishy taste or smell
    • 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

     

  • Why is consuming EPA and DHA important?

    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
    1.   Cognitive and learning development in infants
    2.   Cognitive function in all life stages
    3.   Reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s
    4.   Depression
    5.   Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Normal development of the brain, eyes and nervous system
    • Effective for obesity and weight loss
    • Healthy skin and hair
    • 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

  • What is the dosage and directions for use for Mi-Vitamin™ Omega-3?

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

  • Can Mi-Vitamin™ Omega-3 be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

    Yes, Mi-Vitamin™ Omega-3 can be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding. There are specific recommenedations on the dosage of Omega-3 during pregnancy and lactation as indicated in the “How should Mi-Vitamin™ Omega-3 be used section.

  • 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.

    • 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

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

    Required and Recommended EPA & DHA intake:

    Each softgel capsule contains:
    Organisation 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 year

    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 Organization General adult population 3 – 5 servings/wk of fish

    (Adapted from GOED at http://www.goedomega3.com/index.php/files/download/304)

    *For secondary prevention of CHD (Coronary Heart Disease)

  • Who should not use Mi-Vitamin™ Omega-3?

    Consult your healthcare professional in cases of fish allergies.

    Consult your healthcare professional when using the following medication:

    • Contraceptive drugs
    • Anticoagulant and anti-platelet drugs, herbs and supplements
    • Blood pressure drugs, herbs and supplements
    • Vitamin E

  • When is the best time to use Mi-Vitamin™ Omega-3?

    Mi-Vitamin™ Omega-3 should be taken with meals or as recommended by your health care professional. It is also recommended to split the dosage between several meals than to take the capsules all at once as this assist with the bioavailabilty of the Omega-3. Some studies recommend that it is best taken with a meal that contains fat for better absorption.

  • What does Mi-Vitamin™ Omega-3 contain?

    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

    Purified fish oil, Gelatin (bovine), glycerine, purified water, mixed natural tocopherols (antioxidants), sunflower oil

  • Storage instructions

    • Keep lid tightly closed
    • Store below 25°C, in a cool dry place
    • KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN