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Optimum Nutrition

Optimum Fish Oil, Enteric Coated

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Optimum Nutrition Fish Oil Details

  • Heart Healthy Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Long-Chain EPA & DHA Oils
  • Easier-To-Swallow Softgels

Optimum Nutrition Fish Oils contain long-chain fatty acids, with equally long names like docosahexenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). DHA and EPA are essential fats that cannot be made by your body. So, consuming them through foods like salmon and supplements such as the ON Fish Oil Softgels is the only way to get DHA and EPA. Better yet, our Fish Oil Softgels are enteric coated, which means that you get all of the benefits of fish oils without the fishy aftertaste that you might encounter without this special coating.

A recent study conducted by researchers from the University of South Australia in Adelaide and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; found that a combination of fish oil supplements and exercise, led to an average reduction in fat mass of 3.5 lbs. In contrast, there were no significant changes observed for the fish oil-only group, the placebo-only group, or the placebo with exercise group. Unlike previous research where the study design has been questioned, this was a well-controlled study showing that the combination of omega-3 fats from fish and aerobic exercise produced significant improvement in body composition in overweight and obese subjects.

Despite the mounting health evidence behind adding fish to your diet, many avoid fish due to the rising costs of fresh seafood, fears about contaminants, or simply because you don't like the taste. To save money buy in bulk at savings clubs like Sam's or Costco and freeze whatever you won't use in a couple of days. If you're concerned about heavy metals, choose farmed catfish, tilapia, Alaska & Pacific salmon, Pacific flounder, or anchovies, which are generally much lower in mercury than larger deep sea fish.

For those of you who want to eat fish but can't get past the taste, try a different type. Like meats – which vary in the texture and gaminess, different fish have more or less fishy taste. Still can't bring yourself to do it? Consider taking a fish oil softgel supplement. Better yet, try one that's coated like our new Enteric Coated Fish Oil Softgels. 

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Optimum Nutrition Fish Oil

What is Optimum Fish Oil?

Optimum Nutrition Fish Oil contains high levels of omega 3, a fatty acid termed “essential” because your body cannot manufacture it by itself.  It contains:

  • EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid):  Critical for the development and function of the brain, nerve cells, and the eyes.
  • DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid): Important in assisting the function of the brain and immune system

Why use Optimum Nutrition Fish Oil?

Optimum Nutrition Fish Oil is rich in essential fatty acids.  These have been shown to have health benefits, including:

  • Decreased muscle soreness.
  • Decreased incidence of tendonitis.
  • Decreased systemic inflammation – this inflammation is implicated in heart disease, asthma, arthritis, and macular degeneration
  • Lower levels of body fat through increased insulin sensitivity
  • Higher metabolism of fat
  • Possible destruction of existing cancer cells

Who can benefit from Optimum Fish Oil?

Optimum Nutrition Fish Oil is a great way to get the omega 3 your body needs.  Omega 3 is helpful if:

  • You suffer from DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)
  • You regularly get tendonitis
  • You carry too much body fat
  • You have a family history of heart disease, asthma, arthritis, or macular degeneration

How is Optimum Nutrition Fish Oil best used?

As a dietary supplement, take 1 to 2 softgels, up to 3 times daily, with meals.

Suggested Use

As a dietary supplement, take 1 to 2 Optimum Nutrition Fish Oil softgels, up to 3 times daily, with meals.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings per Container:  100
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
Calories 10   
     Calories From Fat 10   
Total Fat     1 g   2 % 
Cholesterol     5 mg   2 % 
Vitamin E (As Mixed Tocopherols) 1 IU  3 % 
Fish Oil 1000 mg (1 g)  † 
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)    
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)    
Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids     300 mg   
* Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
  † Daily Value not established
Note: Serving Sizes are rounded to the nearest whole serving

Additional Ingredients: Gelatin, Glycerin, Food Glaze, Enteric Coating, (Sodium Alginate, Stearic Acid)., Vanillin.

Allergy Information: Contains Fish (Anchovy, Sardine) Ingredients.

Warning: Keep bottle tightly closed. Store away from direct heat and moisture. Keep out of reach of children. Do not exceed recommended dose. Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged. When using nutritional supplements, please inform your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating. If you have a bad reaction to product discontinue use immediately. 

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