Omega 3 and 6
A healthy diet contains a balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. However, sometimes obtaining enough of these important oils to support our health, including that of the brain, skin and hormone system, especially at times of increased bodily need, may prove difficult. Not all fatty acids are made in the body so must be supplied by the diet or supplementation.
Why Choose Metabolics Omega 3 and 6?
Metabolics Omega 3 and 6 provides a 3:1 combination, providing 750mg of re-esterified Omega 3 of which 248mg is EPA and 165 mg DHA, in each capsule. It is a re-esterified form of Omega 3 from anchovy, sardine and mackerel caught of the south coast of America.The Omega 6 is provided by cold pressed evening primrose oil providing a minimum of 8% Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA)
Both oils are supplied in a soft marine gelatine capsule.
Each capsule contains a small amount of mixed tocopherol that prevents oxidation of the oils.
Omega 3 oils are essential for heart health, maintaining normal blood fats and normal blood pressure and for normal brain and eye development in the foetus and breastfed babies (see omega 3).
GLA that is taken as a supplement is converted into DGLA, a substance that fights inflammation. GLA is essential for the production of hormone like substances called prostaglandins. It is important to ensure that the body has enough zinc, magnesium vitamins B3, B6 and Vitamin C.
Both evening primrose oil and breast milk are rich, natural sources of GLA.