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Vitacost Omega-3 Fish Oil‡ Lemon -- 1000 mg - 150 Softgels


Vitacost Omega-3 Fish Oil‡ Lemon
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Vitacost Omega-3 Fish Oil‡ Lemon Description

Purified fish oil in convenient softgels, with pleasant natural lemon flavor. Great way to obtain more omega-3s without having to eat more fish.


What is Omega-3 Fish Oil?

 

Omega-3 Fish Oil supplies 1,000 mg of purified fish oil in a convenient, single-softgel serving. Easy to take and featuring a light, natural lemon flavor, they’re the perfect alternative to liquid fish oil supplements, or a great way to increase omega-3 intake without having to eat more fish.

 

Included are two of the most researched omega-3 essential fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Omega-3 fatty acids, such as EPA and DHA, are essential to the body and must be obtained through diet. They’re found naturally in fish and some plant sources; however they can also be taken in supplement form.

 


Why is Vitacost® Omega-3 Fish Oil your everyday essential?

  • Easy-to-take, single-softgel servings supply 1,000 mg of purified fish oil each
  • High quality—steam distilled to ensure mercury, dioxins and PCB levels are well below industry standards
  • Convenient way to obtain omega-3 fatty acids without having to increase fish consumption
  • Supplies both omega-3 EPA and DHA
  • Pleasant natural lemon flavor
  • Contains 150 servings per bottle
  • Incredible value!


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Directions

As a dietary supplement, take 1 softgel with food twice daily, or as directed by a healthcare professional.

 

Keep dry and at room temperature (59°-75°F [15°-24°C]).

Free Of
Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, crustacean shellfish, gluten, titanium dioxide.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings per Container: 150
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories10
Total Fat1 g2%†
Cholesterol5 mg2%†
Purified Fish Oil ‡
(from anchovy, herring, mackerel, menhaden, sardine)
1000 mg*
   Eicosapentaenoic Acid ‡
(EPA)
180 mg*
   Docosahexaenoic Acid ‡
(DHA)
120 mg*
†Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, vegetable glycerin, water, natural flavor, mixed tocopherols (antioxidant).
‡Triglyceride Form.
Warnings

Pregnant or lactating women, those with diabetes, hypoglycemics and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements. Keep out of reach of children.

The product packaging you receive may contain additional details or may differ from what is shown on our website. We recommend that you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
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Bulk, Bind and Flow: A Primer on Fillers in Supplements

Look at any supplement bottle, and you will see the catch all phrase “other ingredients.” While this vague phrasing may trigger your suspicions, most fillers are actually harmless and necessary. But as consumer demand for transparency grows, it’s clear you have the right to know exactly what’s in your supplements.


Checking for Excipients, Binders and Filler on Supplements Facts Label | Vitacost.com/blog

The fancy name for fillers is excipients. According to American Pharmaceutical Review, an excipient has no medicinal value. “Its standard purpose is to streamline the manufacture of the drug product and ultimately facilitate physiological absorption of the drug. Excipients might aid in lubricity, flowability, disintegration, taste and may confer some form of antimicrobial function.” Here’s what you need to know.

Fillers

Fillers are used to bulk up supplements. Fillers add substance when there’s not enough of the active ingredient to make a tab or fill a cap. Supplement manufacturers use fillers because without them the actual active ingredients would be barely visible. Common fillers include starch, calcium, salts and sugars like lactose. But fillers can include more controversial ingredients like silicon dioxide and corn maltodextrin.

Binders

Binders hold the ingredients in a tablet or capsule together. Without binders, supplements could crumble and break apart. One popular binder is gum Arabic, or acacia gum. This sticky, natural gum is made from the sap of an acacia tree and is also used as a stabilizer.

Flow agents

Supplements contain flow agents to help make the manufacturing process more efficient. They ensure capsules move through the process smoothly and prevent things from sticking to machinery. Magnesium stearate, a potential allergen for some, is commonly used as a flow agent because of its lubrication prowess. Flow agents help keep the cost of making supplements lower because they prevent manufacturing equipment from getting gunked up. They can also make pills easier to swallow and move more quickly down our digestive tract.

Acidulants

Acidulants are mainly used in liquid supplements – particularly those containing water, an ideal environment for microbial growth. They are typically organic acids that regulate acidity or lower pH and serve as preservatives, preventing harmful bacteria from growing. Some examples of acidulants include vinegar’s acetic acid, citric acid, naturally occurring in citrus fruit, and tartaric acid found in foods like grapes and tamarind.

Disintegrants

The opposite of binders could be considered disintegrants. While you want your supplement to have binders before you ingest it, once you have consumed a supplement you want it to release its active ingredients and become fully absorbed by your body. Traditional disintegrants used in tablets are starch, hydrophilic cellulose derivatives, or pectins. Typically, a disintegrant works by rapidly dissolving when it comes into contact with water or other liquids.

Coatings & Glazes

Tablets tend to be coated in order to protect the ingredients from exposure to moisture or heat. Some glazes, like gelatin, make capsules easier to swallow. There’s also enteric coatings, formulated to help protect supplement ingredients from being released in the stomach or destroyed by stomach acid. Types of enteric coatings include wax and gelatin or plant fibers such as starch, plasticizers, or fatty acids. Enteric coatings keep the tablet or capsule intact until it reaches the less acidic small intestine. That’s where the action is: Most nutrient absorption takes place in the small intestine. Another practical perk of enteric coatings is they reduce the unpleasant aftertaste and burps caused by some supplements such as fish oil.

Colorings

Beware of supplement manufactures that use artificial food colors in your supplements. Colors are added to enhance the appearance of a product, but food dyes have no place in a quality supplement. If you see an artificial color additive that starts with FD & C in the list of “other ingredients,” it’s worth switching to a supplement brand that favors safer, less toxic, natural-based coloring agents.

Preservatives

Along with artificial colors, artificial preservatives, such as parabens, benzoates, sorbates, and sulfites have no place in a quality natural supplement. But some kind of preservative is necessary for longer shelf-life and protect against unwanted bacteria. Some examples of natural preservatives are antioxidant vitamins like A, C and E, as well as their derivatives, such as citric acid. Specific sulphur amino acids like cysteine and methionine also function as natural preservatives.

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