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Vitacost ROOT2 Plant-Based Omega 3-6-9 -- 90 Vegetarian Softgels


Vitacost ROOT2 Plant-Based Omega 3-6-9
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Vitacost ROOT2 Plant-Based Omega 3-6-9 -- 90 Vegetarian Softgels

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Vitacost ROOT2 Plant-Based Omega 3-6-9 Description

A vegetarian formula that supplies essential fatty acids, omega-3, -6 and -9, to support total body health and wellness*


What are the key benefits of ROOT2 Plant-Based Omega 3-6-9?

  • Supports a healthy immune system*
  • Helps maintain a healthy nervous system*
  • Supports cardiovascular health*
  • Helps maintain the  function and mobility of healthy joints*
  • Provides support for good hormone balance*
  • Supports healthy skin*

ROOT2 Plant-Based Omega 3-6-9 is Rooted in Science, Rooted in Nature.

  • Highly concentrated, fish-free, plant-based omega formula
  • Provides omegas-3, -6 and -9 essential fatty acids in one convenient formula
  • Formulated with a blend of organic flax oil, organic evening primrose oil, organic sunflower seed oil, organic coconut oil, & organic sesame seed oil
  • Vegan formula in vegetarian softgels
  • Contains 90 servings per bottle

Potency • Purity • Pride
All Vitacost® supplements are formulated to deliver the level of support you expect and deserve. Whether you’re shopping Vitacost® vitamins, minerals, herbs or other key nutrients, their potency is guaranteed – what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle. Plus, all Vitacost® supplements adhere to the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs), ensuring that they are manufactured to high standards of POTENCY, PURITY, efficacy and safety. We take PRIDE in what we do, which is why we promise if you don’t love your product, we’ll take it back – even if the bottle is empty.

About ROOT2 by Vitacost
Rooted in Science, Rooted in Nature.

 

ROOT2 delivers nutritional supplements featuring ingredients that connect you closer to the Earth and health benefits backed by scientific research. These whole-food based products strive to exceed lifestyle and dietary demands. All you have to do is choose from the wide selection of organic, vegan and vegetarian options, and ROOT2 will deliver the assurance and affordability you need.


Directions

As a dietary supplement, take 2 softgels with food up to three times per day or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Free Of
Milk, eggs, peanuts, crustacean shellfish, fish, soy, 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: 2 Softgels
Servings per Container: 45
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories25
Total Fat2.5 g3%
Total Carbohydrate less than1 g<1%
Sodium10 mg0%
alpha-Linolenic Acid (Omega-3 Fatty Acid)1000 mg*
Linoleic Acid (Omega-6 Fatty Acid)400 mg*
gamma-Linolenic Acid (Omega-6 Fatty Acid)25 mg*
Oleic Acid (Omega-9 Fatty Acid)400 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Organic flaxseed oil, modified food starch, organic evening primrose oil, carrageenan, vegetable glycerin, sorbitol, organic sunflower seed oil, water, organic virgin coconut oil, and organic sesame oil.Contains: Tree Nuts (Coconut).
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.

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Omegas & Fatty Acids: A Glossary of Common Terms

Omegas, especially omega-3s, are associated with a seemingly endless array of health benefits, from supporting mood and focus to promoting joint and lung health to relieving menstrual pain. And of course, there’s the big kahuna: supporting heart and cardiovascular health.

Man Holding Yellow Capsules in Palm Wondering What are Omega 3 Fatty Acids | Vitacost.com/blog

It’s also big business. The omega-3 supplements industry is projected to clock in at 57 billion in 2025 and currently hovers around 33 billion. According to CNN, fish oil is the third most widely used supplement in the United States. A National Institutes of Health study estimated that 7.8 percent of Americans used fish oils in 2012, although other studies suggest that number may be more than double.

And while numerous studies will say that adding fish to your diet is a healthy move, the benefits of isolating fish oil into a capsule or liquid is the subject of much debate. As the research continues to wax and wane, here’s what you need to know to stay in the loop.

Omega Definition List

Omega-3

Omega-3 fatty acids are defined as polyunsaturated fats—a type of fat your body can't make but is critical for your health.

Omega-6

Like omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids, but this omega has a different function and effect. Its primarily used for energy. Western diets tend to be deficient in omega-3 fatty acids but have excessive amounts of omega-6. According to Healthline, “the recommended ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids in the diet is 4:1 or less. However, the Western diet has a ratio between 10:1 and 50:1.” Too much omega-6s can increase the risk of inflammation.

Omega-9

Omega-9 fats are not essential—they can be produced by the body. In fact, they are the most abundant fat in our cells. Even so, consuming omega-9 fats instead of saturated fats may be another way to reduce inflammation. Oleic acid is the most common omega-9 fatty acid and the most common monounsaturated fatty acid in the diet.

Fatty fish and oily fish

Also called oily fish, fatty fish are the prime sources of two of the three most important omega-3s (EPA and DHA, with the third being ALA). fatty acids are considered the good fats, unlike the bad saturated fats in meat. Research attributes fatty acids with delivering health benefits for your heart, brain, lungs and circulation. Here is a list of common fatty fish: trout, salmon, sardines, pilchards, kippers, eels, whitebait, mackerel, herring and tuna.

Fish oil

Fish oil, many people’s go-to dietary supplement, offers the motherlode of omega-3 fatty acids.

Algal oil

Derived from various types of seaweed, algal oil is a viable choice for vegans and other people who want a source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) but don’t want to get them from fish or fish-oil supplements. Algal oil is a more sustainable alternative to harvesting fish for their oil. It also poses minimal risk of contamination with pollutants, such as PCBs, that tend to be found in many fatty fish.

Flaxseed oil

Flaxseed oil contains the omega-3 fatty acid ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) -- a very small percentage of which is converted into EPA and, to a lesser extent, DHA in the body. Fish oil and flaxseed oil each provide omega-3 fatty acids, but only fish oil contains the omega-3s EPA and DHA.

Krill oil

Krill oil and fish oil supplements are two sources of omega-3 fatty acids including DHA and EPA. While oil from both krill and fish provide health benefits, their origin, price and benefits may differ. Krill oil, with its trademark red color, comes from a small, shrimp-like animal called krill. Krill oil, which contains more antioxidants than straight up fish oil, is usually more expensive.

DHA/EPA

These two fatty acids found in fish, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are believed to benefit the cardiovascular system along with joint health, bowel health and mood.

ALA

ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), another omega-3 fatty acid, is found in plant sources such as nuts and seeds.

GLA and dGLA

Gamma linolenic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid is found in various plant seed oils such as corn, safflower, and soybean oils as well as borage oil and evening primrose oil. The body converts gamma linolenic acid to a substance called DGLA that fights inflammation.

CLA

Conjugated linoleic acid, another omega-6 fatty acid, as a supplement is typically used for weight loss, bodybuilding and diabetes. The main dietary sources of CLA are dairy products and beef. Although it’s not conclusive, some studies link this particular fatty acid, technically a healthy version of trans fats, to a lower risk of certain diseases.

Essential fatty acids

Linoleic acid (LA), an omega-6 fatty acid, and ?-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid, are considered essential fatty acids (EFA) because our bodies can’t make them.

These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

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