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Vitacost Synergy Mega EFA® Mini Gels - 1200 mg Omega 3 EPA & DHA per serving Natural Strawberry -- 1200 mg - 240 Softgels


Vitacost Synergy Mega EFA® Mini Gels - 1200 mg Omega 3 EPA & DHA per serving Natural Strawberry
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Vitacost Synergy Mega EFA® Mini Gels - 1200 mg Omega 3 EPA & DHA per serving Natural Strawberry -- 1200 mg - 240 Softgels

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Vitacost Synergy Mega EFA® Mini Gels - 1200 mg Omega 3 EPA & DHA per serving Natural Strawberry Description

Easy-to-swallow, omega-3 mini gels with pleasant strawberry flavor! Premium-quality fish oil supplement with an optimal ratio of EPA and DHA.


What is Mega EFA Mini Gels?


Mega EFA Omega-3 EPA & DHA is a premium-quality, purified fish oil supplement delivering high elemental levels of omega-3 essential fatty acids EPA and DHA. Unlike other fish oil supplements, which may consist of bulky, difficult-to-swallow capsules, Mega EFA Mini Gels are small and go down easily, without an unpleasant aftertaste.

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to the body and must be obtained through diet. Fatty fish, such as cod, tuna and salmon, are the best source, but they can also be found in some plant sources and in flaxseed, walnuts and soybeans. Most people do not eat enough of these foods, however, to obtain optimal amounts of omega-3 nutrients. In this case, taking a supplement such as Mega EFA may be beneficial.

While other low-cost, low-grade fish oil supplements may contain traces of dioxin, mercury, PCBs and other environmental contaminants, Mega EFA has been molecularly distilled to guarantee the freshest, purest product. Mega EFA also contains a higher omega-3 milligram-per-serving amount than other brands, with 800 mg of EPA and 400 mg of DHA in each four mini-gel serving.

 

 

What are the key benefits of Synergy Mega EFA® Mini Gels Omega-3 EPA & DHA?

  • EPA and DHA are well known for their cardioprotective properties, their ability to maintain healthy cognitive function, their potential to support healthy moods and their positive impact on joint comfort and flexibility*
  • Higher blood levels of omega-3 essential fatty acids including EPA and DHA are associated with a healthier mood*

Why is Synergy Mega EFA® Mini Gels Omega-3 EPA & DHA your everyday essential?

  • Provides higher milligram-per-serving amount than other fish oil supplements (EPA = 800 mg and DHA = 400 mg—in each four mini-gel serving)
  • Easy-to-swallow, small “gel” capsules
  • Pleasant strawberry flavor
  • Molecularly distilled to ensure mercury, dioxins and PCB levels are well below industry standards
  • An economical and convenient way to meet the American Heart Association’s recommendation to increase daily omega-3 fatty acid consumption
  • Contains 60 servings per bottle
  • Exceptional quality at an extraordinary value

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 Synergy by Vitacost 
Working with your body, Synergy supplements can keep you headed in the right direction. These formulas feature standardized herbal extracts, scientifically researched ingredients and high potencies – all at the best value possible. Synergy provides premium nutrition, because your health is too precious to be making sacrifices. Find your everyday essentials and targeted wellness support in this growing selection of well-researched, quality supplements.


Directions

As a dietary supplement, take 4 softgels daily with food 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, fish, 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: 4 Softgels
Servings per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories20
   Calories from Fat20
Total Fat2 g3%
   Saturated Fat less than0.5 g1%
   Polyunsaturated Fat1.5 g*
   Monounsaturated Fat less than0.5 g*
Cholesterol10 mg3%
Purified Fish Oil
(molecularly distilled, including Omega-3 Fatty Acids)
2100 mg*
   Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)800 mg*
   Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)400 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, glycerin, water, natural strawberry flavor and mixed tocopherols (antioxidant).
Contains: Fish (Anchovy, Sardine) and Soy.
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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3 Supplements Everyone Could Benefit From Taking (Even if You're Healthy!)

If you’re like most people, you probably have a few questions when it comes to vitamins and supplements. Perhaps questions like “Which ones should I take?”, “What is the best brand to buy?”, or better yet, “Are supplements even necessary?”.

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These are all valid questions, and with the supplement industry being as large and fast-growing as it is, it makes sense that there's some confusion around the subject. Many years ago, dietary supplements were available only at health stores or pharmacies. Now you can find them just about anywhere. 

What is a dietary supplement?

To clarify, a dietary supplement is a product intended to support health. It can contain a mixture of vitamins, minerals, herbs, enzymes, botanicals and other ingredients.

It is important to remember that a dietary supplement is intended only to supplement a diet or lifestyle, and never to replace a healthy diet. Food should always be viewed as the number one source of nutrients. However, there are many reasons why strategic supplementation may be indicated, which are outlined below.   

Reasons to consider supplementation

While food should always come first, there are many instances where food may not be enough. Some of these instances include: 

  • Digestive issues that impair nutrient absorption and digestion 
  • Inadequate nutrient intake from diet (due to things like picky eating, food allergies or sensitivities, certain health conditions that require eliminating certain foods, or lack of access to a variety of foods)
  • Genetic variants that enhance your need for certain nutrients 
  • Taking certain medications that can interfere with the usability of nutrients
  • Increased nutrient needs based on level of activity or unique life stage (ex: athletes, elderly, or pregnant women)
  • Desires to achieve a specific health goal (such as cholesterol, digestive or brain health)

If any of these apply to you, you may want to consider working with a trusted healthcare practitioner to determine what supplements may best suit your unique needs. However, even if none of them apply, supplementation may still be a good idea. Here’s why...

In a perfect world, we all would get all the nutrients we need from our diets. Unfortunately, that's not usually the case, even for people who eat a balanced diet with plenty of variety. A 2004 study that evaluated the nutrient content of 43 USDA garden crops showed that there was a noticeable decline in 6 nutrients in crops between the years 1950 compared to 1999. This means that the same crops were producing less of certain nutrients over time, which is thought to be caused by things such as mass production, changes in soil and use of fertilizers and pesticides. 

This fact, combined with the other reasons listed, reinforces why supplementation may benefit just about everyone.

If you’re wondering what you should do, here are some suggestions...

3 important supplements for everyone

1. High-quality multivitamins

Supplementing with multivitamins can help meet essential needs that aren’t able to be met by diet alone, even when eating a mostly balanced diet. Look for multivitamins that contain a mixture of minerals and all of the essential vitamins. These micronutrients help support all of the daily bodily functions that must occur for proper health.

Tip: Look for folate and vitamin B12 in their methylated forms for better absorption and utilization by the body. This will be indicated by the words methylcobalamin next to vitamin B12 (instead of cyanocobalamin) and methylfolate or methyltetrahydrofolate next to folate (instead of folic acid).

2. Omega-3 essential fatty acids

Most people do not eat enough fish (a well-known source of omega-3 fatty acids) or other natural omega-3 sources, so it is very easy to not get enough of this nutrient (or to simply not be reaping the benefits of consuming greater amounts).

These essential fats are linked to many aspects of health, including heart, brain and joint health. Because they have anti-inflammatory properties, omega-3 fats also may help with the body to maintain a healthy inflammatory response. 

Tip: Start with at least 1,000 mg of total omega-3s from EPA + DHA per day, which can be sourced from fish, krill and even algae.

3. Multi-strain probiotics

Probiotics are live, beneficial bacteria that are essential to the body, particularly the gut. Things like stress, illness, poor diet and aging can reduce the levels of these bacteria in the gut, which may have negative effects on the body. About 80% of the immune system is located in the gut, so probiotics may help support the immune system as well as overall digestive health.

Tip: Since each strain of probiotic bacteria serves a unique purpose, aim to purchase a product that contains multiple strains to help cover many bases. Some products may need to be refrigerated, while others may be best tolerated when taken with food. Here are some additional tips for choosing a probiotic to consider.

Things to keep in mind

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not required to determine whether dietary supplements are effective before they are marketed. Therefore, advertised claims for some supplements might not be backed by scientific evidence.

So as a consumer, it is important to always buy from reputable brands that use clean, non-GMO ingredients that certify potency and quality.

Some manufacturers get a stamp of approval from NSF International, Consumer Lab, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and/or the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), who all assess for safety of supplements, quality and effectiveness.

Bottom line

Following a healthy, well-balanced diet is one of the best things you can do to ensure you’re meeting nutrient needs and helping manage disease. However, even the best diets can fall short of important nutrients that help promote optimal health. Strategic supplementation may be a missing piece that helps boost your health and leaves you feeling your best. 

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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