This NOW product provides a balanced blend of two essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (and their derivatives) necessary for many body functions: Omega-3 oil from Flax Seed and Canola, and Omega-6 oil (GLA) from Primrose and Black Currant. Oleic Acid, an Omega-9 oil from Canola and Flax Seed, is a monounsaturated fat not considered "essential" but does play beneficial roles in human health.
From the FDA's website: "Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. FDA evaluated the data and determined that, although there is scientific evidence supporting the claim, the evidence is not conclusive (see nutrition information for fat content).
Take 2 softgels one to three times daily with meals.
Serving Size: 2 Softgels Servings per Container: 125
|Ingredients||Amount per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Calories from Fat||20|
|Total Fat||2 g||3%|
|Saturated Fat||<0.5 g||2%|
|Trans Fat||0 g||†|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||1.5 g||†|
|Monounsaturated Fat||<0.5 g||†|
|Flax Seed Oil (cold pressed, organic) (Linum usitatissimum) (seed)||1400 mg||†|
|Evening Primrose Oil (cold pressed) (Oenothera biennis) (seed)||300 mg||†|
|Canola Oil (cold pressed)||260 mg||†|
|Black Currant Oil (Ribes nigrum) (seed)||20 mg||†|
|Pumpkin Seed Oil (Cucurbita pepo) (seed)||20 mg||†|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.|
|† Daily Value not established|
Other Ingredients: Softgel Capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water, carob).
Contains no: sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
Each serving may also provide the following naturally occurring amounts of polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats:
Omega-3 oils: Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) - 900mg
Omega-6 oils: Linoleic Acid and Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) - 530mg
Omega-9 oils: Oleic Acid - 350mg
Other oils: Short chain fatty acids, saturated fats, phospholipids, etc. - 220mg
Store in a cool, dry place.