Omega-3 fatty acids help improve circulation, integrity of blood vessels, proper brain functioning, flexibility and permeability of cell membranes, and help protect the retina's photoreceptor cells.
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings per Container: 100/30
Amount per Serving
Calories from Fat 9
Total Fat 1 g
Vitamin E Natural (d-Alpha Tocopherol) 10 IU
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (from fish oil) 600 mg
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) 300 mg
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) 200 mg
Other Omega-3s 100 mg
Other Ingredients: Soft Gel Shell: Beef gelatin, glycerin, water.
Directions: Take one soft gel one to five times daily, AT MEALTIME.
Carlsons Super Omega-3 Gems 1000mg 130 softgels. For those individuals who do not eat an oily fish diet, Carlson offers Omega-3s in easy-to-swallow -soft gelatin capsules. Carlson SUPER OMEGA-3 GEMS™ soft gels contain 1000 mg (1 gram) of a special concentrate of fish body oils from deep, cold water fish -which are especially rich in the important Omega-3s EPA and DHA.
This product is regularly tested (using AOAC international protocols) for -freshness, potency and purity by an independent, FDA-registered laboratory and has been determined to be fresh, fully potent and free of detrimental levels of mercury, cadmium, lead, PCB’s and 28 other contaminants.
To Promote Cardiovascular, Joint, Brain & Vision Health**
** This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
The study conclusion was that frequent consumption of fruits and vegetables, fish, and omega-3 rich oils may decrease the risk of dementia and Alzheimer disease, especially among ApoE epsilon 4 non carriers.
Ref: Barberger-Gateau P, Raffaitin C, Letenneur L, et al. Dietary patterns and risk of dementia: the Three-City Cohort Study. Neurology. 2007;69(20):1921–1930.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids & Lower Risk of Macular Degeneration: 2011 Study
This 10 year study reviewed the diet of nearly 40,000 women, health professionals whose age averaged 54.6 years. More than 38,000 of the participants were free of macular degeneration, measured by incident AMD and a reduction of 20/30 or worse. 235 cases of AMD were confirmed in the ten years of follow-up.
The study conclusion substantiated earlier findings that a diet that regularly including omega-3 fatty acids significantly lowered risk of age related macular degeneration in women.
Researchers: William G. Christen, ScD; Debra A., et al. Published: Dietary omega-3 fatty acid and fish intake and incident age-related macular degeneration in women. Arch Ophthalmol. 2011;129(7):921-929
Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake Reduces Risk of Macular Degeneration 2008 Studies
This meta-analysis published in the June issue of Archives of Ophthalmology determined that a higher intake of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA reduced the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Further evaluation of docosahexaenoic acid in patients with retinitis pigmentosa
Patients taking both Vitamin A with higher dietary omega-3 intake had visual field decline retarded by 40-50%.
Berson EL, et al., Arch Ophthalmol. 2004 Sep;122(9):1306-14
Relation between dietary n–3 and n–6 fatty acids and clinically diagnosed dry eye syndrome in women
higher dietary intake of n–3 FAs is associated with a decreased incidence of DES in women. These findings are consistent with anecdotal clinical observations and postulated biological mechanisms.
Am J Clin Nutr.2005; 82: 887-893