Ultra Omega-3 Liquid FAQ
Why has Ultra Omega-3 liquid been developed?
Ultra Fish Oils is a range of fish oils designed to meet the highest quality standards. Ultra Omega-3 Liquid provides a rich source of the essential fatty acids, DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) to help maintain all round wellbeing. DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal vision and brain function. DHA and EPA contribute to the normal function of the heart
What is the difference between Ultra Omega-3 liquid, Omega-3 capsules and Ultra 2-in-1?
Ultra Omega-3 Liquid contains a pure, quality source of DHA and EPA providing 460mg DHA and 736mg EPA, along with 12.5 mcg Vitamin D3 per 5ml. Ultra Omega-3 capsules are a high concentrate fish oil capsule with over 60% of total Omega-3 in pure form providing 235mg DHA and 355mg EPA per 2 capsules. Ultra 2-in-1 contains Omega-3 oil in a 50:50 ratio with cod liver oil, and is available in both liquid and capsule form. The capsules provide 119mg DHA and 129mg EPA, along with 1.2mcg Vitamin D3 per 2 capsules. The liquid provides 994mg DHA and 1085mg EPA, along with 10mcg Vitamin D3 per 10ml
What are Omega-3 EPA and DHA fatty acids?
Omega-3 Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) are essential polyunsaturated fatty acids which cannot be made by the body efficiently and therefore must be obtained from the diet. These beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fish and other foods such as avocados and walnuts. Eating a diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids or by taking a supplement such as Vitabiotics' Ultra Omega-3 Liquid, may help to safeguard the body’s requirement for Omega-3 fatty acids.
Why not just eat plenty of oily fish?
Including oily fish in your diet, at least two portions a week is an important part of a well-balanced diet, and recommended by Government health officials. However concerns have been raised over the level of contaminants in some fish resulting from environmental pollution including heavy metals e.g. mercury as well as dioxins and PCB's (polychlorinated biphenyls).
How is Ultra Omega-3 Liquid so pure?
The fish used to produce Ultra Omega-3 Liquid are sourced from deep, clean seas where contaminants in fish are at their lowest. Each batch of fish oil used in Ultra Omega-3 Liquid goes through the Vitabiotics Opti-Pure purification process to ensure the oil is carefully refined and filtered.
How are you able to guarantee the purity of your oils?
Each and every batch is rigorously tested and purity certified before it is allowed for sale to ensure our customers receive only the highest quality oil.
When is Ultra Omega-3 liquid recommended?
Ultra Fish Oils are recommended for men, women and children (5years +) as a nutritional safeguard. A general decline in oily fish consumption among the population means that most individuals would be advised to take a fish oil supplement to help support their health. The omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins in Ultra Fish Oils are particularly helpful for individuals with concerns about their heart, brain and eye health. Taking Ultra Fish Oils everyday can help to provide a regular intake of Omega-3.
Can Ultra Omega-3 liquid be used during pregnancy and breast-feeding?
During pregnancy, we recommend supplements specially formulated for pregnancy, such as Vitabiotics’ Pregnacare® Plus and Pregnacare® Breastfeeding – which provides the recommended level of 300mg DHA for pregnancy.
How much Liquid does one bottle of Ultra Omega-3 Liquid contain?
Ultra Omega-3 Liquid contains 250ml of liquid. Children: 5-12 years, are recommended to take ½ teaspoonful (2.5ml) daily and adults: 1 teaspoonful (5ml) daily, making this great value for money
When should Ultra Omega-3 liquid be taken?
Ultra Omega-3 Liquid can be taken on its own, followed by a sip of any drink or if preferred mixed with milk or orange juice. To help prevent any fishy taste, Ultra Omega-3 Liquid is a delicious natural lemon and orange flavour, with no added sugar. There is no maximum length of time over which Ultra Fish Oils may be taken. A regular intake is recommended. Do not exceed the recommended intake.
Are there any undesired effects whilst taking Ultra Omega-3 liquid?
Ultra Fish Oils has no known side-effects when taken as directed however if you have epilepsy or are taking oral anti-coagulants (blood thinners) consult your doctor or pharmacist before using fish oils. Ultra Fish Oils may not be suitable for use by those people who suffer from allergies to fish and fish products.
Should it not be kept in fridge once opened?
Store below 25°C out of sight and reach of children. Protect from sunlight and direct heat. Replace lid securely. Use within 3 months of opening.
How long does it take to experience any benefits?
Results vary amongst individuals, but in most cases we would expect the beneficial effects of Ultra Fish Oils to build over several weeks. There is no maximum length of time over which Ultra Fish Oils may be taken. A regular intake is recommended.
What are the active ingredients?
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Are there any contraindications? Can Ultra Fish Oils be taken with medicines?
Seek professional advice before using Ultra Omega-3 Liquid if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or suffer from food allergies, or are allergic to fish or fish products. If you have epilepsy or are taking oral anti-coagulants (blood thinners) consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product. For specific advice on taking Ultra Fish Oils with medicines, we recommend that you contact your doctor or pharmacist first.
Is Ultra Omega-3 liquid recommended with any other Vitabiotics’ product(s)?
Ultra Omega-3 Liquid can be used alongside other products in the Vitabiotics’ range, where they do not already contain fish oils.
Some Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) levels are above 100%, is this safe?
Certain vitamins are very safe at levels tens or even hundreds of times the NRV, whereas for others the safety level is much closer to the NRV. For this reason every vitamin and mineral needs to considered on an individual basis in terms of its upper safe level.
The Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) is the amount of a vitamin or mineral which has been calculated to help prevent basic deficiency states in the general population. However, certain vitamins and minerals at optimal levels, above the NRV, have consistently been shown to have positive benefits in specific areas of health. This is why some Vitabiotics formulas have certain nutrient levels greater than 100% NRV.
All Vitabiotics products have been developed using the latest research and contain effective levels of vitamins and minerals, while avoiding any excessive amounts, in accordance with official upper safe limits for vitamins and minerals.
Vitabiotics avoids ‘mega dose’ levels of isolated nutrients and instead we have always stressed the importance of safe, moderate and sensible levels of vitamins and minerals, carefully balanced to maximise their combined effect; an approach which has been supported by many experts and researchers over the years.